As the two foreign wars launched by the United States since the end of the Cold War and in the new century, the Afghanistan War and the Iraq War were extremely time-consuming and costly. Instead of bringing peace, stability and prosperity to these two Middle Eastern countries, they created more. Divide, turmoil and poverty.
Two wars completely destroyed two countries. Reflecting on the two wars, some questions cannot be avoided: Why did the two wars occur in the first place? What did the United States get after all the painstaking efforts to launch two wars? Slapped and left, leaving behind a pile of mess. What kind of bane has been planted by the United States, which is eager to get away, to the situation in the Middle East and regional security? Faced with a devastated country and chaotic situation, where will the future of Iraq and Afghanistan go?
When we mourn for the lives and civilizations that have been lost forever in the flames of war, when we pray for the people and the land that are still groaning and suffering in the war, mankind should not talk about war lightly.
Beginning of war: the weak and the strong
In 2001, after the shocking "September 11" incident occurred in the world, although the Taliban issued a statement stating that the terrorist incident had nothing to do with Bin Laden, the US government still identified Bin Laden as the number one suspect in the terrorist attack.
On October 7, 2001, the then-U.S. President George W. Bush announced that the U.S. military had launched attacks on terrorist organizations and Taliban targets in Afghanistan. "These targeted actions are aimed at undermining the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations and attacking the military capabilities of the Taliban regime." Bush said that the Taliban, who ruled most of Afghanistan at the time, rejected his offer to hand over. The requirements of al-Qaeda leaders.
Recently, the "New York Times" published an article entitled "Long and Cruel 20 Years: A Detailed Explanation of the Afghan War", which described the ins and outs of the Afghan War in detail. The article stated that by the end of 2001, the U.S. military quickly overthrew the Taliban government and crushed its armed forces. In May 2003, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announced the end of major combat operations in Afghanistan.
According to the New York Times, despite the continuous influx of American and NATO troops, the Taliban have rebuilt their combat capabilities, regained their previously controlled territories, and promised to build new schools, government centers, roads and bridges in an attempt to win the Afghans. support. As the military threat posed by the Taliban continues to increase, as part of the "strengthening plan", former US President Barack Obama has sent tens of thousands of additional soldiers to Afghanistan, reaching nearly 100,000 by mid-2010. However, despite American combat power and air strikes, the Taliban have become stronger and stronger, causing heavy casualties to the Afghan security forces. In May 2011, the US Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. In June of that year, Obama announced that he would begin to return US troops to the country and transfer security responsibilities to the Afghans by 2014. On December 31, 2014, the US military ended its main combat operations, leaving 14,000 US troops stationed, but transitioned to training and assisting the Afghan security forces.
In February 2020, the Trump administration and the Taliban signed an agreement promising that all U.S. troops will withdraw from Afghanistan by May 1, 2021. On April 14 this year, US President Biden announced that all US troops will be withdrawn from the country before September 11. At this point, the war in Afghanistan that has gone through four US presidents is finally coming to an end.
On March 20, 2003, the United States bypassed the UN Security Council on the grounds that Iraq had hidden weapons of mass destruction and secretly supported terrorists, and unilaterally carried out military strikes on Iraq until it withdrew in December 2011. It is ridiculous that on February 5, 2003, the United Nations Security Council held a meeting to discuss the situation in Iraq. The then US Secretary of State Powell took out a test tube containing white powder at the meeting, claiming that it was evidence that Iraq was developing chemical weapons, and started the war on this basis. In fact, the United States has so far failed to confirm the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
In 2014, the "Islamic State" seized large areas of western and northern Iraq, and the US army subsequently increased its troops in Iraq, but its authority was limited to combating the "Islamic State" and providing support and training for the Iraqi government forces. Currently, there are about 2,500 US troops stationed in Iraq. In January 2020, the US military launched an air strike on the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killing Soleimani, the commander of the "Quds Brigade" under the Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Iran, and Muhandis, the deputy commander of the "People's Mobilization Organization" of the Iraqi Shiite militia. Et al.
The British BBC reported that the Bush administration formulated a document for the control of Iraq’s oil program before September 11th. Sims, the former policy director of the British think tank New Economic Foundation, said that in the past century, when the United States and Britain sought to control more than their share of oil reserves, they had left behind conflicts, social unrest and environmental destruction around the world.
In April 2021, when US Vice President Harris participated in employment and infrastructure policy activities, he personally admitted that "the wars over the years and generations were fought for oil."
