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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman

US regimes use sanctions as weapons of war by other means.

Whenever imposed by one nation on others, they’re flagrant UN Charter breaches.

Yet time and again, the US uses them to try weakening targeted governments and impose hardships on their people.

The policy consistently fails but keeps repeating with disturbing regularity.

It’s part of what the scourge of imperialism is all about.

When unelected Biden/Harris replace Trump this week, what’s going on won’t miss a beat.

It includes governance of, by, and for privileged interests exclusively at home and exploiting ordinary people ruthlessly — along with forever wars by hot and other means abroad against nations free from US control. 

In response to newly imposed sanctions on Chinese officials and other unacceptable Trump regime actions against Beijing, its Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong’s Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) vowed not to let them go unanswered.

Expressing “great indignation and firm opposition” to what happened, HKSAR vowed retaliation, saying:

“Any interference and sanctions would only make the Chinese people more united and only be countered resolutely,” adding:

The won’t “shake China’s firm resolve in safeguarding its national sovereignty, security and development rights.”

Newly imposed Trump regime sanctions are “insane, shameless and despicable.”

Hong Kong officials expressed support for whatever countermeasures Beijing uses to retaliate against Washington.

In dealings with other nations, the US operates extrajudicially.

Expert on Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Li Xiaobing said with transition of power approaching in Washington, its foreign actions are “weakening.”

Since last summer alone, the Trump regime illegally imposed sanctions on dozens of Chinese officials, including HKSAR chief executive Carrie Lam and 14 Beijing lawmakers, among many others.

Imposing them extrajudicially is a sign of weakness, not strength.

Separately, an unnamed Beijing virologist called for suspending use of Pfizer’s experimental mRNA covid vaccine because of thousands of reported adverse events and dozens of deaths, especially among elderly vaxxed individuals.

The vaccine is unsafe for human use and fails to prevent what it’s supposed to protect against, the individual said, adding:

It’s especially hazardous for older people, notably individuals aged-80 or older.

China’s covid vaccine based on a different technology took years to develop, virologist Yang Zhanqiu explained.

When Biden/Harris succeed Trump in days, will US policy toward China change for good or ill?

The latter is much more likely than the former after an expected short-term window of relative calm when Trump, Pompeo, and other regime hardliners are no longer around.

No matter which right wing of the US one-party state is empowered, hostility by Washington against nations free from its control will continue — especially against China, Russia and Iran.

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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.