31 July, 2021

The U.S. ship entered the Taiwan Strait again, the seventh time in Biden's tenure!

The British Navy's "Queen Elizabeth" aircraft carrier strike group entered the South China Sea on July 26. Earlier, British Secretary of Defense Wallace said, "On the China issue, Britain and the United States stand side by side to ensure that our alliance in the Pacific Ocean is protected by international law."

Cheng Hanping, a senior researcher and professor at the China South China Sea Research Collaborative Innovation Center of Nanjing University, said that if the British aircraft carrier strike group does not abide by the relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to implement "harmless passage", or openly enter 12 nautical miles of our islands and reefs. If the actual provocation is naked and provocative within the scope, then we might as well learn from Russia's approach. On the one hand, surface ships patrolling at sea openly shouted to them, saluting first and then soldiers, forcing British warships that crossed the border and provoking them to leave quickly; on the other hand, our fighter planes can deter them from low altitude in the air and be prepared to shoot warnings. At the same time, the whole process is videotaped to prevent the wicked from suing first.

Two days later, the World Wide Web reported on July 29 that the USS "Benford" guided-missile destroyer of the Seventh Fleet of the US Navy sailed through the Taiwan Strait on July 28, local time. This is the seventh time a US warship has crossed the Taiwan Strait during the Biden administration. In this regard, the press spokesperson of the Eastern Theater Command, Colonel Shi Yi, said that the Eastern Theater’s troops are ready to respond to all threats and provocations and are determined, confident and capable of defending national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Why doesn't the People's Liberation Army follow the example of the Russian army and fire warnings? I need to explain here that both sides of the Taiwan Strait are Chinese territory. According to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, most of the waters of the Taiwan Strait are China’s "exclusive economic zone" except for the "territorial sea" within 12 nautical miles on both sides of the strait. "Zone" is not "territorial waters." Any vessel, including warships, can "innocently pass" the exclusive economic zone of other countries in peacetime. Therefore, legally speaking, the passage of US warships through the Taiwan Strait is a “legal” category. However, from the perspective of Taiwan Strait relations, the US warship is actually provoking the one-China principle.

Shi Yi said that US warships traversed the Taiwan Strait and made public hype, and the US frequently carried out similar provocative acts, which fully demonstrated that the US is the biggest destroyer of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and the biggest maker of security risks in the Taiwan Strait. In other words, the United States is deliberately picking things up. Therefore, China first needs to maintain its strength, but at the same time it needs to have strong military strength to show its warning and provide backing.

Sherman reiterated the "One China Principle". Within 72 hours, the United States will quickly change its face, and Wang Yi's remarks should be listened carefully.

For a period of time, the US has frequently played the "Taiwan card", and even the current Biden administration is no exception. After Biden took office, the frequency of US military activities around the Taiwan Strait has not been inferior to the Trump era . In this regard, in a meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State Sherman on July 26, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi emphasized that the United States must not infringe upon China's national sovereignty, let alone undermine China's territorial integrity. The Taiwan issue is the top priority. Later, Sherman reiterated that the United States adheres to the one-China principle and does not support Taiwan's "independence." However, as soon as Sherman's voice fell, the United States quickly changed its face.

According to a report from the World Wide Web on July 29, the US House of Representatives passed the US Department of State Appropriations Bill on the evening of the 28th local time, which included amendments proposed by many pro-Taiwan congressmen, prohibiting the US administration from spending money to produce, purchase, or display any Taiwanese The region is drawn as a map of China. This move was a stark violation of the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiqués, and the US Republican Rep. Tiffany, who voted in favor, said: "Taiwan has never been a part of China. It is well known that Taiwan has never been a part of China."

In addition, the US Senate also passed a bill on the 28th, requiring the US Secretary of State to assist Taiwan in regaining its status as an observer of the World Health Assembly (WHA). The review was proposed by Menendez. This is not the first time that the US has hyped up such a topic. Facing the DPP authorities' trick of using the epidemic to seek "independence", the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zhao Lijian once emphasized that there is only one China in the world, and the government of the People's Republic of China represents the whole of China. Taiwan's sole legal government is an inalienable part of Chinese territory.China's Taiwan region's participation in international organizations, including the World Health Organization's activities, must be handled in accordance with the one-China principle. Before 2016, on the basis of adherence to the one-China principle on both sides of the strait, China made special arrangements for China's Taiwan region to participate in the World Health Assembly. However, since the DPP came to power, it has placed political conspiracies above the well-being of the people in the Taiwan region, stubbornly adhered to the "Taiwan independence" separatist stand, and refused to recognize the "92 Consensus" that embodies the one-China principle. This led to Taiwan's participation in the politics of the World Health Assembly. The foundation no longer exists.

