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29 July, 2021

With constant actions, the United States has already started the "full siege" of China?

The United States has launched a "full siege" of China?

Data map released by Xinhua News Agency (photographed by Shen Ting)

Within a day, the President, the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of Defense, three very important figures in the US government, were engaged in so-called "counter-China" efforts at home and abroad.

Moreover, the scope includes cyber security, intelligence information, the South China Sea and Southeast Asia, India and South Asia, and they basically revolve around China.

In terms of time, all these actions of the United States were after the departure of Deputy Secretary of State Sherman from China.

China and the United States only had a "head-to-head confrontation" in Tianjin, and fierce competition will continue.

This is the first time Biden has inspected intelligence agencies and delivered a speech since he became the President of the United States.

On July 27, local time, Biden came to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and delivered a speech to the intelligence personnel. In this speech, he referred to the “increasing threats posed by China and Russia to the national security of the United States" and warned that serious cyber attacks could lead to "a real shooting war" with major powers..

The "major powers" here obviously refer to China and Russia. The United States is increasingly establishing China and Russia as "enemies" in cyberspace, not just "adversaries" or "enemies" in the real world.

In his speech, Biden said that taking the recent "ransomware attack" as an example, he claimed that cyber attacks are increasingly affecting and destroying the real world. And if the United States finally falls into war with a major country, it is likely to be the result of a serious network invasion.

The example of ransomware is that some companies in the United States have suffered cyber attacks, and the attacks have affected the energy and food supply in parts of the United States, making it the first time that many Americans have personally felt the effects of “cyber attacks". great influence. Biden just used this to mobilize the people.

Last week, the Biden administration also linked up with some allied countries, unprovoked accusations that China "invaded Microsoft's e-mail system," and claimed that China has repeatedly hacked the US gas pipeline network in the past decade. The US Department of Justice also sued four Chinese citizens, accusing them of participating in a global hacking operation that hacked into computer systems.

The United States also exaggerated, "China will become the world's most powerful military force and the largest and most important economy in the 2040s." The core purpose of saying this is that we must now take advantage of China's failure to become fully powerful. Start to contain it first. The United States must maintain a leading position in technological development.

Biden said that more than 30 years ago, the United States ranked first in the world in terms of investment in science and technology development as a percentage of GDP, but now it only ranks eighth, while China's ranking has jumped from ninth to second.

Larry Pfeiffer, former director of the CIA's general office, believes that among the key issues involved in Biden's speech, China is the primary concern. Biden's expectation is that the intelligence community can assist him and the future president in formulating policies to deal with challenges, and "ensure that whatever China does will not violate the interests of the United States and its allies."

The heads of the American intelligence community also cooperated with Biden's statement, declaring that the main challenge facing US national security comes from competition from Beijing. When CIA Director Bill Burns was accepted by the National Public Radio (NPR) not long ago, he once again personally "written a letter to China".

Burns personally admitted that "the CIA is currently dealing with China in accordance with the same tactics used against the Soviet Union during the Cold War."

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence manages 17 intelligence agencies in the United States, which is the largest "intelligence machine" in the world.

The media also linked Biden to intelligence agencies to trace the source of the new crown virus. At the end of May this year, Biden instructed intelligence agencies to redouble their efforts to find out whether the new crown virus originated in nature or a laboratory accident within 90 days. National Intelligence Director Avril Haynes and CIA Director Burns previously stated that the intelligence investigation may not be conclusive.

By then, the United States will definitely get involved with China.

US Secretary of Defense Austin is the first cabinet member in the Biden administration to visit Southeast Asia.

This time he will visit Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines. Professor Zhu Feng, the executive dean of the School of International Relations at Nanjing University, told “One Sword” that in addition to continuing to emphasize “contending with China” during Austin's Southeast Asia trip, it also emphasized Washington's importance to the region, and at the same time put the United States in Do not seek the posture of these countries standing in line between China and the United States to reduce the pressure on them.

After all, the epidemic situation in some Southeast Asian countries is now at a relatively serious time, and the economy has also been affected by this. If the United States asks these countries to stand in line at this time, it will only be counterproductive. The United States knows this very well.

In recent years, the United States has made "counter-China" the core of its national security policy. The Biden administration called the competition with Beijing "the biggest geopolitical test" of this century.

Six months after Biden took office, Southeast Asian countries have been avoiding a clear stance between China and the United States. Because Southeast Asia has become China's largest trading partner, they are trying to understand the details of Biden's strategy and his relationship with the Indo- Pacific region. Specific plans for economic, trade and military exchanges.

