30 June, 2021

Ministry of National Defense: "Taiwan Independence" means war

"Taiwan independence" is a dead end, and engaging in "Taiwan independence" means war.

According to "Released by the Ministry of National Defense," on June 24, the Ministry of National Defense held a regular press conference. Ren Guoqiang, deputy director of the Ministry of National Defense Information Bureau and spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense, answered relevant questions

A reporter asked: We have noticed that recently there have been media reports that the United States and Taiwan continue to engage in small actions, and there are also exchanges between Taiwan and the US military. At the same time, the People's Liberation Army recently dispatched more than 20 sorties of military aircraft into Taiwan's "southwest airspace", setting a record for the most sorties in a single day since Taiwan's defense department released relevant data. Does the spokesperson have any comments on this?

Ren Guoqiang: Taiwan is an inalienable part of China. The Taiwan issue is purely China's internal affairs. China resolutely opposes any form of official exchanges and military ties between the United States and Taiwan, resolutely opposes the use of the Taiwan issue to "use Taiwan to control China", and the Taiwan side "holds the United States' self-respect" to "use force to resist reunification."

China's complete reunification is historically inevitable, the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is the general trend, and peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits are the aspirations of the people. "Taiwan independence" is a dead end, and engaging in "Taiwan independence" means war. The United States should fully realize that China's development and growth cannot be stopped by any force. The US should abide by the one-China principle and the three Sino-US joint communiqués, and stop any form of US-Taiwan military ties . The DPP authorities must be soberly aware that the future of Taiwan lies in national reunification and the well-being of Taiwan compatriots depends on national rejuvenation.Any separatist attempt to "rely on the United States for independence" is doomed to fail.

Recently, the People's Liberation Army dispatched multi-type aircraft to organize exercises and training activities in the Taiwan Strait region. This is a necessary action to be taken in response to the current security situation in the Taiwan Strait and safeguarding national sovereignty. The PLA will resolutely perform its sacred duty of safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity and safeguarding national security.

In addition, some reporters asked: During the G7 summit, NATO summit and the US-Europe summit, relevant countries and organizations issued a joint communiqué or statement stating that China poses a “systemic challenge” to the international order; expressed serious concerns about the situation in the East China Sea and the South China Sea. Oppose any unilateral attempt to change the status quo, etc. What's China's comment on this?

Ren Guoqiang: We have noticed that a few countries such as the United States have frequently exaggerated the "China threat" on many occasions recently, deliberately slandering China on maritime issues and other issues. We express our strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this.

It has been more than 30 years since the end of the Cold War. Some countries in the United States and the West have moved against the trend of the times, clinging to the Cold War mentality and the concept of zero-sum games, insisting on engaging in "small circles" and pseudo-multilateralism, exaggerating the antagonism of values, and engaging in ideological sidelines. This is against peace and development. The historical trend of cooperation and win-win is destined to be unpopular and will not succeed. There is only one system and one order in the world, and that is the international system with the United Nations as the core and the international order based on international law. China has always been a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a defender of international order.The Chinese military has always been a just force for world peace and development.

China's position on maritime issues is consistent and clear. Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands are an inalienable part of Chinese territory. China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea Zhudao and its adjacent waters. China is committed to peacefully resolving relevant disputes through dialogue and consultation, while firmly safeguarding the country's territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests.

We advise relevant countries to view China and the development of the Chinese military in an objective and rational manner, stop exaggerating various forms of "Chinese military threat theory", stop advocating geo-competition, and devote more energy to the right path of advancing dialogue and cooperation.

China firmly supports it, and Argentina expresses its position!

According to Argentina's Telam News Agency, Argentine Foreign Minister Sola reiterated Argentina's sovereignty claim on the Malvinas Islands in the Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations General Assembly on the 24th, saying that Britain has an “unreasonable and disproportionate military presence in the islands” . "And the Afghan government is willing to "continue to unremittingly seek a peaceful settlement of the dispute." At the same time, Sola also expressed his gratitude to the countries including China that have spoken to resolve the dispute.

Screenshot of Tram News Agency report

Sola said, “The Argentine government has always maintained the willingness to continue sovereign negotiations with the United Kingdom. However, for the past four decades, the United Kingdom has refused to resume negotiations with Argentina and (refuses) the peaceful settlement of bilateral sovereignty disputes in accordance with the provisions of the United Nations General Assembly."

Sola also stated that Britain "maintains an unreasonable and disproportionate military presence in the Malvinas Islands, and (they) conduct regular exercises."

