China accuses Australia of creating conflict over growing CCP shortcomings
President Xi Jinping’s message is clear: “The East is rising, the West is declining.
But the climb fell into a cliff.
Australia and Japan expressed their views on Beijing’s Achilles heel this week. The joint meeting of defense ministers and foreign ministers expressed “serious concern” over the repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang. They focused on cracking down on dissidents in Hong Kong. They spoke of China’s aggressiveness in the South and East China Sea and the Taiwan issue.
This is the message of these two Asia-Pacific partners at the Group of Seven (G7) conference of the “world’s most advanced” economy.
It shouldn’t be like that.
The talking points in Beijing are peace, calm and stability.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry therefore quickly took the floor, accusing Japan and Australia of “creating a conflict”. Spokesman Wang Wenbin came to power and demanded that the two “stop interfering” in what he insisted on “home affairs.”
He accused Australia and Japan of “undermining regional peace and stability”.
And controlled by the CCP World time The news media later accused the West of “hitting China with the ideology and values card.”
code of conduct
During a high-level diplomatic exchange in March, China launched an attack on the United States.
Its foreign minister Yang Jiechi criticized Washington’s failures, police killings and racial inequalities in its participation in international conflicts.
US National Security Advisor Jack Sullivan has done something unexpected.
He has no objection.
Instead, he took a different point of view. “A confident country can face its own shortcomings and constantly seek to improve,” he said.
The shortcomings of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are getting worse.
There is occupied Tibet.
The South China Sea has its illegal man-made island fortresses.
It used its fishing fleet and coast guards to enter the East China Sea.
He brutally suppressed democracy and dissent in Hong Kong.
He tried to assimilate Taiwan.
About a million Uyghurs are held in heavily guarded “vocational training” centers.
It is using its overwhelming economic power to force countries to do and say what it wants.
Beijing actively denies that these are the ways of the problem.
It reinforces the attitude of the world towards him.
Japan and Australia wrote in a joint statement issued after the meeting: “We are seriously concerned about reports of human rights violations against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.
“We call on China to allow independent international observers, including the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, to enter Xinjiang urgently, meaningfully and without restriction. “
Recent revelations include documents detailing the forced sterilization of Uyghur women in order to “build a balance” with the growing Han immigrant population. The United States, Great Britain and Canada describe this policy as tantamount to genocide.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will attend the G7 summit on Saturday to push the case forward.
He hopes the international community will take punitive action against Beijing.
He said on Wednesday that he wanted to mobilize the World Trade Organization and “modernize its rules if necessary” to punish “the bad behavior that occurs”.
It is not a completely benevolent position.
Canberra hopes the WTO will rule on its barley export dispute with China. Beijing insists it is an “anti-dumping” problem. Canberra says it’s a trade embargo.
However, the conflict has since spread to include wine, timber, beef, seafood and charcoal.
The Prime Minister said: “If coercion has no consequences, there is very little motivation for restraint. “
Beijing rejected Mr. Morrison’s comments, accusing him of being a “liar” and “one of the pillars of America’s Indo-Pacific strategy to contain China.”
“However, China’s stance of protecting its fundamental interests and taking countermeasures when necessary will not change. This collusion will only expose their weaknesses ”, declared Chen Hong, director of the Center for Australian Studies at East China Normal University.
“Morrison’s charge of economic coercion is a lie. He called for WTO reforms to politicize and militarize the organization. This comment shows that although Canberra has sparked tensions between the two countries, Australia cannot withstand the tension with China. Economic decoupling. It urgently needs the help of Western partners to rewrite the rules of the world economic order according to its own interests.
Beijing strongly opposes
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wen Bin criticized the G7 summit.
He said the G7 countries “should do more to promote international anti-epidemic cooperation, promote global economic recovery and help developing countries accelerate development, instead of creating conflicts and differences within the region. International community “.
This is consistent with Beijing’s talking points:
It’s just more proof that the United States and the West are determined to prevent the rise of China.
By criticizing Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the East China Sea and the South China Sea, the West is trying to deny China the same level of security it needs.
By boycotting its economic policies, the West has attempted to deprive China of the same development.
Criticism of Beijing’s bellicose diplomacy only serves to allay differences and prevent the CCP from “counting down.”
Earlier, Beijing and Moscow had announced their intention to take a common stance on “inappropriate behavior” by the United States.
During the conference call between the foreign ministers of the two countries, Wang Yi and Lavrov were determined to “strengthen coordination” to deal with common threats.
Under the guise of democracy, the United States formed small groups, interfered in the domestic politics of various countries under the pretext of human rights, and pursued unilateralism under the banner of multilateralism. According to reports, Wang said.
Beijing also thanked Moscow for its “integrity and loyalty”.
“You criticized the defamation of the United States and the West. China appreciates this. We will also fully support Russia in safeguarding its legitimate rights and interests. “
President Vladimir Putin subsequently confirmed the strengthening of relations.
“Russia and China are both interested in maintaining our cooperation on the international stage. Such cooperation is obviously an important factor in the stability of international affairs, ”he said.
Jamie Seidel is a freelance writer | @Jami Saidell