After arriving in Singapore, Austin attended the Asia-Pacific Security Summit on the 27th and delivered a keynote speech.

In his speech, Austin emphasized on the one hand that when interests are threatened, the United States will not back down; on the other hand, while conducting systematic attacks and threats against China, Austin stated that the United States does not seek confrontation, saying that as the Secretary of Defense, he is "committed to Establish a constructive and stable relationship with China, including strengthening crisis communication with the Chinese People's Liberation Army."

An expert on Sino-US issues told "One Sword" Austin said so. In fact, he wanted to pass on to China the responsibility for the "increasing confrontation" between China and the US in the South China Sea and Southeast Asia, making it as if the US is a "stabilizer" and China. Is a "trouble maker". But in fact, it is the United States that engages in militarization and provocation in the South China Sea, and it is also the United States that once again set off storms when the South China Sea becomes calm.

Professor Zhu Feng said to "make a knife" that if the United States really wants the South China Sea to become more stable, then don't just talk about it. The act of sending ships into 12 nautical miles of Chinese islands and reefs in the South China Sea should stop.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng said in talks with Sherman a few days ago that Sino-US relations are currently at a deadlock and are facing serious difficulties. The fundamental reason is that some people in the United States regard China as an "imaginary enemy. "The United States should change course and choose China. Meet in the opposite direction. This sentence actually fits how the current South China Sea region is to ease the tension.

In fact, Austin originally planned to visit Southeast Asia in June and hold a talk in Singapore, but was forced to postpone it due to Singapore's new crown epidemic restrictions. This reflects that the United States has long wanted to coordinate its position with Southeast Asian countries . Austin will visit Vietnam and the Philippines later this week, and he may also make some remarks on the South China Sea issue and China policy.

Although senior US officials say that they do not seek regional countries to choose sides between China and the United States, from the perspective of their actual actions and strategic deployment, they have to draw in and force the countries in the region to follow it step by step, in a cold war. The way to contain China and suffocate China's development.

While Biden made a speech to the national intelligence agency and Austin visited Southeast Asian countries, US Secretary of State Blincol arrived in India. He will hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Modi and Foreign Minister Jaishan Su on the 28th before heading to the Middle East.

This is Brinken's first visit to India after taking office.

Foreign media reports generally believe that "general concerns caused by China's growing rise" and "Afghanistan's future after the full withdrawal of US troops" will be the main topics for discussion between Brinken and Indian leaders.

US State Department spokesperson Price tweeted, “We look forward to strengthening the strong and growing partnership between the United States and India.”

In recent years, in response to the rise of China, relations between the United States and India have rapidly heated up.

The Agence France-Presse report stated that US-Indian relations have been relatively cold for a long time, but since the deadly conflict broke out on the border between China and India in May last year, US-Indian relations have gradually become closer. The United States regards India as an important partner in containing China. The two countries have continued to deepen military cooperation in recent years and signed a series of defense agreements.

When Austin visited India in March this year, he met with Modi and senior Indian officials. The two sides agreed to deepen defense cooperation and intelligence sharing.

Washington has long regarded India as a "key partner in containing the increasingly powerful China in the region." The United States and India, Australia and Japan form the "Quad" (Quad), which is also an ally of the United States in the Indo-Pacific region in response to China's economic and military power.

Washington believes that India's willingness to "join the United States to resist China" is gradually increasing, and it is gradually becoming enthusiastic about the affairs of the "four-nation security dialogue mechanism" between the United States, Japan, Australia and India.

The Biden administration has already convened a "four-nation security dialogue mechanism" video summit, and Brinken's visit will pave the way for a face-to-face summit of the "four-nation security dialogue mechanism" to be held in Washington later this year. Brinken and Jason Su also met at the ministerial meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) in the United Kingdom and the Group of 20 (G20) in Italy.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the topics that the United States hopes to discuss include the response to the new crown epidemic, security, defense, cyberspace, and counter-terrorism cooperation. The Indian side hopes to discuss topics of interest to the Indian side , such as trade, investment, health care, and innovation.

In addition, on the issue of Afghanistan, the United States hopes that India will play a greater role.

According to Dean Thompson, the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, revealed last week that Brinken will seek support from India to stabilize the situation in Afghanistan after the US military withdraws from Afghanistan at the end of August.

India is concerned that the Taliban may take over Afghanistan after the US military withdraws from Afghanistan, because this will make Afghanistan a "refuge for anti-Indian extremists." Although India is a staunch supporter of the Afghan government, as the Taliban have recently acquired more and more Afghan territory, India has evacuated 50 staff from its consulate in the southern city of Kandahar.

