The main concern of the United States is not Russia, but the second largest economy in the world. Currently, this is evidenced by the attention paid to the China issue at the Davos Conference of the World Economic Forum. In response to a question about President Biden’s remarks yesterday that the United States would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan, Henry Kissinger said his country should not get too involved in Beijing’s internal affairs.
The controversial Kissinger, a former advisor to Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford in the 1970s, will complete 99 next Friday. The man, sometimes referred to as the “diplomatic magician,” remains a trusted voice in geopolitical analysis.
At Davos, former US Secretary of State Joe Biden warned: “The United States should not, by trick or through a piecemeal process, negotiate something like a two-state solution for China.”
Direct confrontation must be avoided and Taiwan cannot be at the center of negotiations (Between the United States and China, ed.),” he added. Kissinger encourages dialogue: “It is important for world peace that the United States and China reduce their hostility.”
Kissinger’s comments come on the heels of Biden’s controversial comments he made the day before in Japan. The US president said that his country would stand ready to defend Taiwan militarily in the event of an invasion by Beijing. This unilateral statement contradicts the immediate US decision not to intervene militarily in Ukraine, even before the Russian invasion.
The United States maintains an ambiguous relationship with both China and Taiwan. On the other hand, Washington diplomatically recognizes China’s position that there is only one Chinese government. On the other hand, the United States has an informal relationship with Taiwan, which consists in providing the country with high-quality military equipment to defend itself and prevent China from annexing the island.
Communist China claims that Taiwan is part of its territory and that the government and its members, although democratically elected, are mere deserters. China condemned the US President’s remarks, describing them as “aggressive.”
Indian and Pacific Oceans
Biden visits Tokyo this week to meet leaders of the countries of the Indo-Pacific. Yesterday, a joint economic agreement was signed with Japan, South Korea and Australia. Don’t call it a free trade agreement, because in those countries there is political pressure from the left and the right to make such deals.
But the US president wants to strengthen economic ties, especially addressing issues such as a disrupted supply chain, a shortage of semiconductors and an increase in carbon emissions. It is basically an alliance to compete against the mighty China.
Nor is it a security agreement. To this end, in 2007 Quadruple Defense Group Which includes the three countries mentioned above and India. In this regard, the financial times In the Marine Satellite Network Initiative, which aims to combat Chinese illegal fishing in the Indian Ocean and from Southeast Asia to the South Pacific. The Quad It agreed to coordinate data and images on a major joint ocean observation mission.
This initiative is also not very popular in Beijing. Biden’s visit according to Global Times So is the Chinese Communist Party.
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