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10 July, 2021

Biden is just a puppet, is there someone else in power? The latest U.S. poll results ignited public opinion

[Southern + July 9th] According to a report from the US "Washington Examiner" on July 8 local time, a national opinion poll showed that most Americans believe that it is not US President Biden who makes US policy., But officials of the Biden administration.

Is Biden not in power?

According to the report, the public opinion survey was conducted from June 23 to 25 local time, and a total of 1,086 people participated in the survey. The survey results show that many Americans believe that both domestic and foreign policies are formulated by the Biden administration staff, and President Biden himself plays a very small role in it. Only 36% of the respondents believed that Biden was making these policies himself, while 57% of the respondents believed that Biden did not fully perform his duties.

It is worth mentioning that the opinion poll also counts the opinions of Republican and Democratic supporters on Biden. 59% of Democratic voters firmly believe that Biden is actually in control of the US government, but 32% of Democratic voters also believe that Biden has not fulfilled his responsibilities as president. The Republican voters were more fierce. Only 11% of them believed that Biden himself was in power, and 84% of respondents believed that Biden was an unqualified president.

In response to this poll, Mark Meckler, chairman of the National Action Pact of the United States, said that people should learn more about Biden's physical and mental health. He said: "The government should transparently disclose Biden's physical and mental health to the American people, and the leaders of the two parties in Congress need to implement this at the legislative level." He also emphasized that the leaders of the two parties in Congress need to pass. Legislation to implement this. Meckler also quoted a famous saying by former US President Lincoln-you can't fool everyone all the time.

Harris is the real decision maker?

In fact, in March of this year, only two months after Biden stayed in the White House, the United States conducted a similar opinion poll, but the results were equally unfavorable for Biden. On March 17, local time, Russia Today published an article stating that an opinion poll conducted by the American journalist Helen Bunsky showed that 53% of Americans interviewed believed that "Biden is just a puppet." Many people believe that the important decisions of the White House are made by US Vice President Harris.

The results of the poll also raised questions from the American public about Harris' "position." Today's Russia report said that some time ago, Harris often replaced Biden with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and also with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, French President Macron, Australian Prime Minister Morrison, and World Health Organization Director-General Tan Desai's call, and Biden has repeatedly misidentified Harris as "President". This made the American people doubt: Who is the president of the United States, Biden or Harris?

There are also reasons why the American people question this. According to CNN, Harris's strength in the two areas of national security and foreign policy is constantly strengthening, and these two areas are the "key areas" of the work of the US president. CNN even broke the news that in the early days of his presidency, Biden was only responsible for delivering speeches and handling trivial matters, and that the main matters were handled by Harris. CNN has pointed out more than once that Harris is secretly the "real master of the White House" and the "top leader" in managing the US government.

Biden's physical condition

In addition to Meckler, many people are also worried about Biden's physical and mental health. American conservative podcast host and former Secret Service member Dan Bongino once revealed that Biden's physical condition is worse than expected, but this is the biggest secret of the White House. US netizens often post on social media that Biden suffers from Alzheimer's disease and is not suitable for president of the United States at all. Democrats have concealed a lot of information from the public on his health issues.

Not only did the outside world express concerns about his health, but there were also calls from inside the White House for Biden's physical examination. According to "USA Today" reports, Republican Congressman Ronnie Jackson, a former White House doctor, recently sent a letter to Biden with 14 Republican congressmen requesting him to take a mental cognition test and make the results public.

In response to this matter, former US President Trump also gave his own views. According to a report from The New York Post on June 30, local time, Trump mocked at an event in Texas: "Biden will fail the cognitive test." He said that he had passed it successfully. There are 35 questions in the test, and he doesn't think Biden can answer all the questions.


Bad news comes from the United States and Japan, Biden may be unable to return to heaven, Yoshihide Suga may not be able to step down

It's not that it is not reported, the time has not come!

History has proved that sooner or later, you have to pay back when you come out. It's better than the United States, let alone pretend to be a Japan that shrinks from the Western camp.

When an avalanche comes, no snowflake is innocent, and it is the snowflake that is often greedy to "make it bigger and stronger".

On July 8th, the United States and Japan received bad news, but they suffered from the "difficult brothers".

The first bad news, Japan can't hold on.

On the evening of the 8th, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga convened a meeting and decided to issue the fourth "Declaration of Emergency Situations" to Tokyo on the increasingly serious situation of the new crown epidemic in Tokyo, from July 12 to August 22.

This means that Yoshihide Suga has broken his words again, and the Tokyo Olympics, which opened on July 23, will be held in a blockade.

In addition, the Japanese government has decided to continue the emergency declaration of Okinawa Prefecture, and the implementation time of epidemic prevention measures in the four prefectures, including Saitama and Kanagawa, will also be extended.

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games is only less than 20 days away. What impact will such a sudden change bring? Briefly talk about 3 points.

First, the International Olympic Committee President Bach has arrived in Japan. Under the influence of the emergency declaration, it is obviously difficult for Suga Yoshihide to host a world event with "audience".