An expert on Sino-US issues told the "make a knife" that the overall feeling is that the United States is carrying out an "full siege" of China.

Biden's first speech at the intelligence agency mentioned the more urgent security challenges facing the United States from a higher level of national security. Because the intelligence system does this work, it must first foresee where the threat of the country will exist. Then provide intelligence of significant strategic value. Provide support for important national decisions.

The Internet and intelligence are actually also an important tool and bond for the United States to snatch up these European allies and Asia-Pacific allies. European countries rely heavily on the United States for counter-terrorism intelligence. This is also the reason why Europe knows that it is being monitored and tapped by the United States, but it has to do the same.

Conflicts and attacks on the Internet exist, and wars on the Internet may be an exaggeration to say that they are fighting and gambling all the time, but ordinary people cannot see it. In this regard, we must insist that in the field of cyber security , we cannot listen to the words of the United States. The United States is the largest source of cyber attacks.

Another senior expert is not optimistic about the future of Sino-US relations. Because the US policy toward China has basically not changed its course, the downward trend in Sino-US relations will continue, and it is still far from being true.

The most important thing is that although the United States says “to establish a healthy and responsible competitive relationship and establish a stable and constructive relationship”, the first step in controlling differences is political mutual trust. Now there is no trust between the two parties. We don't believe it. The United States does not believe what we say about its China policy.

There must be a red line to manage differences. The United States cannot challenge China's core interests. The three red lines that China talks about are very clear and clear, but we look at what the United States is actually doing. It is constantly approaching the red line, and sometimes even "cuts sausages." "Crossing the red line in a way, for example, in the case of Taiwan, it just changed its way to hit the red line.

Therefore, when you say how to manage differences in this situation, what the US says is completely different from its actual performance.

Combining the words and deeds of Biden, Austin, Blincoln, and Sherman, we can see that the United States' current strategy for China's diplomacy is to consider China's policy outside of China, and their actions all show that the United States is wooing China's neighbors . In other words, what they are talking about is the "Indo-Pacific region", all countries that have actual and potential disputes and frictions with China, or even have no outstanding frictions.

As long as he creates and exaggerates the "China threat theory," draws China's neighboring countries to the side of the United States, thereby playing a destructive role in the construction of regional order and dispute resolution, and then further allowing his allies or countries outside the region who do not know the truth. Believe in what the United States is doing, and Washington's diplomatic goals towards China have been achieved.

On the other hand, we have no illusions about US diplomacy, and the same is true of US policy toward China. Both sides are now focusing on winning over China's neighboring countries and are in a tug-of-war process. Both sides know that the "showdown" has a great impact and both want to gain an advantage., All want to slowly pull the neighboring countries over.

An expert on Sino-US diplomatic issues told a "make up for it" that it is very difficult for the United States to achieve this in China's periphery. There are four reasons:

First of all, the US neighboring countries have seen very clearly the past stigma of the United States. Leaders and politicians who understand international affairs cannot turn a deaf ear to the US intervention in other regions over the past 30 years.

Secondly, the political elites of ASEAN countries know very well that they will make more profits from their interactions with China or the United States. ASEAN countries cannot follow the US strategy based on their own interests. They will be in the US Choose a restrictive position in the strong competition against China.

Third, China is not static. It is relatively flexible in diplomacy. Now we dare to face conflicts and confrontations, and dare to fight back. Moreover, China's relations with its neighbors have been generally effective in recent years, including China's neighboring countries and developing countries on a larger scale, and they still have trust in China.

Fourth, the United States has too many problems of its own, and it has reached a serious morbid state. All parties have talked a lot about this, so there is no need to go into details.

Therefore, this set of US strategies is actually a very dangerous and extremely irresponsible strategic plan, and this road will eventually lead to a dead end.

(Original title: Continuous action. Has the United States started the "full siege" of China?)

Source: Xinhuanet Client Transferred from World Wide Web


At the critical moment, Wang Yi sue the Taliban in Tianjin

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The news photos are interesting. Wang Yi, in a suit and leather shoes, opened his hands slightly; the Taliban leader who walked forward, dressed in national costume, also opened his hands forward...

On July 28, we met in Tianjin.

I believe this is a historic day for China and the Taliban.

The Taliban leader who led the team is Baradal, the head of the Taliban Political Committee, and is considered to be the number two figure in the Taliban.

If you are not mistaken, this is also the first visit to China by the Taliban leadership in 20 years.