"Both wars were launched in the name of'anti-terrorism'. The '9.11' incident shocked the United States. At that time, the United States' treasury was full, comprehensive national strength reached its peak, and unilateralism prevailed. In order to demonstrate the prestige of the world's only superpower In response to the domestic public’s anxiety about security, the United States urgently needs to take retaliatory action." Li Weijian, a researcher at the Shanghai Institute of International Studies and vice president of the Chinese Middle East Society, told this newspaper that, in fact, long before the "9.11" incident, The United States has accelerated its control of the major oil-producing countries in the Middle East. After the "September 11" incident, the United States began to analyze the reasons for the huge terrorist power in the Middle East. One of the important conclusions is that the ultra-conservative authoritarian government in the Middle East has contributed to the growth of terrorism. The think tank of the US government has proposed that it hopes to allow some Middle Eastern countries to transition to democracies through regime change. The United States took the opportunity to use Afghanistan and Iraq as experimental grounds to explore a model for establishing democratic regimes in the Middle East, and then promote it to other countries after success.
"Since the beginning of the new century, the United States has launched the Afghanistan War and the Iraq War. The common motivation is to fight against Islamic anti-Americanism on the grounds of'anti-terrorism.' These two wars marked a shift in the focus of US global strategy from Europe and the Asia-Pacific region to the greater Middle East. From the challenge of dealing with major powers to the challenge of Islamic anti-Americanism.” Sun Degang, a researcher at the Center for Middle East Studies of Fudan University, said in an interview with our reporter that the difference between the two wars lies in: in Afghanistan, the focus of the US strike It is a non-state terrorist organization represented by Al Qaeda, destroying its "global terrorism network" from the Middle East to Central Asia; in Iraq, the United States is fighting the so-called "state terrorism" with "weapons of mass destruction" and disintegrating the so-called "Axis of Evil".
Harm: bring disaster
Over the years, the war has brought serious humanitarian disasters to both Afghanistan and Iraq.
According to the "War Cost Accounting" project of Brown University in the United States, from 2001 to mid-April 2020, at least 47,245 Afghan civilians were killed in this war. The Afghan government has been concealing the death toll of its own soldiers so as not to undermine the morale of the army. However, the "War Cost Accounting" project estimates that the war caused the deaths of 66,000 to 69,000 Afghan soldiers.
According to data released by the United Nations, the war in Afghanistan forced 2.7 million Afghans to flee overseas and caused 4 million Afghans to be internally displaced. The total population of Afghanistan is only 36 million.
The Iraq War killed more than 200,000 Iraqi civilians and about 2.5 million became refugees.
In addition to death, the war also brought severe poverty to Afghanistan and Iraq.
As one of the least developed countries in the world, Afghanistan’s industrial and agricultural foundations are weak, food cannot be self-sufficient, its economy is heavily dependent on foreign aid, its finances cannot be self-reliant, and its people live in hardship. In the 2019-2020 fiscal year, Afghanistan’s gross domestic product is approximately US$18.89 billion, and its per capita GDP is only US$586.6. Although the fiscal revenue of the Afghan government has increased year by year, it has been unable to make ends meet for many years. 60% of the fiscal budget comes from international aid. The unemployment rate has climbed for many years in a row, reaching 40% in 2019. Some laborers can only earn about US$60 a month, making it difficult to maintain the livelihood of the whole family.
A research data released by The Lancet shows that at least 650,000 Iraqis have died in the war, and thousands of Iraqis have been forced to become refugees and refugees. Statistics from relevant UN agencies show that Iraq’s current total population is 38.43 million, about 25% live below the global poverty line, and the unemployment rate is as high as 15%.
"The Afghanistan War and the Iraq War broke the original strategic balance between these two countries. After the war, the United States tried to make these two countries a democratic model for Islamic countries and developing countries. As a result, driven by electoral politics, Afghanistan, The domestic ethnic conflicts between the two countries in Iraq have risen to political factional struggles, tearing apart the society, undermining national identity, leaving these two countries in long-term turbulence, and providing soil for the growth of terrorism.” Sun Degang analyzed that the United States has not only paid for it. Huge personnel and financial losses, and the US military actions have caused a serious humanitarian crisis. Millions of civilians have been displaced, which has become a transnational security issue in the Greater Middle East.
"The impact of war on the development of a country is devastating." In the 1980s, before the outbreak of the Iran-Iraq (Iran, Iraq) war, Li Weijian, who had lived in Iraq for two years, was deeply moved: "Before the Iran-Iraq war began. For half a year, as a major oil country in the Middle East, Iraq was a very well-developed country. At that time, there were highways and basically every family had small villas and cars. Later, when the Iran-Iraq War broke out, Iraq and Iran repeatedly saw the situation in Iraq. The situation is getting worse: the supply of materials is tight, the social environment is rapidly deteriorating, and the economic foundation is severely damaged. Since then, after experiencing two heavy losses from the Gulf War and the Iraq War, Iraq has regressed back to an earlier era, and it will take a long time for it to recover. "
"The Iraq War has caused turbulence and chaos in the situation in and around Iraq." Li Weijian analyzed. First, Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurdish militants fought fiercely and pushed Iraq into an increasingly divided situation. It is becoming more and more difficult to achieve national reunification; the second is that the war has severely damaged national construction and deteriorated the environment for economic and social development; and the third is that the war has spawned terrorist forces. These problems also exist in Afghanistan.