In addition to promoting the above two Taiwan-related bills, on July 28, the USS "Benford" guided missile destroyer sailed through the Taiwan Strait. In response, the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Eastern Theater Command organized naval and air forces to monitor and monitor US ships throughout the entire process. Early in the meeting with Sherman, Foreign Minister Wang Yi emphasized that although the two sides of the strait have not yet been reunified, the basic fact that the mainland and Taiwan belong to the same China and that Taiwan is part of Chinese territory has never changed and will not change. If "Taiwan independence" dares to provoke, China has the right to take any necessary measures to stop it.We advise the US to abide by its promises on the Taiwan issue and act cautiously.

Biden's assistant reminded that there was an "orange object" on his chin, US media: Then he seemed to eat it

"Sir, there is something on your chin." The Fox News Network reported on the 30th that US President Biden received such a note from his assistant at a meeting that day, reminding him that there was a stick on his chin. Orange object" . The US "New York Post" reported on the same day that after being aware of the unknown object, Biden seemed to put it in his mouth again. This move quickly aroused heated discussion on the Internet, and some netizens said: God!

Screenshot of US "New York Post" report

According to reports, the incident occurred on Friday, local time, during an online video conference between Biden and the governor of the western United States. At that time, the meeting was discussing the large-scale wildfires in the western United States over the past few days, and US Vice President Harris was also speaking on this.

At this time, an assistant suddenly stepped forward and handed Biden a note. According to the report, the scene of Biden reading the note was captured by reporters at the scene. The close-up photo shows that the note is writing: "Sir, there is something on your chin."

Biden received a note from his assistant, which read: "Sir, there is something on your chin."

For the unknown object, the US "New York Post" reported on the 30th to give the answer, believing that it seemed to be a piece of egg yolk left over from Biden's breakfast.

The video showed that after being reminded, the American president wiped his chin with his left hand and looked at his fingers. "Then things (development) became more disturbing," The New York Post said in a report. Biden then studied the "orange object" that was suspected of being an egg yolk, and it seemed to be sent in since then. Mouth.

"Orange object" stuck to Biden's chin

Biden's move also caused heated discussion on Twitter.

Some netizens seem to have nothing to say, using animated pictures to express their inner state. ↓

Some netizens expressed amusement. ↓

"Gosh (laughs and cry)"

Some netizens thought that some people had previously called Trump rude, and he thought that Biden's move did not seem to be elegant either. ↓

"Then they (but) think Trump is rude and uneducated."

Some netizens expressed their gratitude. ↓

"I'm glad that the note didn't say that there was mucus hanging on his nose!"

(Original title: Biden's assistant reminded that there was an "orange object" on his chin, US media: Then he seemed to eat it)

Biden asked the Americans to wear masks again, and the result was a quarrel with reporters in public!

Whether to wear a mask or not has become a big problem in the United States. Under the threat of the delta mutant strain, Biden recently asked people who had been vaccinated to wear a mask. He was "pierced" by an American reporter on the spot: "In May, you still said you don't need to wear it!", Biden and reporters Have a fight.

In May of this year, Biden announced at the White House: "If you have been fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask." But only three months later, Biden forgot what he said before. .

On July 29, local time, Biden delivered a speech at the White House, announcing a series of new measures aimed at increasing the vaccination rate in the United States, and calling on Americans to be vaccinated and follow the government's guidance. In his speech, Biden publicly supported the new requirement of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to wear masks again.

But obviously, the government's policy of wearing or not wearing masks has changed again and again, making many Americans impatient. In this regard, a reporter could not help but confront Biden face to face, accusing him of a different statement from May.

Fox News reporter Peter Dussie asks a question. Image source: Daily Mail

The "Daily Mail" video showed that after the speech, Biden was going to leave with a small leather bag. At this time, the voice of Fox News reporter Peter Ducci: "In May, you said,'If you get vaccinated Vaccines, you no longer need to wear a mask'."

Biden turned and defended: "No, I didn't say that..." Before he could say anything, the reporter interrupted him again, emphasizing that Biden did say it in May.

Biden had to admit: "Well, it was true at the time." But he defended in an angry manner, "As a result, a new variant appeared. The virus spread faster, people were not vaccinated, and more and more people got sick. NS."

At the end of the video, Biden, who had just been blushing with a thick neck, tried to "turn his respect", and barely squeezed a smile before leaving.

Biden defended as cover image source: Daily Mail

It is understood that the controversy on the 29th originated in the past month when the delta mutant strain triggered a rebound in the US epidemic. The average daily number of new cases increased from 11,887 on June 26 to 56,635 on July 26, a growth rate. As high as 376%.

