Afghanistan has always been known as the "imperial cemetery", so that the former British Empire and the Soviet Union have suffered on this land. Even the United States, the world's largest country, is no exception. Now, the United States and NATO troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan one after another. This means that the 20-year war in Afghanistan initiated by the United States ended in failure. US President Biden also recognized Washington. It is impossible to transform Afghanistan into a "modern and stable democracy." At the same time as the United States withdrew its troops, the Afghan Taliban suddenly made a friendly statement to China, saying that no one is allowed to use Afghanistan to attack China.In this regard, Zhang Jiadun, a Chinese American who has been spreading the "China collapse theory" all the year round, became active again.
On July 8, local time, Zhang Jiadun published a signed article in the "Capitol Hill" entitled "China will become the next empire to enter the "grave" of Afghanistan." Obviously, Zhang Jiadun "new wine in old bottles" used the situation in Afghanistan to once again exaggerate his "China collapse theory" and slander China. But I am afraid I will disappoint them. On the issue of Afghanistan, China's main thrust is to proceed from the fundamental interests of the Afghan people and work hard to promote peace. This is fundamentally different from the US's use of anti-terrorism as an excuse to disrupt the situation in Afghanistan.
On July 14, local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Afghan Foreign Minister Atmar in Dushanbe. During the period, Foreign Minister Wang Yi emphasized that China supports the establishment of a broad and inclusive political structure in Afghanistan based on the principle of "Afghanis owns and Afghanis leads" through dialogue and consultation. The words "Ah people own, A people dominate" are undoubtedly straightforward and set the tone of China's handling of the Afghan issue.Foreign Minister Wang Yi also emphasized that China has never interfered in Afghan's internal affairs and has no geopolitical considerations. It will continue to respect Afghan independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and believes that the Afghan people have the ability to govern their country. The Chinese side is willing to provide convenience at any time to hold internal Afghan negotiations in China and contribute to the political settlement of the Afghan issue.
In addition, at the "Shanghai Cooperation Organization-Afghanistan Liaison Group" foreign ministers meeting held on the 14th, Foreign Minister Wang Yi put forward five suggestions on the situation in Afghanistan. One is to prevent the United States from shirking its responsibilities; the other is to prevent the resurgence of terrorist forces; and the third is to work together to help. Promote the reconciliation process; the fourth is to actively strengthen multilateral coordination; the fifth is to continue to assist in the peaceful reconstruction of Afghanistan. Obviously, unlike the United States' intervention in the situation in Afghanistan, China is contributing its strength to promoting regional security and stability, advancing the process of peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, and deepening cooperation between the SCO and Afghanistan.
Wall Street warned Biden "No": Don't destroy our "Chinese Dream"
US President Biden sent a text message to Wall Street: Watch out for Hong Kong!
The brains of Manhattan financiers immediately hung up: If the Biden administration rectifies their development in Hong Kong because of geopolitics, then the long river of wealth they have been operating for many years will be turned? The world's second largest economy, with a market of 1.4 billion people, should it give up the "Chinese Dream" in response to the president's call?
This is the hottest topic of weekends for American companies in Manhattan and Hong Kong, like a bomb dropped into the minds of financial executives. Their hotly debated conclusion is that the Biden government's warning about the risks of doing business in Hong Kong has disrupted the normal development of the industry and is an impact on the life and work of the global financial center. Officials in the Biden administration worry that neither Wall Street financiers nor American entrepreneurs in Hong Kong will buy the government's account. They may not leave Hong Kong.
Wells Fargo & Co analyst Mike Mayo said: "This will definitely lead to a major reflection on the strategic plan for the next ten years, because China is seen as a major growth opportunity." He said This may not cause direct pain to the bank in the short term, but in the long run, Biden's policy is absolutely destructive.
Banks of various countries are no strangers to Hong Kong and its changing landscape. Financial companies are "permanent residents" of Hong Kong and usually compare this 427 square mile city with New York and London. In recent years, with tensions in Sino-US relations and violence on the streets of Hong Kong, financiers from all over the world have seen it. After their normal work and life were broken, they expected Hong Kong to get back on track, and no longer watched the chaos on the street below the building .
