On July 25th, "News Network" and "China News" continuously broadcasted international critical reviews. The title was "Who is the world everywhere to bully others?" 》.
The sharp commentary said that more than 100 so-called hardliners in China have recently slandered China's "expansionism" and "uses comprehensive national strength to deceive and intimidate others", claiming that "in the American political system, politics is the norm, and war is an exception. China is just the opposite. This view is ridiculous.
China’s newly released White Paper on China’s National Defense in the New Era clearly states that “never hegemony, never expansion, and never seek sphere of influence” is a distinctive feature of China’s national defense in the new era. In contrast, the United States, since its founding in 1776, has been fighting more than 90% of the time in more than 200 years. In 2018, US military expenditures exceeded US$640 billion, ranking first in the world, and the sum of military expenditures in the next eight countries.
The United States is so belligerent, but it is against China’s "not a peaceful regime." If some American politicians hold their hegemonic thinking, pursue power politics, bully and intimidate others, and act as "cracking sticks," then sooner or later they will be globalized in the 21st century. Abandoned by civilized society.
More than 100 so-called hard-line Americans have recently sent a letter to US President Trump, slanders China's "expansionism" and "uses comprehensive national strength to deceive and intimidate others." This kind of ups and downs is incredible and it’s just a cover-up. Many people of insight believe that if the protagonist of the letter - "China" is replaced by "United States", this judgment is quite appropriate.
The author of this open letter is a retired naval officer in the United States, and the people he co-signed have both veterans and intelligence workers. These people are not responsible discussers of Sino-US relations. The letter of joint writing is mainly for the purpose of brushing the sense of existence.
For example, they claim that "in the political system of the United States, politics is the norm, war is the exception, and China is the opposite." This view is ridiculous. According to research by researchers, since the founding of the country in 1776, the United States has spent more than 90% of its time in the past 200 years. Even in the last year of Obama’s resignation as President of Peace, the United States dropped about 26,000 bombs into seven countries. In the 70 years since the founding of New China, it has not taken the initiative to provoke any war and conflict. Who is the maker of the world's "peace deficit"?
In recent years, behind the world's major security crisis, the United States has been everywhere: in the name of counter-terrorism, it launched a war against Afghanistan and Iraq, and military strikes against Syria, causing a large number of civilian casualties and triggering a refugee crisis sweeping European countries. After the US administration took office, it has intensified its unilateralist policies, such as recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, blatantly trampling on UN resolutions and international community consensus; unilateral withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear issue, resulting in continued tension in the Middle East; abandoning the United States Russia’s "intermediate treaty" has shaken the cornerstone of global strategic security. Under the banner of "free navigation", it has sent warships to the seas of dozens of countries around the world. The United States, with its power as its weapon, is the main destroyer of world peace. The source of global turmoil.
According to the statistics of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, in 2018, US military expenditures exceeded 640 billion US dollars, ranking first in the world, and the sum of military expenditures in the next eight countries. China’s latest White Paper on China’s National Defense in the New Era clearly states that “never hegemony, never expansion, and never seek sphere of influence” is a distinctive feature of China’s national defense in the new era, pointing out that China’s national defense expenditure accounts for less than the world’s major countries. The proportion of total production and fiscal expenditure, and per capita defense expenditure are all low. For example, in 2017, the per capita defense expenditure of Chinese nationals was 750 yuan, only 5% of the United States.
It is no wonder that former US President Carter pointed out that the United States is the best war-torn country in the history of the world, and that China has not wasted a penny in the war. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir said that Malaysia has had a relationship with China for nearly 2,000 years. China has never conquered Malaysia. China will never expand abroad, and will not impose its own pain on others.
The United States is so belligerent, but it is against China’s "not a peaceful political power." The values and world views of some politicians in the United States have reached a new height of shamelessness. In this open letter, they exemplified the so-called situation in the Taiwan Strait, and it is even more nonsense. As everyone knows, the Taiwan issue is China’s core interest. The mainland is willing to do its utmost to strive for peaceful reunification of the two sides of the strait with the utmost sincerity and at the same time, but at the same time it does not promise to renounce the use of force and retain the option of taking all necessary measures for the intervention of external forces and very few. The Taiwan independence "separatists and their separatist activities are by no means aimed at the vast number of Taiwan compatriots. Some people in the United States have smeared China's necessary measures to safeguard national unity as "bullying and intimidating", which is obviously a gross interference in China's internal affairs.
Some people in the United States have spared no effort to vilify China because their long-standing hegemonic behavior is being strongly resisted by the trend of economic globalization and political multi-polarization. They used China as the target of attack and concocted the "China threat theory". The main purpose was to pass on the domestic contradictions in the United States and take the opportunity to profit from the interest groups behind them.
As a country that loves peace since ancient times, China has never taken the road of "national power must be hegemonic", but the builder and defender of world peace. At present, China has sent more than 37,000 peacekeeping military personnel to become the country with the largest number of peacekeepers in the permanent members of the Security Council. It has been hailed by the United Nations as "a key factor and key force in peacekeeping operations." China’s share of the United Nations contribution has increased from 2.053% in 2005 to 12.005% in 2019, and is paid in full. On the other hand, the United States, the world’s largest self-resident, has owed a total of US$ 381 million to the United Nations regular budget assessment on January 1 this year, and has defaulted on US$ 776 million in peacekeeping funds. UN Secretary-General Guterres pointed out that U.S. peacekeeping arrears exceed one-third of the UN peacekeeping total arrears.
The world today is not peaceful, and humanity faces many common challenges. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China and the United States have cooperation needs in dealing with a large number of hot issues such as the DPRK nuclear issue, the Iranian nuclear issue and the situation in the Middle East. If some politicians in the United States still hold on to hegemony, pursue power politics, bully and intimidate others everywhere, or ignite everywhere, fear that the world will not be chaotic, and act as a “cracking stick”, so sooner or later they will be abandoned by the global civilized society in the 21st century. . Abandoning the Cold War mentality, the zero-sum game, and coping with the "peace deficit" with political security cooperation is the right choice for the United States. (International critical commentator)