Historic turning point as China looks to breakup of the US Empire
“China should adopt different policies toward the US and its allies, while at the same time treat members of the Five Eyes alliance and other Western countries differently. Previously, China attached more importance to maintaining China-US relations. In the future, we will devote more of our resources to European countries and bring about a change in direction of diplomatic strategy.” – Global Times
We are re-posting this article, as it may well represent the most significant change in China’s foreign policy in the last 50 years – are we about to enter a new phase of world history?
The authoritative editorial below, in the CPC’s Global Times, could signal a seminal change in Chinese global strategy. The underlying aim is no less than to break up the Empire that the US has built since WW2.
So far, the “allies” have largely kept a united front with Washington as the latter strives with increasing belligerence to forge a Great Anti-China Chorus. But the inherent tensions and contradictions are evident and growing.
Beijing recently decided it was time to drop its policy of conciliation (link 2 below). Now, it seems ready to work actively in a sustained bid to “liberate” the Empire’s vassals from their overlord, the USA.
In the past four decades, China has focused its energies on maintaining constructive ties with the US, despite inevitable differences. But since 2017, Washington has made it plain, via word and deeds, that it regards China as its existential enemy, to be taken down by means fair and, especially, foul.
Ultimately, it’s a matter of self-interest. The vassals-allies know the bottom line: Before long, if not immediately, a booming, still-developing China can provide them greater economic and perhaps technological benefits than a moribund, decaying USA. Also, Beijing doesn’t do international dictatorship and hegemony, preferring mutually beneficial cooperation. At some point, such positives may start to dissolve the ideological, militaristic and even racial glue that has bound the US-dominated Empire together for 75 years.
During that time, Washington has never stopped trying to dismember the People’s Republic of China. Beijing may be ready to return the favor.
From the GT editorial
(See link 1 below):
“The Achilles’ heel of this US strategy is that the confrontation between China and the West that the US has been promoting goes against globalization – the trend of the times. And this confrontation requires Western countries to pay the price by sacrificing their own development opportunities and a wealth of actual benefits. However, China and the West are not in a zero-sum relationship. The US not only goes against the facts, but also runs counter to the development interests of these Western countries.
“This gives China an important opportunity to break the united front between the US and the West. Through a series of efforts, it is entirely possible for China to substantially weaken the consensus between the US and the West on China. It can also turn a large part of conflicts which the US intends to create between China and the West into those between the US and other Western countries, resulting in a struggle between coercion and anti-coercion.
“In order to achieve this, China should first adopt different policies toward the US and its allies, while at the same time treat members of the Five Eyes alliance and other Western countries differently. Previously, China attached more importance to maintaining China-US relations. In the future, we will devote more of our resources to European countries and bring about a change in direction of diplomatic strategy.
“We need to try to play down the so-called China-West frictions and talk more about the China-US conflict. The flashpoint of the so-called China-West conflict lies in ideological frictions in areas such as human rights disputes. China can engage in more communication with Western countries from the perspective of cultural diversity, advocate the notion of harmony without uniformity, and try to reduce the number of specific friction points. We should not lose confidence due to the many frictions in this field. In fact, there is a great deal of room to work on, and it is worth exploring.
“Constantly expanding the scale of economic cooperation between China and the West is the key. In the past, the US was the priority when it came to cooperation. In the future, more attention should be paid to upgrading collaboration with Western countries other than the US. It is very feasible that general ideological conflicts will not stop European countries, such as Germany and France, from continuing their cooperation with China, because the interests of those European countries in China are simply too great. We must keep increasing the attractiveness of the Chinese market to Western countries, and must not let it stagnate or shrink.
“China needs to strengthen its ties with developing countries and continuously increase its bargaining chips in dealing with the West. As China’s national strength rises, the country’s ability to do so will also increase. China should unite Russia and the vast number of developing countries to find appropriate opportunities and agendas to puncture US arrogance. By doing so, it can make most Western countries realize that the US is not all-powerful and ever-victorious, and weaken the US’ attractiveness and coercive power to the West.”