Saturday, September 29, 2018

China disagrees with the “blackmail” on the trade, but denies wanting to dethrone the United States

Dave Zakarian, The Koz Post

La Chine fustige le "chantage" sur le commerce mais nie vouloir détrôner les Etats-Unis

China has strongly rejected on Friday the united nations as “blackmail” on the trade and taken out of the United States of Donald Trump on most of the major folders, while denying they want to dethrone on the world stage.

“China will not accept the blackmail and will not be the object of pressure,” warned foreign Affairs minister Wang Yi at the forum of the annual general Meeting, without directly appoint his opponent.

In the midst of war commercial with shots of customs duty with Washington, the head of china’s public diplomacy  [JB emphasis] has delivered what looked like a lesson of free trade is intended, so as to barely veiled, to the Americans.

“Protectionism will only bring harm to all”, has he hammered.

He also asked Beijing as a “champion of multilateralism” at the time the administration Trump is criticized for its approach of unilateralism of the affairs of the world.

At this same rostrum, the president of the United States had defended Tuesday its vision of international relations based on the “sovereignty” of nations, in denouncing “the ideology of globalism” and targeting several multilateral organizations.

“China has always advocated the international order” and “respected” the decisions that are made, replied Wang Yi.

According to him, “no country can address alone,” the major global challenges facing the world currently, “or be immune against their effects.”

The head of china’s public diplomacy has once again defended the agreement for 2015 on iran’s nuclear ambitions, which the United States withdrew in may to the chagrin of the other great powers.

On North Korea, he once again pleaded for the UN to “create favourable conditions”, to encourage denuclearization. The day before, he had called on the security Council to ease sanctions, dismissing the appeal in the u.s. to their application to “strict” until the nuclear disarmament of the regime recluse is completed.

– “New suspicions” –

His plea seemed to oppose frontally the first two economic powers of the planet.

It resonates in a special way at the time when Donald Trump, who had wagered since his arrival at the White House in early 2017 on its relationship with the chinese president, ruled this week that Xi Jinping was “perhaps more” his “friend”.

On a backdrop of trade tensions, the billionaire republican and his administration have multiplied the fronts, in what looks like an all-out offensive to falter Beijing: denunciation of the internment of muslim uighurs, sanctions against the purchase of Russian weapons, suspicion of violation of the sanctions north Korean.

And even a surprising attack of Donald Trump himself, at the security Council, against presumed interference by the chinese in the next parliamentary elections the u.s., the objective of which would be his own defeat.

Despite this climate, explosive, Wang Yi assured, at a conference in New York, as fears of a China that would seek to dethrone the United States on the world stage were “unfounded”.

Referring to the idea in force after him in some western intellectuals, according to which Beijing would multiply the efforts to achieve a “hegemonic position, or even challenge the United States leadership”, he said: “I want to tell you very clearly that it is a strategic error of judgement serious”.

“It is a prediction wrong, which may be extremely detrimental to american interests and to the future of the United States,” has also warned the chinese minister, anxious of seeing a vicious circle fed by “new suspicions”.

In recent years, China has significantly expanded its influence in Africa in particular. Has the UN, it also takes more and more place, engaging in still more military in peace operations – 2.500 today deployed, including Mali, the democratic Republic of the Congo, in South Sudan or the Lebanon – and also increasing its contributions regularly financial.

At the Council on Foreign Relations, a think-tank in New York, Wang Yi has also denied any looting chinese of technologies developed by foreign companies, as is regularly accused China. “I want to emphasize that China has not copied the foreign patents” and “will not copy foreign patents”, he assured.

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