US War on China by Other Means

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US War on China by Other Means

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

All independent nations unwilling to subordinate their sovereign rights to US interests are on its target list for regime change — notably Russia, Iran and China.

The Trump regime initiated Sino/US trade war has nothing to do with trade, everything to do with hardliners in Washington wanting China’s economic, financial, industrial, technological, and military development undermined.

Both sides remain world’s apart on resolving major issues. Even concluding a so-called “phase one” mini-deal hasn’t been agreed on by both countries. 

Key for Beijing is rolling back unacceptable US tariffs in exchange for buying billions of dollars worth of US agricultural and other products.

Imposing them amounts to blackmail, demanding other nations bend to its will, the tactic one of countless hostile US actions in pursuit of its hegemonic agenda.

As of Sunday, it’s unclear where things stand on US/China talks. Former US envoy to Sweden Mark Brzenzinski (son of Zbigniew Brzezinski) said political, military, and business interests in America have been waiting for a chance to slam China.

“(T)hey have a perfect opportunity now” given friction between both countries on major issues, he said adding:

“(T)here is developing in the US an industry around demonizing China, an industry built around steering businesspeople away from normal business engagement with the Chinese.”

“Using law enforcement and national security tools to smother business propositions is totally inconsistent with the fundamental thesis which underlined normalization” of bilateral relations over the past 40 years.

“I disagree fundamentally with those who say that American technology and science was – quote – stolen by the Chinese.” 

“On the contrary, science and technology sharing was an essential part of the agreement to get the Chinese to join us in the fight during the cold war.”

On Saturday, former Chinese finance minister/current chairman of the foreign affairs committee of China’s People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee Lou Jiwei warned that Sino/US rivalry and unresolved issues risk becoming a “financial war,” making the current bad situation worse, adding:

If erupts more than already, it’ll be “characterized by the use of long-arm jurisdiction, by various excuses to block specific enterprises, such as the bans on ZTE and Huawei.”

“The US has been hijacked by (diabolical interests), so will do everything in its power to use bullying measures.”

It won’t work, he stressed, China too strong and resilient to bow to unacceptable pressure that aims to undermine its development as a major world power — a reality the US considers hostile to its imperial interests.

Endless US-orchestrated violence in Hong Kong is one of many examples of how its dark forces aim to disrupt, destabilize, weaken, pressure, and bludgeon other countries to bend to its will.

China is strong and committed enough to successfully challenge US dirty tactics. 

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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.