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15 July, 2021

A new action of the two armies exposed on the Sino-Indian border

According to a report by the World Wide Web citing the Indian "Telegraph" on July 14, sources in the Indian security agency said that both China and India have set up watch towers in the border area.

The report quoted an anonymous official from the Ministry of Interior of India as saying that the watchtowers and outposts erected by the Chinese side overlook the areas controlled by the Indian army. "This is a very worrying issue" "and they continue to deploy personnel in high-altitude areas more than 4,000 meters above sea level." And equipment". Another official of the Indian intelligence agency believes that India and China "have an unwritten tacit understanding in recent decades", that is, no permanent or semi-permanent construction will be built within a range of 10 to 15 kilometers on both sides of the actual control line. Building, "However, the Chinese watchtower guarded by armed men is clearly a permanent building."

An anonymous source told the Global Times reporter on the 13th that the two parties had reached an agreement during the previous disengagement between the north and south of Pangong Lake. The use of monitoring equipment to ensure the effective implementation of the agreement was agreed upon by each other. Therefore, it is difficult for China to set up a watchtower. The move interpreted as "worrying", "this is evident from the low-key response of the Indian military and government."

The spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said recently that the current situation on the border between China and India is generally stable and the two sides are negotiating to resolve relevant border issues. In this context, the words, deeds and military deployments of relevant military and political leaders should help ease the situation and increase mutual trust between the two sides, not the other way around.

According to previous reports, on June 25th, Hong Liang, Director of the Department of Border and Maritime Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Assistant Secretary of the East Asia Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India Snean co-chaired the 22nd meeting of the China-India Border Affairs Consultation and Coordination Working Mechanism via video. Representatives from the foreign affairs, defense, immigration and other departments of the two countries participated.

The two sides had a candid and in-depth exchange of views on the border issue and bilateral relations, and agreed to consolidate the results of the disengagement of the border defense forces of the two sides in accordance with the consensus reached by the two foreign ministers , and properly resolve the remaining issues in the western section of the China-India border. The two sides will continue to work to further ease the situation on the border, avoid recurrence of the situation on the ground, and jointly maintain peace and tranquility in the border area.The two sides agreed to continue to maintain high-level diplomatic communication, provide further important guidance for the proper handling of the Sino-Indian border situation, and actively prepare for the 12th round of military commander-level talks, as soon as possible to determine the specific time and arrangements through the border defense hotline.


"Ukraine and China signed an agreement, which is surprising"

"For geopolitical observers in Beijing, Kiev and Moscow, the China-Ukraine (signing) infrastructure agreement is surprising," Hong Kong's South China Morning Post reported on the 11th that the Ukrainian government hopes to establish closer relations with China. Economic ties.

At the end of June, Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao and Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Kublakov signed the Agreement between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of Ukraine on Deepening Cooperation in the Field of Infrastructure Construction.

Screenshot of the South China Morning Post report on July 11

The South China Morning Post mentioned that just a few days before the agreement was signed, Ukraine withdrew its support for a joint statement calling on the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation into the so-called human rights violations in Xinjiang. China's actions against Ukraine Welcome.

According to reports, since Russia sent troops into Crimea in 2014, Ukraine's foreign policy is considered pro-Western. But at the same time, China is Ukraine's largest trading partner, and Ukraine is the largest corn supplier in the Chinese market. Ukraine has also been supplying fighter engines to China for a long time. This political complexity contrasts with the close economic ties and active cooperation between the two countries.

Sergei Hlasimchuk once served in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and is currently one of the heads of the "Ukraine Prism" think tank in Kiev. The South China Morning Post quoted Khrasimchuk as commenting that recent events have been surprising, especially when Uzbek President Zelensky seeks to consolidate Uzbek-US security partnerships.

Khrasimchuk mentioned that for Ukraine, the United States is an "extremely important" security partner, and the US government has regarded China as its main competitor. The United States will warn its partners about cooperating with China, and some countries have also acted in accordance with the United States' wishes. In this context, the signing of this agreement between Ukraine and China has brought closer cooperation between China and Ukraine, which seems surprising.

Hrasimchuk on behalf of "Ukraine Prism" in a video interview

Khrasimchuk believes that the Ukrainian government is currently struggling to cope with the delay in Western financial support caused by the slowing down of reforms. The Uzbek government hopes to establish closer economic ties with China in order to "get funds quickly without being trapped in political conditions ." The South China Morning Post mentioned in the report that Ukraine was one of the first European countries to support the “Belt and Road” initiative.

Ukraine's current infrastructure is seriously outdated. For example, most of the equipment in the Kiev Metro is from the Soviet era.

Yuri Poita, the Asia-Pacific director of the "New Geopolitical Research Network", a member of the Ukrainian Association of Sinologists who studied in Wuhan, commented that the change in the position of the Ukrainian government may be part of its new Asia-Pacific policy. Poita also added that the geopolitical competition between China and the United States and the balance of Ukraine's national interests must be taken into account; as Sino-US relations have entered a new stage, Ukraine, which values ​​​​​​​​cooperation with the West against Russia, is also reformulating China policy.

The Ministry of Commerce announced on July 3 that China and Ukraine will, in accordance with the agreement on infrastructure cooperation, encourage enterprises and financial institutions of the two countries to actively cooperate in the fields of roads, bridges, and rail transit, and promote the construction of a closer economy between the two countries. Contact, and will provide necessary help and support for the implementation of the cooperation project. The Uzbek government is currently implementing the "large-scale infrastructure" initiative to actively promote the upgrading and transformation of infrastructure in the fields of transportation and power.

The subway renderings provided by CRRC Tangshan for Ukraine

CRRC Tangshan Company announced in June 2020 that it has received notification from Ukraine that it has won the bid for the purchase order for the metro vehicle of Kharkov, the second largest city in Ukraine, and will provide 40 metro trains, spare parts, tools and supporting services for the city's metro system.. As the second order of CRRC Tangshan in the European urban rail market, this project has a demonstrative effect on “Made in China” serving countries along the “Belt and Road”.

