27 June, 2021

After Australia sued China twice in the WTO, China began to "strike back"

[Global Times-Global Net Reporter Ni]] After suing China twice in the WTO in half a year, Australia finally "used" reciprocal "treatment" from China on June 24.

According to the news obtained by the "Global Times" reporter from the Ministry of Commerce on the 6th, on the 24th, China's dumping and dumping on Australia's imports of railway wheels, wind, and stainless steel tank products and China's dumping and sales of Australian railway wheels and stainless steel tank products Anti-subsidy WTO dispute mechanism prosecuted. Prior to this, in December 2020 and June of this year, Australia ​​respectively filed a lawsuit in the World Trade Organization regarding China's “dual anti-dumping” against Australian wine-related products. The Ministry of Commerce News of China stated at a press conference on the afternoon of the 24th that China hopes to adopt the Australian anti-dumping and countervailing measures mechanism,which is a trading system for rights and trade rights.

According to information on the Ministry of Commerce's website, on December 6, 2013, Australia​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​, The Australian Anti-dumping Commission preliminarily ruled that imported wheels

Screenshot of the Ministry of Commerce website

Gao Feng said at a press conference in the afternoon on 24 that in these three cases, the Australian side's subsidy practices, "Anti-dumping and countervailing measures in 2019, were adopted or extended for railway wheels and wind towers imported from China, and the measures will be extended in 2020. The prolonged anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures on imports from China emphasized the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises, and also undermined the seriousness and authority of WTO rules. I hope that the Australian side will correct the wrong approach and the Australian side will make relevant

Gao Feng, spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce

The economies of China and Australia are highly complementary, and China is one of Australia's most important sources of trade surplus. According to a message released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs last year, in the past 20 years, the bilateral trade volume between China and Australia has grown from less than A$10 billion to A$235 billion in 2019. More than 12,000 Australian companies have established branches in China. China has been Australia's largest trading partner for 11 consecutive years and is now Australia's largest source of international students and tourists.

However, Australia has disregarded the economic cooperation between the two sides. In recent years, it has politicized economic and trade, investment, and technology issues, and has taken discriminatory measures against Chinese companies in violation of market economy principles and international economic and trade rules , and has gone further and further down the wrong path.

After China made separate trade measures for Australian barley and wine products, Australia immediately reacted fiercely. Last Saturday, the Australian Minister of Trade announced that it would file a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over China's imposition of anti-dumping duties on the country's wine. On December 16 last year, the Australian government announced that it filed a complaint with the WTO on China's imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Australian barley. On the one hand, Australia filed a lawsuit against China in the WTO , but on the other hand, it still hopes to strengthen communication with China and negotiate to resolve trade disputes.

"Global Times" reporters inquired from the China Trade Remedy Information Network of the Ministry of Commerce, showing that, like India and the United States, Australia has always been the most active country in carrying out trade remedies such as "dual anti-dumping" measures against China. Statistics show that since 1995, Australia has initiated a total of 87 trade remedy cases against China, including 9 cases in 2020, which is only inferior to India and the United States, ranking third in the world. In contrast, since 1995, China has initiated 5 original trade remedy cases against Australia, including 2 in 2020.

Gao Feng said that at present, the WTO is facing unprecedented challenges. China opposes the abuse of trade remedy measures, which undermines the seriousness and authority of WTO rules.

Bai Ming, deputy director of the International Market Research Department of the Research Institute of the Ministry of Commerce, told the Global Times on the 22nd that "dual anti-dumping" is a commonly used international trade remedy. China's implementation of "dual anti- dumping" against Australian products is based on WTO principles. the measures taken. In fact, for many years, China has been the biggest victim of “dual anti-dumping”. Foreign countries are accustomed to imposing trade restrictions, but they cannot defend China's own rights. China maintains its legitimate rights and interests. This is an obvious “dual standard”.Bai Ming believes that there is an obvious complementary relationship between China and Australia in economics and trade.He hopes that Australia will cherish this relationship and will benefit things that are conducive to the relationship between the two parties

"China's vote will always belong to a developing country"

On June 25, 2021, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi attended the Blue Hall Forum "Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of New China's Restoration of the Legal Seat of the United Nations" and delivered a keynote speech.

Wang Yi stated that on October 25, 1971, the 26th United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 2758 by an overwhelming majority, deciding to restore all rights of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations. The only legal representative. This is a victory for New China's diplomacy, a victory for fairness and justice in the world, and a victory for the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. This historical event enabled the Chinese People, which accounted for a quarter of the world's population, to stand upright among the nations of the world. It also made the United Nations truly the most universal, representative and authoritative international organization, and a force for world peace and development. Get unprecedented growth.

