德州美國參議員克魯及柯尼週三在參院提案， 要求國務卿布林肯在下週訪問北京時 要盡力促成德州休斯敦市民斯偉登從中國大陸之牢獄中釋放。
克魯參議員表示， 布林肯此行可能是拯救斯偉登最後一次機會， 他曾於二O一九年因犯毒而被判死刑， 但目前仍然尚未定譺並在上訴中。
布林肯定於下週前往中國訪問，他是拜登政府上任兩年多來前往北京訪问級別最高之官員 ，也是2018 年以來首次到訪中國的美國國務卿， 這次訪問是中美兩國領導人於去年十一月在印尼會晤後達成之協意， 但是一般認為， 布林肯將無法達成實質性之結果。
中美兩國自從川普時代掀起之貿易戰之後 ，近三年多來在科技、 金融、 外交及台灣問題一直在不斷交鋒， 所謂全球化及地球村之概念已遂漸消失 ，美國國內反華聲浪不斷， 布林肯可以談判空間也會非常有限。
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Blinken Visits China This Week
Texas senators Ted Cruz and John Cronyn introduced a resolution in the Senate on Wednesday urging the U.S. to "deepen and prioritize efforts to secure Mark Swidan’s release." Swidan is a Houston man who has been detained in China and charged with drug trafficking.
Cruz said he is calling on the Biden administration, "to use all the tools at our disposal to secure his release, and for the government of China to finally release him and return him home."
Swidan has been detained for the last ten years in China.
Secretary of State Blinken anticipated visit to Beijing is planned on February 5 and 6 and is the first visit by a senior U.S. official since China’s reversal of its Covid-19 policy. His last visit resulted in the two national leaders reaching agreement at last November.
Since the trade war started in Trump administration, China and the United States have been constantly fighting in areas including science, technology, finance, diplomacy and Taiwan issues. The concept of globalization and global village have gradually disappeared. Blinken’s room for negotiation will also be very limited.
Today we are witnessing more than nine million Ukraine refugees. The war is such a terrible thing. Remember that we should not be the victims of politics.