Not surprisingly, as the United States accelerates its troop withdrawal, the situation in Afghanistan is undergoing major changes. The United States has conducted multiple rounds of negotiations with the Taliban. The Taliban delegation had previously visited Russia, Iran and other neighboring countries. As Afghanistan's largest neighbor, China's contact with the Taliban is also completely logical.

Looking at the press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi's speech in this historic Tianjin talks has three aspects.

1. China pursues the "three alwayss".

Which "three always"?

Always respect the sovereign independence and territorial integrity of Afghanistan,

Always insist on not interfering in Afghan's internal affairs,

Always pursue a friendly policy for all Afghan people.

We must deeply understand this sentence of Wang Yi: Afghanistan belongs to the Afghan people, and the future and destiny of Afghanistan should be in the hands of the Afghan people.

Of course, Afghanistan is now reduced to this situation, and the United States bears a great deal of responsibility. Therefore, Wang Yi said: The hastily withdrawal of the US and NATO troops from Afghanistan actually marks the failure of the US policy towards Afghanistan, and the Afghan people have an important opportunity to stabilize and develop their country.

Alas, the United States, the United States, has fought for 20 years, killed more than 2,000 people and spent more than 2 trillion US dollars, but in the end it looked like this.

Afghanistan is indeed the cemetery of the empire.

2. I hope that the Taliban will be positive and tolerant.

Wang Yi's original words are:

The Afghan Taliban is a pivotal military and political force in Afghanistan and is expected to play an important role in the process of peace, reconciliation and reconstruction in Afghanistan. It is hoped that the Afghan Taliban will put the national and ethnic interests first, hold high the banner of peace talks, establish peace goals, establish a positive image, and pursue an inclusive policy.

China has seen the strength and potential of the Taliban and hopes that the Taliban will play a positive role. In particular, continue to carry out peace talks, establish a positive image, and pursue an inclusive policy.

This should be very targeted.

It is hard for the Taliban to fight the country, and it is even more difficult to keep the country. But more importantly, we must know that the country is the people, and the people are the country. Fighting the country and guarding the country is the heart of the people, so that the people can live a good life.

In the past 20 years or so, the Taliban have also learned profound lessons, and I believe they understand the truth.

3. I hope that the Taliban and the "Eastern Iraqi Movement" will draw a clear line.

This is related to China's national interests. Wang Yi said very bluntly:

The "Eastern Iraq Movement" is an international terrorist organization listed by the UN Security Council and poses a direct threat to China's national security and territorial integrity. Cracking down on the "Eastern Iranian Movement" is the shared responsibility of the international community. It is hoped that the Afghan Taliban and all terrorist organizations such as the "Eastern Iraq Movement" will be thoroughly demarcated and will be resolutely and effectively cracked down to remove obstacles to regional security and stability and development cooperation, play a positive role and create favorable conditions.

Especially this sentence: I hope that the Afghan Taliban and all terrorist organizations such as the "Eastern Iraqi Movement" will be thoroughly demarcated, and they will be resolutely and effectively attacked...

We should no longer be confused with the "East-Iranian Movement". This harms China's interests and will ultimately harm the interests of the Taliban and Afghanistan.

Please note that in Wang Yi's speech, the "Afghan Taliban" (Ata for short) was used.

Why?

Because there are currently at least two Taliban, one is the Afghanistan Taliban (Ata) and the other is the Pakistani Taliban (Bata).

Zhao Lijian, who was a diplomat in Pakistan, once distinguished this way:

The Pakistani Taliban is a terrorist organization generally recognized by the Pakistani government and the international community. It has admitted that it has participated in many terrorist attacks including the explosion of the Quetta Hotel.

The Afghan Taliban called themselves a political and military organization and publicly stated that it prohibits any organization or individual from using Afghan territory to threaten other countries. In recent years, it has maintained dialogue and contact with the Afghan government and the international community.

So, let's not get confused. Bata is Bata and Ata is Ata, which is totally different.

Of course, Atta is more famous. When we talk about the Taliban, we usually refer to Atta.

Looking at the last photo of Wang Yi and the Taliban delegation, the Taliban should be a nine-member delegation, all Afghan men.

So what did the Taliban say when they came to Tianjin this time?

According to the press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taliban leader Baradal expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to visit China. He says:

China has always been a trustworthy and good friend of the Afghan people.

He appreciated China's fair and active role in the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

The Afghan Taliban are fully sincere in striving for and realizing peace, and are willing to work with all parties to build a broad and inclusive political structure that is accepted by all the Afghan people to protect human rights and the rights of women and children.

The Afghan Taliban will never allow any forces to use Afghan territory to do things that endanger China.

The Afghan Taliban believe that Afghanistan should develop friendly relations with neighboring countries and the international community.

