The cover of the latest issue of the British "The Economist" is exposed: Biden's sunglasses are all with the Chinese flag pattern
The British "Economist" website announced the contents of the magazine that will be officially published on July 17. The cover is US President Biden, and the cover title is: Biden's Chinese Doctrine.
On the cover of this issue of The Economist with blue as the background color, Biden appears as wearing sunglasses. The most striking thing is that the sunglasses that Biden wears are all the patterns of the Chinese flag.
Biden is about to be on stage for half a year. In the past six months, one of his most interesting focuses has been his China policy. All parties have different interpretations of this. The Economist is obviously trying to draw its own conclusions and spend their thoughts. Make a picture like this.
Its cover article believes that the details of Biden's China doctrine contain many worrying issues-especially since it is unlikely to work. The article also mentioned that in Southeast Asia, many countries count on the United States to ensure their safety and China to ensure their economic prosperity. If forced to choose between superpowers, some countries may choose China.
The article stated that Biden and his team's "China Doctrine" is based on the view that China "is less interested in coexistence, but more interested in dominance." The task of some current US policies is to weaken China's "ambition." The United States will cooperate with China in areas where China and the United States have common interests such as climate change, but will confront China in other areas.
Regarding Sino-US relations, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said in March this year that whether it is based on the common interests of China and the United States or the people of the world, cooperation should become the main goal pursued by both sides. We hope to respect each other, interact positively, develop mutually beneficial cooperation with other countries, including the United States, and continue to surpass ourselves, improve ourselves, and make each other a better version of ourselves for the benefit of the world. "You also asked that the United States will not let China surpass the United States," Hua Chunying said. "I just want to say that China's goal has never been to surpass the United States, but to constantly surpass itself and become a better China."
The thinking in this article of The Economist is still competition, conflict, and zero-sum thinking. It does not seem to be optimistic about the outcome of Biden's China policy.
The article stated that there are many worrying issues in the details of Biden's "China Doctrine"-especially that it is unlikely to work.
One question is how Biden should define "threat." As Washington’s politics is fragmented, he seems to feel that he needs the spirit of Pearl Harbor to help rekindle a sense of national purpose, but this is a misjudgment. It is true that the Republicans in the United States will jump out to discuss any policies they believe are weak against China, but they are unlikely to turn to support Biden's domestic policy agenda just because the word "China" is printed on the cover. To make matters worse, the more Biden uses fierce words to inspire Americans, the more difficult it is to achieve his goals in the task of inspiring allies and emerging countries such as India and Indonesia.
The article believes that no matter what the United States does, China will become the dominant force through the use of economic measures. This country will have the largest economy in the world. In Southeast Asia, many countries count on the United States to ensure their safety and China to ensure their economic prosperity. If forced to choose between superpowers, some countries may choose China.
The article analyzes that a more fundamental problem is the "soft trade protectionism" in Biden's "China Doctrine", which may not have the effect of stimulating the national economy, but may drag down the country's economic development. The vitality of the U.S. economy may be precisely due to the reasons that allow domestic private companies to develop well in competition, such as the U.S. Space Exploration Technology Corporation (SpaceX).
The third problem is that Biden's "China Doctrine" will instead make US allies more cautious. If the purpose of severing ties with China is to create good job opportunities for the United States, then its allies will ask themselves how it benefits them.
The conclusion of the article is: Biden's plan is a missed opportunity. If the United States wants to prevent China from rebuilding the global order in its image, it should insist on defending a globalization process that is also beneficial to itself. The core of this approach is trade and the multilateral system, which will also reflect the belief that openness and free flow of ideas will create innovative advantages.
After Lara talked so much, the article in "The Economist" finally failed to get rid of the thinking of Sino-US conflict, and fell on the United States to "block" China. The United States' obsession with hegemony, it seems that the West understands that it is impossible. Put it down.
The article "The Economist" also caused heated discussions among netizens on Twitter. Some netizens believed that Biden's current policy would not be "will not work" as stated in the article. More netizens pointed out the Biden government in the article. Agree with the current issue.
Some netizens believe that "playing the Chinese card will not solve the problems of the United States"↓
"Can playing the Chinese card solve the American problem? It's naive to think that way. Blaming others and (finding) scapegoats are old tricks of American politicians, when they have trouble solving their own problems."
Some netizens agreed with the article in the article that the US government's attempts to win over allies may be counterproductive. ↓
"It's ironic that the so-called'leader of the free world' keeps stealing the free choice of his allies."
Some netizens also personally explained the decision of the Biden administration. ↓
"Because it is difficult to enhance competitiveness, and he only has 4 years. So (hype) the Chinese threat is the easiest way, and voters eat this."