On July 27, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention withdrew the policy that people who had been vaccinated before could not wear masks, requiring those who were vaccinated in areas with high infection rates to wear masks.

Foreign media found that the frequency of Biden's anger towards reporters seemed to have increased. After the "Bip Conference" just ended in June, a female CNN reporter asked Biden. Biden turned his face on the spot and reprimanded the female reporter. Afterwards, he apologized to reporters.

On the third day of Sherman's departure, a Chinese heavyweight went to the United States to perform his duties. Hua Chunying: I wish all the best

According to the official website of the Chinese Embassy in the United States: On July 28, 2021, Qin Gang, the new ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the United States of America, arrived in the United States to assume his new post. Qin Gang is the eleventh Chinese ambassador to the United States, and was formerly China's deputy foreign minister in the United States. Cui Tiankai, the former ambassador to the United States, left his post and returned to China on June 23. On the same day, Qin Gang said in the "Welcome Address" of the Chinese Embassy in the United States: "The Chinese Embassy in the United States is committed to strengthening communication, exchanges, and cooperation with all walks of life in the United States to promote the healthy and stable development of Sino-US relations." On the 26th, US Deputy Secretary of State Sherman has just held talks with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng and State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Both sides made statements on a series of issues including Sino-US relations.

After arriving in the United States, Qin Gang, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, sent out his first tweet after taking office. The content read: He has arrived in the United States and looks forward to the next time in this country. It is worth noting that Qin Gang's Twitter profile has been changed to "Chinese Ambassador to the United States". The picture attached to the tweet is a photo of Qin Gang when he arrived at the airport. In the photo, the mask worn by Ambassador Qin Gang is also printed with a five-star red flag. In the early morning of July 29, Beijing time, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying tweeted: "A safe and smooth journey across the Pacific Ocean! I wish Ambassador Qin Gang all the best."

According to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Qin Gang was born in Tianjin in March 1966. He graduated from the Department of International Politics of the School of International Relations. He served alternately at the Embassy in the UK and served as the Deputy Director and Director of the Department of Western Europe, and the Counselor of the Embassy in the UK. In 2005, Qin Gang served as deputy director of the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and concurrently as a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2010, Qin Gang became Minister of the Embassy in the UK, and a year later returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Director of the Information Department, and for the second time as the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2014, Qin Gang was transferred to the Director-General of the Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2017, he was appointed Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2018, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was in charge of European regional affairs and news and protocol work.

On the evening of July 28, Ambassador Qin Gang delivered a speech to the Chinese and American media after arriving in Washington: I am honored to be the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United States of America. Fifty years ago, Dr. Kissinger visited China secretly and knocked on the door of China. At the time of the Cold War, China and the United States were isolated from each other, and the far-sighted Dr. Kissinger had to go to China in a concealed way. Today, 50 years later, as the 11th Chinese ambassador to the United States, I can openly embark on the right path to the United States. Times have changed, which makes people sigh. I believe that the door of Sino-US relations has been opened, and it will not be closed. This is the trend of the times, the general trend, and the aspirations of the people.

Zhao Lijian: Bloomberg asked for a hammer the day before yesterday and was hammered again yesterday

Since November last year, the Bloomberg News Agency of the United States has launched a monthly "Global Ranking of Ability to Fight the New Crown". Among them, in the June list this year, Bloomberg magically ranked the United States as the world's No. 1 anti-epidemic country, with nearly 35 million confirmed cases of the new crown and more than 600,000 deaths, while China only ranked eighth. And on July 29, Bloomberg released the July list again. This time Norway ranked first, but the United States still ranked in the top five, but China dropped one place and ranked ninth.

In response to this, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zhao Lijian has opened the Bloomberg News at the regular meeting of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for two consecutive days (29th and 30th). And on the 31st, Zhao Lijian did not forget to point out on his personal Weibo that Bloomberg asked for a hammer the day before yesterday and was hammered again yesterday.

At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 12, a reporter from the Global Times asked questions that Bloomberg had recently released the "Global Anti-epidemic Ranking". The United States ranked first, becoming the "world's No. 1 anti-epidemic country" and China ranked eighth. . What is China's comment?

Zhao Lijian responded: In the past few days, several of my colleagues and friends have asked me if this Bloomberg report was printed incorrectly. They also asked how Bloomberg, which has always been authoritative in their hearts, can be so pediatric. I have seen reports that Bloomberg’s so-called “Global Anti-epidemic Ranking”, in order to achieve the result of “No. 1 in the United States,” hesitate to delete the most critical factors such as the number of confirmed cases and deaths in the previous rankings, and implement lockdowns and The entry-exit epidemic prevention management policy is regarded as a negative factor, which does not respect facts, science, or life.

