A little over a month ago, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that we’re not trying to contain China or keep it down or anything like that:
Blinken: "Whether it's China, Russia, or anyone else, we're not standing against any of those countries. We're not trying to, for example, contain China or keep it down. What we are about is standing up for basic principles, basic rights, & a rules-based international order."
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) March 30, 2021