China benefits from global stability even as it tries to undercut it, US official says

China enjoys the best of both worlds, benefiting from the global stability that the United States has fostered even as it undermines that stability in areas where it suits its interests, a senior US State Department official said on Wednesday.

The comments by Daniel Kritenbrink, the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, made at the start of a two-day Atlantic Council conference on China and the Global South come as the People’s Republic of China and the US vie for influence among developing countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

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