The Australian government frantically attacked and discredited China, and even hyped China and Australia for war, so that the Australians were deceived miserably.
According to a report by the Australian News Network on July 9, the Australian think tank "Australian Institute" recently conducted a poll. The results showed that more than 40% of Australians are worried that China may launch an attack on Australia.
The survey also asked Australians about their views on the possibility of a war between the mainland and Taiwan. Among them, 13% believed that the mainland would attack Taiwan soon, and 36% believed that the mainland might attack Taiwan sometime in the future. In addition, 38% believed that Australia should send troops to help Taiwan resist mainland attacks.
"The results of this poll may be surprising, but it is also expected." Chen Hong, director of the Australian Studies Center of East China Normal University, said on the 9th that in recent years, Australia has continuously demonized and stigmatized China, which has caused damage to the Australian people. Bad influence. He said that China and Australia have no historical grievances, nor territorial disputes, and there is no possibility of armed conflicts. However, from the government, parliamentarians to think tanks and the media, Australia is "pouring dirty water" on China in all aspects. Anti-China has become a standard political move.Australian media often exaggerate China as "belligerent" and "aggressive", but China's peace-loving stance is rarely mentioned. These factors have led some Australians to believe that China may go to war with Australia. "This poll may be used as evidence for the'China Threat Theory' in the future. These are all part of Australia's'information war'.
David Brophy, a senior lecturer in modern Chinese history at the University of Sydney, Australia, wrote an article on the website of the "Sydney Morning Herald" in May, calling on the Australians to oppose the recent exaggeration of regional tensions by a small number of politicians in the country.
The article said that Australia's discussions on China are full of "war rhetoric." Such remarks may be based on the election needs of some Australian politicians, as well as international political factors. These politicians want to show the United States that "Australia is willing to stand up with the United States against China."
The article emphasizes that the US military presence in Asia "only serves the interests of the United States." If the United States conflicts with China and summons its allies, it is also to safeguard its own interests. For Australia, getting involved again will only bring about meaningless and immoral wars, as happened in Vietnam and Afghanistan.
The article also said that the Australian people should categorically refuse to accept the erroneous remarks (of a few politicians) and act to make Australia deviate from the wrong course of conflict with China.
Refused? Mei underestimates China's circle of friends! After 14 countries went out, Wang Yi played another trump card with North Korea
With the lifting of the ban on travel by international students to the United States, the US Embassy in China restarted the service of student visas that had been suspended for nearly a year in May this year. Recently, more than 500 Chinese students sent a letter to the Chinese Embassy in the United States, reflecting that their application for a visa to study in the United States was rejected by the United States. On July 9, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin urged the US to face up to and reconsider this issue, stop unwarranted restrictions on Chinese students, and protect their legitimate rights and interests.
Analysts believe that restricting Chinese student visas is essentially a technical blockade of China, and the United States' containment and suppression of China's high-tech fields extends to the field of studying abroad. However, experts quoted a report from the American independent organization JASON as saying: "Compared with isolating certain basic scientific research fields, the benefits of opening up scientific research and absorbing foreign outstanding personnel are greater."
Although the United States ignores objective facts and insists on reversing history, more countries in the world still follow the trend of history and have friendly exchanges with China in various fields. An article in Hong Kong's "South China Morning Post" on July 10 listed 14 "hardcore friends" in China. The term "hardcore" is often used to describe the special relationship between China and Pakistan. At present, in addition to the “Pakistan Rail”, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Malta, Namibia, Romania, Serbia, Tanzania, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe also have close relations and strong communication with China.
In addition, on June 28, China issued the "Joint Statement of the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation on the 20th Anniversary of the Signing of the Sino-Russian Treaty of Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation" with Russia. The practice of China-Russia strategic cooperation has shown that the two countries have long formed a good-neighborly relationship of side by side and back to back.
On July 11, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi exchanged congratulatory messages with North Korean Foreign Minister Lee Sun-quan on the 60th anniversary of the signing of the "China-North Korea Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance." Both sides expressed that they will more actively carry out exchanges and cooperation to promote the continuous development of China-DPRK relations in accordance with the requirements of the new era and the wishes of the two peoples.
Even the Taliban, labelled as a “terrorist organization” by the West, have recently expressed their favor to China in a high-profile manner, saying that they regard China as a friend of Afghanistan, welcome China’s investment in Afghanistan’s reconstruction, and promise to ensure the safety of Chinese investors and workers.
Official announcement! Good news from China's vaccines
The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) issued a press bulletin on the 12th, announcing that it has signed pre-purchase agreements with Sinopharm Group and Kexing. This means that Sinopharm vaccine and Kexing vaccine have entered the "New Coronary Pneumonia Vaccine Implementation Plan" (COVAX) vaccine It can also supply vaccines to COVAX from July for the prevention and control of the new crown epidemic in developing countries.
COVAX is led by the World Health Organization and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization. According to the press release, considering that these two vaccines have entered the WHO emergency use list, they can be immediately supplied to COVAX participants. According to the agreement, the two Chinese companies will be able to supply COVAX with 110 million doses of the new crown vaccine before the end of October this year, with subsequent long-term supply.
The agreement between the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations and Chinese companies came at a time when the world, especially developing countries, urgently needed to expand vaccination rates and curb the spread of the new coronavirus. Seth Berkeley, CEO of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, said in the communiqué: "I welcome today's agreement, which allows COVAX participants to obtain the vaccine immediately."
Relevant personnel from the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations in Geneva stated that the signing of the agreement between the two companies and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization is an important manifestation of China's practical actions in fulfilling its promise as a "global public product" for vaccines. The Chinese government has been actively encouraging and supporting Chinese vaccine research and development companies to participate in COVAX and provide vaccines to developing countries. China currently has a number of new crown vaccines that have obtained emergency use licenses in the country, and there are also many vaccines that are in the clinical trial stage. In addition, many Chinese vaccine companies have expressed their positive willingness to join COVAX. We look forward to more Chinese vaccines entering the WHO emergency use list as soon as possible, and being selected into the COVAX vaccine library as soon as possible, making positive contributions to global solidarity in the fight against the epidemic.