"The Afghanistan War and the Iraq War not only caused severe disasters to the local civilians, but also caused the two countries to fall apart and become a piece of scattered sand, creating conditions for external powers to train agents and intervene in the internal affairs of these countries." Sun Degang believes that practice has proved. , The use of force to fight terrorism and military means to change the regime of Islamic countries in the Middle East is a huge risk.
Cost: Empty national power
The war in Afghanistan and Iraq also cost the United States a heavy price.
According to the Associated Press, the 20-year-old Afghanistan war launched by the United States is the longest war in the United States. This war has caused tens of thousands of deaths and overwhelmed the four U.S. presidents. In the end, it proved to be unwinnable, and the human and property losses caused by the war were also staggering.
According to data released by the U.S. Department of Defense, the Afghan War has killed 2,442 U.S. soldiers and injured 20,666 U.S. soldiers since 2001.
According to the "War Cost Accounting" project, the U.S. expenditure on the war in Afghanistan is dizzying, totaling a staggering US$2.26 trillion. Unlike other wars launched by the United States in the past, the United States has been heavily indebted because of the war in Afghanistan. It paid about 530 billion US dollars in interest alone and also paid 296 billion US dollars in medical and other care funds to veterans. For many years to come, the United States will continue to pay for these two expenditures.
The New York Times asked the U.S. government after a calculation: "We spent 2 trillion US dollars in Afghanistan. What benefits do we have?"
Statistics show that the Iraq War caused the deaths of 4,491 American soldiers and the disability of around 47,541 soldiers; the war expenditure was US$763 billion and the reconstruction cost was US$50 billion.
On December 18, 2011, the Iraq War, which lasted for more than eight years, ended with the withdrawal of US troops. Today, even though the Iraq War has ended for 10 years, the country is still in turmoil, and gunfire has not stopped for a day. The U.S. military evacuated Afghanistan hastily, leaving behind a mess of rampant violence and devastation. A classified intelligence assessment obtained by the US "New York Times" shows that within two to three years after the withdrawal of international forces, Afghanistan may fall under the control of the Taliban to a large extent. In fact, within just two months of the U.S. withdrawal, the Taliban’s total control area has doubled, surpassing the Afghan government.
"In the past few years, the United States has been trapped in the quagmire of the Middle East battlefield. It has successively invested trillions of dollars and lost a lot of national power, causing itself to start to decline." Li Weijian said that on the one hand, the United States has fallen into the Middle East battlefield too deeply, even if it invested so much. They did not get the results they wanted, nor did they realize their desire to transform Afghanistan and Iraq into democracies in accordance with their own democratic model. On the other hand, as the world’s only superpower, after World War II, the United States tried to establish the prestige of a great power by providing security protection to some countries and providing public goods to the world. However, in recent years, the United States has not only failed to “protect” countries and regions. Security and stability have caused great division, turbulence and chaos, which has led to a sharp decline in its international image.
The debt crisis aggravated by the war in the United States has continued to the present. On July 31, local time, the two-year suspension of the US federal government’s debt ceiling expired. On August 1, the US debt ceiling was restored to take effect, again facing a debt ceiling crisis. The new debt ceiling is US$22 trillion plus the new debt balance since August 2019, which is expected to reach US$28.5 trillion (approximately RMB 184.16 trillion). Earlier, the Budget Office of the American Congress has warned that if measures are not taken to resolve the ceiling crisis at this time, the United States is likely to face the risk of sovereign debt default in October or November this year.
"In the past 20 years, the United States has left a mess in Afghanistan and Iraq, which is both an irresponsible act and a helpless act. The United States is deeply mired in war and has to "stop the bleeding" by withdrawing troops and refocus the global strategy. Turn to Indo-Pacific and Europe, and put the geopolitical game between major powers in the first place in foreign strategy.” Sun Degang believes that the US Congress recently abolished the Iraq War "Authorized Warfare Act" passed in 2002 and the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. The result of political and public reflections on the 20-year war on terrorism. The United States tried to use violence to curb violence and combat terrorism and anti-Americanism in the Middle East, which ultimately proved that there were serious problems.
"There is no winner in this war so far, and there will not be any in the future." On August 2, 2011, the US "Time" once commented after Obama announced the end of the Iraq war.
"In recent years, the United States has been eager to withdraw its troops from the Middle East, withdrawing resources and investment from the Middle East, with the goal of shifting its strategic focus to the Indo-Pacific region as soon as possible to start a great power game." Iraq can "kill two birds with one stone." First, it can control the oil of Middle Eastern countries, and second, it can form a deterrent against China and Russia. But now the United States is becoming more and more powerless.
"Ending a war is more difficult than starting a war." Obama once lamented.
What enlightenment did the war in Afghanistan and Iraq bring to the world? In the future, how will the United States maintain its influence in the Middle East?
