The Biden administration made a fool of itself! The Biden Administration reached out to Kim Jong-un privately on multiple occasions, but Kim Jong-un never replied! A stark contrast to the Trump years.
Although the Biden administration is not as tough on the Chinese Communist Party as it was under Trump, the West is still getting a better understanding of the Chinese Communist Party. The Pentagon’s chief strategist believes that the Chinese Communist Party has abandoned its old strategic policy of “hiding its light” and is posing a threat to the United States. The commander of Britain’s Strategic Command believes that the Chinese Communist Party and Russia are secretly building up their power and that the West must stop ceding strategic initiative to China and Russia.
Where is the red line the U.S. has set for the Chinese Communist Party? The former Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Allied Forces had this to say.
The Chinese Communist Party’s Wish Failed! U.S. Security adviser Sullivan said on Friday that tariffs are not on the top agenda of the U.S.-China high-level meeting.
The “debt mine” outbreak is coming one after another! China’s hidden debt reached 43 trillion, accounting for fifty percent of GDP.
Senior U.S. officials: Biden’s multiple ties Kim Jong-un never replied
Senior U.S. government officials said that since mid-February, the Biden administration has contacted North Korea privately in multiple ways in the hope of starting diplomatic efforts, but North Korea has not responded so far. North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has not expressed any congratulations to Biden on his election.
Reuters obtained information from a senior Biden administration official on Saturday (March 13) that the Biden administration has made multiple covert efforts to promote diplomatic activity with North Korea, “reaching out to the North Korean government through multiple channels since mid-February, including with the New York (North Korean UN mission).”
The official said, “To date, we have not received any response from Pyongyang.”
Former U.S. President Donald Trump (Trump) had three groundbreaking meetings with Kim Jong Un that were a sensation. The Biden administration is currently conducting a comprehensive review of Trump’s policy toward North Korea, which is expected to be completed in the next few weeks.
So far, the Biden administration has been cautious in public about North Korea. Outside observers will be watching globally to see how Biden handles U.S.-North Korea relations as Pyongyang persists with its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.
Next week, U.S. Secretary of State John Blinken and Secretary of Defense will visit Asia for a “2+2” dialogue with the foreign and defense ministers of Japan and South Korea, respectively, the first visit to Asia by a top Biden administration official. One of the topics will be “how to deal with North Korea’s nuclear weapons.
Referring to North Korea during the campaign, Biden called Kim Jong Un a “thug” and said he would not meet with him unless he “agreed to reduce his nuclear capabilities. Kim Jong-un, for his part, has chided Biden for his vitriol and said North Korea would make Biden pay.
Apollo.com chief commentator Wang Duran said that Kim Jong-un’s regime bullies softly and fears hard, while Trump is unrelentingly soft in foreign affairs and unambiguous in striking Iran, which in turn has won Kim Jong-un’s respect, while Biden’s regime is just the opposite.
Pentagon Chief Strategist: Communist China’s Strategic Policy Has Changed
The Pentagon’s chief strategist believes that communist China is posing an existential threat to the United States after abandoning its old strategic policy of “hiding its light in the dark.
James H. Baker, head of the Defense Department’s Office of Net Assessment (ONA), said it is unclear whether “elites across the political spectrum in the United States understand the dangers posed by China [the Communist Party] as a competitor,” according to the Washington Times.
“The relative military advantage of the United States and its allies remains, but is being systematically undermined by increased Chinese (CCP) investment, training and basing,” Baker said.
Still, he said, China’s prosperity depends on globalization, which “will curb [the CCP’s] more radical tendencies.”
By 2020, the Trump (Trump) administration already sees the CCP as a major adversary of the United States. Just this month, China (the Chinese Communist Party) launched another widespread computer hack, this Time targeting the email servers of Microsoft Corp.
The hack was an attempt by the Chinese Communist Party to steal personal information and other data from millions of Americans. The FBI estimates that the CCP has stolen the private identity data of half the U.S. population.
As chief strategist to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Baker leads the ONA as it develops options and conducts assessments for the next U.S. operations, according to The Washington Times.
In a December 3, 2020, article in the Wall Street Journal, then-Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe emphasized that “it is the Chinese Communist Party that is the greatest security threat to the United States and the greatest threat to democratic freedoms around the world since World War II. Resisting Beijing‘s attempts to reshape and dominate the world is the challenge of our generation,” he said.
Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander: U.S. lists these “military red lines” that will be met with a military response
Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis wrote in Nikkei Asia that Biden’s national security team has listed a number of “red lines” for actions that threaten national security, including China’s armed aggression against Taiwan and nearby outlying islands, the U.S. military will respond with military action.
Stavridis recently wrote to Nikkei Asia that the overall U.S. maritime strategic posture is based on the creation of a global maritime alliance to counter the Chinese Communist military’s high-capacity forces. U.S. red lines include a Chinese or North Korean nuclear, chemical, or biological attack on the United States and its allies, and a Communist attack on Taiwan and its outlying islands by force, including an economic blockade of Taiwan or a large-scale Cyber Attack on Taiwan’s public infrastructure and institutions.
Other red lines include: a Communist attack on Japanese forces defending the Senkaku Islands and surrounding East China Sea economic waters; significant hostile actions by China in the South China Sea to further develop and militarize the islands and reefs to deploy military forces against other claimants; obstruction of full freedom of navigation operations by U.S. and allied navies; and a Chinese attack on U.S. sovereign territories and military facilities of U.S. allies.
