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The general debate of the 76th session of the General Assembly opened at the United Nations headquarters on the 21st. What attracted the most attention was the speeches of the leaders of China and the United States. Biden, who boarded the podium of the UN General Assembly for the first time as president of the United States, declared that the United States does not seek a “new cold war”, and the United States is ready to cooperate with any country to face challenges together, “even if we have serious differences in other fields”. However, the embarrassing scene of the US military’s irresponsible escape from Afghanistan at the end of last month and the ugly appearance of the United States and Britain stealing orders for Australian submarines from the French have cast a shadow over Biden’s ambitious diplomatic plan at this session of the general assembly. Russian President Putin has refused to attend the “COVID-19 global video summit” organized by the Biden plan on 22 th, while the US, Japan, India and Macao 24 plan to carry out the first “four party security dialogue” summit in Washington has also been strongly condemned by China. “More and more allies clearly see the extremely selfish nature of the U.S. diplomatic strategy, but the United States is still morbidly adhering to its so-called world leadership,” Li Haidong, a professor at the Institute of international relations of the Foreign Affairs College, told the global times on the 21st that Biden’s actual policy is to engage in a new cold war, By saying so, he is simply shifting the responsibility for launching a new cold war to China or other parties.
Biden did not directly mention China
According to the agenda published on the official website of the United Nations, the third session of the 76th UN General Assembly began at 9 a.m. local time on the 21st. First, the secretary general made a report on the work of the organization, followed by a general debate. China’s president Xi Jinping was placed in the position of 17 leaders in the first stage of the general debate.
The Associated Press 21 said that in the general debate of the first stage of the general assembly, Xi Jinping was one of the 3 most notable speakers. The other two were Biden and the new president Leahy of Iran. They were both the first president to participate in the UN General Assembly. The Associated Press said Xi Jinping will speak in the video conference of the UN General Assembly. Many of the leaders chose to participate in the general debate of the general assembly through video. The The Associated Press said that Xi Jinping’s speech, especially the relevant contents of competition with the United States, will surely be closely watched and interpreted.
At about 10:00 local time on the 21st, Biden said in a speech, “we are standing at a turning point in history, and the United States is looking forward rather than continuing a war”, “end this epidemic, solve the climate crisis, manage the transfer of global power, shape world rules on important issues such as trade, network and emerging technologies, and face today’s terrorist threat”. Biden said that the United States will shift its focus to the most important India Pacific region and is committed to cooperating with its allies and the United Nations. “We are moving from ruthless war to unremitting diplomacy.”.
Biden announced that the United States “does not seek a new cold war” against the background of increasingly tense relations with China, AP reported. He did not directly mention China, but said: “we are not looking for a new cold war, nor are we looking for a world divided into distinct groups.” “the United States is ready to cooperate with any country that stands up and seeks a peaceful solution, even if we have serious differences in other areas.”
CBS said Biden also responded to the criticism of U.N. Secretary General Guterres, who said the United States was engaged in a “cold war” with China and urged the United States to adopt a more moderate attitude towards another big country. Biden said in his speech, “I repeat, we do not seek a new cold war.” he also said that the major powers in the world have the responsibility to manage their relations.
What are the criteria for not engaging in a new cold war
Agence France Presse quoted a senior U.S. government official on the 21st as saying, “the president’s basic message is that ending the war in Afghanistan means that our war chapter has been turned over, and now we have opened a personalized, meaningful and effective chapter of U.S. diplomacy.” he also said that Biden stressed that Washington will work together with allies and partners, “Work together to solve problems that cannot be solved through military action”.