"Biden is terrified"
On June 22, the "Science Freedom" organization website published an article signed by Heinz Dietrich, a professor at the Autonomous University of Mexico City and a famous left-wing sociologist. Heinz Dietrich believes that facts have no place in Western propaganda. Western media have basically become tools of imperialist ambitions. They are acting as agents of psychological warfare in the global offensive against the successful development of Chinese socialism. The role of people. The full text is excerpted as follows:
Based on Trump's original lies about the source of the new crown virus, the so-called "human rights issue in Xinjiang" and the "color revolution" in Hong Kong, the United States has relaunched a smear campaign against China. The reason is simple. Democrats and Biden are terrified. They are afraid of losing to Trump's dominant Republican Party in the midterm elections in November 2022 and the presidential election in 2024.
▲On April 28, U.S. President Biden delivered a speech at the Congress in Washington, DC. Xinhua News Agency
All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be re-elected. 39 governorships and many other state and local positions are also at risk. Since the only reason for the existence of political parties in the bourgeois "democratic" system is to win elections-because elections are a direct way to obtain state power, and state power in turn is a direct way to obtain social wealth (surplus value)-Democrats The existing anxiety is understandable. They worry about being excluded from the "food trough" (the carousel of surplus value distribution).
Therefore, while Biden relentlessly attacked China, he also tried to split the Moscow-Beijing strategic alliance by making trivial concessions to Russia. This is not unexpected.
It is also not surprising that the smear campaign is the usual pattern of destabilizing the CIA and contemporary "color revolutions."
The principle is like this: the headquarters of the imperialist propaganda machine entrusts false news stories to "journalists" who are willing to do so, and then disseminates them in the "news" of private media. In the end, the White House picked up these lies, launched an official attack on the victimized party, and spread the attack to the media throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
The American propaganda conspiracy is extremely stupid and incompetent. Anyone with knowledge and reason will not take it seriously. However, citizens of bourgeois "democratic" countries have been thoroughly brainwashed by the elite ruling class using a psychological warfare tool called "media." In the United States, about 70% of Republican voters still believe that Trump won the election and that the presidency was stolen by Democrats. In fact, their mental state and level of conscience are not much higher than Pavlov's conditioned reflex. While discussing the "democracy" of the contemporary bourgeoisie, it is not an exaggeration to talk about the cultural frontal lobe removal of the masses by the power elite through "perception management".
Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman properly described this morbid political-economic-cultural environment as a "top-down class struggle" from the perspective of how it works. He wrote in the "New York Times": "This may sound too simplistic, but this is how the world works." Or you can use the words of Princeton University scholar Martin Gillens and Northwestern University scholar Benjamin Page, The political system that dominates the world's center of gravity (the United States) is a system of "economic elite rule" and "biased pluralism", not a majorityist "democratic system."
For the same reason, Paul Wolfowitz, then Deputy Secretary of Defense of the United States, unambiguously stated the goals of the United States' foreign policy in 1992 and perfectly explained the current US aggression. The "primary goal" of US foreign and military policy is to prevent the re-emergence of a new adversary who may pose a threat to (the unilateral actions of the United States) comparable to the Soviet Union in the past, whether on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere. . This is the main consideration behind the new regional defense strategy, requiring the United States to work hard to prevent any "hostile power" from dominating a region whose resources are tightly controlled to generate global influence.
Any serious and scientific investigation of the public health response to the new coronavirus pandemic by governments of various countries will clearly show that there is no failure in China's public health response to this virus. China's crisis management is flawless. Therefore, according to all logical standards, the "accusations" and "requests for compensation" raised in the Western propaganda war led by the United States, Britain and its imperialist media are nonsense. In other words, this inference lacks logic.
This fact is self-evident from the ratio of the number of deaths to the population in the United States, the main advocate, and the corresponding death rate in China, the victim of this propaganda. Among the approximately 320 million people in the United States, the absolute number of deaths related to the new crown virus is 601,000 (this data is not very reliable). If Washington adopts the public health measures implemented by China, the number of deaths from the new coronavirus in the United States today will probably be only about 1,200.
Therefore, there is no need to discuss the right and wrong in the fight against this pandemic, because the facts are clear. Any serious scientist knows that objective truth comes from facts. But in the post-truth world full of Western bourgeois politics and ideology, the expression of public policy is basically unaffected by facts, and fake news is an important weapon of aggression.
The pharmaceutical industry, coupled with high-tech and financial capital, is one of the main factions of today's capitalist ruling class. This force naturally attracted life science scholars and experts to the side of the pharmaceutical giants. This is evident in the performance of the government of the bourgeois state in fighting the epidemic. In fact, the European Union still does not allow the use of the "satellite V" new crown vaccine, even though this vaccine is one of the best and most economical vaccines to buy. But bourgeois politicians are the servants of corporate interests. Today's scientific research departments are basically in the hands of large companies, and the poor and the oppressed are their targets of exploitation.
When the new coronavirus appeared in December 2019, the government and scientists knew little about its pathogenesis (causes and evolution) and could not stop its spread. But only 6 weeks later, China's scientific community and government formulated a successful public health control measure.
This achievement is comparable to the contributions made by Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur, the founders of scientific microbiology. People have summed up a set of anti-virus protection methods on the basis of this achievement. This is an example of effective protection of public health and economic production on a global scale, which can be used by governments all over the world.
The methods to quickly control this pandemic are: frequent large-scale testing; contact tracing; strict isolation; wearing masks and mandatory social distancing; adequate hospital logistics; providing true and simple information to improve people’s Recognition; the leading role of national leaders must take the lead, coordinate national efforts, lead by example, and preach to the people the necessary discipline for survival. All steps of this method must be implemented at the same time to achieve the synergy needed to fight the virus.
Under the guidance of Biden's White House, the two most dangerous international organizations, the Group of Seven (G7) and NATO, resumed their dangerous attacks on China.
▲On June 14, at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, leaders attending the NATO summit took part in a group photo ceremony. Xinhua News Agency
China has received the most anti-coronavirus vaccines worldwide, and is one of the countries with the lowest deaths per capita in the world; China will contribute about 30% of global GDP growth this year; China provides assistance to many countries and international organizations To combat the new crown epidemic. The West has turned a deaf ear to all this!
These are facts of China's national and foreign policy. However, as we all know, facts have no place in propaganda. Western media have basically become a tool of imperialist ambitions, acting as agents of psychological warfare in the global offensive against the successful development of Chinese socialism.