The Afghan Taliban hope that China will participate more in the peace reconstruction process of Afghanistan and play a greater role in the future reconstruction and economic development of Afghanistan.

The Taliban in Afghanistan will also make their own efforts to create a suitable investment environment.

The meaning is also very clear:

1. China is a good friend of the Afghan people and is worthy of trust.

2. The Taliban appreciate China's positive role. Please pay attention to these two words: just and positive.

3. The Taliban will be positive and tolerant. Especially this sentence: protect human rights and the rights of women and children.

4. The Taliban will not allow any forces to harm China.

5. The Taliban hope that China will participate more in reconstruction.

6. The Taliban must also create a better environment for Chinese investment.

Basically, the Taliban responded positively to Wang Yi's several comments, promising to protect human rights and women's and children's rights, including a promise that “never allow any forces to use the Afghan territory to do things that endanger China”.

Moreover, looking at the words of the Taliban, they are no longer satisfied with the present. They are already preparing for the takeover of the entire country. Therefore, they have a long-term vision. They hope that China will invest in Afghanistan and promise to improve the business environment.

Finally, what do you think?

It's three o'clock.

First, Afghanistan is on the eve of major changes.

The Taliban are attacking the city, of course, this is also the inevitable consequence of the US hastily withdrawing troops. Therefore, neighboring countries such as Russia and Iran are also inviting Taliban delegations to visit and talk in response to the situation. China will certainly not interfere in the internal affairs of Afghanistan, so Wang Yi would say, "Afghanistan's future and destiny should be in the hands of the Afghan people." But as Afghanistan's largest neighbor, China must also plan ahead.

Second, the Taliban are also changing roles.

Everyone, please note that there is another sentence in the Taliban's commitment: Atta believes that Afghanistan should develop friendly relations with its neighboring countries and the international community, including its commitment to China: Never allow any forces to use Afghanistan's territory to do harm to China . matter. After a bitter lesson, the Taliban may indeed be different from the Taliban 20 years ago.

Third, the Taliban have set their sights on the future of Afghanistan.

Therefore, I hope that China will participate more in the peaceful reconstruction of Afghanistan and promise to improve the business and investment environment. Alas, the United States broke an Afghanistan, then patted its butt irresponsibly and left. The Taliban made a comeback. They looked around and hoped that China would help Afghanistan rebuild peacefully.

Twenty years ago, because of the war in Afghanistan, I went to work in this mountain country in Central Asia. A beautiful country once known as "Oriental Switzerland" has been ravaged by wars after another. The most recent is the 20-year war in Afghanistan. Now, the Americans are tired and have to withdraw their troops in a hurry.

The war is still going on, but no matter who will be in power in the end, we still expect peace in Afghanistan. The people there are really too bitter.


The 7th time in Biden's tenure! US ship sails through the Taiwan Strait, China speaks strongly

According to information released by the US Seventh Fleet, on July 28, the USS Benford (DDG-56) sailed through the Taiwan Strait. In addition, the Seventh Fleet also released live pictures and videos of the ship when it crossed the Taiwan Strait.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs: The United States has three sins in fighting the epidemic and tracing its origin!

The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zhao Lijian presided over the regular press conference. Part of the content is as follows.

Q: Recently, some media reported that the United States has not only failed to fight the epidemic but has become the country with the largest number of infections and deaths from the new crown epidemic. It has also taken irresponsible practices in exit control measures and repatriation of illegal immigrants, which has aggravated the global spread of the epidemic. Does China have any comment?

A: For a period of time, the United States has been fanning the flames everywhere and continuously increasing political manipulation of virus traceability. The United States has three crimes in fighting the epidemic and tracing its origin:

First, the United States is a virus spreading country. The US leads the world in medical technology, but it allows political manipulation to take precedence over the prevention and control of the epidemic, causing approximately 35 million infections in the country and the loss of more than 610,000 lives. The United States has not adopted effective exit control measures, which has led to cases imported from the United States in many countries. In spite of the opposition of the international community, the United States has stepped up the repatriation of thousands of illegal immigrants infected with the new crown virus under the epidemic situation, directly causing the epidemic in many Latin American countries to intensify.The "New York Times" commented that this behavior of the United States is tantamount to "exporting viruses."

Second, the United States is a virus concealing country. Research from the University of Washington shows that the number of new crown infections and deaths in the United States may be as high as 65 million and 900,000, respectively, far higher than official statistics. The timeline of early infection cases in the United States continues to advance, and Fort Detrick is full of suspicions. Why doesn't the United States dare to invite the WHO to the United States to trace its origin? Why don't you dare to open up Biolabs such as Debord? May I ask, is this the so-called "transparent and responsible" attitude of the United States?

