[New Tang Dynasty Beijing time June 16, 2021]The CCP has just had a bad week on the world stage. In addition to being strongly condemned by international values, there are also frequent security incidents in China.
This week, the leaders of the Western world turned their attention to China. The communique of the Group of Seven (G7) summit that has just concluded broadly and strongly condemned China (the CCP).
The “Kabis Bay Declaration” issued on Sunday (June 13) contains 70 articles, three of which directly name China (the Chinese Communist Party), including the traceability of the new crown virus, human rights violations, economic and trade behavior, Xinjiang and the situation in Taiwan, the East China Sea and the South China Sea .
The background of this summit is that US President Biden hopes to restore and strengthen the transatlantic alliance, defend the Western liberal and democratic international order led by the United States since World War II, and reach a consensus with allies to unite the front to respond to the challenges of China (the CCP).
Biden said at a press conference on Sunday, “China (the CCP) must start to take more responsible actions in terms of international human rights norms and transparency.”
The G7 also announced an infrastructure financing mechanism for low- and middle-income countries, called “Build Back Better World” (Build Back Better World), which aims to compete with the CCP’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative. However, the scope and source of financing remain unclear.
The “Building a Better World” initiative is almost a replica of Biden’s slogan “Build Back Better” when he ran for president.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who chaired the G7 discussion on China, said after the summit that the leaders agreed to “closer” coordination to deal with the challenges posed by China, and he called for a unified approach.
US Senate passes 250 billion technology bill against China
Second, the US Senate passed the US$250 billion American Innovation and Competitiveness Act on June 8, which aims to win competition with China by increasing investment in technology.
The bill was passed by the Senate with 68 votes in favor and 32 votes against, reflecting the bipartisan consensus on the China issue.
It is worth noting that among the Republicans who voted against the bill initiated by the Democrats, the review time was too short and questioned whether the content of the bill was not sufficient to meet China’s challenges.
The “American Innovation and Competition Act” is an alternative bill to the “Endless Frontier Act” passed by the US Senate Commerce Committee last month. It integrates multiple previous legal proposals and is regarded as a collection of previous Chinese control bills.
The main components of the bill include investment in chips in the United States and a large amount of funding for cutting-edge technology research and development to enhance the United States‘ ability to compete with China in key areas.
Aggressive CCP’s totalitarian superstition on the decline of the West
Whether it is the G7 summit or the NATO meeting, how to fight against a rising aggressive totalitarian China has become the most important issue among them.
“Business Insider” reported that all current signs indicate that China is getting further and further away from an open, even remote, democratic society.
“The core of China’s militant behavior is that many elites in the Chinese Communist Party believe that the United States and its Western allies are in decline,” the report wrote. From the 2008 financial crisis, then to the European debt crisis, to the world‘s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, this impression has been deepened by the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party.
The CCP believes that the West cannot unite and unify the whole society and do some ambitious things that need to be done to win the future. But this week, the West showed such signs to Beijing-when it comes to fighting a growing totalitarian force, this may not be the case.
Alex Capri, a researcher at the Hinrich Foundation and a visiting senior researcher at the National University of Singapore, told CNN that there are “irreconcilable differences in values between Western countries and China under the rule of the Chinese Communist Party.” And the increasing friction with China’s (CCP) mercantilism and authoritarian models will continue to promote polarization and competition.”
He added that Western “value-driven” frameworks around infrastructure construction, trade, and supply chain networks are beginning to “obviously emerge.”
Capri said: “Human rights standards around privacy and freedom of speech, fair labor standards and a clean environment will help further alienate Beijing.”
This tension is already playing out on the global stage. Many Western companies are facing pressure to restrict their operations in China because they worry about touching the red line of forced labor, and when they enforce human rights rules, they are instigated by the CCP to boycott domestic people. .
Leakage of Guangdong Nuclear Power Plant Explosion in Shiyan, Hubei
Just before the opening of the G7 summit, the CCP hurriedly skipped the third reading and passed an anti-foreign sanctions law, symbolically warning that any countermeasures taken by the West will be violently retaliated.
In addition to the severe situation abroad, China’s domestic security incidents are frequent.
CNN and various media reported that the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong Province, China, which was jointly constructed and operated by China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGNPC) and the state-owned EDF (EDF), had an inert gas leakage accident.
The French investor warned in a technical assistance report submitted to the US Department of Energy that the nuclear power plant may have an “immediate radiation threat”, and the US government has been studying and discussing this report and the actual status of the Taishan nuclear power plant in the past week. .
It is reported that the French company disclosed in its request for assistance to the United States that after the accident, the Chinese government relaxed the warning standards for radiation leakage to exceed French standards, thereby avoiding being forced to shut down the nuclear power plant.
A gas explosion occurred in Shiyan City, Hubei Province on Sunday, killing 25 people, while search and rescue and clean-up work at the scene is still ongoing.
The worst thing for the Chinese government is that the explosions in Hubei on Sunday will trigger memories of a series of bombings in Tianjin in 2015. These explosions killed more than 110 people and caused serious questions about whether the authorities were serious. Enough work has been done to protect Chinese citizens.
The Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has clearly stated that it is important to “maintain overall social stability and create a good atmosphere for the party’s centennial celebration.”
There are still a few weeks away from the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party on July 1. Beijing does not want any industrial accidents to cast a shadow on this big day.
(Reposted from Epoch Times/Responsible Editor: Yun Tao)
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