China News Network, June 6 A few days ago, former French ambassador to the United States, Gérard Arrow, raised a question worth thinking about on Twitter, "Strange, they (the United States) sanctioned the Chinese defense minister, they imposed tariffs on Chinese imports, they drastically restricted the export of technology to China... Now they are instead surprised by the toughness of China's position. What does the United States really want? ”

Image source: Screenshot of the social media Twitter of former French ambassador to the United States, Gérard Arrow

Not long ago, the US Department of Defense claimed that "China rejects the US proposal to hold a meeting between the two defense ministers in Singapore." In this regard, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying hit the nail on the head on Twitter that the United States has been complaining that it cannot talk to the Chinese defense minister, but in fact, the Chinese defense minister is still on the US sanctions list, "Shouldn't the United States at least lift the sanctions before proposing a meeting?" Or maybe the United States doesn't actually mind violating the sanctions it imposes on its own? ”

China's Ministry of National Defense said that dialogue cannot be without principles, and communication cannot be without a bottom line. At present, the responsibility for the difficulties faced by the two militaries lies entirely with the US side. On the one hand, the US side has repeatedly said that it wants to strengthen communication, but on the other hand, it has created artificial obstacles and seriously undermined the mutual trust between the two militaries despite China's concerns.

On the issue of science and technology and economic and trade issues, the United States' approach is also surprising, on the one hand, in order to maintain scientific and technological hegemony, abuse export control measures, try to contain and suppress China through the "Chip and Science Act" and "Inflation Reduction Act", on the other hand, it makes accusations against China.

In May, Micron's sales of products in China failed a cybersecurity review, and U.S. State Department spokesman Matthew Miller exposed U.S. "double standards" at a press conference.

When asked, "Why can the United States ban Chinese companies from doing business but not allow China to do the same?" Miller declared that the U.S. ban on China was motivated by "national security concerns"; Pressed by a reporter, "China can also have national security concerns, can't it?" Miller said China has made it clear that it is open to business; The reporter went on to suggest that the United States also said it was open to business, and eventually, Miller said, "They can certainly make whatever decision they want, but it should be done within a transparent regulatory framework." ”

In this matter, the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry clearly pointed out that China's cybersecurity review is not targeted at specific countries and regions, and we do not exclude the technology and products of any country. Under the pretext of national security, the United States has put more than 1200,<> Chinese enterprises and individuals on various lists and imposed various restrictions without any factual basis, which is economic coercion and unacceptable.

In another tweet, Arrow pointed out that the performance of the United States in the Iraq war, WTO violations, and the so-called "war on terror" shows that the United States first violated the "rules-based order." The rest of the world sees this and is indignant about it.

Image source: Screenshot of the social media Twitter of former French ambassador to the United States, Gérard Arrow

Arrow has previously said he has "great doubts" about the concept of a "rules-based order."

In 2022, the Quincy Institute of Statecraft, a US think tank, held an online conference entitled "Is the United States Ready to Face a Multipolar World", Arrow pointed out that the "rules-based order" is actually just a "Western order", and the core positions of various international institutions have long been occupied by people from Western countries such as the United States, France, and the United Kingdom, and emerging forces are increasingly dissatisfied with the unilateralist behavior and power politics of the United States.

Arrow bluntly said that even if what they want to do violates international law, the Americans will do whatever they want, because the criteria for defining the rules are in their hands.

At one point, Deputy Secretary of State Sherman, the U.S. government's "number two diplomat," claimed that "China is a growing challenge because of its ability to challenge the rules-based international order."

In this regard, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that China is the defender of the international order and has always firmly upheld the international system with the United Nations at its core, the international order based on international law, and the basic norms governing international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. It is not China but the United States that undermines and tramples on international rules and order. The Chinese side advises the US side that instead of indiscriminately buttoning the "hat" on others, it is better to reflect on itself, correct its mistakes, abandon hegemony, respect sovereignty, abandon hegemony, conspire together to live in peace, abandon bullying, and strive for mutual benefit and win-win results.