Chinese Ambassador to South Africa: Highly affirmed!
On July 16, Ambassador Chen Xiaodong respectively called Li Xinzhu, director of the South African Chinese Police-Civil Cooperation Center, Liu Xiaoting, executive deputy director of the Kwana Police-Civil Cooperation Center, and Zhuang Songlin, director of the Newcastle Police-Civil Cooperation Center, to represent the Chinese Embassy in South Africa to the police. The heads, staff and volunteers of the cooperation center expressed their sincere condolences and heartfelt thanks.
Ambassador Chen highly affirmed the large amount of work and outstanding performance of the police-civilian cooperation centers in responding to the riots. He appreciated everyone who stood up at times of crisis, fought on the front line, and was on duty day and night, and played an important role in the joint defense and joint security work. , Which effectively protects the personal and property safety of overseas Chinese businessmen in southern China.
Ambassador Chen introduced the recent work done by the embassies and consulates to safeguard the personal and property safety of overseas Chinese living in South Africa. He pointed out that although the current security situation in various places has improved, it should not be taken lightly. I hope that everyone will continue to work hard and continue to take the lead in early warning and prevention and joint defense. Joint guarantee protects the personal and property safety of overseas Chinese, while paying attention to their own safety and epidemic prevention safety.
The relevant persons in charge and the volunteers on the night watch were very excited to receive a call from the ambassador, expressing gratitude to Ambassador Chen for his cordial condolences, and would like to continue to make efforts to protect the safety of overseas Chinese in southern China.
"America is no longer respected" Trump scolded Biden again: the whole world is laughing at us
[South + July 16 News] According to Russian media reports, on July 15 local time, former US President Donald Trump once again attacked his "old rival" Biden, saying that after he left the White House, the country was in the world. It is no longer respected.
According to reports, Trump believes that under the leadership of the current President Biden, countries around the world are mocking the United States. He said: "I have regained the respect of the world for our country, instead of the world’s leaders mocking us as I am now. When I was in power, they did not mock."
At the same time, Trump also responded to reports that "Pelosi, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is worried that he may launch a war or use nuclear weapons in the last few days of his presidency." Trump said: "She (Pelosi) has a bad head."
Trump also emphasized that he was only leading the country out of war and was not involved in new conflicts. He is a president who did not involve the United States in the war.
According to reports, this is not the first time Trump has made such a statement. Earlier, he said: "China, Russia and Iran are humiliating our country. Joe Biden destroyed our country right before our eyes." He also added that Biden will "destroy" the US economy.
Trump claimed that as president, he "stopped Russia's'Beixi-2' natural gas pipeline to Europe" and imposed comprehensive sanctions. At the same time, Trump also said that he has a "good relationship" with Russian President Putin. He lamented that "Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars in pipeline fees", while the United States is "protecting" Germany from Russia.
Wang Yi chuckled. It depends on the sincerity of the U.S., the White House has started to take action. A detail is worth paying attention to.
Since US President Bibi came to power, Sino-US relations have become a subject of close attention by the international community. Not long ago, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi talked about Sino-US issues when attending a public event. On July 3, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the Ninth World Peace Forum. Just after the opening ceremony that day, a reporter on the scene asked Foreign Minister Wang Yi, saying, "Will the Chinese and American high-level officials have contact this year?" Foreign Minister Wang Yi first laughed and said, "Hehe, of course we hope to resume dialogue." "But it depends on the sincerity of the United States. At present, the most important thing for China is to continue to run its own affairs well."
Now, the White House really started to act. According to a source quoted by Hong Kong media, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will visit China next week. According to sources, Sherman's visit was not in Beijing, but in Tianjin to meet with Chinese officials. They will discuss the possibility of a meeting between the US Secretary of State and China. The report pointed out that Sherman's visit will also provide a rare opportunity for the Biden administration to formulate the next phase of its China policy. Campbell, the top official in charge of Asian affairs in the Biden administration, is making the final preparations for an assessment that will provide recommendations for the future policy direction of the US government.
It is worth noting that on the 6th of this month, Campbell, who served as the coordinator of the Indo-Pacific affairs of the Biden administration, said when attending an event of the American think tank Asia Society that the United States supports solid US- Taiwan unofficial relations, but does not support "Taiwan independence." This is the first time that a senior official has made this statement after the Biden administration took office. Campbell also stated on Sino-US relations that he opposes the definition of a "new cold war" in bilateral relations. It is possible for China and the United States to coexist peacefully, but they face enormous challenges.If the news is true, Sherman's trip will be the first face-to-face contact between senior Chinese and American diplomats since their meeting in Alaska in March this year.