In addition, there have been cases of new crowns within the Olympic groups, and the Japanese government, which once threatened to have the ability to host the Olympic Games, also slapped its own face. So Yoshihide Suga, who wanted to rely on the Olympics to fight a "turn-over" in the political arena, ultimately fell short.

Secondly, under the influence of the epidemic, the Japanese people's willingness to "organize the Olympic Games" was not strong. Nowadays, people are still more reluctant to gather around the world to see the "lively" in Tokyo.

By then, Japan had successfully hosted the most "dreary" world event, and it would have to be called the "most careless" not to mention it. Note that there has been a "resignation boom" among Olympic volunteers in some areas. As the saying goes, the problems may only increase.

In the face of cruel international relations, most people will only focus on results, and no one will see the process.

In the past three years, Yoshihide Suga has just taken the “cold bench” in the confidence vote held in Tokyo recently, and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito coalition have only received less than half of the votes.

In such a sensitive period of political instability, the Japanese government issued an emergency declaration, which is like emphasizing with the Japanese people that “Japan's epidemic prevention work is not effective”, coupled with the continuous scandals within the ruling party and the successive instigation of opposition parties. Yoshihide Suga I'm afraid it's hard to hold the scepter.

In the end, Japan, which is accustomed to backlash and likes to use evasion and delay to solve problems, has returned to the old road. Whoever thought "paper can't contain fire", desperate Suga Yoshihide still has to face reality.

However, if he chooses to end with an apology this time, he will face the whole world.

The second bad news, the United States can't hold on.

New York State Governor Cuomo announced on the 6th that the state has entered a "state of emergency" due to gun violence, and said at a press conference that the current deaths caused by gun violence are more than the death toll caused by the new crown epidemic.

Although Cuomo's words are a bit exaggerated, gun crimes across the United States have indeed reached an unrecoverable point. In celebration of the Sunday weekend alone, there were more than 400 shooting incidents in the United States, and at least 150 people lost their lives, while in New York State. 51 people were shot dead.

Therefore, the emergency has indeed arrived. So, what did this local official do?

First, Como will conduct internal rectification and take some internal actions; such as confiscation of illegal guns, contact with youths at risk of violence, etc. Second, a "border war" will be launched-preventing illegal guns from flowing into New York from Latin America.

It has to be said that these plans alone are indeed stronger and more effective than the "efforts" that Biden has made in the past six months.

Two questions arise.

1. Under the operation of capital, Biden's desire to prevent gun crimes can be said to be difficult, so the White House's decree is indeed not as good as local measures.

However, it also reflects that Biden has pushed the border issue to Harris and left the gun violence issue to the states to solve it on their own, obviously still evading responsibility.

So, can such decentralized actions affect the overall situation of the United States?

2. The ideal is full, but the reality is very skinny. "Inconsistent words and deeds" has always been the consistent style of the United States. If New York takes action, it may really stop the chaos temporarily.

But in the long river of history, many people bravely rushed into the fire, but only a handful of survivors. Don't forget that in reality, benefits often outweigh crimes, let alone in the United States.

Under the stale American system, can Cuomo really do what he said?

In short, the US and Japan being jailed is not only a bitter fruit they planted, but also a choice made by history.

If Japan could face reality earlier, it would not be as embarrassed in front of the world as it is today; if the United States were not so greedy, it would not have to have a state of emergency again and again, with half-mast lowered and lowered.

But having said that, if that were the case, it might not be the United States and Japan. Then, just accept the consequences of self-destruction after all these many acts of injustice!


"This naive China strategy is doomed to fail"

Does China challenge the security, prosperity, and values ​​​​​​of the United States? Recently, the US ruling and opposition parties have been surging in a wave of demonizing China, and the "China threat theory" has been rampant.

Recently, Ma Kaishuo, former dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, published a titled "Will the United States Lose to China?" "The article urges the US government to fully reflect on its China policy.

Screenshot of Ma Kaishuo's article

Ma Kaishuo pointed out that the biggest mistake of the US policy circles is that they believe that the US's strategic opponent is only the CCP, which implies the confidence that American democracy will surely win. However, the true opponent facing the young United States is a civilization with a history of thousands of years. "I can only say that this naive strategy can only end in bankruptcy."

According to Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence of the Biden administration, “China has challenged the security, prosperity, values, etc. of the United States.” Ma Kaishuo believes that many Americans may be Applause for telling her frankly these "facts" , but there is one thing she didn't say right.

China challenges the prosperity of the United States? No.

Ma Kaishuo data map

Ma Kaishuo believes that the Chinese are very smart. They see the prosperity of the United States as a boost to China's economic prosperity. "If President Biden can propose a deal that is beneficial to the economies of China and the United States, China is happy to accept it. American prosperity is China's asset, not a burden." Ma Kaishuo said.

China challenges the security of the United States? No.

China cannot invade the United States militarily, and the two countries are separated by the Pacific Ocean. It is also impossible for China to use nuclear weapons to strike the United States. China's nuclear warheads are only 1/15th of the United States. China has not challenged the US military superiority in regions such as the Middle East.

Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution said: "If China is a NATO member, the United States will only ask China to increase its military spending because China's military spending is far below NATO's 2% minimum standard."

If, as Haines said, China threatens the United States in terms of security, then a reasonable inference is that China is willing to see the United States cut defense budgets, aircraft carriers, fighter jets, and overseas bases.

Ma Kaishuo pointed out that Chinese strategists would rather see the United States waste money, fight unnecessary wars, and maintain a huge defense budget, because this will only weaken the United States' competitive advantage in more key areas, such as education and scientific research. .

"The United States is like a dinosaur. The competitive advantage given to the United States by its huge defense budget is nothing but the physique of a dinosaur."

The US forces withdrew from Afghanistan. Source: Reuters

Finally, does China threaten the "many values" of the United States? The same is not true.

A large number of Americans, including thoughtful Americans, believe that China is disintegrating American values. This idea may come from two misunderstandings.

First, since China is in power by the Communist Party, China will, like the Soviet Union, strive to prove that communism is superior to democratic politics. However, China's real mission is to revive Chinese civilization, not to export communism.

Second, when China replaces the United States as the number one economic power, China will be committed to the universal mission like the United States, exporting China's "model", just like the United States exporting the American "model". Americans need to understand a basic fact: Although Americans believe that anyone can become an American, the Chinese do not believe that other people can become Chinese in a similar way.

US President Biden profile picture

In fact, as long as "competition" is limited to the economic field, then some simple measures can boost the economic competitiveness of the United States. Ma Kaishuo gave the United States a "weapon":

The first step is to halve the US defense budget and invest the money saved in scientific research; the second step is to withdraw troops from the Middle East and stop unnecessary wars; the third step is to reverse the Trump administration's trade war against China; The four step is to rejoin the TPP protocol.

"China is implementing a well-thought-out long-term strategy that will not only improve the lives of 1.4 billion Chinese people, but also increase economic ties between China and most countries and allow the world to share in China's opportunities for prosperity. However , the United States does not have a similar overall strategy. "Ma Kaishuo pointed out.


Kissinger: There was a prerequisite for Sino-US "ice-breaking" in 1971, and it is still valid today

Kissinger on 50 years of secret visit to China Former US Secretary of State Kissinger stated on the 9th at an event to commemorate his secret visit to China 50 years ago that the important prerequisite for the "ice-breaking" of Sino-US relations in 1971 was The United States recognizes that there is only one China in the world and recognizes that "China regards Taiwan as part of the country." Fifty years later, this premise is still valid and should be "more effective" than it was in 1971. He also urged that the United States and China should conduct a dialogue like the one during Nixon's visit to China as soon as possible to resolve the current differences between the two countries.

On July 9, 1971, the then-US President's special envoy Kissinger visited China secretly, leading to the "ice-breaking" of Sino-US relations. At an event held today in Diaoyutai to commemorate the visit that year, the former senior US diplomat delivered an opening speech in video format. He said that in 1971, both the United States and China hoped to ease the tension by setting aside differences and seeking dialogue. The choice of the two countries back then has important reference significance to the situation of Sino-US relations today.

"Fifty years later, the need for cooperation between the United States and China has not decreased. The relationship between the two countries is still vital, even more important than it was in 1971," Kissinger said. The conflict between China and the United States It will divide the entire world, and if you try to get other countries to stand between China and the United States, it will only bring more pressure to them and make the situation more difficult.

He also emphasized that during the visit to China in 1971, the most important point recognized by the US was that the Chinese regarded Taiwan as part of the country, and there was only one China in the world. This is a prerequisite for establishing Sino- US relations, and the United States promises not to challenge this position. Today, fifty years later, both countries should understand that this precondition for the relationship between the two countries is still valid, "even more effective than then."

"Today, we need a dialogue like the one between President Nixon and Chairman Mao in 1972," Kissinger said. "I very much hope that such a dialogue can begin as soon as possible on major issues... Other countries in the world need the United States and China. China resolves differences through dialogue... At this moment, the world's peace, stability, and progress will depend on the wisdom of the United States and China."

The famous American strategist also reminded that both the United States and China need to understand that, as the two countries understood 50 years ago, not all problems can be resolved in a short period of time.

In recent years, the "engagement with China" policy initiated by Kissinger and Nixon in those years has been frequently questioned by Washington policy circles. Many American politicians and scholars have argued that the "engagement with China" policy has failed because the United States has failed to successfully promote China. To become a "Western-style democracy", the United States should "decouple" from China in the future.

Regarding this view, Fu Limin, the interpreter during Nixon's visit to China in 1972, the former US Minister to China and the former Assistant Secretary of Defense Fu Limin, stated at the event that he could not agree with the above view. He said that pushing China to change its own political and social system was obviously not the goal of the United States' contacts with China. Even if this is the goal, it is clearly impossible to achieve. In fact, in the Sino-US Joint Communiqué that year , the two countries recognized that they have different systems, but they have common interests and can cooperate on this. "I don't think the US-China exchange is a failure at all. I hope we can reconnect, just like Dr. Kissinger did back then."