The Ministry of Commerce mentioned in the news on July 3 that 2021 is the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the China-Ukraine strategic partnership. The signing of the Agreement is a concrete action taken by the governments of China and Ukraine to deepen economic and trade cooperation, responding to the strengthening of the enterprises of the two countries. The need for mutually beneficial cooperation is in the common interests of both parties. The value of new contracts signed by Chinese companies in Uzbekistan's contracted engineering market has exceeded US$2 billion for two consecutive years, making positive contributions to the implementation of Uzbekistan's economic development projects.China and Ukraine are each other's strategic partners and actively carry out cooperation in jointly building the "Belt and Road".


"US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan" spreads all over the world, Wang Yiliang illuminates China's attitude, and Biden smells unusual

Since the beginning of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan on May 1, there have been continuous attacks in Afghanistan and the security situation has deteriorated day by day. In this regard, US President Biden recently stated that the US military mission in Afghanistan will end on August 31. Biden pointed out that the withdrawal is proceeding in an orderly and rapid manner. He said that the US military is not engaged in "nation-building" in Afghanistan. The US military has achieved its anti-terrorism goal. The Afghan people have the responsibility to determine the future of their country and how to manage the country. In his speech, Biden emphasized that the United States will use "firm diplomatic efforts"to facilitate the negotiation of a peace agreement within Afghanistan.

The US withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan has aroused widespread concern in the international community. In fact, at the beginning of this month, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi made it clear when discussing the Afghanistan issue that the most urgent thing is to maintain stability and prevent wars and chaos. At present, the situation in Afghanistan is at an extremely important juncture, once again facing the severe challenges of war and peace, chaos and governance. As the initiator of the Afghan issue, the United States should ensure a smooth transition of the situation in a responsible manner. Can not cause chaos due to withdrawal, war due to withdrawal.As a friendly neighbor linked by mountains and rivers, China has always firmly supported the "Afghan-led and Afghan-owned" peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

According to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on July 12, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who paid an official visit to Turkmenistan, held talks with Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Meledov. The two sides exchanged in-depth views on the situation in Afghanistan and other international and regional issues of common concern. At the same time, during the conversation, Wang Yi also severely criticized the United States and some Western countries. Wang Yi said: China's development is an increase in the power of peace and an increase in the power of developing countries.In order to curb China's development and revitalization, some Western forces fabricated and spread various rumors and false information, using human rights issues as an excuse to grossly interfere in China's internal affairs, and also tried to politicize the source of the new crown virus and shirk their own responsibility for ineffective fight against the epidemic.

Earlier, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin also pointed out: Although the United States has basically completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, its responsibility for helping Afghanistan maintain stability, prevent chaos, and rebuild peace still remains. As the initiator of the Afghan issue, the United States should ensure a smooth transition of the situation in Afghanistan in a responsible manner. China has always believed that political negotiations are the only way to resolve the Afghan issue.


Why did the United States send its first lady to participate in the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics?

The first lady of the United States "dedicated" her solo foreign tour debut to the Tokyo Olympics.

On the 13th local time, the White House announced that Jill Biden will lead the US delegation to attend the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics on July 23 in Tokyo, Japan.

For a long time, the Olympic Games is not only a grand sports event, but also a window and platform for people from all over the world to increase understanding, and it is also a good opportunity for heads of countries to interact with each other.

But the current epidemic casts a shadow over all this. According to Japanese media, on the 14th, Tokyo has confirmed more than 1,000 new cases of new coronary pneumonia. Just two days ago, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced its fourth emergency.

In view of the current situation, politicians from various countries have expressed anxiety and hesitation about whether to attend the opening ceremony. On the 13th, Canadian government officials stated that Prime Minister Trudeau will be absent from the opening ceremony, and the Blue House has not yet made a statement on whether Moon Jae-in will attend the opening ceremony.

At this moment, the first lady of the United States decided to "take a risk" to come, which seemed particularly "giving face to Japan." What kind of "mission" does Jill Biden bring to the Tokyo Olympic "platform"?

First show in a solo visit

On the 13th, the Office of the First Lady of the United States stated that Jill Biden will travel to Japan next week to attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.

There is no husband, President Joseph Biden, with him. This time, Jill Biden is alone. According to two senior White House officials, US President Biden will not participate in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games with the first lady.

"The New York Times" reported that this will be the first lady's first solo foreign visit. At present, Jill's travel schedule has surpassed her husband.

"In June of this year, Jill accompanied her husband on an 8-day trip to Europe. In recent months, she has been running domestically for the Biden administration's vaccination work." CNN reported. Presents Jill Biden's busy daily life.

In June, Jill Biden (first from left) and her husband attended the G7 summit in the UK. Source: harpersbazaar

This will be the second time Jill Biden has attended the Olympics. In 2010, she participated in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband who was the vice president of the United States at the time.

Despite repeated epidemics in Japan, the White House still showed support for the Olympics.

After Japan declared Tokyo a state of emergency, White House Press Secretary Psaki said: "The President supports the Tokyo Olympics and Japan's public health measures to protect athletes, staff, and spectators."

"It depends on the first lady's own attitude. I think that, for now, Japan's epidemic prevention work is quite strict, and I have no reason to worry about her health." The top US infectious disease expert and the chief medical officer of President Biden Counselor Anthony Fauci is also full of confidence in the first lady's trip to Tokyo.

But there is not only one voice in American society.

"As an important ally of the United States, Japan has made rapid progress in vaccinating its people with the new crown vaccine, but due to the shortage of vaccine supply, this momentum has stalled." The Associated Press reported concerns about Japan's vaccination situation.

"I hope she will not go." "The new crown has already appeared variants, or don't go, I have a bad feeling." ... On social platforms, some American netizens also object to this.

