The G7 summit that just concluded in the United Kingdom turned out to be uplifting for many democrats. Indeed, judging from the joint communiqué that came out, it was basically a summit aimed at Beijing’s authoritarian regime. Whether it was the end of the epidemic or the mention of Hong Kong’s autonomy for human rights in Xinjiang, it in fact amounted to a critique of Beijing. At the same time, Europe and the United States, from political circles to the media, have started to openly discuss that the CCP virus was leaked from the Wuhan lab.
If anything, Trump has changed Sino-US relations by himself. But because of his personal hateful qualities, the Western media and establishment have therefore attacked him personally more than they agree with his policies. This is, of course, very sad. Biden, then, has clearly gained more political and media favoritism because of his old politician good behavior. As a result, there seems to be such unanimity in confronting Beijing, both within the U.S. and in Europe, and it seems to be one voice: confront Beijing.
But I have to throw a pot of cold water: Biden’s smoothness is clearly a life-saving pill for the Beijing regime. Why did the decades-long honeymoon period between China and the United States, which was unbroken even through the June 4 massacre, end during Trump’s term? On the one hand, it was Xi Jinping’s bent to pull China back to the Maoist-era course. On the other hand, it is precisely Trump’s seemingly halting personal heroism that has cut the chain of CCP interests in the Western world. Over the past few years, even with Trump’s policy U-turn, the Western world has been inundated with voices lobbying for Beijing’s authoritarian regime. Isn’t this a big joke? Look at what Kissinger has said and done. Is there any common sense in democracy? He has become the spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the U.S. State Department system. There is no other way to put it: interests!
Without Trump’s maverickism, there would be no Sino-US cross-pollination. Because such a large international relations, involving too many European and American political, business and media elite interests. So as soon as the U.S. election results came out, I knew Beijing had gotten away with it again. It was really a matter of time and fate. The confrontation between democracy and autocracy will enter a protracted war from now on. And while Biden looks aggressive in dealing with Beijing, what he has done can only be described as inaction. Has he formulated a single policy to combat Beijing, except for maintaining some Trump-era policies to confront Beijing? No! On the contrary, wherever the door can be relaxed, the hole is wide open.
The United States, under Biden, has taken a big step backward in fighting the authoritarian regime in Beijing. If he has any other tactic to fight Beijing, it is the so-called “strategy of unity”: uniting allies to fight the enemy together. This G7 summit is Biden’s diplomatic focus. It was, so to speak, a pledging conference of Western democracies against China. Combined with the subsequent NATO summit, it is clear that the core of Biden’s confrontation with Beijing is: relying on the power of the seven countries and holding together.
A little hard to say? That’s the truth. Although it seems that the G7 is stronger than the United States alone, after all, the combined GDP of the G7 is almost three times that of China and twice that of the United States. If the seven countries unite as one, the Beijing regime is clearly no match. But Biden himself does not dare to take the lead and gradually retreat from Trump’s policy of tough confrontation with Beijing, what else can we expect from Macron and Trudeau?
It is difficult for countries to confront Beijing in lockstep
In Chinese history, although the Six Powers joined forces many times, they could not avoid the fate of being annihilated by Qin. Even if we look at world history, any international alliance is in fact a vassal of a powerful country. In World War II, the Allies, without the United States, were simply the rhythm of being destroyed by the German regiment. During the Cold War, once the Soviet Union disintegrated, the Warsaw Pact fell apart. But now the Western world, under the misguided influence of leftist political correctness, firmly believes in equality between countries. So organizations like the G7, too, increasingly do not treat the United States as the boss. Biden himself, a greasy old politician who stutters, can expect the Trudeaus to treat him as a leader? So, it’s easy to issue a joint communiqué against China at the G7 summit. But after the summit, can the countries follow the communiqué and confront Beijing in step with the actual policy? Hardly.
It can be said that Biden has made a complete miscalculation. It seems that he seems to be lending his strength, while in the end it must be the allies who use this opportunity to make him sell out some U.S. interests, while turning around and being ambiguous with Beijing, ultimately delaying the golden time to contain Beijing for another four years.