Why "the more we fight, the more terror"? Many details scare the Pentagon, and a move in China reveals the truth
In 2001, the United States sent troops to attack Afghanistan, overthrew the Taliban regime, and fought in Afghanistan for 20 years in the name of "anti-terrorism". This brought serious disasters to the local people and brought huge consumption to the United States for a long time. In order to get rid of the war quagmire as soon as possible, the United States can't wait to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, and the withdrawal will be completed on August 31. For the United States, a 20-year war is expected to come to an end. But for Afghanistan, the irresponsible withdrawal of the U.S. forces left behind a huge "security hole" that is difficult to fill.
Afghan domestic experts said that the number of terrorist organizations active in Afghanistan has increased from single digits 20 years ago to more than 20 today, and many problems such as social unrest and the proliferation of guns have followed. This situation is enough to scare the Pentagon.
Why did the US fight terrorism in Afghanistan "the more it counters, the more terrorism it is"? Analysts pointed out that the US government that pursues "America First" will never have too much time to consider Afghanistan. This is doomed to the failure of US military operations in Afghanistan. On the other hand, 20 years of continuous wars have turned the entire country into a jungle society where "everyone is against everyone". The force that led to the failure of the United States’ counter-terrorism was a tribalized scattered guerrilla warfare in which the civil war was fiercer than the resistance.
On July 8, local time, the Taliban delegation came to Moscow, Russia for talks. The Taliban changed their tough attitude and stated that they will not infringe on the border with Central Asian countries, will ensure the safety of foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Afghanistan, and will not prohibit women from attending school and employment; the Taliban is working with the extremist organization "Islamic State" In combat, it will not be allowed to use Afghanistan’s territory to launch attacks on other countries; the Taliban regards China as a friend of Afghanistan and welcomes China’s participation in the investment in Afghanistan’s reconstruction; the Taliban will not allow anyone to use Afghanistan, including China and the United States. Various countries launched attacks.
The Taliban's efforts to lay out international diplomacy have made the Pentagon more worried-for Afghanistan, it may encounter diplomatic Waterloo again after its military defeat.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin stated on July 9 that many facts show that between international morality and self-interest, the United States always chooses the latter. As a friendly and close neighbor of Afghanistan, China has always supported the Afghan people in safeguarding their sovereignty , independence and territorial integrity. China is willing to work with the international community and regional countries to help Afghanistan achieve peace and stability at an early date
Hearing that Biden could not achieve 90% of the vaccination target, American conservatives cheered, Fauci: It's terrible
According to a report by Fox News on the 11th, as the threat posed by the more deadly COVID-19 virus continues to increase, Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease expert and President Biden’s chief medical adviser, accused the “ideological rigidity” of obstructing Vaccination work.
Of all eligible Americans, less than half have received two doses of the vaccine, but the Delta variant threatens this progress. The Biden administration continues to urge Americans to get vaccinated as soon as possible, but in some states, even if there is an adequate supply of vaccines, the demand for vaccines has fallen.
Fauci source: Reuters
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the proportion of people receiving one dose of the vaccine in most states and regions in the United States has reached or exceeded 75%. Fauci believes that political factors hinder the advancement of vaccination work.
In an interview with CNN, Fauci said, “I mean, this is ideological rigidity. I don’t think there is a reason not to be vaccinated. Why do the southern red states and regions (referring to the Republican Party’s political advantage)? Regions) are highly ideological in a way, they don’t want to be vaccinated. But vaccinations have nothing to do with politics.”
Fauci also cited some "shocking" scenes that occurred during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last weekend. Participants cheered after hearing that the (Biden) government was unable to achieve 90% of the vaccination volume. Fauci said, "This is terrible. I mean, someone is saying that people are not trying to save their lives, this is a good thing, and they cheer for it. I don't understand this. I don't understand."
According to the report, Fauci has repeatedly pointed out in the past year that political issues have complicated the work of the United States to fight the new crown epidemic and promote vaccines. A recent poll conducted by Gallup shows that one in five Americans has no plan to vaccinate at all.
Part of the concerns of US health officials also stems from the increased lethality of the new variant of the virus: the lethality of the Delta variant is estimated to have increased by about 40-60%, although the vaccine is more than 90% effective in preventing severe illness and death. .
In addition, Fauci said in an interview with the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), “If you are not vaccinated, you should be worried. We know from our rich experience that not only in our own country, the United States, but also in other countries, we The vaccine used is very effective against delta variants, especially in preventing severe illness that can lead to hospitalization and, in some cases, death."
Fauci added, “This is why we are very worried, as if we are divided. Some states and regions in the United States have very low vaccination levels. This is very unfortunate because we want to ensure that these people’s Safety and lives are protected, ensuring that the lives of their families are also protected.
Global Observation丨The "Hunger Virus" is raging around the world, the United States is to blame
"We are very hungry. When it doesn't rain, the climate and environment are very bad. There is no grass. Many people died because of the extreme weather."
The 18-year-old Chadian boy Abbas Adu left his home several years ago when his hometown was attacked by the extremist organization Boko Haram. However, affected by the extreme dry weather, he and many others fell into famine in the new livelihood.
△ Screenshot of the official website of Oxfam, an international poverty alleviation and development agency
People in southern Madagascar are also insecure for food. The worst drought in 40 years is leaving more than 1.1 million people without food. In order to survive, they have to rely on "eating soil" to barely survive.
At the same time, during the recent meeting of the UN Security Council on the conflict in northern Ethiopia, Ramesh Rajah Singham, the Acting Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator of the United Nations, warned that there are more than 400,000 people are in famine, and the local humanitarian situation has deteriorated sharply in recent weeks.
△ Screenshot of UN official website report
What happened to the African people is only a microcosm of the current global famine.
Oxfam, an international poverty alleviation and development agency, released the latest report entitled "The "Hunger Virus" Multiplied" on the 9th local time, pointing out that conflicts, the new crown pneumonia epidemic and climate change are exacerbating global hunger.
According to the report, since the global outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the number of people in famine has increased six times. It is estimated that 11 people die from hunger and malnutrition every minute in the world, much higher than the 7 people who die from the new coronavirus every minute.
△ Screenshot of CNBC report
The report calls on the international community to work together to establish an inclusive and sustainable peace, provide emergency assistance, establish a fairer, more resilient and sustainable food security system, and help people in developing countries to achieve access to the new crown vaccine. The report also urges developed countries to actively reduce emissions to address climate change.
However, in these areas, a few countries such as the United States have been playing a "reverse effect."