"As a global power, it is not easy for the United States to withdraw from the Middle East. It is not only due to inertia, but also related to its intertwined interests in the Middle East, such as oil and munitions." Li Weijian believes that although the United States adopts a strategic contraction policy, it still replaces it with others. Way to maintain its presence in the Middle East. Establishing military bases in Central Asian countries close to Afghanistan and leaving some military advisers in Iraq will pave the way for the United States to return to the Middle East in the future. In addition, the United States will continue to sell weapons to countries in the Middle East.
"After the United States withdraws from Afghanistan and Iraq, it will'leave a tail', including retaining military trainers in these two countries, strengthening military bases in surrounding areas (such as Gulf countries), and deploying long-range bombers and drones to perform special tasks., Continue to intervene in the affairs of these two countries from abroad." Sun Degang said that the United States has "stayed a tail" in many countries in the Middle East, trying to maintain its global hegemony by controlling strategic resources such as oil in the Middle East.
"The Afghan War and the Iraq War are both initiated by the United States. Small countries do not want to fight, but sometimes they are forced to get involved in a state of war." Li Weijian said that taking the Afghanistan War and the Iraq War as examples, the war is either on the country that initiated the war or is forced to A country caught in war is not a good thing. When encountering disputes and contradictions, the international community should stop those who want to use force at every turn, and resolve disputes more through dialogue and diplomacy.
"The US war on terrorism is often in the name of counter-terrorism, pursuing geopolitical goals, and even excluding regional countries and non-Western powers from the international anti-terrorist alliance." Sun Degang pointed out that global counter-terrorism must be mobilized under the framework of the United Nations. Enthusiasm, forming an inclusive security cooperation mechanism. The member states of the United Nations can only gradually eliminate the soil that breeds extremism and terrorism if they work together to promote national reconciliation and economic reconstruction. (Reporter Jia Pingfan)
Biden's son has been exposed again!
British media broke the "explicit" video: Hunter Biden was in a hotel room with a prostitute, and also claimed that the computer with indecent video was stolen.
"Reminder: There is explicit content." The British "Daily Mail" used this sentence at the beginning of an exclusive revelation on the 11th. In a video exposed by the "Daily Mail", Hunter Biden, the son of US President Biden, said angrily to a prostitute that his laptop had been stolen by a Russian drug dealer and that his computer was in the computer. Sex video. Soon, the news was quoted and reported by foreign media such as the Russian Satellite Network and the New York Post .
Screenshot of "Daily Mail" report
According to reports, the video was taken in 2019 and the location is in a hotel room. In the video, Hunter was with a naked prostitute. At the time, he had just finished recording his own sex process and was chatting with each other.
"I'm fucking spending money crazy." Hunter said in the video. According to reports, he was talking about his carnival experience in Las Vegas, the "gaming city" in 2018. He said that he was "changing rooms in luxury suites "for 18 days, sometimes costing US$10,000 a night.
Then, Hunter told the other party that he had been stolen from a laptop by some "Russian drug dealers" in the summer of 2018, and the computer contained his own sex video.
When asked if he was worried about being blackmailed, Hunter replied "to some extent yes." "My father is going to run for president." According to reports, Hunter quietly told the other party.
In addition to this staggering material, several foreign media have also mentioned Hunter's history of losing his notebook. In October last year, foreign media broke the news that Hunter left his laptop in a computer repair shop in Delaware. As a result, the repair shop owner handed the computer hard drive to Trump’s lawyer Giuliani and the FBI. Giuliani said at the time that he had found "pictures of underage girls" on the computer. In the same month, foreign media revealed that Hunter also had a notebook confiscated when federal agents raided his psychiatrist's office, which also allegedly contained "sensitive information." "Daily Mail" and Russian Satellite Network said that counting these two, the stolen notebook mentioned in the video by Hunter is already the third.
"The upper beam is not right, the lower beam is crooked!" The indecent video of Biden's son and woman was exposed, attracting hot discussion from netizens
According to US media reports, a video of Hunter Biden, son of current US President Joe Biden, having a relationship with an unidentified woman was exposed by the British media. This has triggered discussions from netizens all over the world, especially those in the United States. Some netizens commented indifferently: "If the upper beam is not right and the lower beam is crooked, you will know that his son is not a good thing when you look at Biden."
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According to reports, on August 11 local time, a video of Hunter talking to a woman naked began to circulate on the Internet. "Daily Mail" stated that this video should have been filmed after Hunter had a relationship with the woman in January 2019.
In the video, Hunter showed off his extravagant life to the woman. He said that he had a carnival in Alaska in 2018 for 18 consecutive days, changing accommodations in luxury suites, spending $10,000 a night.
