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Blinken urges investment at home to compete with China

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Washington (AFP) – Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday that the United States needed to invest more at home to compete with rivals led by China, casting “domestic renewal” as key to foreign policy. The top US diplomat’s speech reflects what President Joe Biden’s administration calls a “foreign policy for the middle class” with a focus on competitiveness at home and abroad and a winding down of costly military commitments. Blinken toured an engineering laboratory at the University of Maryland on the outskirts of Washington where noisy 3D printers churned out prototypes for new product…

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