[Opinion] Behind Wolf Warrior Diplomacy, Fear for Losing “Cooperation” ?

Author: RD16

Date:     4/7/2021

The US-China Summit in Anchorage, Alaska is touted by the CCP as a victorious moment – it is not hard to identify its three obvious purposes. First, it got to flex its muscles to its number one opponent, the U.S. Second, it also sent a clear signal to its assumed allies or countries it cares to influence to win more favorable opinions or partnership with and to warn countries that don’t yet kowtow. Thirdly, just as planned, it has successfully gotten the Chinese people, which are blocked by the Great Firewall, all riled up to lean towards even more anti-US and anti-international corporations to justify its Wolf Warrior style diplomacy.

The CCP did put on quite a show with the scripted speech berating the U.S., among which the most striking remarks may include, “The United States does not have the qualification to say that it wants to speak to China from a position of strength.”[1]

US-China Summit in Alaska, March 18, 2021

“Humiliating” was the word used by Ms. K.T. McFarland, former Trump deputy national security adviser. She remarked in a TV interview, “[the CCP] came ready with a prepared statement that they wanted to criticize the United States and humiliate us on our own soil. In doing so, they wanted to use the words of the American media, those woke media, the canceled culture, and the people who say that “America is a racist nation”. It was meant to be humiliating. [2] Why did the CCP dare act so full of it during the Alaska meeting, especially given it was a diplomatic summit, and on American soil? Even more so, the CCP leaders have been confronted by the international communities for its human rights issues and misinformation on coronavirus origins. The number one reason, as pointed out by Mr. Miles Guo in his GTV live broadcasts – because they know they hold the 1.4 billion Chinese people hostages. They could always promise this “vast market” to lure the West to keep investing in China, continue to accumulate the regime’s financial strength to rise to the top, and in turn to boast this superficial “prosperity” to support the regime’s legitimacy at the cost of the welfare of the 1.4 billion people. And subsequently, indoctrinate the world with the idea of socialism with “Chinese characteristics”.

As the relation between the two countries is reaching a frosty point, Mr. Jin Canrong, a high-profile scholar and CCP’s hawkish mouthpiece, interpretated the summit from an unusual perspective, ‘both the U.S. and China demonstrated their own strengths’, adding to his normal stance of diminishing the U.S. as the declining power.

He further explained, because the Washington side demonstrated its respective power, ‘the domestic support for the administration will be rallied up. Then the constraints for their diplomatic decisions can be loosened. … The American people now do not view China favorably, and the sentiment of anti-China [anti-CCP] is seen quite popular among the American political circles. Therefore, later on, when the U.S. begins to work more cooperatively with China [CCP], there will be little criticism thrown at them.’ [5]

Isn’t that interesting? Behind the Wolf Warrior façade, there is actually fear for loosing “cooperation” from the US?  Then again, by just browsing through the CCP’s newspaper or media, it is not hard to see that the CCP very well knows its weaknesses in strategic technologies. So much so they even give them a collective nickname as “Qia-bo-zi,” i.e., a long list of issues that make one feel ‘constrained by the neck’. In other words, strategic disadvantages or vacancies are extremely difficult to overcome if not impossible even given decades of time. For instance, semiconductor chip manufacturing, turbines used for the aerospace industry, computer operating systems, high strength stainless steel, just to name a few.[3]

A large assembly centre at Boeing in Seattle, WA.

Each weakness represents a fatal flaw that could pull the CCP’s economy to a halt or cause severe setbacks, should the US and the West enforce strict sanctions in accordance with law. The CCP’s dream of overtaking the US within one decade will only be proven to be – a dream, once its past practices of blatant technology infringement and espionage get shut down by the West and other advanced economies. That is, no more so-called ‘cooperation’. This fear for loosing cooperation from the US actually stems from the fear that the US and its allies will stop the appeasement policies and decouple from the CCP controlled market, which spells trouble for the CCP, as once its economic stability is in trouble, the legitimacy of the authoritarian CCP regime will evaporate.

Semiconductor Industry’s impact on our societies

So when it comes to fighting the war against the CCP, whether the U.S. has the qualification to speak to the CCP from a position of strength does not lie in anyone’s words, rather, who possesses the prowess of the most advanced technologies, financial strength, and, the willpower of the people.

As succinctly put by Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, a renowned war historian, commenting on the importance of WWII as a lesson, ” This bloody past suggests to us that enemies cease hostilities only when they are battered enough to acknowledge that there is no hope in victory – and thus that further resistance means only useless sacrifice.”

Proofreader/Reviewer: Rica


#1. Alaska Summit 3/18/2021 full recording by C-Span


#2. American Thought Leaders” interview with Ms. K.T. McFarland


#3. China’s 35 key issues, named as “constrained by the neck”


#4. Semiconductor Industry’s impact


#5. Jin Canrong on China-US Summit in Alaska:


#6. Covershot credit:


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