- Editor: Victor Torres
- Translator: 小木头
On Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Chunying Hua sent out dozens of tweets, begging to evade the heavy blow from U.S., and trying to trade time for space to linger on.
Interestingly, Hua’s tweets seem to be in response to tweets from the U.S. Department of State and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, which criticized CCP the day before.
She communicates policy ideas to U.S through the social media, which shows that the formal diplomatic channels for the CCP and U.S communication have been closed already.
Let’s take a look at her tweets and analyze them one by one:
In 2020, COVID-19 has upended the world in almost all aspects. Countries have come to realize more than ever that global challenge requires enhanced international coordination and cooperation, and that major countries in particular should lead by example.
China-US relations has spiraled down to the lowest level since the establishment of diplomatic ties 41 years ago. This is clearly not in the interests of the Chinese and American peoples, nor is it helpful when global efforts are needed to overcome the difficulties.
In retrospect, 2020 might have witnessed the greatest damage to the international order and international relations.
Analysis: CCP admits that China-US relations has spiraled down to the lowest level, which is not in the interests of CCP
We see power politics jeopardizing international stability, protectionism jeopardizing international trade, unilateralism jeopardizing international cooperation and McCarthyism jeopardizing international exchanges.
What is expected of China and the US is to form the right perception about one another, act in line with the trend of the times, and heed the aspirations of the international community.
We need to step up to our responsibilities as major countries and at the same time, work together with other countries to overcome difficulties, meet challenges and pursue development.
Analysis: currently U.S. strong policy against CCP has harmed the interests of CCP, who hopes U.S. could change from confrontation into cooperation
China has no intention to compete for hegemony. We never interfere in other’s internal affairs. We don’t export our system and model. Not in the least do we seek spheres of influence.
China stays committed to developing a relationship based on coordination, cooperation and stability with the United States under the principle of no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation. China has been working in good faith to that goal.
Analysis: CCP has its tradition to exported communist ideas, exported socialist systems, revolutions, and controlled international organizations, interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. CCP has made their efforts to achieve the goal of defeating and replacing U.S.
Regrettably however, when we turn on TVs, read newspapers, and access new media, we would often see senior US officials pointing fingers at China. There is no evidence to support their accusations. They are merely irresponsible presumption of guilt and emotional lashing out.
The fundamental reason behind all this is that some US politicians have strategic miscalculations about China.
Analysis: CCP is deeply worried by U.S. sober strategic understanding of the nature and evil purposes of CCP.
First, they choose to ignore the vast common interests and room for cooperation between the two countries, and insist that China is a main threat.
Analysis: Luring U.S with benefits, denying their threat.
Second, they seek to defame the Communist Party of China out of ideological bias. The CPC, as the constitutionally recognized ruling party of China, has a close bond and a shared future with the Chinese people.
An attack on the CPC is an attack on the 1.4 billion Chinese people. It is doomed to fail.
Third, they hope that maximum pressure will make China give in. Power politics will only get the Chinese people to be more resolved in their response.
Analysis: CCP is trying to confuse CCP and China. They consistently using Chinese people as their shield to be protected and intimidate U.S.
Fourth, they attempt to build an international coalition against China. But in the age of globalization, the interests of all countries are so intertwined that the overwhelming majority of them do not want to take sides, let alone being forced into confrontation with China.
Facts have proved, and will continue to prove, that these attempts will lead nowhere and find no support.
Analysis: U.S has assembled a large number of powerful allies, and CCP has been already internationally isolated and surrounded geopolitically.
It is important that the US policy toward China return to objectivity and sensibility as early as possible.
China’s policy toward the US is always stable and consistent.
While China-US cooperation can make great things happen for the two countries and the entire world, China-US confrontation would definitely spell disaster for not only the two countries but also humanity as a whole.
The time has come to decide the future course of this giant vessel.
China’s stance is that the two sides should manage constructively the prominent and important issues based on a right perception of each other.
