US tactic to contain China hotbed of troubles, harm


By Zhong Sheng

Strategic misjudgment resulting from short-sightedness and shallowness is regarded as the worst mistake in the development of China-U.S. relations. Unfortunately, the U.S. side has been repeating the mistake over and over again for a long time.
In its official documents from the National Security Strategy introduced in December 2017 to the National Defense Strategy released in January 2018 and then the United States Strategic Approach to the People’s Republic of China released in May 2020, the U.S. has deliberately misrepresented China’s political system and development goals time after time, wantonly hyped up the so-called “China threat”, and used it as an excuse to agitate for adopting tough policies to contain China in all aspects. Such misdeeds have fully exposed the evil intentions of the U.S. to contain and obstruct China’s development.
Whether China and the U.S. should benefit from cooperation or lose from confrontation is actually a simple question. It’s a pity that certain politicians in the U.S., who cannot understand history, grasp reality, or predict the future due to their narrow vision and shallow minds, have been obsessed with the paranoid delusion that wherever China gains, the U.S. loses. These politicians have seen cooperative partners as strategic rivals or even opponents, regarded competitions that promote progress as wars that have to end up with the death of one side, had their minds stuffed with deep-rooted ideological bias, and been used to basing decisions on nothing but their fusty Cold War mentality and zero-sum game mindset.
Their urge to provoke a so-called “new Cold War” against China is getting increasingly wild and their attempt to jeopardize China-U.S. relations for selfish political gains is becoming clearer and clearer with each passing day. Economic globalization is a natural result of the development of human productivity and market economy. In the era of economic globalization, the real global and strategic issues are peace and development, with development being the core issue.
On the one hand, developing countries cannot achieve their development goals without opening-up and introduction of the experience, scientific and technological achievements, and capital of developed countries.On the other hand, without the growth of developing countries, capital and goods of developed countries would find no new market, which could certainly lead to limitations on their development.
Since the implementation of the reform and opening-up policy, China’s rapid and continuous development has offered a huge market and infinite business opportunities for developed countries. In recent years, more than 30 percent of the world’s economic growth has been contributed by development of the Chinese economy. These are facts that no one can deny.The Communist Party of China (CPC) has always regarded people’s aspiration for a better life as its goal. Chinese people’s legitimate rights to pursue national development and a better life ought to be respected.
It can never be ignored or distorted that in the globalized world today, China’s development means win-win results for both China and the world. In this sense, to hinder the development of China is the same as sabotaging the development of the whole world, including the U.S.
Certain U.S. politicians have lately intensified their efforts to fabricate lies out of thin air to slander the CPC, making such malicious accusation as “CPC’s designed for hegemony”, and tried to incite other countries to join its anti-China camp. Their remarks and deeds are so ridiculous, exposing their evil intentions to impede China’s development and indicating that they are bound to be isolated in the international community. Given that the interests of China and the U.S. are so closely intertwined, containing China’s development is not at all in line with the interests of America and the American people. When the U.S. side wielded its big stick of tariff against China, the pain was actually first inflicted upon enterprises, farmers, and consumers in the U.S. Extremely worried about the consequences of U.S.’ decision to impose new additional tariffs on Chinese goods, representatives of U.S. companies, farmers and consumers directly pointed out that these new tariffs would become “a nail in the coffin” for businesses at a hearing held at the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
– The Daily Mail-
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