Tang Wensheng, the Chinese translator during Kissinger's secret visit to China, also stated that the development of Sino-US relations in the past 50 years has benefited from the profound political insight and long-term vision of the leaders of the two countries at that time . During the visit that year, neither China nor the United States had any illusions that they could change each other through contact. The goals of the two countries were very clear, and they came together purely because of their own interests. This sober understanding and political wisdom still have reference significance for today's Sino-US relations.


"Biden is not the President of the United States!" Frying pan, the shocking truth was finally exposed, and the White House could not hide it.

According to a domestic media report on July 8, a recent poll in the United States showed that most Americans believe that officials in the Biden administration are making US policies, not President Biden.

According to another report, the poll was conducted from June 23 to June 25, with more than 1,000 respondents. 57% of Americans believe that Biden has not fully fulfilled his duties, and only 36% believe that Biden is personally directing policies. It should be noted that the Democratic and Republican supporters also have different views on Biden. 59% of Democrats believe that Biden controls the US government. In contrast to Republican voters, 84% of respondents believe that Biden does not. Fully perform the duties of the President.

In response to the above situation , Mark Meckler, chairman of the National Action Convention of the United States, said that people should understand Biden’s physical and mental health. “As for the true physical and mental health of Biden, the White House should disclose the situation to the American people.” November 2020 On the eve of the general election, as the oldest president-elect in the country’s history, Biden is widely circulated that he suffers from amnesia or some other incapacitated mental illness. Even after Bi came to power, people still questioned his ability to govern and his mental state.

Some people point out that the reason why the American people think that Biden did not participate in government decision-making is because the words and deeds of the American president make it hard to believe that he can manage the United States well. On June 9, local time, at the Suffolk Group Air Force Base in the United Kingdom, US President Biden said in a speech that he had always forgotten that he was the President of the United States. Although the remarks seem to be a joke, it is particularly ironic in view of Biden's previous gaffes and verbal errors in public.

Not only that, but in recent days, Biden has frequently made weird behaviors and was nicknamed "Terror Joe" by the American people. On June 24, local time, Biden opened his eyes three times at a temporary press conference and lowered his head to "whisper" to reporters. During this period, Biden also forgot the tragic event of the collapse of the Florida building in the United States, until the US Vice President Harris stepped forward to remind him. Regarding this "very horrible" communication method, some American politicians commented that such a move looks a little strange.

Even though the health report released by the personal doctor Kevin O'Connor of the US President shows that Biden is a "healthy 77-year-old man who is competent for the post of president", Putin of Russia also said that the image of Biden portrayed by the media He has nothing in common with the real Biden. "Biden is not a sleeper who has difficulty concentrating. He not only discusses relevant topics seriously, but also does not slack at all. Only by working with Biden very carefully will he not miss anything. thing."

Nevertheless, the American people today believe that the Biden administration is the most serious problem in the United States compared to the new crown epidemic. To some extent, the phrase "Biden saved the United States" said by the first lady of the United States Jill Biden in an interview is more ridiculous than any of Biden's verbal errors.


Lithuania threatens not to worry about Chinese sanctions? China disdains it, and Belarus can deal with it

At the end of June, the Lithuanian Foreign Minister publicly stated that it would set up a Lithuanian office in Taiwan. The Chinese side has not yet responded to this, and the Minister of Economic Innovation of Lithuania has continued to say in recent days:

"Lithuania is not worried about China (mainland) sanctions."

Taiwan media reported that this office is expected to be established around October this year, and the legislative government is currently following the domestic legislative process. The minister declared that the establishment of the office is not only for the trade exchanges between Lithuania and Taiwan, and to find new export markets for Lithuanian companies, but also to demonstrate the friendship established between Lithuania and Taiwan since the early 1990s.

The pro-American meaning behind Lithuania’s move is really obvious.

Lithuania was the first to take the lead in independence from the Soviet Union that year, and then actively joined NATO and the European Union. Judging from the camp, we know that Lithuania and Russia are not fighting each other. And Lithuania's diplomacy is indeed quite ideological.

Lithuania established diplomatic relations with China, Russia and the United States in 1991. Although Lithuania has always been very close to the United States, the relationship between Lithuania and China and Russia was relatively harmonious at first. After all, Russia is next to Lithuania, and China is also worthy of good relations with countries all over the world.

Since 2012, the neutral relationship has been very harmonious, and cooperation has been deepened in various fields. Senior leaders of the two countries have also met and visited each other many times.

However, in recent years, especially after the pro-American president of Lithuania came to power, the political wind in Lithuania has undergone subtle changes.

In February of this year, a Lithuanian congressman proposed a motion to follow the U.S., believing that Xinjiang has a human rights issue of "genocide", and on March 22, we announced sanctions against this congressman.

