The US-China Cold War Has Already Started

reedak

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1. The rift between the United States and China threatens to become a chasm. Barely a day passes without some tit-for-tat exchange of barbs, accusations, or actions designed to make life difficult for the other country or to trumpet the superiority of their respective political systems.

The United States has castigated China for the forced sterilization of Uyghur women; lobbied Europe to ban Chinese security screening firm Nuctech; imposed visa restrictions on Chinese officials held responsible for Hong Kong’s new national security law; and placed 90-day limits on work visas for Chinese journalists.

In response, China’s Foreign Ministry branded U.S. criticism of its Uyghur policy as “baseless” while bluntly telling Washington to butt out of Hong Kong affairs. Beijing had earlier withdrawn the press credentials of journalists at three leading U.S. newspapers and threatened to put American companies on a list of proscribed foreign entities.

This rapid descent into conflict has taken many by surprise. For most of this century, Sino-U.S. competition was moderated by the need to work together on a range of global economic, financial, and geopolitical issues that mandated cooperation. But these cooperative impulses have almost entirely disappeared, exacerbated by recriminations over responsibility for the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed the depth of their mutual mistrust.

Beijing thinks Washington is bent on containing China to prolong the declining power of the United States while denying China its rightful place in the sun. Americans increasingly believe that Beijing is threatening U.S. security interests, undermining its prosperity, interfering in its democracy, and challenging its values. Anti-China sentiment unites an otherwise divided and partisan Washington.

A common misperception is that mounting differences over trade and technology are primarily responsible for the spike in hostilities. But while important in themselves, the U.S.-China trade and tech wars are symptomatic of a deeper and more dangerous geopolitical divide rooted in their clashing strategic ambitions and contrasting political systems.....

Source: https://thediplomat.com/2020/07/the-us-china-cold-war-has-already-started/

2. United Nations, United States — President Joe Biden told the world Tuesday the United States is not seeking a new Cold War with China as he vowed to pivot from post-9/11 conflicts and take a global leadership role on crises from climate to Covid.

Addressing the UN General Assembly for the first time as president, Biden promised to work to advance democracy and alliances, despite friction with Europe over France’s loss of a mega-contract....

Opening the General Assembly, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of growing divisions between the United States and China and urged dialogue.

“I fear our world is creeping towards two different sets of economic, trade, financial and technology rules, two divergent approaches in the development of artificial intelligence — and ultimately two different military and geopolitical strategies,” Guterres said.

“This is a recipe for trouble. It would be far less predictable than the Cold War.”...

Biden will end a busy diplomatic week with an unprecedented four-way summit at the White House with the leaders of Australia, India and Japan — the so-called “Quad” widely seen as a united front against China....

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said he will not meet one-on-one in New York with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and has described Biden’s diplomatic style as “brutality.”.....

Source: https://theindependent.sg/biden-says-us-not-seeking-cold-war-as-he-vows-to-lead/

3. When a leader of a supposedly sole superpower covers his eyes like a "wise monkey" by refusing to call a spade a spade in the hope that all other people will also cover their eyes like him, would there be any hope for humanity? By telling such a barefaced lie to the representatives of the international community that there is no "Cold War" which has started during the Trump era, the two-faced gas-emitting White House incumbent simply treats the UN chief and all other people as idiots or three-year-old children. :)

Using an analogy, just imagine how annoyed and irritated you would feel if you are awakened every night by a married couple's quarrel next door. In the midst of the shouting, yelling, whining and crying, you could hear the banging of table, throwing of chairs, plates, bowls, pots, vases etc on the floor. As a result, would you long to move house to have a peaceful night beside a cemetery instead? :sleep:

4. Jeremiah 4:19

My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because you have heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.

Source: https://biblehub.com/topical/naves/t/trumpet_used_in_war.htm

Does it mean that if the two-faced gas-emitting White House incumbent does not blow the trumpet among the nations with his personal gases, the Cold War and Hot War would be as distant as plummeting asteroids which could send humanity going the way of the dinosaurs? :oops:

Additional Reference:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...us-in-new-cold-war-with-china-and-russia-poll

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/25/nuke-m25.html

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1312456/World-war-3-news-China-latest-US-south-china-sea-war
 
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