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Is China a threat to world order? Two analysts explain

Russel hails US 'position of strength,' Odell says 'dangerous to oversimplify'

China's aircraft carrier Liaoning sails past a container ship as it enters Hong Kong.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK -- Historians may look back at the U.S.-China meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, last week as a pivotal moment in geopolitics -- when a rising power and a ruling power sat across the table and debated whose view of international order was right.

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is committed to "strengthen the rules-based international order," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. He noted that China's actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan "threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability."

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