Japan is excited

In stark contrast to the concerns of the Americans, it is the excitement of the Japanese.

As soon as the news that the US First Lady was about to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympics came out, the Japanese government immediately responded. On the 14th, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu delivered a speech in Tokyo, stating that Japan welcomes the first lady of the United States Jill Biden to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Japanese media also rushed to watch.

Kyodo News Agency reported that by then, the wife of the US President Jill Biden may start first lady diplomacy, including the possibility of meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and other dignitaries on behalf of her husband.

"The 2012 London Olympics was when the first lady Michelle attended the Olympic Games in place of President Obama." Japan's "Yomiuri Shimbun" said that the first lady to attend the Olympic Games instead of the president is not without precedent.

The Jiji News Agency of Japan analyzed: "By sending the first lady to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, President Biden aims to demonstrate the importance of the (US-Japan) alliance."

Jill Biden. Source: twitter

It is true that at a time when the Yoshihide Suga government is suffering from the epidemic, the economy and the Olympics, the first lady's attendance is like sending money in snow.

"If the first lady does not come, Japan will be disappointed." Hu Lingyuan, director of the Japanese Studies Center of the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, believes, "Anyway, at the moment when the epidemic in Japan has not been Completely controlled, the first lady of the United States can take a risk.'Come here to highlight the importance that the United States attaches to its allies, and Japan will definitely be grateful."

Give your allies extra points

At the same time, behind the finalization of the candidates, there are hidden considerations of the US government.

Hu Lingyuan said that the visit of the first lady of the United States may have two "effects" with different meanings. One is the political effect. For Japan, this is an encouragement; for the United States and Japan, it is a positive advancement of alliance relations; for other US allies, it is a demonstration. The second is the social effect. Jill Biden's trip is not only to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, but also to participate in a series of activities in the future, and may meet and exchange with female representatives and local politicians. This kind of first lady diplomacy can reflect something other than political diplomacy, and the Japanese people can also feel the "support" of the United States for Japan.

According to Cai Liang, the secretary-general and researcher of the China-Japan Relations Research Center of the Shanghai Institute of International Studies, although the symbolic significance is greater, the candidates to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games are still very important."For some time, the United States has been calling on all countries to participate in the Tokyo Olympics at various international conferences. Seeing that the opening day of the Olympics is approaching, the United States, as Japan's most important ally, has to express its stance. Biden was unable to participate because of the epidemic and his age. At that time, whether to choose the first lady or Secretary of State Brinken to attend as the President's special envoy, the meaning conveyed is different." Cai Liang believes that the first lady is a better choice for the United States, which can highlight the United States' role to Japan. Support, reflecting the solidity of the Japan-US alliance, can also add points to the Yoshihide Suga government.

Jill Biden (first from left) and Fauci at a vaccination center in New York, USA. Source: Associated Press

However, despite the US "platform", the Yoshihide Suga government still faces the huge test of the epidemic: Rather than showing the sense of security brought about by the Japan-US alliance "solid as a rock", the Japanese people hope that this is a "safety" session. Guaranteed" Olympics.

A public opinion survey released by the French Ipsos Group on the 13th showed that global interest in the Tokyo Olympics has declined. The reason is that the new crown epidemic in Japan is worrying and some well-known athletes have withdrawn from the competition. The Japanese people, the host country, have almost the lowest enthusiasm for this Olympics. Is Japan really ready?


In the past two days, China and Russia have been watching American jokes!

At least three jokes.

At the press conference on July 13, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said very seriously, I want to tell you two jokes.

They are all jokes related to the United States.

The first joke, Zhao Lijian said:

Let me tell you a joke. The US wrote in this report that "this administration will defend and protect human rights all over the world." This is ridiculous. The US government's human rights history and status quo have been marked by inferiority. Some people in the US are sick themselves, but they are always thinking about prescribing medicine for others. A report made according to this absurd logic is just a piece of waste paper.

Well, the US report he mentioned was the annual "Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act" submitted by the US State Department to Congress the day before. As for the content, you can actually imagine it.

Various attacks on China!

It's no wonder that Zhao Lijian retorted: Some people in the US are sick themselves, but they always want to prescribe drugs for others.

The spirit of selfless internationalism in the United States is indeed admirable and admired.

But this is only the first joke, what about the second joke?

Zhao Lijian went on to say:

Let me tell you another joke. In this report, the US once again slandered the so-called "genocide" and "crimes against humanity" committed by the Chinese government in Xinjiang. This is the biggest lie of this century. This lie is so absurd that it allows the Chinese people to thoroughly understand the nature of the US government, and it also makes their image in the eyes of the Chinese people collapse and their credibility destroyed. When it comes to genocide and crimes against humanity, this hat cannot be more appropriate for the United States.

What is the biggest lie of this century?

Don't say you don't know yet. Teacher Zhao Lijian gave the answer, the so-called American charges of "genocide" and "crimes against humanity" in Xinjiang by China.

The brain circuits of Americans are a bit incomprehensible. But I always feel that this is really a big trick in American diplomacy. The more you accuse without evidence, the more the Chinese people are wary of the United States. What is the cause of the United States if you do this?

After all, the terrorist incident in Xinjiang is still fresh in the memory of all China and hated. You Americans counter-terrorism is counter-terrorism, and Chinese counter-terrorism is "genocide" and "crimes against humanity." In the United States , you really don't understand China's public opinion.

I think the logic here will come to the United States someday.

The Chinese are watching American jokes. In Russia, even more incredible jokes are coming out.

There are pictures with the truth.

"Russia Today" TV station broadcasted a video: A man approached a railway signal light. After careful observation, he removed the signal light. Then he looked around, as if to see if there were any cameras around. In the end, it seemed that he felt it. No risk, I picked up the signal light and walked into the nearby forest...

But by the way, there is a camera here, and his every move was photographed.