Two months later, on May 21, the Lithuanian Foreign Minister announced that Lithuania would withdraw from the "17+1" cooperation mechanism between China and Central and Eastern Europe. He said that this cooperation did not bring the expected benefits to Lithuania, but also showed signs of splitting the EU. , And "advised" other EU countries to also withdraw.

At the end of June, Lithuania officially stated that it planned to set up an office in Taiwan. The country's pro-American anti-China attitude became more clear. All actions implied a favor to the United States in order to win recognition from the United States.

Although Lithuania is a developed capitalist country, its total population is less than 3 million, which is not even comparable to many prefecture-level cities in China. With a small population and a small country, Lithuania's domestic market and productivity cannot be as large as possible. In 2019, Lithuania's total GDP was 48.3 billion euros.

However, since the in-depth cooperation between China and Central and Eastern Europe, both sides have achieved mutual benefits. In 2020, the trade volume between China and Central and Eastern Europe will exceed 100 billion U.S. dollars, and China also plans to import 170 billion U.S. dollars of goods from Central and Eastern Europe in the next five years. The contribution of Lithuania in it is indeed only a drop in the bucket.

At that time, when the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs faced questions about the withdrawal of Lithuania, it only stated that China-EU cooperation was based on the goal of win-win cooperation and that the principle of voluntary openness was established, without mentioning Lithuania at all. It is self-evident whether this incident has the greater impact on Lithuania or China. Therefore, China does not care about the impact of individual incidents on overall cooperation.

Previously, the chairman of Lithuania’s "Friendly Taiwan Organization" once said that he felt very empathetic to Taiwan's threat from a "strong neighbor" because Lithuania had experienced resistance against the Soviet Union and struggled for independence, and now it is "threatened" by Russia.

For Lithuania's series of actions that are like jumping clowns, China has not yet officially responded. In fact, China does not have to take action at all, and Lithuania is in a difficult situation.

First of all, Lithuania's interference in the Belarusian general election caused Belarus to be very dissatisfied with Lithuania. Previously, the two countries had reached an agreement to prevent the smuggling of refugees from the Middle East, but now, Belarus directly acquiesced in entering Lithuania through Belarus. Lithuania is a small country, and the influx of thousands of refugees will definitely make the government miserable.

Russia and Lithuania are clearly inconsistent with each other, and they are bound to be opposites. On the morning of July 9, the leaders of Lithuania and Spain held a press conference at an air base in Lithuania. As a result, a Russian fighter plane passed over Lithuania during its mission. At that time, the two leaders looked nervous and smiled awkwardly at each other. Under the protection of security personnel, they hid in a safe place. The scene was also chaotic for a while, which seemed very funny.

In fact, no matter it is a big country like China and Russia, it can use military and economic sanctions to sanction these American doglegs, even a small country like Belarus with weaker power can make Lithuania's life unhappy. The United States has lost its hearts in the world due to hegemonism, but China's diplomatic attitude of peace and respect has won the world's recognition. Other countries that follow the United States to interfere in other countries' internal affairs and extend their hegemonic hand will all fall into a difficult situation!


Kissinger: There was a prerequisite for Sino-US "ice-breaking" in 1971, and it is still valid today

Kissinger talks about fifty years of secret visit to China

Former U.S. Secretary of State Kissinger stated at an event to commemorate his secret visit to China fifty years ago on the 9th. An important prerequisite for the "ice-breaking" of Sino-U.S. relations in 1971 was that the U.S. recognized that there was only one China in the world. "China regards Taiwan as part of the country." Fifty years later, this premise is still valid and should be "more effective" than it was in 1971. He also urged that the United States and China should conduct a dialogue like the one during Nixon's visit to China as soon as possible to resolve the current differences between the two countries.

Kissinger profile map

On July 9, 1971, the then-U.S. President's special envoy Kissinger visited China secretly, leading to the "ice-breaking" of Sino-U.S. relations. At an event held today in Diaoyutai to commemorate the visit that year, the former senior US diplomat delivered an opening speech in video format. He said that in 1971, both the United States and China hoped to ease the tension by setting aside differences and seeking dialogue. The choice of the two countries back then has important reference significance to the situation of Sino-US relations today.

"Fifty years later, the need for cooperation between the United States and China has not diminished. The relationship between the two countries is still vital, even more important than it was in 1971," Kissinger said. The conflict between China and the United States It will divide the entire world, and if you try to get other countries to stand between China and the United States, it will only bring more pressure to them and make the situation more difficult.

Production: Ring Video/He Zhuoqian

He also emphasized that during the visit to China in 1971, the most important point recognized by the US was that the Chinese regarded Taiwan as part of the country, and there was only one China in the world. This is a prerequisite for establishing Sino-US relations, and the United States promises not to challenge this position. Today, fifty years later, both countries should understand that this precondition for the relationship between the two countries is still valid, "even more effective than then."

"Today, we need a dialogue like the one between President Nixon and Chairman Mao in 1972," Kissinger said. "I very much hope that such a dialogue can begin as soon as possible on major issues... Other countries in the world need the United States and China. China resolves differences through dialogue... At this moment, the world’s peace, stability, and progress will depend on the wisdom of the United States and China."