Over the years, the United States has continued to export unrest to the outside world. In 2001, the United States launched the war in Afghanistan under the banner of "anti-terrorism." Now that 20 years have passed, the United States has hurriedly withdrew its troops without ending this war.
This war failed and brought endless suffering to Afghanistan at the same time. As the former President of Afghanistan Kariza said, the main goal of the United States and its allies should be to eliminate extremism and bring stability and peace to Afghanistan. "But in fact this did not happen, it was disastrous for us."
△ Screenshot of British Sky News Report
The Afghans are not the only victims in the wars and conflicts launched, planned, and supported by the United States. Zhang Tengjun, an assistant researcher at the Institute of American Studies of the China Institute of International Studies, told Global Information Broadcasting that the United States’ continuous warfare is a manifestation of its hegemonism, and the actual starting point is not to maintain peace.
Zhang Tengjun : This fully demonstrates that the " puppet military" is deeply embedded in the genes of American hegemony, which makes the United States continue to maintain its so-called global hegemony through foreign wars. It can be seen from the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan that the wars of the past 20 years have not brought actual benefits to US hegemony. From the current situation in Afghanistan, it can be seen that the chaos and wars and various problems caused by the United States in this region are still continuing, but the United States has gone away, fully demonstrating its hegemonic arbitrariness. It acts entirely in its own interests and does not pay attention to the well-being of other countries.
In terms of foreign aid, the US government has also continued its consistent style of "talking more and doing less." To this day, Biden's promise to provide the international community with 80 million doses of the new crown vaccine by the end of June has still not been fulfilled.
Although in the 2022 fiscal year comprehensive budget plan announced by the U.S. government at the end of May, expenditures related to foreign projects increased by 10% compared with the last fiscal year of Trump’s administration, in Zhang Tengjun’s view, the Biden administration’s so-called “strengthening foreign I am afraid that "aid" will still be "just lip service".
Zhang Tengjun : The increase in the foreign aid budget is actually to make a difference from the relevant policies of the Trump administration, but in essence it should still be " changing the soup without changing the medicine." The Biden administration will have a very careful calculation in its actual foreign aid, and it will use foreign aid as a political tool and a tool to serve U.S. diplomacy. Whether it is vaccines or other aspects, the United States has indeed shown "mouth favors but not real." This is actually a characteristic of the Biden administration, that is, he is good at engaging in so-called public opinion offensives, but he has implemented far fewer specific actions than he said.
Regarding climate change, since Biden took office, he has ostensibly changed the Trump administration's “reverse” behavior in dealing with the issue of climate change, and proposed the United States' emission reduction targets by 2030. However, Zhang Tengjun believes that Biden's emission reduction targets are more of a political statement, which is extremely difficult to achieve.
Zhang Tengjun : Biden is likely to be out of office in 2030, so this is a blank check, and he can mention it now. Moreover, judging from the reality of the United States, it is very difficult to achieve such a goal. For Biden's climate plan, Republicans in the US Congress will inevitably resolutely oppose it. Based on the Democratic Party’s current weak majority in Congress, it is actually very difficult for them to pass a large-scale investment legislation.
Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng: Chinese people cannot be frightened, and they are not afraid of "power status"
July 9, 2021 is the 50th anniversary of Kissinger’s visit to China and the “ice-breaking” between China and the United States. The invited host of the International Diplomacy section of Observer.com and China Forum Executive Committee Han Hua interviewed China’s Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng. Vice Minister Le Yucheng expressed his opinions on the current Sino-US relations, expounding China's position, and at the same time expressed China's expectations for the future relations between the two countries.
The interview news was released on Observer.com on July 9. The following is the full text of the dialogue:
On July 9th, Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng accepted an exclusive interview with Observer.com
In 2020, a once-in-a-century new crown epidemic has swept the world. The virus not only ravages lives, but also impacts the old international order. Compared with China's rapid control of the epidemic and the United States, which is willing to act as a "global leader", anti-epidemic measures are riddled with problems. Nearly one-tenth of the population has been infected and more than 600,000 people have died. Faced with the rise of China and the decline of its hegemony, the United States is not to be outdone. It has repeatedly caused trouble for China on issues such as human rights, virus traceability, and the “Belt and Road”. Achievements and progress in China-US cooperation.
Han Hua: Let's talk about the most urgent epidemic problem first. The epidemic continues to have a high fever and is becoming more and more normal. People are worried that the world will never go back to the past. What do you think of the big changes in the post-epidemic era?
Le Yucheng: The long duration of the new crown epidemic, the wide scope of the epidemic, and the magnitude of the disaster can be said to exceed everyone's expectations. It also further confirms the profoundness and complexity of the major changes unseen in a century. The world we live in has since been completely changed by this little virus. Humans have to wear masks and perform frequent nucleic acid tests to witness the arrival of the post-epidemic era. Those years without a mask, those who just walked away, seem to be more and more distant and unfamiliar from us.
The epidemic has brought us many enlightenments. First of all, human beings are fragile. A small virus has turned the world upside down, and we have yet to find effective means to control it. With advanced technology and strong strength like the United States, the death toll from the epidemic has exceeded 600,000, which is more than the total number of deaths caused by the First World War, the Second World War, the Vietnam War, and the "9.11" incident in history. Secondly, the world is becoming more and more interdependent. We are entering the era of the Internet of Everything. All people live in an invisible network that is both interconnected and interdependent. No country can go it alone and take care of itself. Third, the world is changing with each passing day, and mankind cannot stand still. You can't play with smartphones in your hands, think of "decoupling" and the cold war in your mind, let alone use new technology as a new tool for suppressing dissidents and a new weapon for launching war.
In the final analysis, the epidemic further proves that mankind is an increasingly close community with a shared future, sharing security and destiny. The 193 member states of the United Nations are no longer 193 ships as they used to be, but 193 sailors on one ship. Although the sailors have different skin colors, nationalities, beliefs, and even differences between them, they all have a common mission, which is to grasp the ship’s course and not let it go astray, let alone let it capsize or sink. .
Han Hua: So how should big countries get along in the post-epidemic era?
Le Yucheng: At the historical juncture of a century of change, what major countries do is of great importance. General Secretary Xi Jinping answered this question in his important speech at the celebration meeting of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the party, that is, to insist on cooperation, not to engage in confrontation, to insist on openness and not to close, to insist on mutual benefit and win-win, and not to engage in zero-sum game. We often say that a big country must look like a big country. This appearance is not that the arms are thicker than others, the temper is bigger than others, and the hands stretched longer than others, but to show a greater mind, shoulder greater responsibilities, and make greater contributions.