The Chinese often say that the people have a steelyard in their hearts, and the eyes of the masses are discerning. In the so-called ranking results, the black ones are regarded as white and the white ones are regarded as black, and perhaps the dead can be regarded as alive in the future. I think the people of the world can only say "hehe", let's take it as a post-dinner talk.

Bloomberg's June Global Anti-epidemic List

At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 29, a Bloomberg reporter mentioned the so-called "siege" of German journalists in the disaster-stricken area in Henan, and encountered ordinary Chinese people, so Zhao Lijian asked about the "anti-epidemic ranking".

A reporter from Bloomberg said: When you mentioned the BBC just now, you said that "there is no unprovoked love, and no unprovoked hatred." Does it mean that harassing foreign journalists is legitimate?

Zhao Lijian: I have clearly stated China's position just now. The false reports of some western media have caused dissatisfaction and indignation among the Chinese people. Should the media themselves reflect on this?

I also remind you that Bloomberg actually listed the United States as the world's number one country in the fight against the epidemic. Should Bloomberg also reflect on it?

I want to reiterate that the reporting environment for foreign media reporters in China is open and free. Their lawful rights and interests and their rights to interview and report in accordance with laws and regulations are fully protected. Resident foreign news agencies and foreign journalists shall abide by Chinese laws, regulations and rules, observe journalistic professional ethics, and conduct interviews and reports objectively and impartially.

On July 30, at the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a reporter from the Global Times asked: On the 29th, Bloomberg released a new issue of the "Global Anti-epidemic Ranking". Norway ranked first, the United States ranked fifth, and China ranked ninth. What's the comment from the spokesperson?

Zhao Lijian: Some time ago, Bloomberg listed the United States as "the world's No. 1 anti-epidemic country." I said that the people of the world will take it as a post-dinner talk.

Today, a friend asked me again, the United States is still the country with the largest number of new crown pneumonia infections and deaths, but it ranks among the top five in Bloomberg's latest anti-epidemic ranking. What is the logic? Bloomberg will not print the wrong report again, will it?

According to Bloomberg, the ranking is based on epidemic containment, medical quality, vaccination coverage, overall mortality, and the restart of travel and the relaxation of border restrictions as of last month. People all feel that the United States should not be among the top five based on the two indicators of epidemic containment and overall mortality. However, Bloomberg said that compared with the previous peak of the epidemic, the number of deaths in the United States this year is small, and social and commercial activities have basically returned to normal, making it ranked in the top five.

With this kind of reasoning logic, even elementary school students can see contradictions. This ability to reverse black and white and justify itself is really amazing. You don't need to waste more energy on this ranking, you can just laugh and talk after dinner.

Biden: I run for president for three reasons, one is...the other is...the third is forgotten

According to "New York Post" reported on the 28th, US President Biden spoke Wednesday at a truck plant in Pennsylvania, there was a "Rick Perry moment." He said that he was running for president for three reasons, but later only said two of them.

Biden delivered a speech at the truck factory. Source: Associated Press

Biden told the workers in the factory, “When I announced my participation in the (presidential) election, not many people took it seriously. I said that I participated in the election for three reasons. One is to restore the soul of this country, a kind of dignity and Sense of honor; secondly, to rebuild the backbone of this country: to build a hard-working middle class in this country. What I want to point out is that unions created the middle class. This is not a joke. Unions created the middle class.” After saying these words , Biden won applause from the audience.

However, Biden did not disclose his third reason for running for president. Instead, he continued to cater to his audience, saying that without the support of the American Auto Workers Federation, he would "never win" the 1972 Delaware federal participation. Member elections. He said, "So, before you are disappointed, remember, you should blame me for getting here (referring to becoming president)."

Former US Secretary of Energy Perry Source: Associated Press

According to the report, Biden's mistake is reminiscent of the performance of then Texas Governor Rick Perry in the 2011 Republican primary election debate. Perry said at the time that if he was elected president, he would abolish three federal agencies. He named the US Department of Commerce and the Department of Education, but couldn't remember the third one, and even said to himself "What is the third?" Then he admitted: "I don't remember. I can't remember the third one. I 'm sorry."

Perry later said that the third federal agency he was considering abolishing was the Department of Energy. Ironically, Perry served as the Secretary of Energy during the Trump administration of former President from March 2017 to December 2019.

Source: Associated Press

In addition, in this speech, Biden also made a slip of the tongue, referring to Obama as Trump and calling this a "Freudian slip of the tongue." Biden said, “In 2009, during the so-called Great Recession, the President made me responsible for managing this, then President Trump. Sorry, Freudian lip-synching, he was the previous President. In short, it was Obama. The president is the one I was when I was the vice president. Please remember that the American auto industry was in trouble at the time."

Published under Blog on 31 July, 2021.