Sola said that day, "Unless Britain intends to maintain the current illegal colonization (in the Malvinas Islands), there is no reason not to resume bilateral dialogue on the Malvinas issue immediately."

"As President Alberto Fernandez said, in the 21st century, colonialism has no place." Sola said.

The report also said that Foreign Minister Sola also expressed gratitude to all countries that have spoken in multiple regional and multilateral forums to resolve the Malvinas Islands dispute, including the Organization of American States, the Group of 77 and China

Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs Felipe Solatu sourced foreign media

Geng Shuang, Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, called on the UN General Assembly Special Committee on the Malvinas Islands in a speech on the issue of the Malvinas Islands on the 24th that the international community should take necessary measures to continue to promote 17 countries including the Malvinas Islands. The process of decolonization of the United Nations Non-Self-Governing Territories.

Geng Shuang said that the Malvinas Islands issue is essentially a historical legacy of colonialism. Colonialism has brought serious disasters to the world and left an extremely disgraceful page in human history. In the 21st century, the days when Western colonists do whatever they want are gone . At the same time, we must also realize that in international relations, colonial thinking and power politics and bullying that are in the same line still manifest themselves in various forms, which are still seriously impacting the normal international order and seriously damaging the sovereignty, security, and development of relevant countries. Interests and political, economic, and social stability. The international community must remain highly vigilant about this.

Geng Shuang said that China's position on the Malvinas Islands issue is consistent. We firmly support Argentina's legitimate claim to the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands. China has always advocated the settlement of territorial disputes between countries through peaceful negotiations in accordance with the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter. We hope that the UK will actively respond to Argentina's request, initiate dialogue and negotiations as soon as possible, and find a peaceful, just and lasting solution in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions.

Are the hardcore allies alert? Israeli media: Israel wants to avoid being "naively" involved in the US dispute over China

Israel recently joined the joint agency of Western countries for the first time and issued a statement at the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, attacking and accusing China on Xinjiang-related, Hong Kong-related, and Tibet-related issues, triggering the country's new government "whether the policy toward China is shifting?" guess. Israel's “Jerusalem Post” stated on the 23rd that the decision to sign the statement was coordinated by the new Prime Minister Bennett and Foreign Minister Rapide. “This vote marked a change in Israel's diplomatic approach to Beijing. "But the report also quoted a diplomatic source as saying that although Israel supports the statement, it is not a comprehensive change in its China policy.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will deal with the China issue on a case-by-case basis.

In response, the "Jerusalem Post" published an editorial on the 24th, advocating that the Israeli leadership should have a good grasp of the standards and should not be involved in the US dispute with China.

The article pointed out that the United States has become increasingly "worried" about China's rise in recent years, especially as China is seeking to play a more important role in the market previously dominated by the United States. The United States pays particular attention to cooperation in strategic infrastructure, such as airports, roads, railway networks, desalination plants, pumping and power stations, and ports. At the same time, tensions between the United States and China have intensified in many aspects, including maritime disputes in Asia, frequent actions by the United States on the Taiwan issue, and disputes between the United States on the traceability of the new crown virus and the response to the new crown crisis. The anger of the Chinese.

The article pointed out that the Biden administration is keen to continue the "legacy" of pressure on China during the Trump era, but Beijing will not sit idly by such behavior, which means that the Middle East and Israel will be in this "tug- of-war" between Beijing and Washington. "in.

The editorial pointed out that "whether the policy toward China is shifted" is very important, because China is a huge and important trading partner of Israel, and the relationship between Israel and China has been developing day by day in recent years.

As early as 2019, because of some Israeli practices that the United States considered to be "both sources", Washington has increased the pressure on the Israeli government: thinking that Israel is not only an important ally of the United States, but also that it wants to sell to China may cause the United States to worry. "asset.

Part of the US National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 mentioned: "From the perspective of the US Senate, the future presence of US naval vessels in the forefront of Israel's Haifa Port is in the United States' national interest. There are serious security concerns in the leasing arrangement, and the Israeli government should be urged to consider the impact of foreign investment on Israel's security."

According to previous reports, China SIPG obtained the 25-year franchise right of Israel's Haifa New Port Terminal in 201 to accelerate the business connection between Shanghai Port and the "Maritime Silk Road" port, and use Haifa Port as Shanghai The port is a bridgehead connecting Europe.