The incident actually happened this spring. The Russian police suddenly discovered that a signal light was missing near a railway station outside Moscow. Then they called out the surveillance system and discovered the above scene. And the thief who stole the signal light was actually a staff member of the US Embassy in Russia named Parker Wilson.

After stealing the signal light, he put it in the trunk of the car. The trunk of a red diplomatic license plate car.

It is estimated that the Russians are also very surprised: You do not do a good job of diplomacy, but go to the outskirts of Moscow to steal the railway signal lights.

The very individual Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zakharova went crazy on the 12th. It is not funny to scold Wilson for putting the lives and health of train passengers in danger.

It's really scary. After all, this is the signal light on the railway. If the problem is not discovered in time, and if there is an accident, it will be a car crash.

What is this behavior?

Zakharova then cited Chekhov's famous short story "Premeditated Criminals" as a metaphor for this case: Someone stole the screws on the railway sleepers, and when the judge said it was dangerous, the thief defended that he just needed one. A fishing pendant.. .

Then, Zakharova sighed: The staff of the American Embassy might also need to do something with this signal...

Interesting, American diplomat, you are letting Russia see a joke.

But the Americans may not be able to justify themselves.

Because Zhao Lijian finished two jokes and began to teach Americans to remind Americans that you have a series of things not to forget:

The US should not forget the grievances of the African Americans who were massacred in Tulsa 100 years ago.

Don't forget the Indians who were tragically expelled and slaughtered in the Westward Movement,

Don't forget the shouts of the "Freud".

The US ignores human rights,

More than 600,000 people were killed in the epidemic,

Let minorities live in fear of racial hatred crimes,

Put refugees and immigrants in a miserable situation,

Millions of children suffer from abuse, poverty and forced labor.

The US has also illegally killed and tortured civilians in other countries in overseas military operations in successive years. There is hard evidence.

Well, teacher Zhao Lijian teaches for free, will Americans listen carefully?

But what is even more puzzling is why American diplomats steal Russian railroad signals? What kind of force drove American diplomats to do this kind of thing? The Americans won't blame it. It's the KGB set again, right?

It is impossible, as Pompeo said, "We lie, we deceive, we steal." But that is cia, and the US State Department is also ciaized?

Now that I have been arrested, what will the United States do?

The United States is unwilling to give up Wilson's diplomatic immunity. Because he gave up, he would definitely be caught and go to jail. Russia's request is also very simple: either cancel his diplomatic immunity, or he should get out of Russia quickly.

But even if Wilson returns to the United States, this story is estimated to be mentioned by the Russians every once in a while: Look at the American diplomats, who actually steal the Russian signal lights!


Is the Taliban a terrorist organization? Azerbaijan's two major threats to Xinjiang are exposed, Wang Yi's visit releases heavy signals

Recently, the United States hastily withdrew its troops from Afghanistan, and the military conflict between the Afghan government forces and the Taliban has continued to heat up. The news of the defeat of the Afghan government forces is endless. Although there are voices that this is only a psychological warfare by the Taliban, the situation of Afghan government forces being driven into neighboring countries after fighting with the Taliban is not once or twice, and it has been confirmed by other countries.

Afghanistan, a country located in the heart of Asia, has become increasingly anxious and has threatened the stability of neighboring countries. Earlier, when the Afghan government forces were driven into Tajikistan, Tajikistan urgently increased the country's military power in the area bordering Afghanistan. Regarding the Taliban's commitment, the international community's attitude is generally: listen to what they say and watch what they do.

Against the background of rising violence and chaos in Afghanistan, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan from July 12 to 16 and attended the "SCO-Afghanistan Liaison Group" foreign ministers meeting..

Qian Feng, director of the research department of the National Institute of Strategic Studies of Tsinghua University, believes that the main thing that needs to be prevented during Wang Yi's visit to the three Central Asian countries is not the risk of permeating through the border between China and Afghanistan, but the instability of Afghanistan spreading to China through neighboring countries.

Why do you say that? The turmoil in Afghanistan is indeed a threat to China. Due to the relationship between geography and religious beliefs, the situation in Afghanistan will have a greater impact on China's Xinjiang. The turbulent situation in Afghanistan poses two most prominent threats to China's Xinjiang region: one is terrorism, and the other is drug proliferation. However, the China-Arab border area is only about 90 kilometers away and is located in the Wakhan Corridor. The terrain is dangerous and inaccessible. Therefore, it is not difficult to "block the door" technically.However, Afghanistan's location in four directions does not rule out the turbulence in Afghanistan spilling northward to Central Asian countries, spilling southward to Pakistan and other countries, and then spreading to China. Qian Feng believes that "this possibility exists and is increasing."

Regarding the question of whether the Taliban is a terrorist organization, Qian Feng made it clear: “We are talking about the Afghan Taliban, not the Pakistani Taliban. The main purpose of the Afghan Taliban is to re-rule in Afghanistan, and the main purpose of the Pakistani Taliban is Attack the Pakistani government, and attack without distinction between soldiers and civilians. With regard to the Taliban in Afghanistan, China, like many other countries in the international community, has never identified it as a terrorist organization."


Ministry of Public Security: East Iraqi Movement trainees sneak into our territory to carry out terrorist activities

On the 14th, the Ministry of Public Security held a press conference. Liu Yunfeng, the director of the Counter-Terrorism Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security, reported that my country's counter-terrorism work has made great progress, and there have been no violent terrorist incidents in the country for more than four consecutive years.

Ministry of Public Security: East Iraqi Movement trainees sneak into our territory to carry out terrorist activities

Since the launch of the special operation, more than 1,900 violent and terrorist gangs have been destroyed nationwide, more than 14,000 persons involved have been arrested, and more than 2,000 explosive devices have been seized. The vast majority of terrorist activities have been destroyed in the premeditated stage and before the action, effectively combating terrorist forces. His arrogance has effectively safeguarded the overall stability of the society. However, we still need to maintain a high degree of vigilance. Our country is still facing the real threat of terrorism.In particular, the “East-Iranian Movement” terrorist organization used the Internet to publish violent and terrorist audio and video abroad, promote terrorist ideas, teach weapons use and explosion control technology, and continuously send trainees to sneak into our territory to plan and implement terrorist activities.