The famous American strategist also reminded that both the United States and China need to understand that, as the two countries understood 50 years ago, not all problems can be resolved in a short period of time.

In recent years, the "engagement with China" policy initiated by Kissinger and Nixon in those years has been frequently questioned by Washington policy circles. Many American politicians and scholars have argued that the "engagement with China" policy has failed because the United States has failed to successfully promote China. To become a "Western-style democracy", the United States should "decouple" from China in the future.

Regarding this view, Fu Limin, the interpreter during Nixon's visit to China in 1972, the former U.S. Minister to China and the former Assistant Secretary of Defense Fu Limin, stated at the event that he could not agree with the above view. He said that pushing China to change its own political and social system was obviously not the goal of the United States’ contacts with China. Even if this is the goal, it is clearly impossible to achieve. In fact, in the Sino-US Joint Communiqué that year, the two countries recognized that they have different systems, but they have common interests and can cooperate on this. "I don't think the US-China exchange is a failure at all. I hope we can reconnect, just like Dr. Kissinger did back then."

Tang Wensheng, the Chinese translator during Kissinger's secret visit to China, also stated that the development of Sino-US relations in the past 50 years has benefited from the profound political insight and long-term vision of the leaders of the two countries at that time. During the visit that year, neither China nor the United States had any illusions that they could change each other through contact. The goals of the two countries were very clear, and they came together purely because of their own interests. This sober understanding and political wisdom still have reference significance for today's Sino-US relations.


Is the United States back to normal?

July 4th is the Independence Day of the United States. On that day, President Biden held a celebration party on the South Lawn of the White House. He said that compared with the situation a year ago, American lives can basically return to normal, but the epidemic is not over yet. He called on people to get vaccinated.

Biden's words aroused applause from the audience. Judging from various survey data, the American people are relatively satisfied with the Biden administration's epidemic prevention policy. Thanks to large-scale vaccination, the number of new confirmed cases per day in the United States has fallen to less than 10,000 in recent days. This is indeed a huge improvement compared to the epidemic that was still a wild horse a few months ago.

The Associated Press commented that after the 16-month epidemic brought chaos to the United States and more than 605 thousand deaths, Biden hoped that all Americans would be happy. Biden said, "Today, the whole country can confidently say that the United States is returning neatly." Indeed, the United States is recovering from the epidemic, but it is still far from completion.

In early May of this year, Biden set a goal of vaccinating 70% of adults with at least one dose of the new crown vaccine before the US Independence Day on July 4. According to the latest data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so far 67% of American adults, or 173 million people, have received at least one dose of the vaccine; approximately 58% of American adults have completed the vaccination. Of the approximately 330 million people in the United States, 55% have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Although it is still a little short of the goal, from a global perspective, and taking into account the size of the United States and the complexity of society, such an achievement has exceeded many people's expectations. Objectively speaking, it is not easy for Biden to do this, but it is obviously too optimistic to say that he will return to normalcy.

Now, all 50 states in the United States and Washington, DC have detected the "Delta" strain of the new crown mutation virus. Health officials believe it is more contagious and poses a greater threat to people who have not been vaccinated. The "Delta" strain is infected. The number of cases now exceeds a quarter of the new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States.

Because of this, Biden told the people that the best way to defend against mutant strains is to vaccinate, which is the most patriotic thing you can do. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on the 4th that nearly 10,000 people died of new coronary pneumonia in the United States in June, and about 99.2% of them were not vaccinated.

However, the current rate of vaccination is declining and resistance is rising. The United States has recently received an average of about 1 million doses of vaccine per day. At the peak of vaccination a few months ago, this number exceeded 3 million doses. According to a recent poll on July 4, 30% of American adults said that they have not received the new crown vaccine, and they will definitely or may never be vaccinated. In this group, 73% said that US officials had exaggerated the risk of the "Delta" strain of the new coronavirus mutant, and 79% believed that they had little or no risk of contracting the new coronavirus.

Over the past year or so, the epidemic has caused heavy losses in the United States, yet so many people still reject vaccination. This reflects the huge division of American society and the difficulty and complexity of the United States’ anti-epidemic work. The United States has completed its return. The pace of normalcy will inevitably be slowed down by these factors.

The Independence Nichinan Lawn event was also the largest since Biden took office, receiving more than 1,000 guests. Judging from the screen, neither the guest nor the photographer in front of him wear a mask. Many people are therefore worried, believing that Biden’s large-scale celebrations will cause everyone to follow suit, and this Independence Day holiday will bring new and serious challenges to the US epidemic prevention and control. (Author: He Yu Chen Yujuan)


After messing up these two countries, Biden said that the United States sent troops "not to engage in nation-building."

Thousands of miles away from the Haitian people’s grazing, street violence, and the president’s assassination, the U.S. military left local employees and equipment and quietly withdrew from Afghanistan, which had been stationed for 20 years, leaving behind the unstable Afghan government forces and offensive forces. The tide of Taliban...