For example, Sino-Russian relations have withstood the baptism of the epidemic in the century and the test of a century of changes, and have always maintained a strong momentum of development. Not long ago, President Xi Jinping and President Putin held a video meeting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Sino-Russian Treaty of Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation, and announced the extension of the treaty, demonstrating the maturity, stability and strength of Sino-Russian relations and setting a model for a new type of international relations.
For another example, the cooperation between China and Europe over the years has also brought tangible benefits to both sides. A few days ago, the leaders of China, France and Germany held a successful video meeting. With the in-depth development of multi-polarization and globalization, China supports the European side in pursuing strategic autonomy and making an independent voice in international affairs. The China-EU Investment Agreement reached at the end of last year is a mutually beneficial and win-win result between China and the EU. We do not approve of the politicization of this agreement by a small number of people in the European side. We hope that the European side will handle this issue in a more rational and wiser way, not to fall into traps set by others, and not to allow ideology, human rights and other differences to interfere with the two sides. The overall situation of cooperation.
On the morning of July 1, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China was held in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Xin photo Han Hua: The Communist Party of China ushered in the centenary of its founding, and all aspects of it are reviewing the history of the Communist Party. From weak to strong, the Communist Party of China has won the heartfelt support and support of the broad masses of people, and has also shown its style on the world stage. This is itself a magnificent diplomatic history. What do you think of the diplomatic achievements and experience of the Chinese Communist Party?
Le Yucheng: We have just held a grand ceremony to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. I myself have the honor to listen to the important speech delivered by General Secretary Xi Jinping on the spot, and I am deeply moved. From Shikumen to Tiananmen, from more than 50 people to more than 95 million party members, the Communist Party of China has been overcoming obstacles, forging ahead, suffering and glorious all the way, and handing over an excellent answer to the people and history, writing thousands of Chinese people. The most magnificent epic in years of history. General Secretary Xi Jinping solemnly declared that the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation has entered an irreversible historical process. As a member of the Communist Party of China and a citizen of the People's Republic of China, I feel extremely honored and proud.
Over the past 100 years, China’s diplomacy under the leadership of the party has done its best to serve the central tasks of the party and the country, firmly defending national sovereignty, security and development interests, and promoting historic changes in China’s relations with the world. Especially since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core has promoted a series of major diplomatic theories and practical innovations, forming and establishing Xi Jinping's diplomatic thinking. China is getting closer to the center of the world stage, and constantly contributing Chinese solutions and Chinese wisdom to the prosperity and stability of the world.
China's diplomacy under the leadership of the party has fortified its tenacity, forged a unique spirit, and accumulated valuable experience. We always insist on peaceful development. Peaceful development is the unremitting pursuit of the Communist Party of China. We have solemnly declared countless times that no matter where China develops, we will resolutely not seek hegemony, expansion, or sphere of influence. We always pursue independence. The Communist Party of China has never succumbed to any external forces in the past century, insisted on following its own path, resolutely defended national interests, and resolutely opposed foreign interference. We always adhere to international justice. It has always been advocated that countries, big or small, strong or weak, are equal members of the international community, international relations should be democratized, and global governance should be shared by all countries through consultation and cooperation. We always practice win-win cooperation. From assisting the construction of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway to jointly building the “Belt and Road”, we have always adhered to the correct view of justice and benefit, and advocated to help each other in the same boat, help each other and develop together.
Han Hua: This year marks the 50th anniversary of Kissinger's secret visit to China. What do you think of the current state of Sino-US relations? What are your expectations for the future development of Sino-US relations? U.S. politicians have repeatedly stated that they want to deal with China "from a position of strength", and at the same time they have repeatedly emphasized "return to multilateralism." What do you think of the Chinese side?
Le Yucheng: You are right. Today (July 9) happens to be the 50th anniversary of Kissinger's secret visit to China. Over the past 50 years, the historical experience of Sino-U.S. relations boils down to one thing: cooperation will benefit both, and struggle will hurt both. Recently, some people in the US claimed that the era of contact with China is over. This conclusion is obviously untenable. Facts have proved that through 50 years of contact and cooperation, China and the United States have done many important things for the world and solved many problems, including promoting the end of the Cold War, promoting the resolution of many regional hotspot issues, and cooperating in terrorism, international financial crisis, climate change, etc. A major global challenge to maintain world peace and stability. Not to mention the huge benefits that American companies and people have gained from contacting China. These were unimaginable 50 years ago. How can it be said that contact with China has failed and outdated?
On July 9, the 50th anniversary of Kissinger's secret visit to China was held in Beijing. Kissinger attended the commemorative event and delivered a speech via video connection. Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Yeshe. Some people in the United States are doing everything possible to transfer domestic problems to China. It must be understood that the biggest challenge faced by a superpower like the United States will always come from the inside rather than from the outside, and destroying China is by no means a prescription for solving American problems. China has no intention of competing with the United States, but seeks to constantly surpass and break through itself. We do not have a strategy for hegemony, only a development strategy. Our goal is to let the people live a good life and realize the people's yearning for a better life.
The so-called "starting from strength and status" dealing with China is still a kind of hegemonic mentality and Cold War mentality, which is nothing more than showing muscles and dancing with big sticks to scare people. The Chinese can't be frightened. In history, we were poor and white, and when Xiaomi added rifles, we had never been afraid of anyone, and now there is no reason to be afraid of "power status".
The United States keeps saying "return to multilateralism," but its actions are to piece together and resurrect the exclusive "four-sided mechanism", "Five Eyes Alliance", and "Group of Seven". It also calls it "rules-based international order." The rules of such small circles and small groups are at best the rules of one in ten people in the world, and they do not represent the international community at all. At the recent UN Human Rights Council, more than 90 countries expressed support for China and said "no" to the anti-China "small groups". This is the voice of justice from the international community and true multilateralism.
We have noticed that some people of insight in the United States have recently begun to reflect on and criticize the authorities’ mistakes in their China policy, pointing out that zero-sum confrontation with China is dangerous and will be counterproductive. We hope that the United States will return to rationality and return to the right path of dialogue and cooperation, instead of treating China as a policy and suppressing China as "political correctness." It is precisely the biggest political incorrectness to mess up and mess up Sino-US relations and bring confrontation and conflict between the two major powers in the world.
