03 September, 2021

Morrison probably did not expect that after China invited Kerry to visit China, bad news suddenly came from Australia.

According to a report from the World Wide Web, China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment announced on August 31 that John Kerry, the US President's special envoy for climate issues, will visit China from August 31 to September 3 at the invitation of China. During the period, China's special envoy for climate change affairs Xie Zhenhua will hold talks with Kerry in Tianjin to exchange views on Sino-US climate change cooperation and the 26th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It is worth noting that this is Kerry's second visit to China since the Biden administration took office.

Earlier, the US State Department announced Kerry’s visit to Tokyo, Japan, and Tianjin, China from August 31 to September 3, stating that Kerry “will engage with international counterparts on efforts to address the climate crisis”. Kerry visited Shanghai from April 14 to 17 this year and became the first senior US official to visit China after the Biden administration took office. During this time, Xie Zhenhua held talks with him. Some US officials and analysts said at the time that one should not expect the two countries to make rapid breakthroughs in their cooperative efforts to tackle climate change. However, after Kerry's visit to China, the two countries rarely issued a joint statement expressing their commitment to mutual cooperation to resolve the climate crisis. According to the analysis of the report, this is Kerry's second visit to China in more than four months. He is trying to promote the two largest greenhouse gas emitters in the world to cooperate more closely on the issue of climate change. But when the relations between the two countries are still tense, the prospects for cooperation between the two sides are not optimistic.

It is worth noting that at the time of Kerry's visit to China, the US ally Australia suddenly received bad news. On August 31, the Australian media published an article under the title of “China-US Dialogue Threatening Isolation of Australia” and pointed out that strengthening China-US climate cooperation is considered essential to the world's response to the climate crisis, but a country views China-US cooperation with a precautionary perspective. . The article emphasizes that the strengthening of dialogue between China and the United States in the field of climate puts Australia at the risk of being "excluded from the decision-making circle." The Australian government has been facing criticism from the international community for refusing to make emission reduction commitments.

According to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on September 1, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with a video meeting with the US President’s special envoy on climate issues Kerry, who is conducting Sino-US climate change negotiations in Tianjin. Wang Yi said that as two major countries, cooperation between China and the United States is the only correct choice, and it is also the ardent expectation of the international community. China and the United States have carried out fruitful dialogues and cooperation on important international and regional issues such as bilateral spheres and climate change, bringing tangible benefits to the two countries and their peoples. Respect, seek common ground while reserving differences, and achieve mutual benefit and win-win results.

Lithuania, began to "sell miserably"

While doing things that undermine China's sovereignty, they don't forget to sell miserable pretends to be pitiful.

According to reports from Singapore’s “Lianhe Zaobao” and Taiwan’s “Central News Agency” on the 3rd, Ivanaskas, Cultural Counselor of the Lithuanian Embassy in China, recently announced that the cultural cooperation between China and Lithuania has undergone earth-shaking changes. Related cultural and artistic activities have ceased, and book publishing is also facing obstacles.

According to the report, Ivanaskas claimed in an interview with Lithuanian National Radio and Television (lrt) that Lithuanian cultural and artistic activities in mainland China have been cancelled or suspended since May. Some art season organizers gave a temporary notice about two weeks before the start of the show, saying that considering the latest development of Li-China relations, the two sides cannot continue to cooperate.

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"Lianhe Zaobao" mentioned that he also claimed that in addition to cultural and artistic activities, the publishing of Lithuanian translation books in mainland China was also affected, and the acquisition of book numbers and licenses was hindered.

LRT reported that Ivanaskas also expressed the hope that Lithuania's relations with mainland China will improve soon.

There is no actual corrective action, and such remarks are obviously just pretentious.

The following remarks exposed the heart and calculations of Ivanaskas. He declared that some people in Taiwan’s cultural circles took the initiative to contact Lithuania recently to express interest in strengthening exchanges with Lithuania, hoping to implement the plan together. Currently, bilateral discussions are still in the preliminary stage.

This kind of "show off" or "threat" will only backfire.

The Lithuanian government has publicly announced a few days ago that it will allow the Taiwan authorities to establish "representative offices" in the name of "Taiwan." In response, China decided to recall the Chinese ambassador to Lithuania and asked the Lithuanian government to recall the ambassador to China. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that the Lifang's move seriously damaged China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and seriously violated the one-China principle. China has the right and should make a legitimate response. China urges the Liberty to earnestly fulfill its commitment to uphold the one-China principle and create conditions for the stable and healthy development of bilateral relations.

