The United States released its long-awaited national security strategy on Wednesday, October 12, mainly considering the Chinese regime the “most consequential geopolitical challenge” in the next “decisive decade.”

The strategy showed that China increasingly becomes a major competitor and poses a significant challenge that the U.S. has faced. It said China “is the only competitor with both the intent to reshape the international order and, increasingly, the economic, diplomatic, military, and technological power to do it.”

The report also noted that “the People’s Republic of China harbors the intention and, increasingly, the capacity to reshape the international order in favor of one that tilts the global playing field to its benefit.”

The national security strategy offers measures for “outcompeting the People’s Republic of China in the technological, economic, political, military, intelligence and global governance domains.”

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said after unveiling the strategy, “The post-Cold War era is over, and the competition is underway between the major powers to shape what comes next.” 

Earlier on Wednesday, Sullivan stressed that this “decisive decade” is critical for the U.S. in competition with China, as well as challenges lying ahead.

He said, “This decisive decade is critical, both for defining the terms of competition, particularly with the People’s Republic of China and for getting ahead of massive challenges.” 

The report also condemned China for refusing to cooperate with the international community to find the origin of Covid.

It said, “Geopolitical competition changes, and often complicates, the context in which shared challenges can be addressed while those problems often exacerbate geopolitical competition, as we saw with the early phases of the Covid-19 pandemic when the People’s Republic of China was unwilling to cooperate with the international community.” 

The national security strategy comes after the U.S. introduced the latest restrictions on export control of chip-manufacturing equipment to China last week. The move aims to curb exports of chips used in artificial intelligence and supercomputing that the regime exploits to build its own chip industry and enhance its military.

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