Thirdly, the United States is engaged in "tracing the source of terrorism." Since the first "Chinese virus" screamed by the last US administration, the United States has been spreading viral stigmatization all over the world. The United States has also tried to tie China and even Asian countries to the origin of the new crown virus, which has led to a high level of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States and some Western countries. Many Asians suffer discrimination, oppression and even personal threats for no reason, and live in terror and anxiety. The United States has also extended its "black hands" to the scientific community and suppressed the just voices of scientific people, causing many outspoken scientists to face personal attacks and threats of abuse.Some media commented that the above-mentioned US practice is tantamount to "tracing the source of terrorism."

The three crimes mentioned above are just the tip of the iceberg of political manipulation by the United States through the epidemic. Opposing political manipulation of the virus's origin has been the consensus and unanimous attitude of the international community. Up to now, 60 countries have written to the WHO Director-General to express their position.

The source of the new crown virus needs to be traced, and the political virus that uses the pandemic to blame, discriminate and coerce also needs to be traced, and it needs to be thoroughly controlled.


Biden: I gave Trump the day when he was vice president...

On July 28th, local time, US President Biden visited a truck manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania, and made a speech erroneously referring to his “during the time he was Vice President under the leadership of Donald Trump in 2009...”. Foreign netizens have said: "Trump must have left a deep psychological shadow on him"



Give Biden a "bad review"! Why is more than half of Americans "not optimistic" about the United States?

The following article comes from Belden News, author Vince

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It's been half a year since Biden became the President of the United States. How is he doing?

Let the polls speak.

On July 25, ABC and Ipsos released a poll report on "Biden's approval rating." The results show that looking to the United States in the next 12 months, more than half (55%) of the American people are pessimistic about the direction of the country's development.

This ratio is significantly higher than when Biden took office 100 days-the result at that time was that only one-third (36%) of the public felt pessimistic about it.

At the same time, the report stated that less than half of Americans (45%) are optimistic about the future of the United States, which is a drop of nearly 20 percentage points from the survey data in May this year.

It seems that more and more Americans are no longer "optimistic" about their country.

As for Biden, the American people have "mixed feelings."

Although nearly two-thirds of American adults agree with Biden's approach to coping with the new crown epidemic and the proposition of economic recovery, the detail worth paying attention to is that compared with Biden's early days in office, the current American public's support for his response to the pandemic The rate still dropped by 9 percentage points, and the support rate for Biden's economic recovery stance also dropped by 7%.

The report concluded that this marked the overall decline in the American public's support for Biden since he took office.

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What went wrong?

Let's take a look at what American netizens say.

Not only has the epidemic returned, (the United States is still experiencing) forest fires, and floods...How can this make people optimistic?

The main reason for the pessimism is that we have not reached a vaccine plan. (Only after being vaccinated) can we get rid of the crisis as soon as possible.

Minorities have no chance of being vaccinated at all, so the epidemic continues to worsen, and the goal of obtaining herd immunity has been delayed repeatedly.

More and more people are pessimistic because a considerable proportion of the population is full of doubts about false information, so they are unwilling to get vaccinated easily. This is also an important reason why we have not been able to get out of the epidemic crisis; this is also the country's crisis.

A raging epidemic and a president who was not fully involved in politics and cognition could lead to this result.

Millions of illegal immigrants poured into the United States from the border. Those who have not been vaccinated will only bring more serious epidemics and other diseases. Think about the price to be paid in this way, how can people be optimistic.

Open the border, how can we get rid of the epidemic? In one month, more than 150,000 refugees flocked to our border, and most of them were released. They were not tested when they entered our country. This is a good thing the Democratic Party has done. If there is a pandemic, the border should be closed.

Meaningless negotiations with obstructors are simply a sign of weakness and incompetence. This government has done too badly. No one is willing to vote for this kind of Kabuki-style bipartisan negotiation. What people want is progress. But obviously, we can't see any progress.

The Americans realize that Congress has not made any major progress, because there are always obstructors, and Manchin (the US Democratic senator) is in the middle. The federal agenda has been grassy, ​​​​there is no student loan relief, and there is no major health insurance reform right now.

If he does not help Cuba, the approval rating is estimated to fall even more.

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From the many comments made by American netizens, we can see that the following points have been repeatedly mentioned.

One is the unfair distribution of vaccines in the United States.

The United States has implemented "vaccine nationalism" abroad, hoarding hundreds of millions of vaccines. However, the uneven distribution of vaccines in China and the differentiated vaccinations between races have caused the American people to suffer miserably.

