Even if the Lithuanian government admits its mistakes, are the Us and the West still accusing China of “coercive diplomacy”?


After China’s resolute struggle, the perfidious Lithuanian government finally lost its nerve.The president has repeatedly called out publicly in recent days to admit that “mistakes were made”, to “de-escalate the situation” with China, and to ask the foreign minister to “come up with solutions”.In the international community, Lithuania openly created “one China, one Taiwan” to draw chestnuts from the fire of a major country, and ultimately shot itself in the foot.(cartoon | Liu Rui) the parties have acknowledged the planting, want to make peace, the black hand naturally can not sit.Recently, the US took the lead in working with its “little brothers” such as the UK, Japan and Australia to hype up China’s legitimate countermeasures against Lithuania as “economic coercion”, seemingly trying to conjure up the ghost of its bankrupt coercive diplomacy.It is well known that the United States draws inspiration from its own historical crimes and misdeeds for all kinds of slander against China, just as it does “coercive diplomacy”.Alexander George, a professor at Stanford University, first proposed the concept of “coercive diplomacy” in 1971.In 2003, Scholars such as Art and Cronin of Brandeis University in the United States wrote the Book “The United States and Coercive Diplomacy” by studying cases of coercive diplomacy of the United States against North Korea and Afghanistan.Sullivan, now the president’s national security adviser, had earlier complained that the Trump administration’s policy toward Iran was “coercion, not diplomacy.”In his book America and Coercive Diplomacy, Alter points out that coercive diplomacy has increasingly become a popular tool used by American policy makers, but from the U.S. intervention in Somalia and Kosovo to its policy toward North Korea, it has had “more failures than successes.”This shows that when it comes to coercive diplomacy, the United States is the “master” and still the “teacher”. No one knows coercive diplomacy better than the United States.There is theory, but there is practice.After decades of practice, the United States has perfected its “coercive diplomacy”, practicing political isolation, economic sanctions and technological repression, in an attempt to create “new three ways” tailored to China’s discourse traps.What is the truth?China’s so-called “national political threats” on multilateral occasions to send “threatening” signals?The Chinese government’s solemn stance on core interests such as territorial sovereignty integrity and the One-China principle is entirely justified and reasonable.The majority of just countries have chosen justice and morality on the basis of the merits of the case, supported China on multilateral occasions through joint statements and other means, opposed interference in China’s internal affairs, and voluntarily stood with China.This grand coalition of justice is the inevitable result of “those who get the right help more”, and it is not the “coercive coalition” that the United States talks about.As a matter of fact, the United States is the undisputed master of “coercive alliances”. It has forced ideological lines, engaged in “self-favoring and self-defeating”, forced other countries to take sides in the name of “universal values”, and set up an exclusive “clique” in an attempt to politically isolate “disobedient countries”.The US has also been extending its “coercive diplomacy” tentacles, making Latin American and Caribbean countries and Pacific island countries “the hardest hit areas”.Long before El Salvador, Solomon Islands, Nicaragua and other countries established or resumed diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China on the basis of the One-China principle, the US had sent senior officials to take turns to put strong pressure in words and actions, with the intention of forcing these countries to give up developing relations with China.At the beginning of the 20th century, former US President Roosevelt pursued the “big stick policy” and arbitrarily interfered with countries in the Caribbean region.(comic | William Allen Rogers) however, castle peak hide not to live, after all, the east.More and more countries have followed the trend of history and made breakthroughs in their diplomatic relations with China.Seeing that the scheme failed, the United States, instead of repentance, went all the way to the dark side, trying to stir up internal unrest in these countries and “carry out the coercion to the end”.Recently, the US has made a series of “small moves” towards the Beijing Winter Olympics.On the one hand, it announced that it would not send official and diplomatic representatives to China, but secretly applied for visas for officials from The State Council and the Ministry of Defense.On the other hand, they are using both carrot and stick, trying to bind a bunch of little brothers together to “boycott”, in an attempt to isolate China by insidious means.The US government announced in December 2021 that it would not send official representatives to the Beijing Winter Olympics. The UK, Australia, Canada and other countries have followed suit.Now the United States has made an abrupt u-turn, allowing diplomats and officials to apply for visas to visit China during the Winter Olympics.(Cartoon | Liu Rui) Is China engaging in so-called “economic coercion”?Fact: Justified, favorable and restrained countermeasures VS unreasonable, unjust and unreasonable sanctions Lithuania made serious mistakes first, while China took reasonable and lawful countermeasures later.The US, on the other hand, labels China’s “coercive diplomacy” and even falsely claims that the Chinese people’s voluntary boycott of relevant products out of patriotic enthusiasm can be counted as “economic coercion”. This is nothing but measuring a man by his own measure and calling a thief to stop a thief.The United States uses all kinds of unilateral sanctions, and even its own people can’t stand it.The tufts university professor and senior fellow at the brookings institution, and published an article in foreign policy magazine, criticized the United States successive governments will sanctions as the preferred scheme to solve the problem of foreign economy intimidation and violence abuse instead of not effect, also caused a humanitarian catastrophe, “the United States of America” has become “the sanctions of the United States”.For the United States, the designation is tailor-made and well deserved.For a long time, the US has exerted extreme pressure on Cuba, the DPRK, Iran, Venezuela