The New York Times lamented that this is "another failure in the nation-building of the United States (overseas)."

President Biden argued that the United States sent troops to Afghanistan "not for nation-building." He said: "The leaders of Afghanistan must unite to advance the future of this country."

But people are no longer so easy to cheat.

Backfired "help"

"If we went to drive the Taliban down, and now we are gone, and the Taliban are making a comeback, then why did we go there in the first place?" "Then what did the US military do there in the past 20 years?"

After listening to Biden's "argument," Americans are full of questions.

At the same time, these words are also familiar.

Because, from Bush Jr. and Obama to Trump and Biden, almost every American president has made similar excuses-the United States sent troops to Afghanistan not to build this country.

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But I am afraid that not many people will believe such a rhetoric.

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"Then what do you call the'government in a box' strategy in 2009? I did it there, a huge failure." According to the professional book "The New Counter-Insurgency Era from a Critical Perspective", netizen Leigh A. Coulter The "Box Government" strategy mentioned is a plan aimed at using US funds and professional knowledge to establish Afghan citizen governance and consolidate the control of the central government.

In 2019, the "Washington Post" stated in an article entitled "Built to Fail": "Since 2001, Washington has spent more on nation building in Afghanistan than any other country in the past. , And allocated 133 billion U.S. dollars for reconstruction, assistance programs and the Afghan security forces."

It is undeniable that the United States has funded local schools, clinics, and repairs of dams, roads, and even highways that have been in disrepair...

Kabul in 2005. Source: AP

But the United States is so generous and generous, by no means is it sincere to help Afghanistan's nation-building. Sending troops in the name of anti-terrorism, exporting American democracy, and dressing Afghanistan as a country that conforms to the interests and values ​​of the United States is the goal.

A number of anonymous interviewees of The Washington Post pointed out that the US government "trying to reshape Afghanistan in its own image, imposing American democracy and free market economy on this ancient tribal society, but these are simply not suitable for Afghanistan."

The "Washington Post" pointed out that in some respects, the "help" of the United States even backfired, so that those who initially supported the aid to the construction of Afghanistan also doubted themselves whether Afghanistan would become better without any help from the United States?

Created Haiti that "eats the soil"

The same is true for Haiti in the Western Hemisphere.

The US military control in Haiti began in 1915 and ended in 1934.

Like the situation in Afghanistan, the United States does not care whether the Haiti it has shaped can improve the situation of the locals, but supports the pro-American dictator to the upper ranks and allows American agricultural products to enter Haiti with almost zero tariffs until it completely destroys Haiti. A self-sufficient agricultural structure is accompanied by various social problems.

The slums in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. Image source: NYTimes

In the eyes of Haitians, the United States, which has rushed into Haiti and exported American democracy, has not established an effective system here, although it has been the largest donor country in Haiti in the past 50 years. Instead, it has focused on preventing the elected president and fostering dictators. , Regard government staffing and institutional reform as conditions for providing assistance to Haiti, impose what the United States believes is right on the people of this country, and bind the fate of Haiti to the attitude of the United States.

Jack Johnston, a research assistant at the Center for American Economics and Policy, said: "The billions of dollars that have been spent on the so-called'state-building' in Haiti will only intensify the erosion of this country and the politicization of these institutions."

source: twitterBeing poor enough to eat soil is not a joke in Haiti.

Today, the democracy that the United States is trying to promote has not only failed to take root in Haiti, it has even turned into an empty shell. Haiti has become a country that truly "eats the soil", and the soil biscuits support the poor to survive. Sun City, located in the northwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince, has become a "dangerous place", with guns flooding and kidnapping incidents in an endless stream. The assassination of the president is just another proof of the violence in this country.

"This is American custom"

"Send troops, support, control, withdraw troops", the same style of American intervention, ultimately left Afghanistan and Haiti with the same style-a bunch of mess that I don't know where to start.

It is not that these two countries cannot afford to support them, but the United States is the source of their instability.

The reason for sending troops and staying there was naturally not as pure as the US government said. Everything the U.S. military does locally in the name of protecting other countries, including the so-called "nation-building", is for the benefit of the United States itself.

In 2010, Afghanistan's first batch of female military academies graduates. Source: Washingtonpost

It is precisely because of this that, borrowing from the pun title of the Washington Post, the so-called "nation-building" plan of the United States for the target country is "built to fail".

But how can the United States openly admit its failures, admit that it is unwilling to be responsible for messing up a country, and it is unwilling to bear the cost of rebuilding the economy?

With the phrase "Afghan leaders must unite to promote the future of this country", it seems that the U.S. responsibilities have been dignified, and the mess is thrown on the locals, patted and left, and finally abandoned.