Wang Yi said that Chairman Mao Zedong once said that developing countries carried us into the United Nations. The word "lifting" vividly reflects the profound friendship between the vast number of developing countries and China. We will never forget this. In the past 50 years , China has also unswervingly safeguarded the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries in the spirit of "lifting" and has unswervingly spoke up for the developing countries. China has stood together with developing countries in the past, present and future. China's vote in the United Nations will always belong to the developing countries, and will always belong to the justice party in the world.China will continue to uphold the concept of "lifting" and is committed to realizing a collective rise with the vast number of developing countries, making it the most distinctive trend of the 21st century!

Ukraine Announces Withdrawal of Joint Signing of Anti-China Declaration

Source: Xinhua News Agency

The 47th meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council was held in Geneva. (Source: Visual China)

Xinhua News Agency, Kiev, June 26 (Reporter Li Dongxu) The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on the evening of the 24th, emphasizing that Ukraine attaches great importance to its strategic partnership with China, and announced on the 25th that it withdrew the "Joint Statement on Human Rights in Xinjiang" initiated by individual Western countries. "The co-sign.

The official website of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine in Geneva issued a statement on the 25th, saying that the Uzbek side had withdrawn its joint signature on the “Joint Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Xinjiang” at the 47th meeting of the UN Human Rights Council on the 22nd.

The Uzbek Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on its official website on the evening of the 24th, emphasizing that Uzbekistan values ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​its strategic partnership with China, reiterated its non-interference in China's internal affairs, and is willing to continue to uphold the principles of mutual respect for independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and strive to promote the continuous development of bilateral relations..

Wu Wei: The new president was sanctioned by the United States before he took office, and Iran may hug China and Russia

Straight news: Iran's judicial director Ibrahim Leahy won without suspense in the just-concluded 13th presidential election, and he became the first president in Iran's history who was sanctioned by the United States before he took office. What kind of background does Leahy come to the fore? Will his experience of sanctions affect his relationship with the United States ? Will the Iranian nuclear issue come back on track and will it usher in new variables ?

Special commentator Wu Wei : The two regional powers, Israel and Iran, that have influenced the development of the Middle East situation have both ushered in a regime change.The difference lies in the fact that the suspense of the political change in Israel was revealed at the last moment, and even a local armed conflict was spawned for this. However, this time the regime change in Iran appears determined and firm. As the supreme leader of Iran, Khamenei Beloved, it seems that Leahy's going into battle this time has been foreseen long ago. After the candidacy review is over, Western media generally predict that he will be elected without any suspense.

I think the background of Leahy's victory in the election of the president can be analyzed from two dimensions.

The first is the dimension of the orthodox successor to the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Since the outbreak of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has become a presidential republic that combines politics and religion. The supreme leader, the president, and the president of the parliament together form a solid triangle of the Iranian regime structure. Among them, the supreme leader adopts a life-long system, and the presidential term is four years, which can be renewed. Therefore, there is also a saying that "the president of flowing water, the supreme leader of iron strikes".The status of the supreme leader of Iran is supreme. According to the Iranian Constitution, the supreme leader is the supreme leader of central politics and the supreme commander of the armed forces of the Republic of Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard. It is nominated by an expert meeting composed of clergy. The Ibrahim Rahi we are talking about today is a clergyman, a member of the expert meeting, and the guardian of the "Iranian Shia Heart" Imam Reza Holy Land. This means that Leahy is very likely to become the third Iranian supreme leader after Khomeini and Khamenei.Khamenei, who is now 82 years old, really needs to take a crucial step on the issue of succession. Therefore, this presidential election must not be lost for Khamenei, and it is related to the inheritance of the Islamic revolution. Leahy, whose ideology and political spectrum are more closely aligned with Khamenei, stands out from the crowd. The appointment of Iranian president is his "last trial" towards the peak of power. The time may be 4 or 8 years., It may also be closely related to Khamenei's physical health.

The other dimension is how Iran integrates into the international system. It is also necessary to start with the Islamic Revolution in 1979. After the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty, the United States severed diplomatic relations with Iran and terminated all economic and trade exchanges. In 1996, the US government passed a bill to sanction Iran with domestic law as a weapon. In 2006, the United States and Western countries imposed sanctions on Iran at the UN level on the grounds of Iran's development of its nuclear program. In my opinion, the biggest obstacle to the integration of the Islamic Republic of Iran into the international system has been layered international sanctions since its founding.This makes Iran, which relies on energy exports, has been struggling in terms of domestic economic construction and people's livelihood. The use of sanctions to contain the "starvation effect" to promote changes within Iran has always been the United States' methodology for responding to Iran. In turn, Iran's development of its nuclear program is more like a trump card to break through. As far as Iran's nuclear issue is concerned, in my opinion, it is a means rather than an end. Everything is about lifting international sanctions.