As recently as June of this year, Sherman described the Biden administration's China strategy as “about a relationship of respect. You can gain respect for each other's interests and ensure that your interests are met”. She revealed that China and the United States are communicating at the work level, with the focus "not only telling China, but also telling other countries in the world" that the United States will be in a leading position. "We will compete with others, be as strong as anyone else, and strive to win in the competition." In addition, in an interview with US media, she pointed out: Sino-US relations are very important, although the United States will inevitably compete with China. Competition on certain issues, but will also find areas for cooperation with China,including the new crown epidemic and climate change.
Huan Shi Rui Comment: Those who carry out terrorist attacks on the Chinese will be punishable even if they are far away
In today's call, the Chinese and Pakistani prime ministers also referred to the explosion of the Chinese engineering staff shuttle bus on Wednesday as a "terrorist attack." This bloody incident that killed at least 12 people, including the deaths of 9 Chinese citizens, has so far been authoritatively determined. Yesterday, a Pakistani minister stated that traces of explosives were found at the scene of the incident. This is the most serious terrorist attack that has caused Chinese casualties in Pakistan in recent years. The terrorist organization that carried out this attack has not appeared so far, but this cowardly gang will definitely be found out and must be resolutely annihilated. Pakistan has long attached great importance to the safety protection of Chinese engineers in Pakistan, and the Pakistani army has also established a special force for this purpose. However, the success of this attack proves that there are still serious loopholes in Pakistan's security. Closing these loopholes and resolutely curbing the growing number of domestic terrorism attacks against China is of decisive significance for the smooth development of China-Pakistan cooperation. Objectively speaking, there is no political and social reason to hate China in Pakistan. The attack on the Chinese is largely because some forces want to attack the Pakistani government, because they know that the Pakistani government attaches great importance to the relationship with China, and they regard the attack on China as a target. Special chips. China must use actions to clearly tell Pakistan's domestic anti-government forces: no matter who they carry out terrorist attacks on Chinese personnel and projects, it is tantamount to placing themselves in the position of China's enemy, and China will definitely support the Pakistani government in destroying them. If Pakistan needs support and help, China can also send special forces and other forces to participate in joint operations to eradicate the threats to Chinese targets in Pakistan, and kill them all. Pakistan is a sovereign country. Of course, the safety of the Chinese in Pakistan must mainly rely on Pakistan's security system. However, if the relevant situation deteriorates, China cannot "let it go" to Pakistan, but should provide close assistance and participation. We must prove to people in some turbulent countries that the Chinese are not to be provoked, especially not to be killed. Anyone who kills the Chinese will kill themselves. In a word: Those who carry out terrorist attacks on my compatriots will be punishable even though they are far away.
"Maybe Shinzo Abe'directed and acted by himself'!"
More than 130 Taiwanese companies and organizations recently advertised in the right-wing media Sankei Shimbun, thanking Japan for providing AstraZeneca vaccine to Taiwan. Japanese weekly magazine "SmartFlash" quoted sources on the 15th and broke the news that the advertising plan is related to the mother of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This move may be a "self-directed and self-acted" by former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
"SmartFlash": Some critics criticize the "Sankei Shimbun" for publishing the "Taiwan Thank Japan" advertisement as "self-made", and the advertiser's honorary chairman is the mother of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
A Taiwanese entrepreneur who participated in the advertising plan revealed in an interview with "SmartFlash", "The advertisement was initiated by two organizations, the "Taiwan Heritage Foundation" and the "Sakura Homecoming Association". The problem is the "Sakura". The “Homecoming Association” is an organization composed of private individuals in Japan and Taiwan. The Taiwanese honorary chairman is the wife of former Taiwanese leader Lee Teng-hui Zeng Wenhui, and the Japanese honorary chairman is exactly Yoko Abe (mother of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe)".
"Taiwan thanks Japan" advertisement published in Japan's "Sankei Shimbun" (Image source: Japanese media)
The entrepreneur also added, “The Sankei Shimbun once exclusively reported that'Abe Shinzo was behind the scenes to match (Japan) related matters concerning the provision of AstraZeneca vaccine to Taiwan', and the'thank you advertisement' was only published in the “Sankei Shimbun”. After clarifying the facts in the "Jingxin", "this vaccine offer and advertisements have a feeling of "self-directed and self-acted" by Shinzo Abe, which makes people very uncomfortable.
