07 September, 2021

As soon as Kerry left, Britain also sent people to China

Sharma, a senior British climate official, visited China from September 5th to 7th.

The news of Sharma's visit to China, a senior British climate official, attracted media attention on the 6th. According to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, at the invitation of China, Sharma, the chairman-designate of the 26th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, visited China from September 5 to 7. During the period, China's special envoy for climate change affairs Xie Zhenhua and Sharma held talks in Tianjin. The two sides exchanged views on Sino-British climate change cooperation and the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Sharma announced on Twitter on the 5th that he had arrived in Tianjin, China and had talks with Chinese officials, saying, "I am very pleased to have discussions with Special Envoy Xie Zhenhua to ensure the success of the 26th Climate Conference." The conference will be held in the United Kingdom in November this year.

Sharma Twitter screenshot

Reuters reported on the 6th that Sharma is also the minister of the British government. His visit to China is only three days after the visit of the US President’s special envoy on climate issues to China by Kerry. During Kerry's visit, China warned that China-US climate cooperation is inseparable from the overall environment of Sino-US relations, while Kerry called the climate change crisis "not an ideological issue." The South China Morning Post stated on the 6th that although China has not made any new commitments, some experts said that Sharma’s dialogue with Chinese officials may be more “constructive” than China’s exchanges with Kerry.

Is it true that China has no temper? Mei asked for help, but still wanted to deal with China and Russia, Wang Yi responded aggressively

Recently, the U.S. was evacuated from Afghanistan. US Secretary of State Blincoln called for help for many days in a row in mid-August. On August 16, local time, Brinken spoke with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, Indian Foreign Minister Jaishan Su and Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi respectively on the situation in Afghanistan.

During the call with Wang Yi, Brinken kept a low profile. He thanked China for participating in the Doha meeting on Afghanistan, saying that the current situation in Afghanistan is entering a critical phase. The Taliban should make a clean break with extremism, choose an orderly transfer of power and establish an inclusive government, and expect China to play an important role in this.

Wang Yi said that China is willing to communicate and dialogue with the US to promote the Afghan issue to achieve a soft landing, so that Afghanistan will no longer have new civil wars or humanitarian disasters, and will no longer become a breeding ground and shelter for terrorism, and encourage Afghanistan to establish an open-minded country that is in line with the national conditions of Afghanistan. Inclusive political structure.

Wang Yi further stated that China and the United States are both permanent members of the UN Security Council and important participants in the contemporary international system. Faced with endless global challenges and urgent regional hotspot issues, China and the United States should carry out coordination and cooperation. This is also the common expectation of the international community. The US should pursue a rational and pragmatic policy toward China, respect China’s core interests and major concerns, and in accordance with the spirit of the conversation between the two heads of state, strengthen dialogue, manage differences, and push Sino-US relations back on track as soon as possible.

However, the United States has not given up its attitude of confronting China. At the beginning of the withdrawal, US President Biden propagated that the withdrawal from Afghanistan was to "concentrate forces against China and Russia." When withdrawing troops, the US Air Force also threatened to develop a series of leapfrog technologies that "feared China."

On September 3, Wang Yi had a phone conversation with the new Iranian Foreign Minister Abdullahhiyan. When talking about the situation in Afghanistan, Wang Yi said that the US claimed that the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan was to concentrate its efforts against China and Russia. This is not only to find an excuse for its own failure, but also to once again expose the nature of its attempt to continue power politics in the world. If the United States cannot really learn the lessons it should have, and completely change its course, it will inevitably make even greater mistakes after the mistakes made in Afghanistan, and move from a failure in Afghanistan to a greater failure.

There is news from Taiwan’s "Friends" that this person will establish diplomatic relations with the mainland. What Tsai Ing-wen is worried about will happen

According to a report on the World Wide Web on September 6, Taiwan’s "friend" Honduras will hold a presidential election in November this year. Reuters said on the 6th that the leader of Honduras's left-wing opposition Liberal Reconstruction Party stated on the 5th that if he wins the general election, he will seek to "re-adjust" the national debt and establish diplomatic relations with mainland China.

According to reports, the Liberal Reconstruction Party is led by the former President of Honduras Zelaya, and the presidential candidate for this time is Zelaya's wife Mala Castro. On the 5th local time, Castro explained her plan at a press conference in a hotel in the capital Tegucigalpa. The report mentioned that Honduras currently has "foreign relations" with Taiwan, but Castro said that if he wins the general election, he will "immediately open up diplomatic and commercial relations with mainland China."

As one of the 15 "friends" in Taiwan, Honduras' "diplomatic trends" have always attracted attention from the outside world. In May of this year, because Honduras has been unable to obtain enough vaccines, coupled with the help of the United States to no avail, a number of Taiwanese media reported that Honduras said it would assist in the purchase of the mainland's new crown vaccine through neighboring El Salvador. Subsequently, Honduras President Hernandez also said that it is possible to set up a commercial office in mainland China. At that time, Xu Miansheng, a former foreign affairs officer of the Taiwan authorities, wrote an article saying that although Honduras did not indicate that it would establish diplomatic relations with the mainland, it would be sooner or later that the two sides established diplomatic relations through vaccine imports and the opening of commercial offices.

In fact, since the DPP authorities came to power, many countries, including Sao Tome and Principe, Panama, etc., have "severed diplomatic relations" with Taiwan one after another. In response, Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, once clearly responded that adhering to the one-China principle is the universal consensus of the international community, and it is also popular and the general trend, and this trend will continue to develop.

Are Japanese politicians dare to challenge China’s red line even as a candidate for prime minister? Wang Wenbin hit back without mercy

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stated at the Liberal Democratic Party's interim meeting that he will not participate in the upcoming Liberal Democratic Party presidential election. As soon as the news came out, it attracted great attention from the outside world.

As for why he gave up participating in the election of the president of the Liberal Democratic Party, Yoshihide Suga said that he must focus his energy on responding to the epidemic. But the more important reason is that in recent months, Yoshihide Suga's support rate has fallen sharply due to ineffective response to the epidemic. Especially after the Olympics, polls by several mainstream Japanese media showed that the approval rate of the Yoshihide Suga regime fell below 30%. An approval rate of less than 30% is regarded as dangerous waters in Japanese politics. A drop in the approval rate often means that the party in power has to consider changing agents.

After Yoshihide Suga announces his retirement, who will be the next president of the Liberal Democratic Party? The situation is even more confusing. According to Japanese media on the 3rd, Taro Kono, the minister in charge of administrative reform in Japan, and Seiko Noda, acting secretary of the Liberal Democratic Party, expressed their intention to run for the election on the same day. Former Japanese Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba is also a potential candidate that has attracted much public opinion. However, as of now, only the former Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida has officially announced his election. Therefore, Fumio Kishida is now the only candidate to formally run for the prime minister of Japan.

However, it was this Kishida Fumio who suddenly spoke out about Taiwan-related issues a few days ago. At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on September 3, a Bloomberg reporter said in a question that on the 3rd, before Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced his resignation, Fumio Kishida said in an interview that Taiwan was the frontline of the Sino-US confrontation. . I have a strong hunch that the Taiwan Strait will be the next big problem.

In response, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin responded that Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory. The Taiwan issue concerns the political foundation of Sino-Japanese relations. Japan has historical responsibilities to the Chinese people on the Taiwan issue, and it should be especially cautious in its words and deeds. We solemnly urge relevant Japanese people not to interfere in China's internal affairs in any form, and not to send wrong signals to the "Taiwan independence" forces in any form.

Published under Blog on 07 September, 2021.