The "Jerusalem Post" editorial mentioned that the United States has repeatedly issued warnings to Israel about Haifa Port and requested inspections. However, according to media reports, Israel rejected these requests. At the same time, the United States is also seeking to confront China in other regions, such as Africa. According to data from the US Institute for Peace, US policies are focusing on China on a global scale.

The article stated that this should be a warning from the United States against Israel: the Israeli government needs to make it clear that it is an ally of the United States.

The article believes that, on the other hand, when the United States has clear requirements for other regional partners such as Israel or the Gulf countries, Washington should clarify the red line of cooperation with China. If there are US "worries" about infrastructure projects , then how Israel will continue these projects with other countries also needs an answer (from the US).

The editorial pointed out that China is a fast-growing global economy with expertise in many fields, and China is eager to acquire Israeli technology. To a large extent, this can lead to a positive relationship with Beijing, and these will not be the focus of US "worries." But there are also other important areas, such as aerospace or defense companies or strategic ports. Israel's leadership needs to pay close attention to these issues instead of naively getting involved in Sino-US disputes

The United States declares war on Iran? Biden said the wrong thing three times in a row, and the world smelled an unusual signal

In the early morning of June 24, local time, part of a high-rise apartment building in the northern part of Miami Beach in the United States collapsed, causing at least three deaths and 99 unaccounted for. At the White House press conference that day , Biden forgot to mention it. At that time, he told reporters "I have to go to the helicopter", Harris walked up to him, the two whispered for a while, and then Harris said "Florida, yes". After this reminder , Biden remembered to make a statement on this tragedy. In this regard, American netizens are ironic.

On the same day, Biden said in a speech in North Carolina, "The United States lost 600,000 people in about a year (due to the new crown pneumonia). This is more than the First World War, the Second World War, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War, and the Iran War. And more people were killed in the war in Afghanistan.” It is worth noting that although the tension between the United States and Iran has lasted for decades since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the United States has not had a major armed conflict with Iran. A netizen asked: "Biden just declared war on Iran?"

Biden said the wrong words one after another, and the outside world was full of ridicule. However, a closer look revealed that the United States is indeed facing many problems now, which made the president of the United States also confused.

According to the global real-time statistics of new coronary pneumonia released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 6 pm Eastern Time on June 24, a total of 33,587,784 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia and 603,106 deaths have been reported across the United States. The number of new cases in the United States is still increasing by five digits every day. The untimely vaccinations, uneven distribution, and low people's willingness to vaccinate have led to the continued uncontrollable epidemic in the United States. This highlights the inadequate prevention of the epidemic in the United States and the increasingly acute social contradictions in the United States.

However, the United States is currently facing a greater social contradiction-gun control. When Biden announced his gun control policy on June 23, local time, he joked, "If you want to use weapons to fight the government, you have to have F15 fighters and nuclear weapons." Some netizens complained that "The United States has gone so far as to threaten its own people. Some netizens took advantage of the trend to complain about the combat effectiveness of the US military: "The US military cannot even defeat a group of crudely armed militias in the Middle East." In the American society where gun control tends to be incomprehensible, Biden's humor has no effect on pleasing the people, but it has exposed him. It can only rely on a mouth to "continuously appeal",and the actual policy has achieved little sorrow.

At the UN meeting, China launched a beautiful counterattack! All parties came forward, and the United States was defeated.

Just a few days ago, some Western countries headed by the United States and Canada used Xinjiang-related, Hong Kong-related, and Tibet-related issues to smear China at the United Nations. In this regard, Belarus made a joint speech on behalf of 65 countries, opposing the politicization of human rights issues and double standards, opposing politically motivated and unreasonable accusations against China based on false information, and opposing interference in China's internal affairs under the pretext of human rights. In addition, the six GCC countries have sent letters to support China's position, and more than 20 countries are prepared to support and echo China through separate speeches. According to Xinhua News Agency, on June 28, Minister Jiang Duan of the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations in Geneva delivered a speech at the 47th meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council. He pointed out the crimes of genocide committed by the United States, Canada and other Western countries, and called on the international community to carry out genocide. Fully investigate and hold the perpetrators accountable.

Jiang Duan stated that the crime of genocide is a recognized serious international crime, which once brought tragic disasters to mankind, and its destructive effects still exist today. In the nearly 100 years after the founding of the United States, the Westward Movement drove out and massacred Indians. The population of American Indians plummeted from 5 million at the end of the 15th century to 250,000 at the beginning of the 20th century. The Indians still live in remote and desolate areas. "Reserved." Canada forcibly sent 150,000 Aboriginal children to boarding schools for "assimilation." At least 3,200 children were abused to death. This is just the tip of the iceberg of the number of Aboriginals killed in Canada's genocide.