The spokesperson of the Chinese mission to the European Union recently stated that China’s resolute and necessary response to Lithuania’s actions that undermine China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is completely reasonable and lawful. Some people evade the Cube’s mistakes and describe it as developing economic relations with Taiwan, but falsely claim that China’s legitimate response to safeguard its national sovereignty and territorial integrity is an offensive act of interfering in Lithuania’s internal affairs. This is a reversal of black and white, logical confusion and violation Basic norms of international relations.

Add a new account after the old account? On the 38th day of China's opening of the US list, Wang Yi urged "homework"

At the invitation of China, John Kerry, the US President’s special envoy on climate issues, visited China from August 31 to September 3. On September 1, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi met with Kerry, who was conducting China-US climate change negotiations in Tianjin, by video.

Wang Yi said that as two major countries, cooperation between China and the United States is the only correct choice, and it is also the ardent expectation of the international community. Both sides should respect each other, seek common ground while reserving differences, and achieve mutual benefit and win-win results. In recent years, Sino-US relations have undergone a sharp decline, a sharp decline, and serious difficulties. The reason is that the US has made a major strategic misjudgment of China. "Unlocking the bell still needs to tie the bell." Now that the ball is on the US side, the US should stop seeing China as a threat and adversary, and stop beating and suppressing China all over the world; it should pay attention to and actively respond to the "two lists" and "the two lists" proposed by the Chinese side. "Three bottom lines" and take concrete actions to improve Sino-US relations. We should not add new ones to the old ones. We should carry out bilateral, regional and global coordination and cooperation based on the principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit.

The "two lists" and the "three bottom lines" mentioned by Wang Yi were proposed by China to the United States during the visit of US Deputy Secretary of State Sherman to China from July 25 to 26 this year. Among them, the "two lists", one is for the US to correct its erroneous policies, words and deeds toward China, and the other is a list of key cases that China is concerned about; the "three bottom lines" include: First, the US must not challenge , slander or even try Subvert the path and system of socialism with Chinese characteristics; second, the United States must not try to obstruct or even interrupt China's development process; third, the United States must not infringe upon China's national sovereignty, let alone undermine China's territorial integrity.

The spokesperson of the US State Department once again stated before Sherman came to China that the United States will deal with China from a "status of power." On July 24 this year, Wang Yi said in response to an inquiry that the United States always wants to exert pressure on other countries with its own strength, thinking that it is superior to others. If the United States has not learned how to deal with other countries on an equal footing, then we have the responsibility to work with the international community to learn this lesson for the United States.

The "two checklists" and the "three bottom lines" are just one of the "homework" assigned by China after "make-up lessons" for the United States. However, the United States remained silent. This time, Wang Yi came to urge the "homework", it can be said that the old account is not left, and the new account is added.

After the United States withdrew from Afghanistan, Biden did not forget China. At the critical moment, China has made clear its position.

On August 30, local time, US President Biden issued a statement on the completion of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan on that day. Biden said that in the past 17 days, the US military carried out "the largest airlift operation in US history" and evacuated more than 120,000 personnel. He announced that the 20-year military presence of the United States in Afghanistan has officially ended. According to a report on the World Wide Web on September 1, when Biden spoke about the end of the US military operations in Afghanistan, he habitually talked about China.

This was Biden's first public speech after the United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan. The withdrawal of troops in the United States was criticized by many people for "shame" and "failure," and Biden's public support rate fell to the lowest point since he took office. More than that, American allies have also expressed disappointment in the Biden administration and even publicly criticized it. It is reported that Biden said in his speech that day that the US staying in Afghanistan is no longer related to vital national interests, and that the withdrawal of troops is necessary to enhance the US competitiveness to meet the challenges from China and Russia.Biden said in his speech, "We succeeded in the Afghanistan plan more than ten years ago. Then we stayed for another 10 years, and it is time to end this war." Then he went on to mention China and Russia.

Biden pointed out that the world is changing. We are in a fierce competition with China. At the same time, he also said, "We are responding to challenges from Russia in many ways. We are facing cyber attacks and nuclear proliferation. We must enhance the competitiveness of the United States to meet these new challenges in the 21st century competition. We can simultaneously Do two things: combat terrorism and deal with new threats that will continue to exist now and in the future. In this competition, what China and Russia hope most is for the United States to remain in Afghanistan for another ten years."

