The global setback against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has prompted Biden’s government to adjust its China policy, a China expert said following recent remarks by Biden’s deputy assistant Kurt Campbell on relations between China and America.
“The period broadly described as engagements has come to an end,” Campbell said. said during an event hosted by Stanford University on 26 May. He added that the United States has now launched a “new set of strategic parameters” regarding China and that “the dominant paradigm will be competition.”
Campbell’s comments come the same day that President Joe Biden ordered intelligence agents to ‘double’ their efforts to find the source of the virus – a move that protested from Beijing.
Like many Biden Cabinet officials in the Obama administration, Chen Weijian, editor-in-chief of New Zealand’s Beijing Spring magazine, focused on democracy activism in China. Campbell’s strategy was to both work with and compete with China, which he said was no different from Obama-era policies, he said.
“A politician would not normally change the policies they mapped out,” Chen told The Epoch Times.
But according to Chinese expert Wang, it seems that “the greater tendency is more powerful than man’s will.”
‘The whole international community is changing. It reflects past policies towards the CCP, ‘he said, noting that the European Union has suspended the China trade agreement and a number of recent US measures designed to counter Beijing, given the regime’s abuse of power. the Chinese people and other ethnic groups living in China.
Washington has pursued a policy of involvement in the CCP for nearly half a century since former President Richard Nixon visited China in 1972. A failure has been determined under the Trump administration. Former Foreign Minister Pompeo said in July last year that the policy did not “bring about the kind of changes within China that President Nixon had hoped for.”
“The old paradigm of blind involvement with China simply cannot do that. We must not continue and we must not return to it, ‘Pompeo said in his speech at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in California.
Now the Chinese regime is waging its ‘hard power’ in many areas, such as its ‘economic campaign’ against Australia, and taking a confrontational diplomatic stance with partner countries known as ” wolf warrior diplomacy ”, military clashes the Sino-Indian border. , and military aggression in the South China Sea and against Taiwan, according to Campbell.
Campbell cites Chinese leader Xi Jinping, whom he described as “deeply ideological, but actually quite unsentimental”, as someone forcing the CCP to play a more assertive role around the world.
“He has dismantled 40 years of meticulously complex mechanisms designed for collective leadership almost completely and completely,” Campbell said.
Wang said the CCP’s pandemic coverage may have contributed significantly to the changing U.S. sentiment.
Calls for a new and deeper investigation into the origins of viruses are growing among American political circles and scientists, amid new evidence that gives credibility to the theory of virus leaks.
“If this virus really leaked from the Wuhan virus lab, however, the CCP denied it and hid it … how would it be possible to continue with the cooperation policy as before?” Ask Wang.
The United States, Campbell said, wants to convene a personal meeting with four countries – Australia, India and Japan – to address the infrastructure challenge of China’s red regime. He said Quad’s efforts were to strengthen the ‘operating system’ that helped build a freedom-loving America in Asia, which was “under considerable pressure” due to growing Communist Chinese influence.
The Belt and Road Initiative, also known as the OBOR or BRI, is the billion-dollar infrastructure scheme launched by the regime in 2013 to expand its trade and political influence in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Wang said now would be the right time to counter the BRI. “BRI is the CCP’s biggest card in foreign policy this year,” he said. As many projects are incomplete and countries are trapped in debt, it will be more challenging for the BRI to be sustainable, he said.
At a May 27 press conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian called Campbell’s remarks an “American step” to exclude and restrict China in the name of competition “and a zero-sum game. game mentality ‘.
“It’s an old chestnut brown,” Wang said.
“The CCP has told Chinese citizens that America is their biggest enemy,” he said. “They now realize that the situation is not going well with them. They brought it [arguments] back again … it’s getting old. ”
Luo Yua contributed to the article.