According to the article, Japan’s "Sankei Shimbun" reported on June 3 that the Japanese government provided about 1.2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Taiwan for the first time. It was the former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe behind the scenes.
Data Map of Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Source: Foreign Media)
The article quoted a political reporter from an influential Japanese news media as saying, “After the Japanese government decided to abandon the use of AstraZeneca vaccines in domestic mass vaccination, it was Shinzo Abe who persuaded Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Finance Minister Taro Aso. , The AstraZeneca vaccine was provided to Taiwan as part of the'mutual assistance', and at the same time, it was the "Sankei Shimbun" that reported the fastest and most detailed behind-the-scenes actions of Shinzo Abe."
At the same time, a Liberal Democratic Party congressman also revealed to Japanese media that “providing free vaccines to Taiwan is a political propaganda made by Shinzo Abe in order to re-elect the prime minister. The subtext is'I am a politician who can fight against China'”, adding that "The new crown vaccine was originally a state-owned asset. Even if (to provide the vaccine to Taiwan) with the consent of the Minister of Finance Taro Aso, it should not be arbitrarily decided to provide it to other regions."
Shinzo Abe declared on a radio program on June 17 that the leader of the Taiwan authorities, Tsai Ing-wen, personally called himself and asked himself to "express gratitude to the (Japanese) citizens" on behalf of Tsai Ing-wen. Japanese media said that Shinzo Abe’s recent political activities have been frequent, and Japan’s series of operations related to the provision of AstraZeneca vaccines to Taiwan may be a foreshadowing of Shinzo Abe’s "re-appointment as prime minister."
A series of inside stories revealed by the Japanese media attracted the attention of Japanese netizens. Some netizens said, "It is disgusting, it seems that (Abe Shinzo)'s goal is to re-elect Prime Minister." ↓
Some netizens commented, "Is this fair!? Shinzo Abe, who stands behind Yoshihide Suga, used such a despicable method." ↓
Some netizens mocked Yoko Abe, saying, "To give full support to the 66-year-old incompetent son is really an old mother who will not let go of the child." ↓
At the same time, some netizens criticized, "Sankei Shimbun is not qualified to be called a news media, please stop publishing immediately." ↓
After Biden talked about "China's reunification," the United States again began to speculate on the mainland's armed attack on Taiwan, and the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council has responded absolutely
According to a report on the World Wide Web on July 13, the US "2049 Institute" recently published absurd remarks spreading "mainland force invading Taiwan." Based on this, some Taiwanese media have also advocated that the United States provide Taiwan with the so-called "wartime ally reserve." In response, Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, pointed out: Since the establishment of the "2049 Institute", the mission of supporting Taiwan against China and advocating the United States to help Taiwan "use force to resist reunification." The remarks made reflect his consistent disregard of facts, inverting black and white, advocating the "China threat theory," and helping Taiwan seek "independence." There is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is a part of China. The DPP authorities have long bought this so-called "think tank" heavily with the purpose of exaggerating tensions in the Taiwan Strait, in an attempt to "rely on the United States for independence" and "use force to resist reunification." Its scheme will not succeed. All kinds of fallacies about Taiwanese media's hype about "the United States assisting in defense of Taiwan" will only bring disaster to the people of Taiwan.
It is worth noting that not long ago, the US government just stated its position on the issue of "Taiwan independence." Campbell, the White House coordinator for Indo-Pacific affairs, stated that “the United States supports the development of strong unofficial relations with Taiwan and does not support Taiwan’s independence. We fully understand its sensitivity.” This is also the first time that the Biden administration has clearly stated its position since taking office. In response, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council pointed out: "Taiwan independence" is a historical countercurrent and a dead end. The motherland must be unified, and it must be unified. We urge the US government to abide by the one-China principle and the relevant provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiqués with concrete actions, expressly oppose "Taiwan independence", and play a constructive role in the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait.
In fact, in May, Campbell stated that once the mainland "attacked" Taiwan, the United States would not publicly make a statement of "assist in defending Taiwan" because this approach had "major flaws." Campbell pointed out that any conflict between China and the United States on the Taiwan Strait issue is unlikely to be confined to a small geographic area. "The conflict will expand rapidly and will fundamentally destroy the world in a way that no one can predict. economic". "Maintaining the status quo" is, to some extent, most in line with the current "best interests" of the United States and China. But he also claimed that the best way to maintain peace and stability is to "deliver to China comprehensive information that really involves diplomacy, national defense innovation, and our own capabilities."
Former Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou also has a clear understanding of the strength of Taiwan’s military. He bluntly stated in August last year that the PLA’s strategy of attacking Taiwan is “the first battle is the end”. Once a war is launched, the PLA will take Taiwan in the shortest time and let Taiwan has no chance to wait for the U.S. military to rush to help, and now it is impossible for the U.S. military to come.