Then, Hunter also mentioned that he was stolen by the so-called "Russian drug dealers". He said to the woman: "They have videos of me having relationships with other people." The woman asked: "How long ago is this? What?" Hunter replied: "Last summer, they stole my computer." The woman asked again: "Are you afraid of them blackmailing you?" Hunter said, "To some extent, I am afraid. Because my father is preparing to run for president in 2020.” In the video, Biden also repeatedly admitted that he had not been able to control himself, repeatedly taking drugs and alcohol.
This has aroused the attention of netizens all over the world, especially American netizens, who have discussed it on social media. Some netizens posted a video of Trump accepting applause triumphantly, while Pelosi was tearing up the document and said: "This is President Donald Trump's greatest moment?" Some netizens let it go a few days ago, bye. Deng commented on the video of the daughter of the deceased Congressman police officer: “If the upper beam is not correct and the lower beam is crooked, you will know that his son is not a good thing when you look at Biden.” Many people think he is pedophile because of his unusually intimate behavior.
On the left is an excerpt from netizens’ comments, and on the right is an automatic translation
Some netizens wrote: "I can't look directly at this widely circulated video. It's disgusting." "The image of the Democratic Party has finally collapsed!!! Patriots!!! Ready to charge!!!"
On the left is an excerpt from netizens’ comments, and on the right is an automatic translation
On the left is an excerpt from netizens’ comments, and on the right is an automatic translation
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs: The meaning of the one-China principle cannot be distorted
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying answered questions from reporters on China's recall of its ambassador to Lithuania on the 11th.
A reporter asked: After China announced the recall of its ambassador to Lithuania, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania responded by saying that it expressed "regret" for China's move. It also stated that in line with the one-China principle, Lithuania, like other EU countries and many other countries in the world, is "determined" to develop the same Taiwan’s mutually beneficial relations. The European Union expressed regret over China's move and believed that the establishment of a "representative office" in Taiwan would not violate the one-China principle. Does the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have any comment on this?
Hua Chunying said that the meaning of the one-China principle cannot be distorted. The Chinese people will never agree to the act of adhering to the one-China principle, but in fact openly engaging in official contacts with the Taiwan authorities, or even standing for the "Taiwan independence" forces.
It must be pointed out that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Liberty, China has always respected the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Liberty, and has never done anything harmful to the interests of the country. The Lifang allows the Taiwan authorities to set up a "representative office" under the name "Taiwan", which seriously damages China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and seriously violates the one-China principle. China has the right and should make a legitimate response. We once again urge the Lifang not to misjudge China's firm determination and strong will to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to earnestly fulfill its commitment to uphold the one-China principle, so as to create conditions for the stable and healthy development of bilateral relations.
"It's not your turn to intervene in China's affairs!"
According to the news on the official website of the Chinese Embassy in the United States on August 12, the spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the United States answered questions on the United States' Taiwan-related remarks. On the same day, a reporter asked questions from US State Department Spokesperson Price and stated on social media that the US supports Lithuania and other European allies in developing relations with Taiwan, and condemned China's recall of its ambassador to Lithuania and demanded that the Lithuanian government recall its ambassador to China. what opinions do the Chinese have on this issue?
In response, the spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the United States stated that the Lithuanian government allowed the Taiwan authorities to establish "representative offices" in the name of "Taiwan" and develop official substantive relations with the Taiwan authorities. This flagrantly violated the spirit of the Sino-U.S. diplomatic relations communiqué and seriously undermined China's sovereignty and peace. Territorial integrity seriously violates the one-China principle recognized by the international community. As a sovereign country, China has the right and should make a legitimate response.
Regarding the US involvement in Taiwan, the spokesperson also issued a warning that the US has no right to point fingers or make irresponsible remarks. We urge the US to earnestly abide by the three Sino-US joint communiqués, abide by the one-China principle, and safeguard the political foundation of Sino-US relations. For any country that dares to challenge China's national sovereignty and territorial integrity, more than 1.4 billion Chinese people will never agree to it. "Taiwan independence" is a dead end, and any attempt to support "Taiwan independence" and split China will never succeed.
It is reported that on August 10, in response to the Lithuanian government allowing the Taiwan authorities to establish a "representative office" in the name of "Taiwan", China decided to recall the Chinese ambassador to Lithuania and requested Lithuania to immediately recall the ambassador to China. China's decision is reasonable and consistent with China's national interests. However, the United States jumped out at this time, accusing China of this move as retaliatory.
On August 10, local time, US State Department Spokesperson Price condemned China's retaliatory actions at a press conference that day, and said that the United States supports Lithuania and will unite with Lithuania to resist China's "coercive behavior." Price also said that the United States supports each country in determining its own "One China" policy profile without external coercion.
It is worth mentioning that Lithuania has frequently jumped to the forefront of anti-China for some time. It first announced its withdrawal from the "17+1" mechanism of cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries. The establishment of "offices" in Taiwan, and allowing the Taiwan authorities to set up so-called "representative offices" in Lithuania, that is, the actual "embassy", and emphasized that they are not afraid of China's sanctions in an attempt to undermine the "one China" principle.