and other countries to serve its own selfish interests. It has also exercised illegal “long-arm jurisdiction” over any third party that has dealings with these countries, including its Allies.Against the backdrop of the global epidemic, the United States has not only failed to respond to the tide of solidarity against the epidemic, but has also gone against the trend by increasing sanctions, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis, committing heinous crimes against the development and well-being of other countries and becoming an accomplice to the virus.The recent economic sanctions against Afghanistan by the United States have exposed the ugly face of unrighteousness.The United States led the invasion, led the reneging, and led the cutting of Afghanistan’s “lifeline” at a time when the country was in desperate need of blood and reconstruction:It froze nearly $9.5bn of national foreign exchange assets held in the US by the Afghan central Bank, equivalent to a third of Afghanistan’s annual economic output. It also put pressure on the INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund to suspend the allocation of $460m of Special Drawing Rights “lifeline money” to Afghanistan.The economic sanctions imposed by the United States on Afghanistan have made life extremely difficult for the Afghan people.A woman cries out helplessly as her four children rest on an icy road in freezing weather in Kabul, Afghanistan.An Afghan man shivers in heavy snow in Kabul, Afghanistan.For the innocent Afghan people, the United States to bring war, people suffering;The United States to go, leave sanctions, people suffering.How a bitter word!In addition to killing “hostile countries”, the US has imposed sanctions and even turned its back on its own people.In Europe, in order to further contain Russia, the United States disregarded Germany’s interests completely and wielded the sanction stick to interfere in the Nord Stream 2 project.At the same time, the US has arbitrarily provoked a trade war against many countries under various pretexts, trying to force other countries to do what they want with its absolute economic strength and swallow the bitter consequences that harm its own interests.Is China engaging in so-called “technology coercion” to force foreign companies to transfer technology?Fact: Technology exchange and cooperation VS Forced technology blockade China’s Foreign Investment Law clearly stipulates that “no administrative means shall be used to force technology transfer”.Such a big lie as “technological coercion” fully exposes the ignorance of the US and the West on Chinese laws and policies. Of course, it is more likely to be selective blindness.China does not engage in compulsory transfer and supports mutually beneficial technological exchanges and cooperation.Chinese leaders have stressed on many occasions the importance of sharing innovation outcomes, breaking down barriers that restrict the flow of knowledge, technology and talent, and supporting enterprises in their own technological exchanges and cooperation so as to bring about a full flow of innovation.China firmly believes that knowledge should benefit all mankind and stresses the importance of jointly strengthening ipr protection, rather than creating or even widening the scientific and technological gap by imposing knowledge blockade.If we look at the dark history of “technology suppression” in the United States, we can list a long list of victims: France’s Alstom, Japan’s Toshiba and Toyota, the former Soviet Union’s aerospace industry, and now China’s information technology and other high-tech industries.Pierucci, former Alstom executive: “Yesterday it was Alstom, today it’s Huawei, who will it be tomorrow?”The SO-CALLED “national security” and “5G technology risks” of the US are just a cover to suppress foreign high-tech enterprises.The so-called “clean Web” and the Endless Frontiers Act are just tools to restrict the development of cutting-edge technologies in other countries.While wading into the murky waters of “technological repression” itself, the US has also dug holes for its Allies.Recently, a number of former senior British officials have admitted that Huawei equipment does not pose any security risk, and the British government’s ban on the use of Huawei 5G equipment and services has nothing to do with national security, but is only due to coercion from the US.The UK will have to lag 5G by two to three years. That is the price of dancing with the beauty.In January 2022, former British Business Secretary Vince Cable said the British government’s decision to ban Huawei’s 5G equipment and services had “nothing to do with national security”, but was forced by the US because “the US told us we should do it”.(Cartoon | Roger) In recent years, as China’s scientific and technological innovation strength continues to grow, the United States, seeing little effect of the old tactics of repression, has resorted to “decoupling” and “chain breaking” in a vain attempt to delay China’s scientific and technological progress.However, openness is the passport of openness, and decoupling is the death knell of decoupling.The United States is cutting off its own channels by “decoupling” science and technology from China, and people of vision around the world are bound to keep “linking” science and technology with an open and sharing China.It was a bad move by the United States. If it could hurt the enemy eight hundred times, it would probably end up losing more than one thousand of itself.The US has abused unilateral sanctions, trampled on international rules, undermined the international order and poisoned international relations. What it is doing is nothing short of “whip diplomacy”.At this point, it is clear who is engaging in coercive diplomacy.Countries living in a global village should take care of each other and lead a happy life together.However, if the US wants to “go its own way and leave others no choice”, it will naturally run into a wall.If you don’t break out in silence, you die in silence.The “village bully” may be arrogant for a while, but how can the “villagers” who have been suffering for a long time swallow their pride forever?As the world enters a new age of awakening, let’s wait and see.From now until February 1, every push on tuan Tuan’s wechat public account will send the cover of the limited red envelope of the year of the Tiger of the Communist Youth League Central Committee;Search “Central Committee of the Communist Youth League” on wechat, and 2,022 copies will also be delivered at 20:22 every night.

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