The Kaiser Family Foundation, an American charity organization, reported that in most states in the United States, African Americans and Hispanics continue to have low vaccination rates compared to whites. As the virus continues to mutate and spread, these groups are facing greater risks.

Bloomberg said that although the United States has done its best now, it can still see the differences in vaccination between races.

Only compare African Americans with whites (the above picture ↑ can be clicked to open up to see), purple represents a higher level of vaccination in the race, and orange represents a lower level of vaccination in the race. In the major US territory, the vaccination level of blacks in all states is low, while the vaccination level of whites in most states is higher.

Between regions, there is also a large gap in the overall vaccination level of residents. For example, only 23% of people in Iowa get vaccinated, while in Massachusetts, this proportion reaches 56%.

Second, the refugee crisis exacerbated the domestic epidemic in the United States.

ABC News reported on the 21st that the Biden administration is considering lifting the decree that prevents thousands of migrants from crossing the border.

This public health restriction, also known as "Article 42", is a restriction on immigration issued by the Trump administration on March 20, 2020 to limit the surge in confirmed cases.

According to the "Article 42" restrictions, people who enter the United States illegally are prohibited from seeking asylum and will be immediately deported to Mexico.

Since October last year, the order has prevented more than 750,000 asylum-seeking immigrants from crossing the southern border of the United States. The Biden administration plans to stop implementing this emergency order on immigrant families before the end of July.

Data Map: US President Biden (Photo/Visual China)

Once the order is cancelled, families applying for asylum at the border will be allowed to stay in the United States for the duration of their case. These cases may take several years to complete the trial.

For several weeks, the White House has insisted that there is no "crisis" on the southern border-because the Democrats do not want to provide the Republican with political leverage for the "counter-offensive", despite the fact that the situation on the border is already serious.

On the one hand, there is a sharp increase in the number of confirmed cases of the new crown in the United States, especially due to the delta variant; on the other is the huge crisis that the entire immigration system of the United States will face . All these will put pressure on Biden's immigration policy.

Third, the conflict between the two parties in the United States and the internal contradictions of the Democratic Party continue to intensify.

In the eyes of American netizens, another reason that prevents them from being "optimistic" is "partisanship."

The struggle between the two parties in the United States has never stopped. Recently, the two sides have competed again over the electoral process, and the differences within the Democratic Party have greatly disappointed the people who once supported Biden and the Democratic Party.

The Republican Party's "Texas Act No. 7" focused on restricting voting in elections, while the Democratic Party drafted and implemented the "For the People Act" to reduce the interference of money in elections, while trying to simplify voting procedures to "expand democracy ." "for purpose.

The "For the People Bill" was passed in the House of Representatives with a vote of 220-210, but failed to pass in the Democratic-led Senate. Under the result of a vote of 50-50, the advancement of the bill fell into a stalemate.

In particular, conservative Democratic congressmen represented by Manchin did not support this bill. Manchin's approach made some Democratic congressmen very dissatisfied, and the differences within the party continued to intensify.

The "Capitol Hill" pointed out that Biden may thus usher in a turning point in the president's political career-the Democratic Party hopes that Biden will persuade Manchin to support the bill. Once Biden fails, not only will the Democratic Party's confidence and support for Biden be affected, but the public's views on Biden will also change.

The reason Manchin gave for his "opposition" was that the so-called "For the People's Act" was actually a tool for "partisan struggle."

However, when has the game between the two parties in the United States stopped?

Such inefficient wrangling and no progress will eventually only wear down the patience and hope of the people. Under such circumstances, how can the American people become optimistic about the future?

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In terms of foreign policy, the media also gave Biden a "bad review", who has been in power for six months.

The first is the relationship with China.

An opinion article on July 23 of "Foreign Policy" pointed out that Biden seems to have adopted "dangerous doctrine." The article stated that the core policy of the Biden administration is to "confront" China, but the risks of such operations are far higher than Washington realizes.

The article quoted Kishore Mahbubani, a researcher at the National University of Singapore Institute of Asian Studies, as saying that the Biden administration is actually at a "disadvantage" in its interactions with China.

He believes that for the current Democratic Party, its short-term goal is to win the mid-term elections in November 2022. The political status of the bipartisan dispute forced the Biden administration to take a tough stance against China-because otherwise, it would lead to strong criticism and counterattacks from the Republican Party-so the Biden administration was unable to take wise measures in line with the long-term interests of the United States...

