Allies not to be forced to take sides in U.S.-China rivalry: Blinken

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The United States will not press allies to take sides amid its increasing rivalry with China, but believes working together is key to countering Beijing's economic and military assertiveness, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday. "The United States won't force our allies into an 'us-or-them' choice with China," Blinken said in a speech delivered from NATO headquarters in Brussels as part of his visit to the Belgian capital since earlier this week. "We know that our allies have complex relationships with China that won't always align perfectly with ours. But we need to navigate thes...

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