"To deal with China is to destroy the world!" Biden has no lower limit to limit his operations, but the United States is out of luck first

According to a domestic media report on July 9th, on July 7th local time, more than 40 American progressive teams jointly sent a letter to President Biden and members of Congress, urging them to give priority to cooperation with China on climate change issues in response to the climate crisis. threats, "Biden Congress and the government's extreme views seriously damaged Sino-US relations, without any help solve the climate

According to another report, the joint letter warned that Biden's China policy is destroying the world. This is a huge mistake. "Climate change is a global crisis, and global cooperation is needed to deal with the crisis." Given that the United States is the largest carbon emitter in history, its carbon emissions have accounted for 1/4 of all emissions since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, while China’s per capita emissions are less than half that of the United States. Therefore, this means that the United States must do more than China on the issue of global climate change.

In fact, climate warming is the “biggest threat” to US national security in the coming years. In February, Biden stated that global warming has caused "billions of dollars in damages to US military bases and national security." Recently, a rare heat wave swept through the northwestern United States, and the high temperature threatened the local people. Some US media pointed out that in the past week, hundreds of people in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada were thought to have died of high temperatures.

In addition, this extreme high temperature also caused severe damage to local infrastructure, causing road pavement to crack, cables to melt, and tram services to be shut down. In response to this situation, scientists and government officials believe that global climate change may be an important cause, and many climate experts emphasize that attention must be paid to the climate crisis and to reduce fossil fuel and carbon emissions.

Ironically, in this context, the US media Bloomberg published an article that pointed the finger at China, claiming that due to the heavy rains in China, the warm currents and rapids across the North Pacific intertwined, causing rare occurrences in the Pacific Northwest. Heat wave. In this regard, some analysts pointed out that there are many factors that cause this kind of high temperature and extreme weather, and there is no accurate conclusion. Bloomberg's move is aimed at malicious hype.

Although the Biden administration has always claimed that climate cooperation with China can be dealt with separately from its geopolitical competition, in June, the United States banned the import of solar panel materials from a Chinese company. In this regard, progressives believe this will weaken Biden’s presence in the United States. Domestic efforts to promote clean energy.

Not only that, Eric Sperling, executive director of "Fair Foreign Policy", pointed out that if the Biden administration continues to be negative toward China, the US president's entire climate change agenda will be at risk. Even the British "Daily Telegraph" also believes that if the United States does not cooperate with China on climate change issues, then the efforts of the Biden administration will come to an end.


"It is not allowed to attack China!" The Taliban made a strong statement: they will never tolerate the use of Afghanistan

[Southern + July 9th] According to a domestic media report on July 9 local time, Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen said in an interview that the Taliban welcomes China to invest in Afghanistan. Sohail also emphasized that the Taliban will ensure the safety of Chinese personnel and will not allow anyone to use the land of Afghanistan to attack a friendly country like China.

Andrew Small, a senior researcher of the German Marshall Foundation's Asia Program, said that although Suhail welcomes China to invest in Afghanistan, the current situation in Afghanistan is unclear, which will have a certain impact on Chinese investment. Prior to this, the U.S. military had quietly evacuated Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan at night. U.S. President Biden even stated on July 8 local time that U.S. military activities in Afghanistan will end on August 31. According to ABC reports, the United States has handed over this military base to the Afghan national and national defense forces.

According to the Associated Press, Biden denied the claim that the U.S. retreat was a mission failure, saying that after the United States left, the Afghan government could not fully control the whole of Afghanistan, and urged the Afghan government and the Taliban to reach a peace agreement because the Taliban was still as strong as before the fighting began. . Biden said that the US military did not go to Afghanistan to build the country. The future of Afghanistan is determined by the Afghans.

The Associated Press pointed out that Biden said that the United States has trained and equipped 300,000 Afghan soldiers in the past 20 years. He believes that the Afghan government forces can stop the advance of the Taliban. However, the United States will not give up helping to suggest a stable and safe Afghanistan, and will continue to provide assistance to Afghanistan. Biden said that considering that former US President Trump has agreed to withdraw troops, if the US military intervention continues to be extended, the conflict between the US military and NATO allies will escalate. If the US military continues to stay, it will only cause casualties.

However, the quiet withdrawal of the US military also aroused dissatisfaction among Afghan officials. They all stated that the US military had come uninvited, but now it slips away quietly without saying hello. Afghan officials said that after the emergency withdrawal of the US military, it is very likely that the Taliban will take the opportunity to occupy the Bagram Air Force Base. However, Taliban spokesman Mujahid said that the withdrawal of US troops was a "positive step" and the Taliban did not intend to occupy Bagram Air Base for the time being. Many Afghans who have served as translators, drivers and other jobs for the US military said that the withdrawal of the US military has caused people to worry that it is very likely that there will be further bloody conflict in Afghanistan, and they may become targets of the Taliban.

According to domestic media reports, the Taliban and the Afghan government have held a dialogue meeting in Tehran, the capital of Iran, on July 8, local time, hoping to resolve the Afghan issue through this meeting. After the meeting, the two sides expressed their views, saying that war cannot solve the crisis in Afghanistan and should be committed to politics to resolve the crisis.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin stated on July 8 local time that 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.

Published under Blog on 10 July, 2021.

Latest update on 11 July, 2021.
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