It needs to be mentioned that Lithuania has maintained friendly relations with China since 1991, but in recent years it has suddenly jumped to the front line of anti-China, and there may be the shadow of the United States behind it. Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) once commented that Lithuania “hopes that its firm stance on China will attract the attention of the United States”, which is intended to convey a good message to the Biden administration. Regarding the US’s approach to Lithuania’s anti-China platform this time, some analysts pointed out that the US’s support of Lithuania was completely unexpected. Lithuania and Taiwan were almost out of reach. It did this because of the face of the United States, and even Even the script has been reviewed by the United States.
In fact, regarding Lithuania’s Taiwan-related incident, on August 11, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying clearly pointed out that the meaning of the one-China principle should not be distorted. The Chinese people will never agree to the act of adhering to the one-China principle, but in fact openly engaging in official contacts with the Taiwan authorities, or even standing on the platform for "Taiwan independence" forces.
Hua Chunying also emphasized that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Liberty, China has always respected the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Liberty, and has never done anything harmful to the interests of the country. The Lifang allows the Taiwan authorities to set up a "representative office" under the name "Taiwan", which seriously damages China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and seriously violates the one-China principle. China has the right and should make a legitimate response. We once again urge the Lifang not to misjudge China’s firm determination and strong will to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to earnestly fulfill its commitment to uphold the one-China principle, so as to create conditions for the stable and healthy development of bilateral relations.
Following the high-level dialogue between China and the United States in Alaska and Tianjin, US Treasury Secretary Yellen is going to visit China? The official responded
Following the Sino-US high-level dialogue held in Alaska and Tianjin, today (12th), the US media reported that Janet Yellen is considering visiting China for the first time as the US Treasury Secretary in the next few months. The response given by the US Treasury Department also left room for imagination for the outside world.
On August 12, Bloomberg News quoted a source in an exclusive report that Yellen was considering visiting China.
An anonymous source said that the US Treasury Department’s discussion on the possibility of Yellen’s visit to China is still at an early stage, and no decision has been made, considering factors such as travel risks caused by the Delta virus.
If the trip takes place, she will be the highest-level official Biden appointed to visit China, and it will mean the first face-to-face economic talks between the Biden administration and China.
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In addition, Bloomberg also mentioned the two Sino-US high-level dialogues previously held in Alaska and Tianjin. According to the article, the US Treasury Secretary and Chinese officials met regularly until the formal dialogue was interrupted during the Trump administration in 2018. A series of "strategic and economic dialogues" used to be an important communication channel for handling the relations between the two countries under Bush and Obama.
At present, the Biden administration is comprehensively reviewing its China policy and tariffs on imported goods during the Trump era.
According to one of the people familiar with the matter, Yellen may go to China to discuss common positions between the two countries, such as efforts to tackle climate change, but also discuss more difficult issues such as trade.
In response, Treasury spokesperson Lily Adams responded, "Minister Yellen has no plans to visit China in the fall."
Last week, more than 30 U.S. trade groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wrote to Yellen and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, calling on the Biden administration to resume negotiations with China and cancel tariffs that are hurting the U.S. economy.
On January 25, local time, Yellen, the 75-year-old former chairman of the Federal Reserve and the first female head of the Federal Reserve, was confirmed as the first female Treasury secretary in the history of the US Treasury Department.
In April, Yellen criticized Trump's so-called "isolationist policy" in his speech, saying that Biden pays more attention to international cooperation with allies and "competes where it should compete and cooperates where it can cooperate" with China. , But only in "confrontation where it must be confronted."
In June, Yellen also made remarks to hype the so-called "China-US decoupling" issue. Reuters interpretation stated that Yellen was saying that the United States is expected to decouple from China in certain areas. However, she expressed concern about the decoupling of China and the United States in the field of technology, and said that many of the US allies are reluctant to significantly reduce their business activities in China.
Also in June, Chinese officials held a video call with US Treasury Secretary Yellen. Both sides believe that China-US economic relations are very important. In an attitude of equality and mutual respect, the two sides conducted extensive exchanges on the macroeconomic situation and cooperation in multilateral and bilateral fields, frankly exchanged views on issues of mutual concern, and are willing to continue to maintain communication.
The global conspiracy behind the Lee Jae-yong case: involving Korean and Taiwanese 3nm chip US-made, targeting the mainland
According to Observer.com, the actual controller of Samsung Group, Lee Jae-yong, will be released from prison on parole on the 13th of this month.
Prior to this, Li Zairong was imprisoned on suspicion of bribery, improper trading, market manipulation, and other crimes. From imprisonment to parole, he will go to jail for 207 days, completing 60% of his sentence.