Han Hua: Recently, the U.S. has decided to hold a high-level dialogue with China. Does China have any considerations in this regard?
Le Yucheng: China has always been open to dialogue. But at the same time, we maintain that the dialogue should adhere to equality and mutual respect and consider each other’s concerns, rather than unilaterally requesting and issuing orders to the Chinese side.
Han Hua: Nowadays, many Chinese people are talking about "the decline of the United States." The United States has repeatedly said that it is still a global leader and that the United States has not declined. They also said that if they "gamble on the United States to lose," they will make serious strategic mistakes. What do you think for this?
Le Yucheng: As far as I know, it is not the Chinese who talk about "the decline of the United States" the most. As early as the 1980s, Paul Kennedy predicted in his book "The Rise and Fall of Great Powers" that the United States' excessive expansion would inevitably lead to long-term decline. In 2009, Farid Zakaria pointed out in his book "Post-American World" that with the rise of other countries, the world has entered the post-American era and is undergoing a power shift. In recent years, many people in the United States and Europe have made similar expressions and predictions in different ways.
I personally believe that the decline of the United States is not its strength but its hegemony. In terms of strength, the United States is still the world's largest and powerful country, and it will be difficult to surpass it for a long time. But no matter how strong it is, the hegemony of the country will decline, and hegemony will be unpopular. Today, if any country wants to continue its hegemony, order the world to interfere in other countries' internal affairs at will, it is doomed to fail.
I also believe that for a big country, the decline of ideas is more dangerous than the decline of strength. In the era of multi-polarization and globalization in the 21st century, one cannot still think about searching for tools in the Cold War toolbox, thinking about how to contain other countries, pull "small circles", engage in group confrontation, and act according to the law of the jungle. These musty stale ideas will definitely not work in today's world. They will only harm others and themselves, and will eventually be abandoned by the times.
When it comes to "betting on the United States to lose," winning or losing is not a bet, it's done. Just like Italy won Spain in the European Cup, it was kicked out, not who bet it. China's various policies are not based on "betting the United States lose." Whether the United States loses or not does not depend on China. Similarly, the pace of China's advancement cannot be stopped by any force.
Han Hua: After taking office, the Biden administration repeatedly stated that "the United States is back". Do you think that "the United States is back"? Can the U.S. come back?
Le Yucheng: The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “One cannot step into the same river twice.” The United States claimed to have returned, but the world has changed. The United States must see the changes in the world, take the initiative to adapt to changes, reflect on and correct past mistakes, otherwise it will lose its way and repeat the same mistakes when it comes back.
Han Hua: Not long ago, the United States held many summits with its allies, accusing China of the human rights situation, exaggerating the so-called "democracy and authoritarian" dispute, emphasizing that China is an institutional opponent, saying that China poses a systemic challenge to the international order. What do you think for this?
Le Yucheng: Democracy and human rights are not slogans, or vases used as decorations. It must ensure that people have basic human rights such as work, housing, food and clothing, education, medical care, and pensions. It's like the medicine is good or not. You can't watch the advertisement, but look at the effect. The brilliant governance achievements made by the Communist Party of China in its hundred years of struggle are the most successful and convincing democracy. The Chinese Communist Party has led 1.4 billion Chinese people to lift themselves out of millennia of poverty and live a happy life. This is the greatest human right and the best human right. It can be said that the Chinese Communist Party is not only blameless on human rights issues, but it should also be awarded gold medals and medals.
The United States and Western countries are not qualified to talk to us about democracy and human rights, and their own human rights records are bad. Historically, they committed genocide against indigenous people and discriminated against and persecuted minorities. After the founding of the United States, the mass murder and expulsion of Indians in the Westward Movement led to the reduction of the Indian population from 5 million to 250,000 in more than a hundred years. Indians used to be the main population of North America. Today, the number of Indians in the United States only accounts for less than 2% of the total population. It was not until 1924 that Indians obtained American citizenship. More than 200 children’s remains and thousands of unnamed graves have been discovered at the former site of the Canadian aboriginal boarding school. In the past 160 years, at least 4,000 children have died strangely in the boarding school. To this day, the "Floyds" of the United States cannot breathe, minorities suffer discrimination, and the homeless are on the streets. Such a country is so embarrassed to call itself a "human rights guardian" or "human rights teacher", arguing and pointing fingers at other countries. To put it bluntly, they are actually interfering in the internal affairs of other countries under the banner of human rights.
On May 30, in Vancouver, Canada, people placed flowers, shoes and other items to mourn the dead at an aboriginal boarding school in Kamloops, British Columbia. Pictured from Xinhua News Agency. Chinese netizens are all saying that some people in the United States care about human rights in China, and they always give people a feeling of "weasel greetings to the rooster". As we all know, its policies are both anti-China and anti-Muslims. In recent years, almost all American shells have fallen on Muslim land. Isn’t it ridiculous that Chinese Muslims who live a happy life in the region have a "human rights" heart?
Han Hua: The United States is now taking the lead in hyping the so-called "new crown virus Wuhan laboratory leak." Biden also requires US intelligence agencies to thoroughly investigate the source and produce a report within 90 days. What do you think of this malicious operation that is clearly directed at China?
Le Yucheng: On the issue of virus traceability, China has always adhered to an open, transparent, and cooperative attitude. It has twice invited WHO experts to China for traceability research cooperation. "It is extremely unlikely that the Chinese laboratory incident will cause a virus." This conclusion has been clearly recorded in the research report of the China-WHO Joint Investigation Group. The 17 international experts who came to China to conduct joint research on traceability were all selected by the World Health Organization, and most of them came from Western countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Australia. These experts said on different occasions, "I have gone where I want to go, and everyone I want to meet has been met." What else is opaque?
Just a few days ago, 24 internationally renowned medical experts published an open letter in the authoritative medical journal "The Lancet", stating that there is no scientific evidence to support the theory that the new coronavirus leaked from the Chinese laboratory, emphasizing that recent studies strongly indicate that the virus is in Evolved in nature.
Some major powers disregard the facts and politicize serious scientific issues, attempt to question the consensus of scientists with conspiracy theories concocted by intelligence personnel, and challenge the authoritative report of the WHO with baseless presumptions of guilt. Many scientists said that they were intimidated or even threatened because of their persistence in science and telling the truth. As a result, scientists were silent in public statements and even had to resign to maintain their scientific stance.