National Anti-Terrorism Office: Relevant US politicians withdrew the identification of the "East-Iran Movement" terrorist organization, which is actually acting as a tiger

On the afternoon of July 14, the Ministry of Public Security held a press conference in Beijing. A reporter asked that the former US Secretary of State Pompeo announced on October 20, 2020 that it would withdraw the previous decision to identify the "Eastern Iraqi Movement" as a terrorist organization. What is our response to this?

Wu Xin, deputy director of the National Counter-Terrorism Office and deputy director of the Counter-Terrorism Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security, introduced that the "East Islamic Movement" is a terrorist organization listed by the UN Security Council. The full name is the "East Turkistan Islamic Movement" and the "East Turkistan Islamic Party". ", also known as the "Islamic Party of Turkistan", is one of the most harmful terrorist organizations among the "East Turkistan" terrorist forces. In 2002, the 1267 Committee of the United Nations Security Council sanctioned its listing. In 2003, my country identified and announced it as a terrorist organization.Since its establishment, the organization has conducted the "4·30" violent terrorist attack on Urumqi Railway Station, the "7.31" violent terrorist attack in Kashgar, and the "12·14" violence in Hetian Moyu since its establishment. Hundreds of violent terrorist incidents including terrorist homicides have caused heavy casualties and property losses. The relevant situation was reported by China International Television in its Xinjiang-related anti-terrorism documentary broadcast in 2019.

As my country's anti-terrorism efforts have increased, the "Eastern Iraqi Movement" organization has been hit hard, and the focus of its activities has shifted overseas, colluding with international terrorist forces, establishing training camps abroad, recruiting and training terrorists on a large scale, and planning and implementing targets against my country and others Terrorist attacks in the country. At the same time, violent and terrorist audio and video are frequently released to encourage domestic personnel to carry out terrorist activities. In addition, the organization continues to send personnel to the country in an attempt to destroy. my country's public security organs and national security organs crack such cases every year.Therefore, the "East Iraq Movement" is an international terrorist organization capable of transnational terrorist activities, which seriously threatens the security and stability of our country and related countries and regions. When the United Nations Security Council listed sanctions against the "Eastern Iranian Movement" in 2002, the United States was listed as a co-sponsor.

Wu Xin emphasized that while the terrorist activities of the "Eastern Iranian Movement" are still rampant, the relevant US politicians revoking the identification of the "Eastern Iraqi Movement" terrorist organization is another manifestation of the "politicization" and "instrumentalization" of anti-terrorism by the United States. It is for the tiger's sake, trying in vain to control China with territories and contain China with fear. We firmly oppose the implementation of "double standards" on counter-terrorism issues, and oppose the use of ethnicity, religion, human rights and other excuses to condone and support terrorist activities. We will work with the international community to resolutely crack down on terrorist forces such as the "Eastern Iranian Movement" and spare no effort to maintain peace and tranquility in the country and the international region.


Ministry of Public Security: East Iraqi Movement trainees sneak into our territory to carry out terrorist activities

On the 14th, the Ministry of Public Security held a press conference. Liu Yunfeng, the director of the Counter-Terrorism Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security, reported that my country's counter-terrorism work has made great progress, and there have been no violent terrorist incidents in the country for more than four consecutive years.

Ministry of Public Security: East Iraqi Movement trainees sneak into our territory to carry out terrorist activities

Since the launch of the special operation, more than 1,900 violent and terrorist gangs have been destroyed nationwide, more than 14,000 persons involved have been arrested, and more than 2,000 explosive devices have been seized. The vast majority of terrorist activities have been destroyed in the premeditated stage and before the action, effectively combating terrorist forces. His arrogance has effectively safeguarded the overall stability of the society. However, we still need to maintain a high degree of vigilance. Our country is still facing the real threat of terrorism. In particular, the “East-Iranian Movement” terrorist organization used the Internet to publish violent and terrorist audio and video abroad, promote terrorist ideas, teach weapons use and explosion control technology, and continuously send trainees to sneak into our territory to plan and implement terrorist activities.

National Anti-Terrorism Office: Relevant US politicians withdrew the identification of the "East-Iran Movement" terrorist organization, which is actually acting as a tiger

On the afternoon of July 14, the Ministry of Public Security held a press conference in Beijing. A reporter asked that the former US Secretary of State Pompeo announced on October 20, 2020 that it would withdraw the previous decision to identify the "Eastern Iraqi Movement" as a terrorist organization. What is our response to this?

Wu Xin, deputy director of the National Counter-Terrorism Office and deputy director of the Counter-Terrorism Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security, introduced that the "East Islamic Movement" is a terrorist organization listed by the UN Security Council. The full name is the "East Turkistan Islamic Movement" and the "East Turkistan Islamic Party". ", also known as the "Islamic Party of Turkistan", is one of the most harmful terrorist organizations among the "East Turkistan" terrorist forces. In 2002, the 1267 Committee of the United Nations Security Council sanctioned its listing. In 2003, my country identified and announced it as a terrorist organization. Since its establishment, the organization has conducted the "4·30" violent terrorist attack on Urumqi Railway Station, the "7.31" violent terrorist attack in Kashgar, and the "12·14" violence in Hetian Moyu since its establishment. Hundreds of violent terrorist incidents including terrorist homicides have caused heavy casualties and property losses. The relevant situation was reported by China International Television in its Xinjiang-related anti-terrorism documentary broadcast in 2019.