With the efforts of all countries, the 2016 Iran nuclear agreement was signed, and the lifting of sanctions ushered in dawn. However, with Trump's breach of contract in 2018, Iran's newly loosened rope was once again tied up. US-Iranian relations have deteriorated in an all-round way, and Soleimani was beheaded by a US drone. The prestige of Iranian President Rouhani, the leader of the Iran nuclear agreement, has taken a turn for the worse. Although the Vienna negotiations surrounding the return of the Iranian nuclear agreement to the right track have been going on for several months since Biden took power, no decisive good news has been released for a long time.In the final analysis, the United States and Iran are in a deadlock: the United States insists that the agreement should be implemented first, and then the sanctions should be lifted; Iran believes that the sanctions should be lifted first, and then the agreement should be fulfilled.

The outside world generally speculates that the Iran nuclear agreement should be able to achieve a breakthrough in Rouhani's final term. But I am not so optimistic, especially at a time when the political situation in the United States is becoming more and more confusing. Can Biden really withstand the pressure to loosen Iran? I believe that Khamenei and Leahy have also prepared for the worst. Although they have voiced their welcoming attitude towards the Iran nuclear agreement, it is also because the continuous deterioration of the Iranian economy and the complexity of the new crown epidemic are superimposed, and Iran needs an opportunity to unbind.

To a certain extent, I think that Leahy, who was sanctioned by the United States, may adopt a tough posture of "no illusions about the United States" after he becomes the president of Iran. This means that regardless of whether the United States relaxes on the Iran nuclear agreement, Iran will integrate into the international system in another way. This approach may be reflected in the improvement of relations with Europe and a closer embrace with China and Russia. Some experts believe that the Iranian nuclear issue may be developing in the direction of the "DPRK nuclear issue." I feel that, judging from Iran's current nuclear industry foundation and the development process of ballistic missiles, things will not deteriorate so quickly for the time being.However, there is one thing that is worthy of vigilance for all countries, that is, Iran seems to have done a good job in the psychological construction of the "trouble march" at the level of the highest leadership. This means that the situation in the Middle East will inevitably move towards a new round of complication.

Zhi Shimbun: On the other hand, at the just-concluded third plenary meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Kim Jong-un proposed for the first time that the United States should adhere to appropriate strategic and tactical countermeasures , and be prepared for both dialogue and confrontation. At the same time, consultations on the US-Japan-Korea Peninsula will soon begin in South Korea. Mr. Wu, how do you interpret Kim Jong-un's latest statement, and where is the relationship between North Korea and the United States in the Biden era?

Special commentator Wu Wei : Just as the international situation is attracting attention from many new hot issues, the situation on the Korean Peninsula seems to be in a relatively calm state.But new changes are happening every day, especially as there are many new trends in North Korea. The answer is actually in the KCNA reports one after another.Before discussing the Third Plenary Session of the Eighth Central Committee of the Labor Party, I would like to invite everyone to pay attention to several new developments in Pyongyang.

The first is the Eighth National Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea held in January this year. The party constitution was revised and the general secretary was officially restored as the party's highest leadership position, and Kim Jong-un was elected as the general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea. After the 8th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Korean People's Army held a grand night military parade at Kim Il Sung Square, where a huge new ballistic missile made its debut.

Then, in February of this year, during the visit to the Sun Palace in the Jinxiu Mountain in Pyongyang, the English version of the Korean Central News Agency officially translated the English position of Kim Jong Un into President of the State Affairs (President), no longer the previous Chairman of the State Affairs Commission. (Chairman). The outside world generally believes that this is an attempt by North Korea to actively embrace the international community under the direction of Kim Jong Un.

Secondly, since the first half of this year, in the internal reports of North Korea's official news agency, Kim Jong-un's title as the “Supreme Commander of the Republic's Armed Forces” has gradually been watered down, turning to highlight the “General Secretary of the Party." The outside world believes that this is a national normalization move by North Korea to gradually play down its "Songun politics" color and focus on domestic economic construction.

Furthermore, in the official reports of Kim Jong-un's visits to the grassroots of North Korea this year, there have been many specific descriptions of him as the supreme leader who was moved to tears because of the hard life of the North Korean people.

Based on the above aspects, we can give a basic judgment: North Korea is gradually changing its strategic focus, and economic construction and improving people's livelihood and well-being are becoming the top priorities. With this basic judgment, we can better understand the details of the Third Plenary Session of the Eighth Central Committee of the Labor Party.

