The Biden administration, Blinken asserted, is committed to leading with diplomacy to advance the interests of the United States and to strengthen the rules-based global order.
The Biden administration has yet to signal whether it will back away from the hardline stances taken under president Donald Trump.
Afterward, Blinken said he was not surprised by China's "defensive response" to concerns about human rights abuses in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong, plus cyberattacks and Beijing's increasing pressure on Taiwan.
"Each of these actions threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability", he said.
The Chinese also believe that America is declining and "the 21st century belongs to China", said McFarland.
"Our discussions here in Alaska, I suspect, will run the gamut".
Yang fought back by asserting that China does not follow what is advocated by a small number of countries of the so-called rules-based worldwide order. Trump attacked China's "national dignity" which to the Communists in Beijing is the same as attacking their legitimacy. The Trump administration enacted an array of hardline actions targeting a variety of threats posed by the CCP, including sanctions on CCP officials over rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, designating the regime's repression against Uyghurs a genocide, and a ban on us investments in Chinese companies that aid the military.
"Is that the way that you had hoped to conduct this dialogue?" replied Yang Jiechi, a top official in the Chinese Communist Party who formally heads the party's Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office. "In particular, we have engaged in tireless efforts to contribute to the peace and development of the world, and to upholding the purposes and principles of the UN Charter", Yang said.
Such direct confrontation in public is highly unusual in the history of face-to-face diplomacy between China and America, which typically has been marked by platitudes with references to "frank" exchanges made in private. "It only represents the government of the United States". "In China, according to opinion polls, the leaders of China have the wide support of the Chinese people", he said.
The United States should quit its old bad habit of hegemonism and completely abandon its overbearing behavior of interfering in China's internal affairs, Wang said at the start of a high-level strategic dialogue with the United States in the Alaskan city of Anchorage. The comments were lapped up on China's heavily censored social media, with posts citing Yang accumulating hundreds of thousands of likes in a matter of hours.
The US ordered the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston previous year, and China responded by closing he USA consulate in the city of Chengdu.
Yang said that China is firmly opposed to United States interference in China's internal affairs.
"The Biden Administration can not appease General Secretary Xi-they must stay strong and be clear that the United States will not waver in its commitment to human rights and the protection of our national security". "We'll continue to work with China going forward", he said.
Relations between the two superpowers are at their most strained for years.
The talks appeared to yield no diplomatic breakthroughs - as expected - but the bitter rivalry on display suggested the two countries had little common ground to reset relations that have sunk to the lowest level in decades.
"China urges the United States side to fully abandon the hegemonic practice of willfully interfering in China's internal affairs".
The delegations are due to meet for a final time on Friday morning after two rounds of closed-door talks following their initial exchange.
China has never accepted and will never accept unwarranted accusations from the United States, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi here on Thursday. "All countries must raise their ambitions as we move toward COP26 in Glasgow", the spokesperson said. Sometimes they'll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Who is coercing whom? So the Chinese knew what to expect and seemed to have come prepared to hit back.
But the Chinese officials - emboldened by the country's rapid recovery from the world's first coronavirus outbreak and the domestic turmoil in the US - had similar plans. We thought the USA side would follow the necessary diplomatic protocols.