For banks, Hong Kong is not only a transit area for China Unicom, but also a very valuable market in itself. Hong Kong's outposts provide growth for overseas companies as some forms of income from overseas are shaken by the coronavirus pandemic.
For example, data from consulting firm KPMG shows that Morgan Stanley's assets in Hong Kong surged by 70% last year, making it the fastest-growing bank among licensed banks in Hong Kong. The United States and other major international banks have been controlling their business risks in Hong Kong for many years, and they will not soon withdraw from a city with a mature market and an increasingly flexible market.
Both BlackRock Investment Management and Bank of America's Hong Kong representatives said that the outbreak of tension between the United States and China has made them unafraid and will not affect their business in Hong Kong. They said that many companies have not fallen into the trap set by the Biden administration. The Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in the United States, whose members include Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, etc., said that it has just purchased a new office in downtown Hong Kong and plans to cooperate with government officials to deal with the recent turmoil.
A statement issued by the US Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong said, “The US Chamber of Commerce is very aware of the increasingly complex geopolitical environment and its risks.” We are here to support our members in coping with these challenges and risks, while also seizing the opportunities for doing business in the region..
All of this shows that Wall Street financial institutions and American companies in Hong Kong have all said "no" to the Biden administration's so-called legal risks of doing business in Hong Kong. They are unwilling to give up the use of Hong Kong to realize the "Chinese Dream" of synchronous development with China.
The US Deputy Secretary of State's visit to China was rejected by the Chinese side? The Japanese reporter dug a hole, Zhao Lijian told him to shut up with a word
For some time, the Biden administration has been in a state of pulling and defensive in its China policy. While not forgetting to use the so-called "human rights" as a weapon, it has been chattering on Hong Kong-related and Xinjiang- related issues, and it has also played the "Taiwan card." On the one hand, they did not forget to seek dialogue with China. Just after the meeting between the leaders of the United States and Russia in mid-June this year, Sullivan , the National Security Affairs Assistant to the President of the United States, said that the United States will consider arranging for a meeting between President Biden and Chinese leaders. In response, the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that there is no further information that can be provided.In addition, in late June, US Secretary of State Blincol planned to have a face-to-face meeting with China through the G20 foreign ministers' meeting. Unexpectedly, China participated in the meeting in the form of video. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs also emphasized: “This is within the plan. Matters.” Obviously, China is indifferent on the issues related to high-level Sino-US contacts. At this time, the visit of an important person in the United States has aroused attention from the outside world.
On July 15, local time, the US State Department announced that US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will visit Japan, South Korea, and Mongolia from July 18 to 25. This is Sherman's second visit in two months. Trip to Asia. It is worth mentioning that before the official announcement of the US State Department, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post quoted a source on the 14th as saying that Sherman will visit China, which now appears to be an oolong.
Then, at the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China on July 16, a reporter from the Japanese Economic News asked that there were reports that the US Deputy Secretary of State Sherman made a request for a visit to China, but the request was rejected by the Chinese side. Can you introduce the relevant situation? In response, spokesman Zhao Lijian responded that China's position on Sino-US relations is consistent and clear. Regarding the specific question you mentioned, I have no information to provide. Obviously , Japanese media reporters asked questions about digging holes in an attempt to create the illusion that China was obstructing the Sino-US dialogue. How could it be that China simply does not eat this.
Regarding the question of whether there will be contacts between the high level of China and the United States this year, on July 3, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his attendance at the Ninth World Peace Forum hosted by Tsinghua University: “Of course we hope to resume dialogue, but It depends on the sincerity of the United States." In addition, as early as March 18 this year in the Sino-US high-level strategic dialogue, Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and director of the Office of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission, said in front of the United States: "The United States does not The qualifications are condescending to talk to China. Chinese people don't like this. Dealing with China must be done on the basis of mutual respect."
