The head of the US State Department, Antony Blinken, assessed the bilateral relations between Washington and Beijing.
According to him, the relations between the countries are becoming more confrontational.
At the same time, he pointed to the readiness of the American side to act from a position of strength in the issue of relations with China.
Earlier, it became known about China's decision to impose retaliatory sanctions against the United States.
On March 22, the foreign ministers of the European Union countries agreed to blacklist four Chinese citizens and one organization on charges of human rights violations in connection with the persecution of the вЂњUighur Muslim minority in XinjiangвЂќ. Later, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom joined the sanctions.