In addition, most countries are quietly accepting the fact that China will inevitably become the world's largest economy. Therefore, few countries and regions are really willing to join the "team" of the United States to contain China or isolate China. Even if the United States does "sever" relations with China in the future, China will not be "isolated." On the contrary, the United States may eventually find itself isolated.

Data Map: The White House of the United States (Photo/Visual China)

On this point, Robin Niblett, chief executive of the Royal Institute of Strategic Studies, also holds the same view.

He said that as the United States considers itself an "ally", Europe is increasingly uneasy in the confrontation and game between China and the United States. The health of the European economy depends on whether it can achieve strong exports. And China is a continuously growing export target market that Europe needs.

He believes that although Europe supports the United States in terms of words, both NATO and the G7 and the United States emphasize "consistency" with China, but in the post-epidemic era, if countries want to achieve an inclusive and fair economic recovery, they must regard China as the Is a necessary economic partner (although the United States has always regarded China as a strategic threat). In this way, the relationship between Europe and the United States will also be weakened.

In addition to relations with China, the media also believes that the withdrawal of the United States from the Middle East will consolidate Russia's influence in this region. Although the United States has expressed goodwill and a good start to regions such as Africa and Latin America, due to the lack of long-term strategies for these regions, the United States still has a lot of work to do.

Therefore, CNN commented that it is one thing for the United States to announce that "the United States is back", but whether it can "change" the world is another.


"Work with the United States to deal with China's fate!" Biden is more ruthless than Trump, and Japan is incompetent and furious

Local time, a number of sources revealed that the Biden administration had requested the Japanese side to increase funding for the stationing of US troops in Japan for several years starting from 2022 in informal consultations.

It is also reported that the United States and Japan will start formal negotiations in early August, and strive to reach an agreement within this year. It is reported that the Counselor of the North American Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Ari Ma Yu and the Deputy Director of the Defense Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Defense Wadaro will attend the negotiations. The US arranged for Donna Wilton, the former minister in charge of this matter since the Trump administration, to participate in negotiations.

However, Japan plans to point out that it is difficult to increase the amount significantly and seek the understanding of the Biden administration. Although the Biden administration intends to increase the presence of the US military in the Indo-Pacific region in order to counter China's strengthening of its military power, it also requires Japan to cooperate by increasing related costs. However, the Japanese side responded that the Yoshihide Suga government has cooperated as much as possible under the severe financial situation of the country.

It should be noted that former US President Trump also planned to ask Japan to substantially increase the funding required for the US military in Japan. He set the payment to 8 billion US dollars and praised, "When Japan encounters difficulties, the United States will They will passively fight for Japan, but when the United States encounters problems, Japan cannot help. They will only watch the troubles of the United States on Sony TV."

Therefore, Trump's attitude aroused dissatisfaction with the Japanese government and demanded that the original fee level be maintained. Considering that compared to negotiating with Trump, the Japanese government is likely to have to pay a huge amount of money. After US President Biden took office, final negotiations were held. On February 24, local time, Japan and the United States finally reached a consensus on the funding of the US military stationed in Japan and signed the "Revision Agreement."

The above-mentioned agreement stipulates that in 2021, the Yoshihide Suga government will pay the US troops stationed in Japan for water, electricity, labor, and training transfer fees, and a total of 2017 billion yen will be paid to the United States. Japan and the United States have decided to discuss the fees that should be paid after 2022.

In fact, the Japanese government's claim that “the financial situation is severe” is not an excuse. The US media "Wall Street Journal" pointed out that due to the postponement, venue construction and the impact of the new crown epidemic, the Tokyo Olympics will become the most expensive Olympic Games in history. According to the official statement, the Tokyo Olympics budget is 15.4 billion US dollars, but Japanese government auditors pointed out that the total expenditure for the event will exceed 20 billion US dollars, almost three times the original budget when Tokyo bid for the Olympics.

To make matters worse, the Tokyo Olympic Games venues abandoned the admission of spectators, and the number of overseas tourists going to Japan to watch the games dropped sharply by two-thirds, resulting in lower incomes. In this regard, Toshiro Muto, CEO of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, said that given that the Olympic Games in five regions including Tokyo will be held empty, ticket revenue will be reduced from the estimated 90 billion yen, or about 5.3 billion yuan, to a few. Billion yen.

In this regard, Japanese media also pointed out that the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee will have a deficit in revenue and expenditure, and it is inevitable to use Japanese taxpayers' money to pay for the bill. Some netizens even bluntly said, "Return the money to me!" If the Japanese people know that the taxes they have paid so hard to pay for the huge amount of funds for the US military in Japan, will they be more emotional?

Published under Blog on 29 July, 2021.

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