On August 31, Qin Gang, Chinese Ambassador to the United States, was invited to attend a video welcome event held by the Board of Directors of the National Committee on US-China Relations and delivered a keynote speech. Qin Gang said that some people in the United States deny the development achievements of Sino-US relations over the past 50 years and try to redefine Sino-US relations through strategic competition. They believe that the era of Sino-US contact and cooperation is over and must be replaced by competition and confrontation. China has never bet its own destiny on other countries. China has to constantly surpass itself. It has never set the goal of surpassing the United States, and has never challenged and replaced the United States and its ambition to dominate the world.China and the United States are inseparable stakeholders, and their respective successes are critical to each other. China did not bet that the United States would lose, and was happy to see the United States relying on its own strength instead of suppressing other countries or allowing other countries to take medicine to solve the United States' own problems.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has decided to leave, his successor has been basically finalized, and China-Japan relations are facing challenges

According to Japanese media reports, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will not participate in the Liberal Democratic Party presidential election on September 3, local time.

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According to reports, at the temporary board meeting of the Liberal Democratic Party, Yoshihide Suga announced his intention not to run for president. The Japanese society's criticism of his ineffectiveness in preventing and controlling the new crown epidemic continues, and his polls before the next House of Representatives election have also fallen sharply. Therefore, the Yoshihide Suga government will end in about a year.

According to reports, on the afternoon of September 2, local time, Yoshihide Suga met with Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai at the party headquarters. Former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and former Minister of General Affairs Sanae Takaichi announced long ago that they would participate in the presidential election, and the Liberal Democratic Party is also stepping up preparations to elect a new president to replace Yoshihide Suga.

Experts once pointed out that referring to the political history of post-war Japan, a rather special phenomenon is that whenever Japan hosts the Summer Olympics or Winter Olympics, the Prime Minister will step down. Japan hosted the Olympic Games for the first time in 1964, and then Japanese Prime Minister Yuto Ikeda announced his resignation the day after the Tokyo Olympics closed. After hosting the Summer Olympics, Japan held the Winter Olympics again in 1972. In the same year, Japanese Prime Minister Ei Sato announced his resignation. After the 1998 Winter Olympics in Japan, Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto resigned.

For this Tokyo Olympics, a similar history has actually reappeared. In March 2020, affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the Japanese government announced that the Tokyo Olympics would be postponed for one year. In August last year, then Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suddenly announced his resignation for personal health reasons, causing an uproar in Japan and abroad. Of course, in addition to good health, the main reason for Abe's resignation is the new crown pneumonia epidemic, but the phenomenon that the Japanese prime minister will step down every Olympic year is also really puzzling.

Nowadays, it remains to be seen whether the current Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga can break the curse of Japan’s “Prime Minister to step down in the Olympic year”. Will become a "short-lived prime minister." And now, the experts have said that, Yoshihide Suga failed to break the curse of "the Prime Minister to step down in the Olympic year" and really announced his resignation.

The outside world has analyzed who will become the next prime minister of Japan. According to analysis, Kishida Fumio's biggest competitor, Yoshihide Suga, has stated that he will no longer participate in the election, and whether Shinzo Abe will participate in the new round of prime minister election is still unknown. Other competitors are either not as capable as Kishida Fumio or announced their withdrawal from the election. Moreover, as early as 2020 when Abe announced his resignation due to enteritis, Kishida Fumio said that he was ready to become Abe's "successor". As a result, Yoshihide Suga won the Liberal Democratic Party presidential election and became the 99th Prime Minister of Japan. Therefore, outsiders speculate that at present, it is basically certain that Fumio Kishida is the next prime minister of Japan.

According to media analysis, Fumio Kishida was born in Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture and graduated from the Faculty of Law of Waseda University. When he was the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2013, he mentioned the so-called "China threat theory" many times, and even said that "China is a threat to the entire Asian region." However, after many years, China-Japan relations have also undergone some changes. Therefore, Whether Kishida Fumio will take a tough attitude towards China after taking office is still unknown.

It is worth mentioning that after Yoshihide Suga announced his resignation, the Japanese stock market grew substantially, bonds fell, and exchange rates fluctuated sharply.

It is also reported that Yoshihide Suga insisted on hosting the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, coupled with messy epidemic prevention measures and policies, resulting in a sharp increase in the number of confirmed cases of the new crown epidemic in Japan. This made him slammed by Japanese society.

According to reports, the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee revealed on September 2 local time that a foreign Paralympic athlete was hospitalized in Japan with the new crown. The Olympic Organizing Committee also released news that 13 of the staff related to the Paralympic Games have tested positive for the new crown. As of September 2 local time, there have been 282 people related to the Paralympic Games. The test was positive. Since July 1, a total of 837 people have been positive for the new crown in the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Published under Blog on 03 September, 2021.