US Hostile to China Strategic Competition Act of 2021

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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Congressional and Biden regime hardliners intend escalating war on China by other means more than already.

Bipartisan Senate Foreign Relations Committee members announced new legislation to be introduced next week.

According to undemocratic Dem Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Robert Menendez and senior GOP committee member Jim Risch:

The Strategic Competition Act of 2021 will impose more illegal sanctions on China and build closer relations with Taiwan — what Beijing calls a breakaway province to be eventually reunited with the mainland. 

The measure also aims to more greatly challenge China politically, economically, technologically, and militarily.

According to Chinaphobe/neocon hardliner Menendez:

“(T)his unprecedented bipartisan effort to mobilize all US strategic, economic and diplomatic tools for an Indo-Pacific strategy that will allow our nation to truly confront the challenges China poses to our national and economic security (sic).”

The measure falsely accuses Beijing of committing human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims in Jinjiang.

The world’s leading human rights abuser USA wants China punished for alleged “genocide” and other abusive practices no evidence corroborates.

The measure includes funding for greater disruptive — made-in-the-USA — attacks on China’s soft underbelly in Hong Kong on the phony pretext of promoting democracy — a notion dominant US hardliners abhor and tolerate nowhere, especially not domestically. 

The bill is part of Washington’s futile strategy to weaken Beijing.

It also ups the stakes more than already for confrontation between both countries.

It calls for strengthening US military ties with Indo/Pacific nations, saying the following:

The US “should design for export to Indo-Pacific allies and partners capabilities critical to maintaining a favorable military balance in the region, including long-range precision fires, air and missile defense systems, anti-ship cruise missiles, land attack cruise missiles, conventional hypersonic systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities, and command and control systems.”

It calls “China’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea…unlawful (sic).” 

It ignores forever US wars by hot and other means on invented enemies worldwide, along with hostile occupations of many countries to control them.

The measure is part of advancing US hegemonic aims in the Indo/Pacific — including by increasing its military footprint in a part of the world not its own.

Most regional countries maintain important economic and political ties to China.

Wanting then preserved and advanced, they’re highly unlikely relinquish what benefits them to a higher power in Washington.

Beijing is their largest and most significant trading partner, what’s notably true for Japan, India and Australia.

Despite territorial disputes that are relatively minor by comparison, their relations with China are cooperative.

The country is the main engine of regional economic growth.

Regional countries benefit from stimulus provided by China, a nation that prioritizes cooperative relations free from confrontation like the US operates.

Most, perhaps all, Indo/Pacific countries know they have nothing to fear from China militarily or in other ways.

They reject the US-pushed notion of a Chinese threat that doesn’t exist.

The new US measure — that’s likely to pass overwhelmingly and be enacted into law this year — will eliminate longstanding restrictions on Washington’s dealings with Taiwan, what surely will more greatly strain relations with Beijing.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on the anti-China measure next week, what’s sure to be agreed on, perhaps unanimously.

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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.