China News Service, June 29 (Sweet) The Group of Seven (G7) summit just concluded, and U.S. President Biden and other leaders of many countries rushed to Madrid, the capital of Spain. Against the complicated background of Ukrainian conflict and energy shortage, a NATO "solidarity show" was presented.

  But the reality is a bit "slapped in the face", not only the allies in the venue are divided, but the people outside the venue are protesting constantly.

Behind this is dissatisfaction and unease with NATO's adherence to the Cold War mentality, continuous expansion, and even attempts to extend its tentacles to the Asia-Pacific.

  In fact, NATO has long since deviated from its purpose as a "defensive organization" and has become a major problem in the world.

The various actions of the United States and NATO threatening regional peace and stability are destined to be unpopular.

Data map: US President Biden.

Under the attitude of unity, Europe and the United States are "centrifuged"

  Like the G7 summit, showing solidarity against Russia is one of the main signals the NATO summit is trying to send.

  Whether it is discussing the accession of Finland and Sweden to the treaty, strengthening the military deployment in the east flank of NATO, or even inviting Ukrainian President Zelenskiy to deliver a video speech, behind all the gestures, it is hard to conceal that it is an attempt to expand the "path-finding layout".

  However, Agence France-Presse pointed out that Turkey, which opposes NATO's admission of Finland and Switzerland, is likely to destroy this high-profile "solidarity show".

Jin Canrong, a professor at Renmin University of China, said that NATO has stepped up its lobbying efforts, but in the face of Turkey's bargaining, it is difficult for Finland and Switzerland to join the treaty, at least at this summit.

  Liu Weidong, a researcher at the Institute of American Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, further pointed out that some European countries are more dependent on Russia, and they are actually at the forefront of confrontation with Russia. From refugee issues, energy issues to food issues, they are the most affected, while the United States is far from On the other side of the ocean, the impact was not obvious, which led to different concerns between Europe and the United States in dealing with the Russia-Ukraine issue.

Recently, Savolinna, Finland, to celebrate Finland's application to join the NATO military alliance, Olaf Brewing company launched OTAN beer, OTAN is the French acronym for NATO (NATO).

The picture shows the "NATO brand" beer on the production line of Olaf brewing brewery.

Hype China issues, NATO began to touch the Asia-Pacific?

  NATO, which is hosting a conference in Spain, has also reached out to the Asia-Pacific region this time.

The "China threat" was, unsurprisingly, a key issue.

  NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg has repeatedly hyped up China issues to "warm up" the summit.

He specifically mentioned that the summit will update the organization's key document "Strategic Concept" and clarify its position on China for the first time.

  The "Strategic Concept", a document outlining NATO's priorities for the next 10 years, did not mention China in the 2010 version.

For this version, a NATO diplomat told Reuters that the United States and Britain were pushing for stronger rhetoric against China from NATO.

  It is worth noting that NATO also specially invited the leaders of four non-NATO countries in the Asia-Pacific region of Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea to attend the meeting, which is the first time in the history of the NATO summit.

China's "neighbors that cannot be moved" - Japan and South Korea, will also take the opportunity to hold trilateral summit talks with the United States.

Data map: On June 8, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Sherman, South Korean Foreign Ministry First Officer (Deputy Minister) Zhao Xiandong, and Japanese Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Mori Kenliang held a joint press conference in Seoul, South Korea.

  In this regard, Liu Weidong said that one of the reasons for NATO to turn more energy to the Asia-Pacific is "the agitation of the United States".

  NATO is dominated by the United States, and the United States is trying to guide other Western countries to put pressure on China, because the Biden administration has not changed its positioning towards China compared with the Trump administration, and both regard China as a "strategic competitor".

  Liu Weidong said, but considering the regional situation and geographical factors, although the scope of NATO's attention has begun to touch the Asia-Pacific trend, its core focus will still be in Europe.

"No NATO, let's stay away from war and weapons"

  Jin Canrong pointed out that NATO is a product of the Cold War and should have disappeared with the end of the Cold War.

However, in recent years, this transatlantic alliance has been expanding eastward and even globally, which has deviated from its goal as a "defensive organization" and has become a major problem in the world.

  In the past few days, from the G7 summit to the NATO summit, some Western countries led by the United States have frequently staged "political shows".

The Cold War plot behind it is obvious, and the hegemonic behavior that creates security threats by creating conflicts is even more unpopular.

On June 26, on the eve of the NATO summit, protesters held banners in anti-NATO demonstrations.

  Nearly a thousand protesters held a demonstration outside the G7 summit venue in the small town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany, on June 26, demanding "no small groups".

On the same day, a large demonstration against NATO and calling for peace also broke out in the center of Madrid, Spain.

  "I'm fed up with this business of weapons and killing people," said one protester. "The solution they're proposing is more weapons and war, and we always pay for it. So, no NATO, no (military) bases, Let the Americans go and keep us from war and weapons."

  In the face of NATO's aggressive expansion posture, how should China respond now?

Many experts believe that China must first "do its own thing well", maintain its own determination and direction, and consolidate its development momentum.

  Second, break the blockade as much as possible to stay connected and cooperate with the world.

At the same time, it is necessary to distinguish between "opponents" and "friends" and unite all forces that can be united.

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