Jiang Duan emphasized that the international community has the responsibility to conduct a comprehensive, fair and in-depth investigation of all genocide crimes, hold the perpetrators accountable, prevent impunity, and eliminate the legacy of racism, racial discrimination, and other genocide crimes. Not only that, the United States and others use human rights as an excuse to wantonly discredit Chinese companies, unscrupulously impose sanctions and suppress them, in an attempt to suppress the development of Chinese companies, and safeguard the US technology monopoly and unfair commercial interests. The representative of China pointed out that the relevant actions of the United States clearly violated its self-proclaimed principle of fair competition. The United States itself has serious forced labor. As many as 100,000 people are trafficked to the United States for forced labor each year, and half of them are trafficked to sweatshops or subjected to domestic servitude. Forced labor is particularly prominent in more than 20 industries in the United States, including housekeeping, agriculture, and planting.

The spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently pointed out: At the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, more than 90 countries have voiced justice and supported and echoed China in a variety of ways. The attempts of a few Western countries to discredit China through Xinjiang-related, Hong Kong-related, and Tibet-related issues have once again failed. This fully shows that justice is in the hearts of the people. A few Western countries interfere in China's internal affairs under the banner of human rights, suppress and contain China, and hinder China's development. It is doomed to be futile.

Afghanistan is in desperate situation. Biden reveals his true colors during a critical period, and the United States pats butts and leaves.

Due to the withdrawal of the United States, the Taliban launched a frenzied counterattack. When Afghanistan was in desperate situation, President Afghan went to the White House to ask the United States for help. However, Biden showed his true colors and insisted on withdrawing.

"The Afghans will have to decide their own future." On June 25, local time, US President Biden met with visiting Afghan President Ghani and Chairman of the Afghan High Commission for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah at the White House. Express your stance.

US media reports pointed out that Ghani and Abdullah’s visit to the White House coincided with the stagnation of the Afghan peace process and rampant violence. Afghan security forces are struggling to stop the Taliban’s spring offensive, which has threatened many provincial capitals. U.S. government sources familiar with U.S. intelligence reports said the situation is serious. They said Ghani was urged to take more measures to increase pressure on the insurgents while the US-led coalition forces are still in Afghanistan.

People’s Daily pointed out that when the United States caused devastation in Afghanistan with the “longest war”, Biden’s high-sounding statement was not so much a respect for Afghanistan, it was more of a piece of "slap butt and leave." A decent "figure sheet".

The Afghan War is the longest war in the history of the United States. This war caused more than 100,000 civilian casualties in Afghanistan, killed more than 2,000 American soldiers, and cost trillions of dollars. For American politicians, this war has long become their "negative equity." Therefore, since the Obama era, Washington has always wanted to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and end this war. The Trump administration even did not hesitate to break the US government’s “terrorism”. It is the practice of organizing negotiations to directly initiate peace talks with the Afghan Taliban, and the complete withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan is one of the core demands of the Taliban. Although the Pentagon and intelligence agencies have repeatedly warned the White House that the hasty withdrawal may quickly deteriorate the situation in Afghanistan, the Biden administration still insists on completing the withdrawal before September 11. This shows how eager the White House is to get rid of the "burden" of Afghanistan.

Fundamentally speaking, the United States has never really cared about the well-being and interests of the Afghan people. Its only concern is how to extract geopolitical benefits from this region known as the "Heart of Asia." In the context of the relative decline of Afghanistan's status in the overall US Middle East strategy, abandoning Afghanistan will inevitably become the choice of US politicians, leaving the Afghans themselves facing the huge trauma caused by the 20-year war and a more uncertain future.

Biden gives in! Is the trillion-dollar "big plan" coming?

CCTV Finance (Reporter Zhang Manman) US time on Monday, the three major stock indexes in the US stock market diverged, but the volatility was limited. Among them, the Dow fell 0.44%, the S&P index rose 0.23%, and the Nasdaq index rose by 0.98%. The reason is that technology stocks were again favored by investors that day, especially the chip industry. Among them, Nvidia rose by more than 5%, and Intel rose by more than 2%. Many market analysts said that the global chip shortage problem is intensifying. Major chip manufacturers have increased investment and expanded production capacity. The boom cycle of the chip industry may continue for some time in the future.