As my country’s anti-terrorism efforts have increased, the "Eastern Iraqi Movement" organization has been hit hard, and the focus of its activities has shifted overseas, colluding with international terrorist forces, establishing training camps abroad, recruiting and training terrorists on a large scale, and planning and implementing targets against my country and others Terrorist attacks in the country. At the same time, violent and terrorist audio and video are frequently released to encourage domestic personnel to carry out terrorist activities. In addition, the organization continues to send personnel to the country in an attempt to destroy. my country's public security organs and national security organs crack such cases every year. Therefore, the "East Iraq Movement" is an international terrorist organization capable of transnational terrorist activities, which seriously threatens the security and stability of our country and related countries and regions. When the United Nations Security Council listed sanctions against the "Eastern Iranian Movement" in 2002, the United States was listed as a co-sponsor.

Wu Xin emphasized that while the terrorist activities of the "Eastern Iranian Movement" are still rampant, the relevant US politicians revoking the identification of the "Eastern Iraqi Movement" terrorist organization is another manifestation of the "politicization" and "instrumentalization" of anti- terrorism by the United States. It is for the tiger's sake, trying in vain to control China with territories and contain China with fear. We firmly oppose the implementation of "double standards" on counter-terrorism issues, and oppose the use of ethnicity, religion, human rights and other excuses to condone and support terrorist activities.We will work with the international community to resolutely crack down on terrorist forces such as the "Eastern Iranian Movement" and spare no effort to maintain peace and tranquility in the country and the international region.


German Chancellor Merkel went to the United States to bid farewell!

In early July, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the UK and started her "farewell journey" before leaving office. On Wednesday, Merkel traveled across the Atlantic to the United States to continue this journey.

According to the schedule, Merkel will receive an honorary doctorate from The Johns Hopkins University (this is her 18th honorary doctorate), and will also hold talks with Biden at the White House. Held a joint press conference and participated in a grand dinner arranged for her and her husband by the President and his wife of the United States.

Merkel was the first European government leader Biden received at the White House after taking office.

Not long ago, when Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Europe, he stated that Germany is "the best partner of the United States." Biden himself tweeted after the meeting with Merkel in Europe, saying that the relationship between the two countries is "stronger than ever." It is foreseeable that Merkel will be highly praised by the US this time.

In addition to these "Hello, I'm good," talks between Germany and the United States also contain controversial issues, such as the "Beixi-2" project. In addition, on issues such as climate change, anti-epidemic cooperation, vaccine property rights, mutual tariff increases, WTO reforms, and relations with China and Russia, the views of the two parties are not entirely consistent in detail.

It is not clear whether Merkel will also talk about the detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during this trip. Before she left, she received an open letter signed by 120 politicians, artists, and journalists, including the chairman of the German Social Democratic Party and the Green Party, calling on her to seek the release of Assange during her talks with Biden.

This article will focus on analyzing the international background of Merkel's trip to the United States and the strategic positioning of Germany and the European Union in the new international landscape.

The background of Merkel's visit to the United States

Not long ago, Biden, who had "draftly sorted out internal affairs" and "methodically" organized a united front against China during his 100 days in power, went abroad for the first time as president and came to Europe for a rather high-profile "tour of summit": G7 summit, NATO summit, European and American summit, US-Russia summit.

The main highlights of this trip are as follows:

1. Sign the "New Atlantic Charter" with the United Kingdom. If we understand the old Atlantic Charter in the context of World War II, we can understand the meaning of Biden and Johnson's move, that is: the United States and Britain are trying to reshape or restore the American-led, Western-based formulation based on their own logic and will. An international order based on the “rules” of China.

2. The G7 summit itself does not have much new ideas, but is nothing more than strengthening the core role of leading the world on the political level. It is interesting to invite representatives from India, South Korea, South Africa, and Australia to attend the meeting as non-voting delegates: such an increase in the political status of these countries in the "new alliance" is obviously aimed at China's layout.

3. To expand NATO's functions and formulate a new "imaginary enemy" to create momentum and make it clear that Russia is NATO's "traditional opponent" and China is a "future opponent." As for the form in which it will make strategic adjustments ( to expand the scope of the existing NATO or to build a new Asian version of NATO), it has not yet been fully finalized.

4. The "European Summit" mainly resolves economic disputes between the two parties. The contradiction between European and American trade has long existed, but it has become more prominent after being intensified by Trump in the past few years. In order to win the EU against China, Biden took this opportunity to abandon his inherent position in some areas and made "compromises."

5. On the surface, the "Bip" meeting in Geneva was meant to resolve the contradictions between Washington and Moscow (and indeed many), but more importantly, it was to "stabilize" Putin. The specific method is to build a "dialogue mechanism" ("If there is a problem, you can talk") with Russia, pull Moscow on board, thereby creating a psychological and political distance between China and Russia.

In order to further consolidate the results of this European trip, Biden issued an invitation to Merkel to visit the United States at that time.

Biden invited Merkel to be a guest at the White House in July (Photo/Twitter)

Merkel readily accepted the invitation, but did not exaggerate the "strategic significance" of the trip too much, because it is not a "special" thing for the prime minister or head of state to go abroad before leaving office.

More than four years ago (November 2016), the outgoing President Obama also made a farewell trip. Perhaps the US-Europe (Germany) relationship will be "shaken" under the populist President Trump. Obama and Merkel had a separate communication for three hours in Berlin (he has a detailed description of this in his memoirs) ), as if telling the world that he intends to give the German Chancellor the scepter of leading the free world.

Now, Trump, who has brought North Atlantic relations to a freezing point, has left the White House, and his successor Biden is working hard to repair relations with allies. Not to mention whether Merkel, who is about to bid farewell to the political arena , has really taken on the responsibility of leading the free world as Obama had hoped, but her international influence during her tenure is obvious to all.

This time she came to Washington to say goodbye, not only out of diplomatic etiquette, but also can be regarded as a new round of free world scepter handover ceremony. Obviously, Biden is happy to lead the world again, and Merkel's successors must not have the intention of clinging to this heavy scepter.