It is reported that South Korea’s Minister of Justice Park Bum-jee was the one who approved Lee Jae-yong’s parole. South Korean public opinion generally believes that the approval of Lee Jae-yong’s parole is trampling on the "principle of obliterating the president" because the current South Korean president Wen Jae In is the only South Korean president who has not granted an amnesty to the chaebol among recent South Korean presidents.
According to media analysis, the interests involved in Li Jayong's release on parole this time are complex, ranging from political circles to the semiconductor industry to East Asia and even the world situation.
The release of Li Zayong from prison is just the prelude to another brutal political battle in East Asia.
Moon Jae-in is dangerous!
As an outlier among South Korean presidents, Moon Jae-in has done almost everything that previous South Korean presidents have tabooed. Known by Chinese netizens as South Korea's "heavenly man", he is facing the most dangerous situation in his political career.
At present, Moon Jae-in's term as South Korean president is coming to an end, and presidential candidates from all parties have already begun to gather votes in the country. As the current president, Moon Jae-in must first pave the way for his successor, and then safeguard the interests of his political party.
But he himself will face the fiercest counterattack from the South Korean chaebol group.
The reason why Moon Jae-in is considered a "heavenly man" is because he dared to break the control of the South Korean chaebol on the political world, dared to wave a knife at the black hand of the chaebol who entered the political world as soon as he came to power, and dared to inherit Roh Moo-hyun's legacy, which is the vitality of South Korea. National interests work hard and dare not to be the spokesperson of capital.
During his tenure, the South Korean chaebol forces were completely suppressed, and the daring to imprison the leader of the Korean chaebol like Lee Jae-yong is a manifestation of his iron fist in ruling the country.
As a typical capitalist country dominated by capital and declining sovereignty, South Korea’s political circles are affected by capital to an extent that ordinary people cannot imagine. Therefore, when Moon Jae-in's presidency was about to end, a fierce counterattack began.
This time Lee Jae-yong was released on parole because the South Korean judiciary is demonstrating to Moon Jae-in. The South Korean judiciary has always been known for being good at cultivating Korean traitors and is under the dual control of the US and South Korean chaebols.
The reason why Moon Jae-in agreed to this parole is more out of considerations for the future of his own political party and successor. He must try to avoid the situation of death and resignation. Otherwise, his efforts for several years are likely to happen once. Turned into a bubble.
Once Moon Jae-in stepped down, he was almost destined to repeat the mistakes of previous South Korean presidents—either to go to jail or to die bizarrely.
This time, it was Moon Jae-in's life and death.
The curtain opens
Behind Li's parole this time, the United States is actually adding high-tech barriers to China to strengthen the Sino-US confrontation.
The Samsung Group, where Lee Jae-yong belongs, is more than just wealth. Like TSMC, Samsung Group represents Asia’s most advanced productivity in the field of commercial semiconductors.
Remember the chip wars? This is the fuse of this incident. What the United States wants is definitely not a Lee Jae-yong or a Samsung. What the United States wants is to concentrate the most advanced technology in Asia and the world in the hands of the United States in order to maintain its transcendent hegemonic leader status.
According to Bloomberg's article, Lee Jae-yong's return may also promote large-scale multinational investment or mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Samsung had revealed that it intends to make a US$17 billion investment in the United States.
What is this investment? It is the plan to build a factory for 3nm chips in the United States.
TSMC also has a copy of the same plan.
The purpose is too clear, it is aimed at China.
The start of the war
We pulled the timeline back to when the United States first sanctioned Huawei. The US’s initial consideration was to suppress Huawei, China’s high-tech multinational companies, trying to destroy China’s high-tech advantages while fostering a group of comprador companies. It is convenient for the United States to reach out to the capital market in Mainland China.
But the rest of the matter was beyond the United States' expectations-Huawei is like an iron bone, choked in the United States' throat, unable to spit it out or swallow it, just refuse to subdue it. Chip confessions, hostage arrests, judicial channels, market encroachment, and even the government’s direct presence have all beat Huawei’s bones.
In this matter, the United States has seen China's determination to develop high-tech industries, and it has also realized that it must do its best to deal with China, and "refueling tactics" and "breaking each other" will definitely not work.
This led to the subsequent comprehensive suppression and sanctions on China's high-tech industry, and it was also the beginning of this "chip war".
Hold the lifeblood of China
Currently, there are only three companies in the world capable of producing 3nm chips, namely TSMC of Taiwan, Samsung of South Korea and IBM of the United States. The series of operations carried out by the United States behind the Lee Zayong case this time is to get Samsung's 3nm chips to the United States.
I won’t repeat the importance of the chip to the high-tech industry here. According to the current pace of technological development, it can almost be summarized as follows: The chip represents the most advanced technology and the most advanced productivity.
After the United States built a high technological barrier against China, mainland China was unable to obtain even a lithography machine from the West, which directly led to the fact that mainland-made chips can only achieve a maximum of 28nm. The difference between 28nm and 3nm is definitely not as simple as 28-3. It is the accumulation of many years of high-end scientific research in a country such as fluid mechanics, optics, materials science, and structural mechanics.