Never let China fight alone! More than 90 countries all show their attitude towards China, and the sword is aimed at the West
At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held on the 14th, a reporter asked: The 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council closed on the 14th. Earlier, the spokesperson introduced that many countries have co-signed joint speeches in support of China. Is there any latest development in the co-signing countries?
In response, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zhao Lijian said that recently, Nigeria signed a joint statement of friendly countries in support of China at the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council. We welcome Nigeria to join the ranks of justice. Up to now, the number of co-signatories has increased to 68. With the addition of countries that support China through individual speeches and joint letters, more than 90 countries have voiced justice in the Human Rights Council.
Zhao Lijian pointed out that the facts are irrefutable, and the lies will eventually go bankrupt. The actions of a few Western countries spreading political lies and wanton interference in the internal affairs of other countries under the banner of human rights in the Human Rights Council are destined to be unpopular, and they have been and will continue to be firmly opposed by the international community. We urge these Western countries to listen carefully to the voice of justice in the international community, stop obsessing with the dream of being a "human rights teacher", face up to and take practical measures to solve their serious human rights problems, and do something to promote the well-being of their own people and the development of international human rights.
According to the reference news network, the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council came to an end on the 13th local time in Geneva, Switzerland. During the 23-day conference, China and the Western countries engaged in fierce confrontation. In addition to resolutely countering the smearing of China by these "teachers" on human rights issues, Chinese diplomats also proactively attacked and, together with other developing countries, exposed and criticized the stigma of human rights records in some Western countries.
The United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia are all listed in China's "call-by-name criticism". The problems they have pointed out include violations of immigrant rights, genocide, violations of the rights of indigenous women and girls, violations of privacy rights, forced labor, human trafficking, etc., to name a few.
In the face of China and other developing countries expressing reasonable concerns about their human rights issues, these "teachers" who have always been arrogantly talking about teaching other countries are on needles. Australian media said that at the UN Human Rights Council meeting, many countries expressed concern about human rights in Australia, but the Chinese side's statement was "the most violent."
Planning for half a year! Biden wants more than 30 countries to encircle China, but it can't match Merkel's word
According to a report on the World Wide Web on July 16th, on the 15th local time, German Chancellor Merkel visited the United States and held a meeting with US President Biden at the White House and attended a joint press conference. As predicted by the outside world, during the meeting, Biden again mentioned the Sino-Russian issue. According to an actual record released by the White House, Biden declared at the press conference, “When we see China or any other country destroying a free and open society, we will defend democratic principles and universal rights." When it comes to Russia, Biden claimed "We stand together and will continue to unite to defend our allies on the east wing of NATO from Russia's'aggression'."
Obviously, Biden continues to use Western values and ideological prejudice to tie allies to the anti-China front. Since Biden took office half a year, he has frequently used the so-called "human rights" as a new weapon to gather allies to attack China together. During this period, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States successively imposed sanctions on individuals and entities in Xinjiang, China, based on the so-called "human rights issues in Xinjiang". In addition, at the Group of Seven (G7) summit, Biden and his allies also included Hong Kong-related and Xinjiang-related Chinese issues in the joint communiqué.
Biden is working to create an anti-China encirclement, and the 27 EU countries, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and Australia are all targets. But I am afraid that Biden will be disappointed, and Merkel made her elaborate encirclement self-defeating in one sentence. During the meeting, Merkel emphasized: "I think, especially in our (Germany) relationship with China, we should coordinate our efforts. We have done this in the EU, and we should do it with the United States. ."
It is worth mentioning that Merkel has mentioned the relationship with China in public on more than one occasion. During the G7 summit, Merkel emphasized that if we leave China aside, we will never find a solution in dealing with climate change and biodiversity. In addition, Biden advocated the so-called "China threat" with allies at the NATO summit, and Merkel directly urged NATO to "don't close the door to Beijing." NATO's decision to list China as a threat "should not be exaggerated." She believes The most important thing for China is to "find the right balance." This visit may be Merkel's last visit to the United States before leaving office. Merkel once again set the tone for Sino-German relations and the signal that Germany does not want to be an enemy of China. At the same time, she also hopes that the EU and the United States will work hard to coordinate their relations with China.