An international expert, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the global times on the 21st: “What is it that the United States ended the war and opened a diplomatic chapter? It is nothing more than a beautiful explanation of the more embarrassing things. As for the so-called no longer having a new cold war, that is, the American strategy, all good words are said and all bad things are done. Let’s ask Biden, what is the standard for not engaging in a new cold war? Can he take this responsibility by saying that he does not engage in a new cold war Blame it on others? Should we list all the things the United States does and let the international community see if they are engaged in a new cold war? ”
Many media said they did not believe Biden had given up the practice of “cold war” with China. “The United States under Biden did not treat China with a pragmatic attitude. It regarded China as a life and death threat. In fact, it was like a new Cold War opponent.” sharp thorn, UK China seems to dominate Biden’s government’s dream. Everything he is doing at home and abroad seems to respond to the “threat” posed by Beijing, online magazine said on the 20th Moreover, the Biden administration’s concerns about China are more short-sighted and persistent than those of the Obama and trump administrations. Although Biden’s approach to industrial policy, planning and investment focuses on China, it is countless protectionist measures directly aimed at China. “If any president will drag the world into unnecessary and futile conflict, it is Biden.”.
U.S. CNBC even put China in the title of its report. Its report concluded that Biden defended his decision to end the war in Afghanistan in his speech, saying that “as we end the era of ruthless war, we will open an era of ruthless diplomacy” After the war in Afghanistan, the United States will be able to turn to other global challenges, such as the new crown virus epidemic, climate change and China aspiring.
The US government faces a crisis of trust
Zakaria, an American current affairs critic, wrote in the Washington Post that Biden’s speech at the UN General Assembly on the 21st was at a critical moment in his term of office. However, after observing his policies and remarks for nearly eight months, many people were shocked to find that Biden “faithfully continued Trump’s foreign policy” in one field after another , not just the sudden and unilateral withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Biden has repeatedly criticized Trump’s tariffs, but almost all tariffs have been retained. The US government has still shelved Biden’s Asian allies’ constant urging him to return to the trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). A Canadian politician said: “Biden’s’ buy American ‘plan is actually more serious than Trump’s trade protectionism.” a senior European diplomat pointed out that when dealing with Washington on all issues from vaccines to travel restrictions, no matter what Biden said, his policy logic is “America first” Some German diplomats even said that compared with the current administration, the trump administration has maintained more communication with the German government. Another prominent example is the Iranian nuclear agreement. Biden always believed that withdrawing from the agreement was a major mistake during the election campaign, but since taking office, Biden has failed to return to the agreement and even extended some sanctions. Similarly, Biden has continued and actually strengthened the agreement The sanctions imposed by the Putin government on Cuba.
“The biggest challenge for Biden to attend the UN General Assembly on the 21st is to convince his allies that he is not another trump.” CNN said that after the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and the submarine crisis between the United States and France, EU officials have warned that “there are problems in relations with the United States”, saying that Europe “feels stronger and stronger” and “there is a lack of trust and confidence among allies” in the past few weeks “The basic principle of the alliance is loyalty and transparency, which is what we lack,” US political news network said on the 21st
How does cold war thinking lead the world
The disappointment with Biden’s administration also occurred in the United States. A poll released by Harvard University / Harris poll agency on the 20th showed that Biden and former president trump had the same support rate among American voters, and even 51% of the respondents thought trump was more suitable to be president than Biden. This was a significant turning point for Biden. Reuters / ipso conducted a poll at the same time The survey also showed that the support rate of American people for Biden reached a new low. 44% of American adults agreed with Biden’s performance as president and 50% did not agree. The proportion of American people who agreed with Biden’s response to the epidemic fell below 50% for the first time.
However, all this does not seem to affect the US government’s ambition to continue to “lead the world”. USA today said that Biden’s speech at the UN General Assembly will start a week of intense diplomatic activities, show the “depth and breadth” of US participation in the world stage and show “a new chapter in intensive diplomacy” Biden will meet with Australian Prime Minister Morrison, India Prime Minister Modi, British Prime Minister Johnson and Japanese Prime Minister Kan Yi Wei during the UN General Assembly. He will also host the virtual COVID-19 summit. Later this week Biden will also host the first face-to-face “four party security dialogue” summit.
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