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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

China seeks cooperative relations with the US and other countries, confrontation with none.

At the same time, its ruling authorities aren’t about to subordinate the state’s sovereign rights and developmental aims to US interests.

China is rising, heading toward becoming the world’s leading economy, a reality not going down well in the US, what lies behind Trump’s trade war.

It has nothing to do with the growing trade deficit, favoring Beijing — corporate America responsible for offshoring thousands of facilities and millions of jobs to low-wage countries.

US hostility toward China is all about its sovereign independence, growing economic, industrial, and technological development, along with its increasing political influence worldwide.

Multiple negotiating rounds failed because of unacceptable Trump regime demands no responsible leadership would accept.

Last May, President Xi Jinping said China is “embarking on a new Long March” — referring to the protracted struggle between Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai v. US supported Chiang Kai-shek’s nationalist forces, ending with the Red Army’s triumph, the forerunner of the People’s Liberation Army.

In January, Xi ordered China’s military to prepare for war, saying the following:

“All military units must correctly understand major national security and development trends, and strengthen their sense of unexpected hardship, crisis and battle.”

“The world is facing a period of major changes never seen in a century, and China is still in an important period of strategic opportunity for development.” 

He ordered stepped up military training and exercises, saying China’s armed forces must “prepare for a comprehensive military struggle from a new starting point”, adding: 

“Preparation for war and combat must be deepened to ensure an efficient response in times of emergency.”

US rage to dominate the Indo-Pacific region forced Xi to respond to US hostilities if occur against China.

In response to Trump’s hostile UN General Assembly remarks, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged his regime to “avoid picking another misguided fight with the wrong country.”

He stressed that confrontation will harm both sides, adding dialogue and cooperation are the only sensible policies to pursue.

Calling relations “at a crossroads,” he called for the US to respect China’s sovereignty and cease interfering in its internal affairs, notions falling on deaf ears in Washington.

Differences between both countries are world’s apart. The US seeks dominance over other nations, sovereign independent ones targeted for regime change —notably China, Russia and Iran.

These countries seek world peace and mutual cooperation with other countries, notions the US rejects.

The official People’s Daily broadsheet slammed Trump’s hostile remarks — attacking China, supporting made-in-the-USA Hong Kong protests, saying:

Trump used the UN General Assembly to back violence in the city, “challenging the One China principle—a cornerstone of the China-US relationship.” 

“The US is encouraging radical protesters to use more extreme acts to drive a wedge between the Chinese people.”

“(I)nterfer(ing) in Hong Kong’s affairs…goes against international norms.”

Trump’s unacceptable remarks included, saying:

“The world fully expects that the Chinese government will honor its binding treaty made with the British and registered with the United Nations in which China commits to protect Hong Kong’s freedom, legal system, and democratic ways of life.”

“How China chooses to handle this situation will say a great deal about its role in the world in the future.”

He ignored weeks of US orchestrated violence no ruling authorities tolerate anywhere — his remarks encouraging more of the same, supporting rebellion against Chinese sovereignty.

Trump’s China bashing remarks highlighted major bilateral differences, US rage for dominance making resolution of major differences unattainable, saying:

“Not only has China declined to adopt promised reforms, it has embraced an economic model dependent on massive market barriers, heavy state subsidies, currency manipulation, product dumping, forced technology transfers and the theft of intellectual property and also trade secrets on a grand scale (sic).” 

“As far as America is concerned, those days are over. The American people are absolutely committed to restoring balance in our relationship with China (sic). Hopefully, we can reach an agreement that will be beneficial for both countries…I will not accept a bad deal.”

Most Americans are ignorant about major differences between both countries. Trump wants a deal no responsible leadership would accept.

He wants China and other countries subservient to US interests. In today’s multi-polar world, those days indeed are long over.

Separately, a hostile Wall Street Journal editorial headlined: “Don’t Let Iran Distract From China,” saying:

“Beijing’s bid to dominate Asia is a far greater threat than anything Tehran can do in the Middle East.”

It’s all about China’s growing economic strength and political influence, it military might, giving pause to possible US belligerent confrontation.

China threatens no one. Nor do Russia and Iran. US hegemonic rage threatens world peace and humanity’s survival — what establishment media never explain, or the ominous possibility of eventual nuclear war.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.