On ideological issues, we need to respect each other’s choice of system and development path.
The goal of China-US engagement is not to mold the other in one’s own image, still less to defeat the other side, but to seek and expand common interests.
Both Chinese and American systems are chosen by their people and deeply rooted in their respective historical and cultural traditions.
If the US China policy were to remodel or even subvert China, it would not be achievable. The right approach is to respect each other’s political system and development path, maintain peaceful coexistence, and promote win-win cooperation.
Analysis: CCP worries that U.S is subverting its dictatorship and vainly wants U.S to change its policy towards CCP.
On issues concerning national sovereignty and territorial integrity, we need to commit to the international norm of non-interference in other’s internal affairs.
Issues relating to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang are China’s internal affairs and involve China’s core interests. None of them shall be subject to foreign interference.
There has been too much false information about Xinjiang and Tibet, and the executive branch and Congress have, on this basis, exercised long-arm jurisdiction on Chinese businesses and individuals.
This seriously violates international law and defies international justice and conscience. As an independent sovereign state, China naturally has to respond.
For our foreign friends who truly care about China and wish to know more about Xinjiang, Tibet and other parts of China, we are always ready to share with them the facts.
Analysis: CCP has cracked down Hong Kong, Taiwan and ethnic minority areas in protest of U.S. efforts to protect human rights of Chinese people.
On trade issues, we need to replace confrontation and sanctions with dialogue and consultation. What drives trade is market demand, not imposed deals.
There are no winners in trade wars, which only hurt both sides. What has happened proves that pressuring others with tariffs would only boomerang.
The Chinese market is expected to become the largest and most vibrant in the world. This means China can and need to buy more products with active demand in the Chinese market from the US, and it is just a matter of time before the trade imbalance is eased.
We urge the US side to stop overstretching the notion of National Security, stop the arbitrary suppression of Chinese companies, and provide an open, fair and non-discriminatory environment for Chinese businesses and investors.
Analysis: the trade and corporation sanctions from U.S. against CCP has deeply hurt Chinese economy.
On maritime issues, we need to strive to turn frictions into cooperation.
There has been no problem with the freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea. There has never been a single instance where normal navigation or overflight was impeded.
China will work with countries in the region to maintain the freedom of navigation and overflight under international law.
Analysis: CCP worries about U.S. military intervention as the continuous tension in South China Sea.
On people-to-people exchange, we need to remove restrictions as soon as possible.
People with vision in both countries should jointly reject the attempts to disrupt people-to-people contact and create a cultural decoupling between the two countries, and work together to encourage and support people from all sectors to increase exchanges & mutual understanding.
To view all Chinese students, experts and scholars in the US as spy suspects actually says more about the mentality of the accusers and their lack of confidence.
China has no intention to pick a fight with the US either in diplomacy, media or other fields.
It is important that people with vision in both countries jointly oppose stigmatizing people-to-people exchange and politicizing normal contact, and remove stumbling blocks to such contact and exchange.
And stay committed to principles of mutual respect, equality, seeking common ground while shelving differences, and win-win cooperation.
Analysis: U.S. has recently cancelled or restricted visas for people who are associated with the theft of U.S. intellectual property by CCP and cancelled programs to infiltrate U.S. under the guise of cultural exchanges.
CCP has always fight with U.S. in diplomacy, media or other areas. And CCP never respects the interests of the others. Win-win means that CCP wins twice, while corporation means that CCP works together to fight totally against the other side.
As long as the two countries act with a sense of responsibility to history and humanity, bear in mind the fundamental interests of the two peoples and the whole world.
Analysis: CCP has threatened U.S. that if U.S. doesn’t change its against policy towards CCP, they will destroy and attack the interests of, not only U.S. but also the entire world.
In general, CCP is aware of U.S. policy and plans to decommission CCP, and they are therefore deeply disturbed and fearful. With the closure of the normal diplomatic communication channels, CCP can only talk to U.S. through social media, in a vain attempt to stop the destruction of CCP.