In this way, everyone is happy.


Wu Jinan: Can the Tokyo Olympics be an opportunity for a turnaround in Sino-Japanese relations? The ball is on the side of Japan

No matter what historical grievances and actual interests confront each other, and no matter what forces are openly or secretly disrupting the situation, long-term friendship and peaceful cooperation are ultimately the only correct choice for the two countries.

On July 10, the Chinese sailing team flew from Beijing to Tokyo Narita Airport and became the first group of Chinese athletes to arrive in Tokyo to participate in the 32nd Summer Olympics. The Chinese delegation will be one of the teams with the largest number of athletes in this Olympic Games.

When people expect Chinese Olympic athletes to win gold medals and win glory for the country, and pray that these athletes can deepen the mutual understanding and friendship between the people of China and Japan, and add a “fire” to the warming of Sino-Japanese relations, Japan's recent The small movements are a bit chilling.

To promote a turnaround in Sino-Japanese relations, the Tokyo Olympics may become an opportunity. But can you seize this opportunity? The ball is on the side of Japan.

"Cold Cyclone" Appears in Japanese Politics

Entering 2021, due to the violation of the four political documents and important consensus between the two countries by a few politicians in Japan, Sino-Japanese relations have stagnated or even regressed to a certain extent.

Especially since the Japan-US "2 plus 2" talks in mid-March, to the subsequent Japan-US summits and Japan-Australia "2 plus 2" talks, almost without exception, the joint statement included content about Taiwan. Crudely interfered in China's internal affairs. A small number of Japanese politicians also openly referred to Taiwan as a "country" and threatened to "jointly defend Taiwan" with the United States.

This is a state of affairs that has never occurred in the past 50 years since the normalization of diplomatic relations between China and Japan. China has lodged solemn representations with Japan.

The reasons for the emergence of such a "cold" cyclone in Japanese politics are roughly as follows:

First of all, this is a "voting certificate" submitted to the United States by those in power in Japan to show their loyalty. After taking office, US President Bibi continued the Trump era's irrational and bottomless line of containing China. The only difference was that he emphasized the "human rights" card and was more keen on forming cliques. Biden chose Yoshihide Suga as the foreign politician he met for the first time in the White House, and Yoshihide Suga, who burned his "top incense", would naturally retaliate, in keeping with the US policy of containing China.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and US President Biden. Source: worldpoliticsreview

Secondly, this is Yoshihide Suga's gamble in seeking a diplomatic breakthrough to get rid of the domestic difficulties. After Yoshihide Suga took office, he mishandled the epidemic and revitalized the economy. Coupled with the successive exposure of scandals, the cabinet's support rate dropped sharply. The local elections in the first half of this year were even more miserable. In order to ensure that he can be re-elected in the Liberal Democratic Party presidential election at the end of September, Yoshihide Suga made a desperate bet and used his “tough "Attitude toward China to divert his attention and boost his popularity.

Third, this is the result of the failure of the traditional checks and balances in Japanese politics. At present, the Japanese political party structure is in a situation of "one strong and many weak", and the opposition parties cannot effectively contain the ruling camp ; the "dove" faction in the Liberal Democratic Party has declined, and the "hawk" faction has rapidly expanded in the environment of losing its "natural enemies." Some ambitious politicians are competing to disrupt Sino-Japanese relations in order to gain " eyeballs".

Fourth, this is the restraining effect of the rise of the Chinese ideological trend in Japan on the political circle. Japanese media's negative reports on China continue to ferment, causing Japan's domestic perception of China to seriously deviate from the objective reality, and the public's sense of closeness to China has dropped to the bottom, and the trend of suspicion of China has clearly risen. As a result, the stronger Japanese politicians are towards China, the more popular they are The higher the higher, the stronger the vicious circle.

Walk towards each other to eliminate the "temperature difference"

From a long-term perspective, China and Japan are at the "turning point" of the reversal of the balance of power, and there are still some structural contradictions between them that have not been resolved. It should be normal for bilateral relations to be sometimes tense and sometimes relaxed under the influence of various internal and external factors.

However, after all, China and Japan are neighbors that cannot be moved. No matter what historical grievances and actual interests confront each other, and no matter what forces are openly or secretly disrupting the situation, long-term friendship and peaceful cooperation are ultimately the only correct choice for the two countries.

At present, the people of the two countries have a relatively low sense of closeness to each other's country, and there is an obvious "temperature difference". To eliminate the "temperature difference", it is necessary to create conditions as much as possible to restore and promote non-governmental exchanges between the two countries. In this sense, the Tokyo Olympics is a good opportunity to create a favorable atmosphere for improving public opinion in Sino-Japanese relations.

The Tokyo Olympics will open on July 23. Source: The Guardian

There are still 10 days to go before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. We hope that this world sports event will be a brilliant success with the joint efforts of people from all over the world. We also hope that Chinese athletes can maximize their professional potential inside and outside the stadium, and show the Chinese people's sincerity in improving Sino-Japanese relations. However, to promote the transformation of Sino-Japanese relations from "cold" to "hot", it is even more necessary for Japan to meet each other halfway.

In April this year, the Japanese government issued a diplomatic blue book, calling it "Japan-China relations as one of the most important bilateral relations." This should not just stay in words, but should be dealt with in actual actions. The responsibility for the stagnation and regression of Sino-Japanese relations lies with Japan. Those in power in Japan should keep their promises and must not violate the spirit of the four political documents and a series of principled consensus between China and Japan. This is the political basis for the improvement and development of bilateral relations between the two countries, and there is no room for any wavering.


Crazy dog ​​​​​​bites? Pence scolded Biden's China policy: the US government is too weak and China's power has greatly increased

[Southern + July 15 News] According to US media reports, former US Vice President Pence believes that the "weakness" of the Biden administration contributes to the growth of China (power), which he believes is "the biggest threat facing the planet. "".