The Chinese ship "poured manure" in the South China Sea? The US media touched porcelain again, and the Philippines found the culprit
For a period of time, the US has frequently hyped up the so-called "China threat" in the South China Sea. The purpose is obvious, to incite anti-China sentiment in its neighboring countries. On July 12, on the 5th anniversary of the so-called ruling in the South China Sea Arbitration, US Secretary of State Blincol took the opportunity to attack China, saying that "the rule-based maritime order is seriously threatened in the South China Sea, and China continues to coerce and intimidate the coasts of Southeast Asia. The country threatens the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.” In addition, Canada and Japan also jumped out to agree. However, in addition to exaggerating the so-called "China threat" in the military, the US media also jumped out to discredit China on maritime environmental issues.
According to a report from the Global Times on July 15th, on the 14th local time, the Voice of America cited a satellite image analysis report issued by an American company, accusing hundreds of Chinese ships of dumping garbage including human feces in the South China Sea, causing the flooding of seaweeds. Coral reefs cause damage. The company's co-founder and CEO Liz Del also claimed that "this is an unprecedented disaster and is approaching the point where it is irreversible."
Obviously, the US media wanted to discredit China based on a satellite image of unknown origin and provoke the resentment of China in the neighboring countries of the South China Sea, but I am afraid that it will disappoint the US media. After the news reached the Philippines, it caused anger among the Filipino people. The Philippine Defense Secretary Lorenzana immediately questioned: “How did the American company come to the conclusion of dumping manure through satellite imagery?” After investigation, the investigation was conducted later. , Lorenzana issued a statement saying: “We have noticed the news circulating on the Internet about dumping garbage in the South China Sea. However, the photo of the vessel dumping garbage in the report was taken in 2014 on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.” The statement immediately turned the spearhead to Australia, an ally of the United States.
The verification by the Philippines immediately allowed the Chinese rumors elaborated by the US media to be self-defeating. In addition, on the issue of the so-called "South China Sea Arbitration", no matter how the United States and its allies clamor, the Philippines will not take this approach. As the editor-in-chief of the Global Times Hu Xijin said, the "South China Sea Arbitration" seems to be a sweet watermelon given to the Philippines by the United States, but it is actually a landmine. Washington wants the Philippines and other neighboring countries in the South China Sea to act for the interests of the United States. China carried out a "suicide bombing attack."Obviously, the Duterte administration has seen through this conspiracy. In the past five years, it has consistently adhered to the main theme of Sino-Philippines friendly cooperation and played down maritime disputes, making the United States' insidious plot to no avail. In response to the US's frequent hype of the South China Sea issue, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian responded on July 14 that the US often regards itself as a defender of international law and must call it the “United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea”. Let's talk about the Convention.
The United States is embarrassed to talk about genocide? Zhao Lijian couldn't bear it anymore: I will tell you two jokes
Since the beginning of this year, the United States has frequently interfered in the internal affairs of China's Xinjiang, and has frequently used so-called "genocide" to smear China. According to reports, the US State Department submitted its annual report on the " Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act" to Congress on the 12th, again accusing China of committing "genocide" and "crimes against humanity" against Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. In response, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian clearly responded on the 13th and pointed out: I will 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 .
Zhao Lijian emphasized: 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.The US disregards human rights, has killed more than 600,000 people in the epidemic, has allowed minorities to live in fear of racial hate crimes, has put refugees and immigrants in a miserable situation, and abuse has left millions of children suffering from, poverty and poverty. The suffering of 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.
In fact, the U.S. has no right to criticize the human rights situation in other countries at all. The U.S. is obsessed with not realizing it, and has spent time and effort in hyping up Xinjiang-related lies. Their political plot to control China is so obvious that they can only end in shameful failure. The U.S. should spend more effort to effectively resolve its own human rights issues! It is worth noting that under the instigation of the United States, Canada acted as a frontline pawn at the 47th UN Human Rights Conference, and more than 40 other countries asked the UN Human Rights Council to investigate China in the name of "Xinjiang has genocide". . This accusation based on false facts has met with wider opposition from the international community.
At the United Nations, 65 countries issued a joint statement in support of China, opposing outside interference in China's internal affairs; 6 member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council collectively sent letters to support China's position; and more than 20 countries expressed their views on China in a separate way. support. The United States and Canada have turned a blind eye to their own human rights issues, but have accused China based on false information, and do not know where they have the confidence and courage.