In general, I think Kim Jong-un's statement shows North Korea's self-confidence and determination. It is the "independence and self-reliance" in North Korea's foreign policy, especially the strategic direction of the United States. In particular, the statement of "proactively creating a favorable external environment" is rarely seen in the past. This of course reflects the decisive improvement of North Korea's ability to shape the surrounding situation, which is mainly due to the increasing strength of nuclear weapons and strategic projection..

In addition, Kim Jong-un also stated once again: "Socialist economic construction is the most important revolutionary task we must concentrate on." This reminds me of the military parade on the 100th anniversary of Kim Il-sung's birth nine years ago. Kim Jong-un announced him as the supreme leader.'S first public speech. He proposed: "No longer make the people tighten their belts, and let the people enjoy the noble will of the prosperity of socialism." At the Sixth Party Branch Secretary Conference not long ago, Kim Jong-un proposed in his speech that the party's leading cadres should carry out a more arduous "trouble march", alleviate the hardships of the Korean people, and maximize the material and cultural welfare of the people..

Internal affairs determine diplomacy. I believe that as North Korea further establishes a national strategy centered on economic construction, North Korea will adopt a more flexible response when faced with the squeeze of external forces, that is, "strong versus strong, good "To be good" means confrontation and dialogue with both hands. Gradually, it has gradually stepped out of the previous "stress state" of blindly using relentlessly. This is undoubtedly good news for the situation on the Korean peninsula as a whole.

But on the other hand, because the Biden administration is currently in an adaptation period in which domestic and foreign policies have not yet fully formed, Biden's policy on the Korean Peninsula is clearly in a "Schrodinger state." An intuitive proof is that during Moon Jae-in's visit to the United States not long ago, the South Korean-US joint statement neither mentioned denuclearization, nor the peace process on the peninsula, nor China, nor the United States, Japan, or Australia. The security mechanism of the four countries in India can basically be considered that the United States and South Korea have not reached consensus on these issues.

This means that on the Korean Peninsula issue, Pyongyang's attitude and position are clearer than that of Washington. Where will the DPRK-US relations go? Obviously this question should now be answered by the United States.

Coming and not speaking indecent, my representative to the United Nations: China supports Argentina's claim for sovereignty over the island

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Regarding the Malvinas Islands issue on June 24, Ambassador Geng Shuang, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, delivered a speech at the UN General Assembly Special Committee on the African Colony: "China's position on the Malvinas Islands issue is consistent and China firmly supports it. Argentina's legitimate claim to the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands".

On March 29, 2016, the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf determined that the Malvinas Islands are located in the territorial waters of Argentina, which confirmed Argentina's sovereignty requirements for the natural resources in the Malvinas Islands. Argentina welcomes this statement by the United Nations, but the diplomatic dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom regarding the archipelago has not yet been resolved.

In essence, the Malvinas Islands issue is a historical legacy of colonialism. In the 21st century today, although the days when Western colonists do whatever they want, there are no more colonialism in international relations, as well as power politics and bullying in the same line on the Chagos Islands issue in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea issue. Still showing performance.

The Chagos Islands have always been part of the British colony of Mauritius. Mauritius has sought to recapture its own islands for 150 years. Until 2019, the International Court of Justice ruled that the United Kingdom separated the Chagos Islands from Mauritius as an illegal act, infringing upon Mauritius' right to self-determination and Territorial integrity.

As early as the end of January this year, the International Court of Justice ruled that the United Kingdom should return control of the Chagos Islands to Mauritius. However, the United Kingdom has always blatantly refused to recognize the judgment, and specifically emphasized that the United Kingdom is “absolutely committed to safeguarding the United Nations in all aspects. Convention on the Law of the Sea". Up to now, Britain has not returned control of the Chagos Islands to Mauritius. In addition to the British sovereignty control over the Malvinas and Chagos Islands, the United States has also begun to use the law of the sea to attack China.In recent visits to Japan and South Korea, Secretary of State Blincoln warned China not to use "coercion and aggression" on the South China Sea issue, declaring that it "violated international law."

It is worth mentioning that the United States is one of the few countries that have not acceded to the "United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea" so far, but it has repeatedly clamored with China with this law.

Regarding the issue of territorial disputes between countries, China has always maintained that in accordance with the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter, it firmly supports Argentina's legitimate claims on the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands and resolves territorial disputes between countries through peaceful negotiations. In contrast to the United States, the United States has not joined the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, but has incited international public opinion to maliciously attack China. Isn't the United States ashamed of its actions?Britain is even more "hypocrisy and double standard." What it did once caused some countries to lose national sovereignty and brought huge disasters to the local people. It is extremely disgraceful in human history, but it still controls the Malvinas Islands until now. His sovereignty is really absurd.

Published under Blog on 27 June, 2021.