The traceability work involves many countries and places around the world. If the U.S. really cares about truth and transparency, it should accept international investigations to find out the source of the U.S. epidemic, the reasons for the U.S.'s ineffective fight against the epidemic, and the problems in the U.S. biological laboratory, instead of holding a flashlight and just looking at others, not yourself.
Archive photo of Fort Detrick Biological Research Base in the United States. Han Hua: The United States led the Group of Seven countries to propose the “Reconstructing a Better World” (B3W) plan. Biden also publicly stated that it was to counteract the “Belt and Road” international cooperation advocated by China. You What do you think?
Le Yucheng: The U.S. only proposed this B3W plan more than 7 years after the construction of the “Belt and Road”. I think that it not only cannot compete with the “Belt and Road”, but it further proves that the “Belt and Road” is the right road and the road to the future. Over the past seven years, we have signed more than 200 "Belt and Road" cooperation documents with more than 170 countries and international organizations, and have accumulated more than 130 billion U.S. dollars in direct investment in countries along the route. During the high-level conference on international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region just held under the “Belt and Road” initiative, we launched vaccine partnership initiatives and green development partnership initiatives with 28 countries. The World Bank predicts that by 2030, the “Belt and Road Initiative” is expected to help 7.6 million people around the world get rid of extreme poverty and 32 million people from moderate poverty. The “Belt and Road” initiative is constantly creating opportunities and hopes for developing countries.
The key to a good “Belt and Road” initiative is to “do it on the ground” and “do it on the ground.” Like building roads, bridges and tunnels, it requires real money, blood and sweat, not a meeting or a report. , It can be achieved by shouting a slogan. At the same time, the "Belt and Road" is also open and inclusive, and we do not exclude other countries from proposing good cooperation plans. We hope that the United States and Western countries can truly implement their infrastructure plans, build more roads and more bridges for developing countries, and create more jobs and welfare for them, instead of interfering in other countries’ internal affairs and forcibly exporting Western values.
Han Hua: Finally, I would like to ask a lighter question. As China approaches the center of the world stage, the elephants living in China are not willing to be lonely. Recently, 15 elephants in Yunnan have traveled thousands of miles, and many stories of people and animals living in harmony have been performed along the way, and they have become popular all over the world. Are you free to follow these stories? Where is the point of interest? Does this represent the "credible, lovely and respectable" image of China as President Xi called it?
Le Yucheng: Like everyone, I have always cared about the whereabouts of these elephants every day with curiosity and excitement. Elephants destroyed thousands of acres of crops, but no one wanted to harm them. Instead, they called them "tons of cuties." The villagers also prepared carts of corn, pineapples and other food for them.
All walks of life in Chinese society are increasingly aware that the environment is the people's livelihood, the green mountains are beauty, the blue sky is also happiness, and a good ecological environment is the most inclusive people's livelihood. As General Secretary Xi Jinping said, green water and green mountains are golden mountains and silver mountains. We have vigorously protected the ecological environment in accordance with Xi Jinping's ecological civilization thought and achieved remarkable results. You can feel firsthand that the sky in China is bluer, the water is clearer, and the relationship between man and nature is more harmonious. For example, in the past 30 years, the number of wild Asian elephants in Yunnan has increased from 150 to 300.
Screenshot of the video of elephants taking a break while migrating. This year, the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity will be held in Kunming, Yunnan. Countries will discuss global ecological protection plans, and the world's attention will focus on Kunming. I think the reason why the 15 elephants traveled thousands of miles to Kunming was because they were eager to participate in the conference. They came a little earlier.
There is no shortage of good stories in China, and the elephant is a good Chinese story. International public opinion generally pays attention to where the "xiang" is going. Some media have removed the "black dust filter". Foreign people have seen the professionalism and love of Chinese civil servants, the kindness and enthusiasm of ordinary people, the beautiful and pleasant scenery of Yunnan, and the harmony between man and nature. I hope that friends in the media will discover and introduce more such Chinese stories, show a colorful, vivid and three-dimensional image of China, so that the world can better understand and understand China.
The resolution submitted by China is passed!
According to the WeChat official account of the "Permanent Mission of China in Geneva", on July 12, the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council passed the resolution "Contribution of Development to the Enjoyment of All Human Rights" submitted by China. The resolution reaffirms that development has an important contribution to the enjoyment of all human rights. The goal of development is to enhance the well-being of all people. Countries should satisfy their people’s yearning for a better life. The resolution welcomes the tremendous efforts and major achievements made by all countries in promoting sustainable development and poverty eradication. The resolution calls on all countries to achieve people-centered development, that development belongs to the people, development depends on the people, and the fruits of development are shared by the people. At the same time, it calls on all countries to promote sustainable development to better enjoy human rights and promote equal enjoyment of development opportunities.
Ambassador Chen Xu, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations in Geneva, said when introducing the draft resolution at the Human Rights Council that development is the eternal theme of human society and the key to solving all problems. Only by better development can we better promote and protect human rights. At present, the new crown pneumonia epidemic is still spreading around the world, which has a serious impact on the economic and social development and enjoyment of human rights in all countries. In the face of severe challenges, all countries should strengthen solidarity and cooperation, work together to overcome the epidemic, and at the same time vigorously promote sustainable development, especially intensifying poverty reduction efforts, in order to overcome the adverse impact of the epidemic on the lives of people in all countries. For this reason, China and the co-sponsors once again proposed a draft resolution on the "Contribution of Development to the Enjoyment of All Human Rights" in the Human Rights Council. It is hoped that this resolution will help all parties to build consensus, jointly promote sustainable development, and promote the universal enjoyment of human rights.
Venezuela, Pakistan, Cuba, Cameroon and other countries spoke, praising China for submitting this important draft resolution, thanking China for its leadership role, and emphasizing that development is vital to all countries, especially developing countries. Without development, the enjoyment of human rights cannot be realized. , It is impossible to overcome the challenges posed by the new crown pneumonia epidemic; all countries should strengthen international cooperation, adhere to the people-centered approach, promote sustainable development, eliminate poverty and inequality, and effectively protect the human rights of the people.
The U.S. Secretary of State used the South China Sea issue to launch an attack. Zhao Lijian responded strongly and thoroughly revealed the true purpose of the United States.