The reason why the United States holds 3nm chips firmly in its hands is to cut off the future development of China's high-tech industries.
Considerations for Taiwan Strait
Since TSMC is one of the world's companies capable of producing 3nm chips, does that mean that one day Taiwan will recover and China's semiconductor industry can rely on TSMC's technology to make a leap?
No, because TSMC’s 3nm chips will also be put into production in the United States.
In fact, the so-called Taiwan Strait issue has never been the strategic focus of the United States. From a geographical point of view, the United States’ current strategic focus to contain China is between the second island chain and the third island chain. The reason why the Taiwan Strait issue is often taken out by the United States to disgust China is just a way for the United States to test China’s bottom line.
In one sentence: TSMC is Taiwan's most strategic goal for the United States. The United States cannot allow the mainland to obtain a full set of 3nm chip production technology from TSMC.
The translation is: the United States is ready for the mainland to regain Taiwan at any time. Even after the mainland has regained Taiwan, it has achieved strategic repression of the United States in Asia and further control of the Korean peninsula, it is ready to obtain industrial development through Samsung's technology.
Because the United States knows in its heart that China’s national power surpasses that of the United States is only a matter of a few decades. The United States must seize all the current points that can achieve a strategic lead over China.
Both old and cunning, but also frantic, this is the true face of the enemy we face all the time-imperialism will kill us and the heart of China will never die!
The situation is so severe, how can China break the situation?
As mentioned earlier, the shortcut of taking down TSMC will not work. What we can do is to develop the long board and make up for the short board at the same time.
Time is on China’s side. This must be kept in mind. The imperialist blockade of our country is temporary. Under the background of capital globalization, no market can reject China’s such a huge industrial production base and masses. Of capital outflows.
For many countries, China means an opportunity. By free-riding China's take-off, it can also gain a considerable degree of development. This is also the main reason why France, Germany and other countries are unwilling to follow the United States in anti-China.
A capital-dominated country can never refuse the temptation of capital. China's size determines China's value.
What we need to do is to complete the reform of the industrial structure as soon as possible, continue to increase investment in the high-tech field, and tilt the focus, so that China's high-tech industry can achieve homogeneity with China's industrial products-high quality, low price, and large quantity.
Whether it’s Huawei, Hikvision, SMIC, or DJI, we need more and more companies of this kind that are highly irreplaceable in the professional field. The entire industry completely defeated the United States and fulfilled the important task of national rejuvenation.
The current capital development in the United States has fallen into a bad cycle of development. In the case of dual growth of inflation and unemployment, the United States has issued a large number of US dollars in order to stabilize its stock prices. This is doomed to prevent the collapse of US stocks. The United States needs a large number of entities. Economy to fill the foam. But the United States currently does not have this ability-years of hollowing out of the industry have made the United States "no longer suitable" for the survival of most companies.
The decline of the United States will only get faster and faster. It depends on whether the US financial tsunami can cause a fatal blow to the hegemony of the US dollar in the near future.
"Let's show China and Russia, we can do it!" After being mocked by the United States for “no”, Biden was anxious.
According to Russian media reports, on August 11, local time, U.S. President Biden said in a video meeting with local government representatives that Washington must prove to other countries, including Russia and China, that the U.S. has the ability to compete with a "democracy." Solve serious problems together.
Biden said in his speech that earlier officials in some countries believed that the United States "does nothing." He gave an example: "The leaders of Ireland said at the beginning of this year that the U.S. government could not even cope with the new crown epidemic and could not lead its own people." As Biden pointed out, earlier this year, those who participated in the NATO summit and the G7 summit Some European countries are skeptical about "dealing" with Washington.
Biden claimed that Russia and China believe that "the'democracies' cannot be united." He said that other countries doubt whether the United States and other "democracies" can unite to solve serious problems. "We must prove that we can do it."
This is not the first time Biden wants to show something to China and Russia. As early as June this year, when Biden started his first European trip after taking office, he deliberately touted the US-Europe Union, saying that this trip was to " show China and Russia how close the relationship between the United States and Europe is." Democracies" are uniting to deal with the difficulties and problems we face in the future.
United allies against China has always been one of the important plans of the Biden administration since it came to power. According to information released by the White House on November 11, Biden will invite leaders of so-called "democracies" and some important figures to participate in an online "democracy summit" in December to discuss how to deal with the challenges faced by democracy. Although the White House did not specify which countries were invited to the summit. However, some analysts said that this summit was seen as a challenge to China.
Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of our country made it clear that China opposes any country imposing its own interests and requirements on other countries, opposes "small circles" and group politics against third parties, and opposes dividing the world with ideological lines. The United States and the European Union should follow the trend of the times of peace, development, cooperation, and win-win, abide by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, practice true multilateralism, and make their due contributions to the international community in uniting against the epidemic and responding to global challenges.