China’s Leader Slams Foreign Meddling in its Internal Affairs
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
This year’s annual government sponsored Boao Forum business conference from Sunday through Wednesday is titled:
“A World in Change: Join Hands to Strengthen Global Governance and Advance Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Cooperation.”
On Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed the forum by video link.
His remarks included criticism of hegemon USA, saying:
“The whole world should not be led by unilateralism of individual countries.”
“Equality, mutual respect and trust should be at the forefront when countries are dealing with each other.”
“It is unpopular to arrogantly instruct others and interfere in internal affairs.”
In stark contrast to the US drive for hegemony over over nations, Xi stressed that China is committed to peace and cooperative relations with other countries on the basis of Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.
They include mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, non-aggression, non-interference in the internal affairs of other nations, equality and mutual benefit, along with peaceful coexistence.
Citing record 18.3% economic growth in Q I 2021, Xi stressed no similar turnaround in hostile US actions toward China — just the opposite.
Both right wings of the US war party unacceptably consider nonbelligerent China Washington’s top geopolitical threat.
Days earlier, Blinken said the Biden regime “need(s) to engage (with) China from a position of strength.”
Xi called US policy an unacceptable “cold war mentality and zero-sum game” in stressing that Beijing opposes “ideological confrontation,” adding:
“Any attempts to build walls and decouple are violating economic laws and market rules, which is harming others and detrimental to oneself.”
According to international affairs expert Zhu Jiejin:
The annual Boao Forum “is an opportunity to highlight China’s role in Asia and China’s voice in a multilateral setting.”
“The Asia Pacific region will continue to be an important theatre of competition between China and the US, and the starting point of China’s global governance strategy.”
“The US has long had a presence in Asia.”
“But China, as a regional country, has a good foundation and should continue to amplify its advantage.”
Separately, China’s Global Times called the US “extremely untrustworthy,” adding:
“Its way of great power competition fully mobilizes the ideological resources of its own and in the West, and it is very good at infiltrating into other countries, which makes it very deceptive” and destructive.
“China must continue to grow its national strength and weaken the ability of the US to pressure it ‘from a position of strength.’ ”
The US side considers China its main geopolitical threat because of its rising political, economic, industrial, technological, and military prominence on the world stage.
With virtually no prospect for improved Sino/US relations, there’s great risk of confrontation because of Washington’s rage to dominate other nations, not engage with them cooperatively, according to the rule of law.
Separately, China’s official People’s Daily stressed that Beijing won’t tolerate foreign interference in its internal affairs.
Its ruling authorities oppose attempts to obstruct its economic growth and development.
They call for pursuing “peace, universal security and common prosperity” — polar opposite aims of hegemon USA.
VISIT MY WEBSITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at email@example.com.
My two Wall Street books are timely reading:
“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”
“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity”