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In order to oppose China, some American politicians have labeled China as “economic coercion”. According to US media reports on the 19th, a group of cross party US Congressmen recently proposed a new bill called the “Anti China economic coercion law”, requiring the Biden government to establish a high-level and cross sectoral “anti economic coercion working group” to deal with the so-called “China’s use of economic measures to promote its geopolitical goals”. A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry said earlier that China will not bully and sanction at any time, will not engage in long arm jurisdiction, and will not unreasonably suppress enterprises of various countries. In any case, the hat of “economic coercion” will not be on China’s head.
US media said that the new bill was jointly proposed by representative Bella of the Democratic Party from California and representative Wagner of the Republican Party from Missouri, together with other cross party members. The bill hopes to establish the first cross sectoral working group of the United States to deal with China’s increasing “economic coercion” against other governments, enterprises and individuals, and select a staff member of the National Security Council to take the lead, which is composed of assistant ministerial personnel of relevant U.S. Departments and institutions.
Beira, chairman of the Asia Pacific Subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the house of Representatives, said in a press release, “we see that the Chinese government is increasingly using coercive economic means to punish countries, non-governmental entities and organizations that take actions that appear to be contrary to Beijing’s interests.” Beira declared that the “anti economic coercion working group” will streamline the process, And strengthen cooperation with U.S. allies to jointly deal with “economic coercion” from China. Congressman Wagner claimed that “China’s high-pressure and predatory economic policies harm our partners and the interests of the United States far beyond the Indo Pacific region. Our efforts to deal with China’s economic coercion must be strategic, orderly and proactive.”
According to US media reports, the main responsibilities of the working group include: formulating and implementing the US strategy to deal with China’s “economic coercion”; Monitor and evaluate the cost of China’s “economic coercion” and its impact on the national interests of the United States; Promote cross sectoral coordination and information sharing with the private sector and U.S. allies and partners; Publish and regularly update the public list of China’s “economic coercion” cases.
“Economic coercion” has recently become a term frequently mentioned by some American politicians on Anti China issues. On May 13, when meeting reporters with Australian Foreign Minister Penn in Washington, US Secretary of state brinken threatened that the United States would not let Australia face China’s “economic coercion” alone. China’s “economic coercion” against US allies will hinder us China relations. On August 21, brinken said during a call with Lithuanian foreign minister ranzbergis that the relationship between the United States and NATO allies is indestructible, and the United States firmly supports the cube to face China’s “coercion”.
For the US side’s continuous unprovoked smear acts, a spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry previously made it clear that the birthplace and headquarters of the so-called “economic coercion” are in Washington. The spokesman mentioned that in fact, in 1971, Professor Alexander George of Stanford University first put forward the concept of “coercive diplomacy”, which was used to summarize the United States policies towards Laos, Cuba and Vietnam. Moreover, the United States government itself has never avoided using the term “coercive diplomacy”, and is even very proud of it. For many years, the United States has waved a “sanctions stick” against Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Venezuela, provoked a “trade war” against many countries at will, abused the name of national security and wantonly suppressed high-tech enterprises in other countries. Alstom in France, Toshiba and Toyota in Japan, the aerospace industry in the Soviet Union, and now China’s telecommunications and other high-tech industries are all victims of “economic coercion” by the United States.
A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry said that “economic coercion” and “coercion diplomacy” are the strengths and characteristics of the United States. Through its own policies and actions, the United States has provided the world with classic textbooks and cases of coercion diplomacy, that is, the United States has achieved its strategic objectives through force threat, political isolation, economic sanctions, technical blockade and so on.
Lu Xiang, a researcher at the Institute of American Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said in an interview with the global times on the 19th that individual US Congressmen are racking their brains to create gimmicks to continuously expand the tools in the US Anti China toolbox. Lu Xiang believes that the essence of these American politicians’ so-called opposition to China’s “economic coercion” is still to seek America’s own interests.
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