Facebook's market value surpasses $1 trillion for the first time

Facebook closed up more than 4% on Monday, and its market value closed at more than $1 trillion for the first time. On Monday, a U.S. federal court dismissed antitrust lawsuits filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and many states against Facebook last year.

Boeing wants to push new models

The FAA: Will not be certified before the middle of 2023

Zhou Yiyi pointed out that the main reason for the decline was dragged down by the energy and transportation sectors. Boeing, one of the constituent stocks of the Dow, fell more than 3%. The reason is that a number of foreign media reported on the 27th that the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States has informed Boeing that it will not certify the new 777X models that Boeing is planning to launch before the middle of 2023 because of the lack of relevant data and safety assessments. .

Biden concessions U.S. trillion-dollar infrastructure plan preliminary finalized

The market is still paying attention to the progress of the US infrastructure plan. U.S. President Biden said last weekend that even if there is no settlement plan, he does not intend to veto the infrastructure plan jointly promoted by the two parties. This is contrary to his previous statement. He previously said that if the infrastructure plan does not include his work He will not sign the bill on certain terms recommended by the Democratic Party.

OPEC+ may announce an increase in production, international oil prices hit the biggest drop in a week

On Monday, international oil prices fell sharply, and the decline hit a new high in a week. As of the close of the day, the price of light crude oil futures for August delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell by 1.54% to US$72.91 per barrel, and the price of London Brent crude oil futures for August delivery fell by 1.97% to close at US$72.91 per barrel. The barrel is $74.68.

Analysts said that there are two main reasons for the decline in oil prices. The first is that the rampant delta mutant strain threatens the recovery of crude oil demand, and the second is that the market expects OPEC+ to make a decision to increase production at a meeting held this week. , Oil prices fell sharply.

International gold prices rose slightly on the 28th

Affected by risk aversion, the most actively traded August gold futures price on the New York Mercantile Exchange gold futures market rose slightly by 0.16% on the 28th from the previous trading day, closing at $1,780.7 per ounce.

The worry is coming! The Tokyo Olympics is approaching, bad news spreads from many places in Japan, and Japanese media keep an eye on Biden

Due to the epidemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be postponed to July 23 to August 8, 2021. As time approaches, various preparations are being carried out in full swing, including the torch relay, ignition method, opening ceremony performance, etc., which have become "top secret", and as the stage and the main venue of the Olympic Games Tokyo New National Sports The field will also be subject to traffic control from July 8.

It is worth noting that although there is less than one month left before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, the domestic epidemic in Japan has not been effectively controlled. According to Japan's "Asahi Shimbun" report, Japanese official statistics show that on June 27, there were 1,283 newly confirmed cases across Japan, including 386 in Tokyo. In response, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu of Japan emphasized that it is necessary to maintain a high degree of vigilance, pay attention to the infection situation, and take thorough countermeasures at the same time.

In addition, the head of the Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Nishimura Yasuhiko, who is responsible for handling the affairs of the Japanese imperial family, has also rarely spoken recently. He said at the press conference: "Emperor Naruhito is very worried about the situation of the new crown epidemic and is very concerned about the possibility of the expansion of the epidemic caused by the hosting of the Olympic Games. ."

In addition to the severe epidemic situation, the freezers for storing the new crown vaccine have recently fallen off in many places in Japan, resulting in a large number of vaccines being scrapped. According to Japanese media, since late May, the anti-vaccine campaign calling for "plugging (freezer) plugs" has spread on Twitter. The campaign was initiated by the Japanese political group "National Sovereign Party", which claimed that "plugging plugs" is equivalent to It is justice to protect the lives of the people." Not only that, the party also vigorously promoted "new crown pneumonia is just a cold", strongly opposed the "emergency declaration" issued by the Japanese government, and contacted elementary schools across the country to request "remove children's masks."

While bad news spread in many places in Japan, there is also a topic that has aroused widespread attention in the Japanese media, that is, "Will U.S. President Biden attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics?" Japan "Yomiuri Shimbun", June 27 According to reports, the governments of the United States and Japan are coordinating the attendance of the US President’s wife Jill Biden at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, but President Biden himself may not attend the opening ceremony. The two countries are considering arrangements for Mrs. Biden and Japan at that time. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and others met. "Yomiuri Shimbun" also mentioned that in 2018, the United States sent Vice President Pence to attend the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, and in the Rio Olympics in 2016, it was Secretary of State Kerry. At the 2012 London Olympics, it was also attended by Mrs. Obama's Michelle.

Published under Blog on 30 June, 2021.