In a speech at the Heritage Foundation on July 14, Pence criticized the Biden-led government for rejoining the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Paris climate agreement.

Pence said: "Weakness will lead to evil. My feeling is that China feels the weakness of the Biden government. China may not be an evil empire, but it is working hard to become an evil empire every day."

The US "Newsweek" sought comment from the Biden administration, but did not receive a timely response.

After President Joe Biden took office, he changed many of Trump's policies, including the US's previous decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and the WHO.

After Biden became president, the United States quickly rejoined the WHO. At that time, Trump criticized the organization for not blaming China on the origin of the new crown virus. Trump believed that this move was a manifestation of a tough stance against China, but it was criticized globally.

Pence said that the return of the United States to the World Health Organization under Biden's leadership without "requiring (the organization) to make any concessions" is an example of the United States moving closer to China. Like Trump, Pence urged the US government to ask for a thorough investigation of the origin of the new crown.

Regarding the source of the new coronavirus, China has always advocated scientific tracing, and it has invited WHO experts twice to conduct research in China. However, the United States is trying to establish a "presumption of guilt" against China with political motives. Last month, Biden even ordered the US intelligence services to "produce a report on the origin of the virus within 90 days." As more and more scientists came forward to fight back, Biden himself began to lose confidence in the traceability results within 90 days.

Regarding the issue of the source of the new crown virus, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying once said that we have repeatedly emphasized that traceability is a scientific issue, which should be carried out by global scientists and cannot be politicized. This is also the consensus of most countries in the international community.. The US's politicization of virus traceability is neither ethical nor popular. It can only hinder global traceability cooperation, undermine global anti-epidemic efforts, and cause more lives to be lost. It completely runs counter to the desire of the international community to fight the epidemic in solidarity.

Hua Chunying said that it is believed that the vast majority of countries in the international community have seen this very clearly, that their plans will not succeed, and the countries concerned should reflect on themselves. "Ask yourself, how is your own anti-epidemic work? What have you done for international cooperation in the fight against the epidemic?"

The report pointed out that the continuous use of conspiracy theories by the United States against China will only exacerbate the tension between Washington and Beijing. Pence believes that China poses "greater challenges" in many respects than the Soviet Union during the Cold War. In his speech, he told the participants that the United States must confront China's system and military.

Pence said: "Imagine if the Soviet Union happened to be the number one trading partner of the United States during the Cold War. Imagine if we rely on Russian life-saving medical equipment. Although this is beyond our imagination, this is exactly what we are facing today. The situation, that is, a cold war with China."

Although some people hope that the Biden administration may ease the tension between China and the United States after taking office, the Biden administration has failed to take alleviation measures and has pressed on even more step by step. In the first high-level meeting between officials of the United States and China in March this year, China solemnly responded to the inability of the United States to treat guests. But Pence said that China's "aggressive tone" during the meeting was an example of the Biden administration being viewed as weak by China .


After Biden talked about "China's reunification", on the 12th, the US ship rushed into the South China Sea again, and the southern theater rushed out

According to CCTV News, the spokesperson of the Southern Theater Command, Colonel Tian Junli, Air Force said that on July 12, the USS "Benford" guided missile destroyer broke into the territorial waters of Xisha, China without the approval of the Chinese government. The navy and air force carried out follow-up surveillance and issued warnings to drive away. The Paracel Islands are China's inherent territory. The US military's actions have seriously violated China's sovereignty and security, severely undermined the peace and stability of the South China Sea region , and severely violated international law and norms of international relations. This is another ironclad evidence of its aggressive navigational hegemony and the militarization of the South China Sea.Facts show that the United States is an out-and-out "South China Sea security risk maker." We strongly condemn and resolutely oppose this. We urge the US to immediately stop such provocative actions and strictly control maritime and air military activities, otherwise all consequences arising therefrom will be borne by the US. The theater troops maintain a state of high alert at all times and resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and security and peace and stability in the South China Sea.

It is worth noting that not long ago, the US government just stated its position on the one-China issue and for the first time made it clear that it does not support "Taiwan independence." Campbell, the Indo-Pacific affairs coordinator of the US White House National Security Council, said that "we support strong unofficial relations between the United States and Taiwan, and we do not support Taiwan independence." At the beginning of this month, the USS Charleston returned to the South China Sea via the Strait of Malacca. It had just completed the "Karat" exercise with the Sri Lankan Navy and Sun Sea Free in the Indian Ocean; almost at the same time, the "Tulsa"The Littoral Combat Ship also sailed through the waterways of Verde Island and entered the South China Sea from the Philippine Sea.

On May 18 this year, the USS Burke-class guided-missile destroyer "Curtis Wilbur" passed through the Taiwan Strait. This is the fifth time that a US ship has passed through the Taiwan Strait since it took office in the Biden administration. In response to this, the press spokesperson of the Eastern Theater Command, Zhang Chunhui, Air Force Colonel, said that the USS Wilbur guided missile destroyer sailed through the Taiwan Strait and made public hype. The actions of the US are sending wrong signals to the " Taiwan independence" forces, deliberately disrupting and sabotaging the regional situation and endangering peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. We firmly oppose this.The Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army organized troops to track and monitor the entire course of the US ship's traversal operation, and strictly guarded against all threats and provocations at any time.

In addition, the Air Force Colonel Tian Junli also stated that on May 20, the USS Wilbur illegally broke into the territorial waters of Xisha, China without the approval of the Chinese government. The southern theater of the Chinese People's Liberation Army organized naval and air forces for tracking and monitoring. Be warned to drive away. The Paracel Islands are China's inherent territory. This act of the US military is a consistent tactic of engaging in navigational hegemony and misleading "mixed manipulation" by public opinion. It has seriously violated China's sovereignty and security and severely undermined the peace and stability of the South China Sea. We express our firm opposition.

Published under Blog on 15 July, 2021.

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