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China Seeks Global South Support for New Governance System as Beijing Undermines Current Rules Based Order, Says U.S. Official

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink speaking at an event about China and the Global South at the Washington, D.C.-based think tank The Atlantic Council. Image via the Atlantic Council.

China is freeloading off the current rules-based international order while at the same time undermining the system to suit its agenda to implement an alternate global governance architecture, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.

Daniel Kritenbrink, Washington’s top diplomat for East Asian and Pacific affairs, laid out the U.S. case against what it feels is China’s malign behavior during a keynote address at the start of a two-day conference on China-Global South relations at The Atlantic Council, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.

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