Stavridis said that in the context of the U.S.-China strategy, the U.S. Marine Corps will firmly hold the seas and be able to sail into the waters of the South China Sea and penetrate the island chain that the Chinese Communist Party relies on for defense. Once there, the Marines would use armed Drones, cyber attack capabilities, powerful special forces “Marine Raiders,” anti-aircraft missiles, and even ship-hunting weapons to attack Chinese maritime forces and even Communist land bases of operations. For example, China’s militarized artificial reefs in the South China Sea.
Stavridis revealed that the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (U.S. Indo-Pacific Command) strategic, operational and tactical teams are developing new options for U.S. military deployments, and that the new options will be sent to the Defense Department as part of the new Secretary Lloyd Austin’s comprehensive situational assessment. In particular, the Defense Department hopes that NATO allies such as the United Kingdom and France will be involved. It will also hope to persuade Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Vietnam to participate in such military deployments.
British commander: West must stop ceding strategic initiative to China and Russia
A senior British military commander has warned that if Britain and the West continue to cede the “strategic initiative” to rivals such as China and Russia, they may eventually be forced to yield “without firing a shot.
Photo: The British Parliament building
General Patrick Sanders, commander of Britain’s Strategic Command, wrote in The Times of London on Saturday (March 13), “We are running out of steam in interventions like Iraq, while other countries are using the time and space to advance their interests more strategically. “
He said, “China [the Chinese Communist Party] has pursued a strategy of ‘giving up without a fight’ that has changed the environment of the international order.”
He added that both the Communist Party and Russia are “gaining a decisive advantage in military information age technology.
The consequence, he said, “is a cascade of strategic surprises, erosion of strategic advantage and loss of initiative. If left unattended, it is not inconceivable that we will find ourselves overwhelmed by the fait accompli that has been created and that we will surrender without a shot being fired.”
But he said the British government would “develop a strategy for restoring the initiative” in its “comprehensive assessment” of British foreign policy, defense, security and international developments.
The comprehensive assessment will be the most comprehensive policy assessment since the end of the Cold War, according to the British government.
In September 2020, Lt. Gen. Jim Hockenhull, head of British defense intelligence, told British media that the Chinese Communist Party “poses the greatest threat to the world order, seeking to impose Chinese [Communist Party] standards and norms, using its economic power to influence and subvert the world order, and using massive investment to modernize its modernize its armed forces.”
U.S. Security Adviser: Tariffs Not on Top Agenda of U.S.-China High-Level Meeting
At a White House press briefing last Friday (March 12), Sullivan was asked about trade sanctions against the Chinese Communist Party. He told reporters that he does not expect the first phase of the U.S.-China trade deal to be the main topic of next week’s meeting.
Sullivan said, “This is our effort to be clearly communicating to the Chinese government how the United States intends to move forward at the strategic level, what we believe our fundamental interests and values are, and what our concerns are about its activities.”
He revealed that the U.S. will be expressing concerns about the Communist Party’s actions on a range of issues, including Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Taiwan, and issues raised by U.S. allies in Asia that day Friday – Beijing’s “coercion of Australia, their harassment around the Senkaku Islands, their aggression along the Indian border “
Sullivan went on to note that, as a result, the meeting “will stay more in that context and not get bogged down in details about tariffs or export control issues.
Apollo.com commentator Yang Xu said that anyone can say “concern” or “serious concern”, but the key is to see the action, otherwise it is just a mouthpiece.
Japanese media exploded: China’s hidden debt reached 43 trillion, accounting for 50% of GDP, and “debt mines” broke out one after another
Oriental Daily News quoted Japanese media reports, China’s hidden debt is high, the scale is expected to reach 43 trillion yuan, almost equal to half of the gross domestic product (GDP), coupled with local government funding channels – local government financing vehicles (Local Government Financing Vehicles, LGFV) this year will have 3 trillion yuan bonds Once local governments default on their bonds, the market’s confidence in China’s economy will be undermined.
Foreign media reports, since the second half of last year, Chinese state-owned enterprises Yongcheng coal and electricity and Tsinghua Ziguang Group burst out of default, investors are worried about China’s public sector debt problems, directly shaken the Chinese government’s assumption of hidden debt guarantees. According to the China Chengxin International Credit Rating, total hidden debt, including borrowings from local government financing platforms (LGFVs), is RMB 43 trillion by the end of 2019, and about 60% is held by banks.
These debts are the result of a decade-long spending spree by the authorities to support the economy, especially during periods such as the trade war with the U.S. and the new crown pneumonia Epidemic. Among them, local debt is the most worrisome, with Chinese provinces and cities relying on local government financing platforms to raise money for infrastructure construction, and not only is there a money shortage, but the risk of default continues to rise.
The report cited research firm Gavekal Research as saying that bond sales by local government financing platforms alone soared 76 percent to 290 billion yuan in January, and since late December last year, Chinese provincial governments have also issued a total of 500 billion yuan in bonds that can be used for on and off-balance-sheet extensions.
Moody’s data also shows that 2,000 local government financing platform bonds, amounting to more than CNY3 trillion, are maturing in China this year, and that’s just part of a record CNY10.4 trillion in bonds. Last year, local governments in China spent 90% of their total revenue on debt service, and even though there have not been any local government defaults, local governments have limited ability to handle their own debt. Analysis says China’s economy is “fat”, and as fiscal and financial pressures increase and the government’s willingness to bail out borrowers is limited, watch out for “debt mines” to erupt one after another.