China News Service, Beijing, May 28 (Zhang Mingxin and He Luman) On May 26, local time, US Secretary of State Blinken delivered a speech on China policy at George Washington University.

Experts on Sino-US relations believe that Blinken's speech followed the US's consistent attitude towards China, and used "softening" and "packaging" methods to cover up its ulterior ambitions, agitate the domestic people, and win over world allies.

  Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin responded on the 27th that this speech was eloquent and painstaking, essentially spreading false information, exaggerating China's threats, interfering in China's internal affairs, and smearing China's domestic and foreign policies.

The purpose is to contain and suppress China's development and maintain the US hegemony and power.

China is strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to this.

On May 26, local time, US Secretary of State Blinken delivered a speech on China policy at George Washington University.

Instigate inwardly, attract outwardly

Blinken elaborates on the "three pillars" of competition with China

  Blinken summed up the Biden administration's policies as "investment, unity, and competition," which the Associated Press called the "three pillars" of competition with China.

  Investment: The United States will increase investment in its own country, including infrastructure, supply chain, education, scientific research, etc., to ensure its own competitiveness.

  Unity: Strengthen cooperation with allies to achieve common goals, including the recently launched "Indo-Pacific Economic Framework" and cooperation with European allies and NATO.

  Competition: With funding and allied support, the United States will compete with China in many areas, including economics, technology, and more.

  Shen Yamei, director and associate researcher of the Institute of American Studies at the China Institute of International Studies, pointed out in an interview with Chinanews.com that the three main lines of Blinken's speech are the ongoing strategies of the U.S. government.

If the United States wants to strengthen its relations with its allies and partners, it may take actions to more clearly carry out the so-called "supply chain diplomacy", and may join forces with its allies to strengthen technology export controls to China.

  Shen Yamei pointed out that Blinken's speech is a domestic mobilization, playing a politicized communication and education role for American think tanks, American media and the American people; externally, it aims to consolidate the relationship between the United States and its allies, "to bring more countries together." on the U.S. Strategic Track".

Do not seek "Cold War", defend order

Has the U.S. strategic layout been fully rolled out?

  As previously predicted by foreign media, Blinken repeated the old tune and used a new combination of words to once again describe the consistent attitude of the US government in recent years:

  - Exaggerating the "China Threat Theory": claiming that China has the intention and ability to change the international order, including economic, diplomatic, military, scientific and technological aspects;

  - Claims that the United States has no intention of seeking conflict or a "cold war";

  - Touting an American worldview: The United States will defend the so-called "global order, including international law and agreements," enabling all nations to "coexist and cooperate."

  "The 'coexistence and cooperation' here is actually at the expense of each other's compromises and concessions. It's just a 'beautiful word'," Shen Yamei said.

  She said that China's economic growth and rising influence, as well as China's willingness to make greater contributions in the field of global governance and jointly build a new type of international relations with other countries in the world, are regarded by the United States as a threat to the international order from China. .

"What the United States wants is an order that can coexist in cooperation and coexistence, an order centered on U.S. interests and American values." To defend the global order, it is more to ease the division of the international system that it has made for some time. concerns about behavior.

On May 21, local time, U.S. President Joe Biden delivered a speech at a state banquet hosted by South Korean President Yoon Sek-yue.

  Shen Yamei pointed out that the Biden administration has inherited some of the main elements of the Trump-era China policy, such as the wrong narrative of Sino-US relations, the distortion and interpretation of Sino-US economic relations, and the overall competition line with China.

  She believes that the Biden administration's China policy is more systematic than the previous administration, its strategic layout in Europe and Asia has been fully rolled out, and the next step toward China will be more aggressive and speculative.

Paradoxical, "soft packaging"

America's deceptive rhetoric will eventually come to light

  In his speech, Blinken emphasized that he "does not seek to prevent China from playing the role of a great power", and at the same time he said that "China's vision will keep us away from the universal values ​​of the past 75 years." strategic environment".

  Politico, an American political news website, said Blinken's "stick and carrot" rhetoric has puzzled some observers.

“I found the speech to contain many contradictions. On the one hand, (Blinken) said there was no hostile relationship or a cold war with China, but on the other hand, he outlined how the U.S. is shaping China’s surrounding environment in order to advance U.S. strategic interests. steps," said Lena, a professor of politics and international affairs at Wake Forest University.

  "The two-sidedness in Blinken's speech creates a kind of confusion, which just reflects the deceptiveness of the US's China policy, or its diplomatic strategy, and the concealment of its competition and confrontation with China," Shen Yamei said.

  She believes that there are two prominent factors in the US policy towards China: engaging in a new "Cold War" and labelling ideology.

But in today's world, all countries, especially those that have benefited more from globalization, want the world to be a whole, and are reluctant to use ideology to draw artificial lines.

Therefore, Blinken's statement this time is actually to "soften" and "pack" previous remarks to dispel the doubts of these countries.

  She also pointed out that the "two-sided" remarks made by the United States are actually full of deceit and will eventually reveal their flaws.

Manage differences, be objective and rational

China must take three major measures to break the situation

  Reuters reported that U.S.-China relations fell to their lowest levels in decades under the Trump administration and deteriorated further after incumbent President Joe Biden took office.

Biden has so far maintained the Trump administration's sweeping tariffs on Chinese goods and has sought to woo allies in the Indo-Pacific region to "contain" China through the newly launched so-called "Indo-Pacific Economic Framework" (IPEF).

On May 24, local time, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (1st from right) greeted US President Biden (2nd from right), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2nd from left) and Australian Prime Minister Albanese (1st from left) participated in the "US-Japan-India-Australia" event. Quartet Security Dialogue" meeting.

  The current attitude of the US government towards China has hindered the sound development of Sino-US relations.

So, to manage differences between China and the US, what should the US do first?

  Shen Yamei pointed out that the United States must first recognize the reality, recognize the trend of world multi-polarization, and give up the dream of maintaining its "world hegemony" status.

Second, the United States must view China objectively and pragmatically, and view China's development and China's role in the international community rationally.

Finally, the United States needs to change its own shortcomings of contradicting words and deeds, and pay attention to the coherence of its policies.

  As for China, Shen Yamei believes that in the face of the current US proposition towards China, China can break the situation from the following three aspects:

  ——Maintain concentration, do your own thing well, pay attention to your own economic development and social solidarity, and improve your ability to resist strikes;

- Adhering to an independent foreign policy of peace and promoting the formation of a new type of international relations featuring mutual respect, fairness and justice, and win-win cooperation;

  ——Promote China's diplomacy in an orderly manner, promote the implementation of global development initiatives and global security initiatives, and make greater contributions to global governance.

  As Wang Wenbin, spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, emphasized at a regular press conference on the 27th, China-US relations are at an important crossroads.

Is it confrontation, or dialogue and cooperation?

Is it mutual benefit or a zero-sum game?

The United States should proceed from the common interests of the people of China, the United States and the world, and make the right choice, especially to implement President Biden's "four nonsense" remarks.

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