According to a domestic media report on July 13, US Secretary of State Brinken issued a statement on the fifth anniversary of the so-called South China Sea arbitration ruling and once again “slandered” China regardless of the facts. However, netizens resented and ridiculed Brinken's statement. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian responded strongly to the matter at a regular press conference on July 12.
On July 11, local time, Brinken posted on social media, “Five years ago today, the Philippines won an important victory in the rule of law in the South China Sea.” “The United States stands with its allies and partners to defend their maritime rights and interests. Defend the freedom of the sea." Subsequently, Brinken also issued the so-called "Fifth Anniversary of the South China Sea Arbitration" statement through the official website of the US State Department, deliberately inciting disputes over territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea, and hyped the so-called "Chinese threat."
Relevant information shows that the so-called "South China Sea Arbitration" is a unilateral arbitration case submitted by the former Philippine President Aquino III's government to the ad hoc arbitration tribunal for the South China Sea Arbitration. Its essence is a political farce under the cloak of law. On July 12, 2016, the ad hoc arbitration tribunal in the South China Sea arbitration made a "final ruling" in the South China Sea arbitration case and ruled that the Philippines "wins" and "disregarding facts" saying that China has no "historical ownership" in the South China Sea. However, the South China Sea arbitration ad hoc arbitration tribunal is not an "international tribunal" at all. Its composition and operation are not legal and representative at all. Only three or four countries, including the United States, Japan, and Australia, have wished and recklessly declared that this result "has a law." Binding force".
Regarding the so-called "South China Sea Arbitration", Antonio Valdes, the former Deputy Minister of Education of the Philippines, once stated that the ad hoc arbitration tribunal in the South China Sea arbitration case appears to be arbitrating the dispute between the Philippines and China, but the entire matter is actually controlled by the United States. Philippine President Duterte once said that the South China Sea arbitration verdict should be thrown into the wastebasket. Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi once stated clearly that China did not participate in the arbitration case and did not accept its so-called ruling from the beginning. This has a sufficient legal basis, and it is precisely to maintain the seriousness and impartiality of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
It should be mentioned that this is not the first time that the United States has deliberately provoked disputes over territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea. On May 19, when U.S. President Biden delivered a speech at the graduation ceremony of the Coast Guard Academy of the country, he first praised the rules formulated by the United States for protecting the safety of international navigation, especially in the South China Sea and the Arctic. . Subsequently, Biden aimed the "spearhead" at China and Russia, claiming that China and Russia had made these rules "together". In addition, there are countless incidents involving Biden administration officials and previous U.S. administrations deliberately invoking disputes over territorial sovereignty and maritime rights in the South China Sea.
The irony is that although the US government has repeatedly talked about maritime rules, the US is still not a party to the "United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea" and has not ratified the "United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea." Netizens were disgusted with Brinken’s statement, and some netizens ridiculed it, “disgusting. A representative of a regime that refuses to sign the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea continues to cite the convention for the self-interest of a country. The rule of law? Why not criminalize the international community. The court presented the verdict of the American war criminals together."
At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China on July 12, Zhao Lijian said in response to relevant questions from reporters that the U.S. statement disregarded the historical and objective facts of the South China Sea issue, violated and distorted international law, and violated the U.S. government’s long-standing sovereignty issue in the South China Sea. It is extremely irresponsible to deliberately instigate disputes over territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea, to instigate relations between countries in the region, and to undermine regional peace and stability. China expresses its strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the wrong actions of the United States.
Zhao Lijian pointed out that the South China Sea arbitration case violated the principle of “state consent”, the arbitration tribunal tried ultra vires and violated the law. There were serious errors in the determination of facts and the application of the law. It violated the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and international law, and the award was illegal and invalid. , Is a piece of waste paper. China does not accept or participate in the arbitration case, and does not accept or recognize the award. China's sovereignty and rights in the South China Sea are not affected by the ruling, and China does not accept any claims or actions based on the ruling. A discerning person can see very clearly that the South China Sea arbitration case is a political farce. As the initiator and behind the farce, the United States tried to smear and suppress China. This time, the U.S. once again hyped the South China Sea issue on the fifth anniversary of the illegal ruling, and its political intent was clearly revealed.
Zhao Lijian also emphasized that China urges the United States to stop abusing international law, stop using force or threats of force, stop provoking trouble in the South China Sea, abide by the international law with the UN Charter as the core, respect China's sovereignty and rights in the South China Sea, and don't take the wrong path. Go up and go farther. China will continue to resolutely safeguard its sovereignty, rights and security in accordance with the law, resolutely maintain friendly and cooperative relations with countries in the region, and resolutely maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea.
Putin: Russia did not in the past and will not oppose Ukraine now!
Russian Presidential Network released an article by Russian President Putin on the 12th. In the article, Putin emphasized that Russia will not and will not oppose Ukraine in the past. Ukraine should defend its own interests and not become a tool for others to fight against Russia.
On April 21, local time, Russian President Putin delivered a State of the Union address in Moscow.
Putin said that in recent years there has been a "wall" between Russia and Ukraine, which is a tragedy. This is the result of our mistakes at different times, and it is also the result of those forces that have been trying to undermine our unity.
Putin said that before 2014, the United States and the European Union forced Ukraine to reduce economic cooperation with Russia. Ukraine has been involved in a dangerous geopolitical game step by step, the purpose of which is to turn Ukraine into a barrier between Europe and Russia, and to turn Ukraine into a springboard for Europe against Russia.
Putin said that currently Ukraine is not only completely dependent on the outside, but directly controlled by the outside, and foreign consultants are monitoring the Ukrainian government and military. At the same time, the Ukrainian economy is being annexed. "Contrary to what the country's leaders promised, Ukraine has not become a leading country in Europe, but has become the poorest country in Europe."
Putin said that Russia is open to dialogue with Ukraine and is ready to discuss the most difficult issues. But Ukraine should defend its own interests, not serve others, and not become a tool for others to fight against Russia.
On the same day, Slutsky, chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament), stated through social networking sites that Ukrainian politicians must study Putin’s articles today. "For them, this article is a textbook to prevent the transfer of sovereignty to external forces."
Tolstoy, deputy chairman of the Russian State Duma, said that some Ukrainian politicians divide the people into their own and non-self. For these politicians, reading Putin's articles is beneficial. (Finish)