Three good neighbors add to Beijing’s woes

After the U.S., Japan, Europe and other Western countries have openly regarded the CCP as the biggest threat and taken a series of measures to exclude the CCP’s influence, especially demanding to identify the source of the virus, Beijing’s regime is having a harder and harder time, and even many of its formerly paid “good friends” have deliberately distanced themselves from it. For example, for the “July 1” celebrations, which were held at great expense by the Chinese Communist Party, only 30 small and insignificant countries, all of them ambassadors to China, sent congratulatory messages among the more than 160 countries assisted by Beijing. This has left the top echelon of the Communist Party of China (CPC) with a knot in its chest.

What is more difficult for Beijing to say is that several countries, which are considered as “good neighbors”, “good friends” and “good partners”, not only do not help the Chinese Communist Party to confront the US and Europe, but also have in recent times Instead of helping the Chinese Communist Party confront the United States and Europe, they have been openly giving Beijing a hard time in recent times. These countries are Malaysia, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

On July 4, according to a report by RFE/RL, Malaysia’s Digital National Berhad (DNB) recently announced the results of an $11 billion tender for a 5G network plan, with Sweden’s Ericsson as the partner and seven companies, including China’s Huawei, unsuccessful.

The newspaper quoted Nikkei News as saying that Huawei was introduced as a 5G hardware supplier for Malaysia’s largest subscriber mobile provider, Maxis, back in October 2019. Under the agreement between the two parties, Huawei will provide 5G radio equipment, services and expertise for Maxis’ network. The agreement is based on the premise that 5G spectrum allocations will be granted to individual telcos and that the choice of hardware supplier will depend on the respective spectrum holders.

Indeed, given the relationship between senior Chinese Communist Party officials and the Malaysian government, Huawei’s winning bid should not have come as a surprise. However, plans do not change as quickly as they should. With the exposure of Huawei’s military background and its shady data theft from host countries, and with Western countries such as the US and Europe excluding Huawei from their 5G networks, some small and medium-sized countries have chosen to abandon Huawei for their own security reasons, and Malaysia should also be based on such considerations. Huawei was abandoned by Malaysia, again suffered a blow should not be expected, its future prospects in the Malaysian market position will not be too good, probably only to continue to develop their own pig business.

Pakistan, which is known to the Chinese as “Pakistani iron”, has made an interesting statement recently. In a June 25 interview with the New York Times, Prime Minister Imran Khan was asked, “Does the fact that the United States sees India as a counterweight to China’s rising influence in the region, and that you are now deepening relations with China, put Pakistan in irreconcilable conflict with both the United States and India?”

Imran Khan said, “There is no need for Pakistan to pick sides, I think we should have (good) relations with everyone.” He also said that Pakistan played a huge role in the Afghan peace talks and that after the withdrawal of U.S. troops, Pakistan and the United States still share common goals on the issue of stability in Afghanistan.

In other words, while maintaining close relations with the Communist Party of China, Pakistan will not stand united against the U.S. on the Communist Party’s side, but will cooperate with the U.S. on certain issues. And just prior to that, in May, the Pakistani foreign minister, while stating that he would not allow military bases on Pakistani soil, confirmed that the basic frameworks signed back in 2001 for air and ground support for U.S. forces remain in place.

Clearly reactivating these frameworks would bring Pakistan back to a large extent to cooperation with the United States and open new avenues for Pakistan to receive international financial assistance and strategic benefits. Thus, Beijing has no choice but to continue to offer lucrative benefits in order to maintain the “friendship” forged by money, even if Pakistan does not “choose sides” in its own interest.

In addition to Malaysia and Pakistan, another “good neighbor” of the Communist Party of China, Bangladesh, also had an incident. According to the Nikkei Shimbun, last year the Bangladeshi government issued an assessment report after finding that Chinese companies had overstated the cost of building railroads by a factor of three, cutting the budgets of two “Belt and Road” railroad projects by $572 million. These projects were identified in a memorandum of cooperation signed by Xi Jinping during his visit to Bangladesh in 2016.

There is no doubt that there is nothing wrong with the Bangladeshi government’s move – after all, a smaller budget would allow for less interest to be paid on loans, which is good for Bangladesh’s underdeveloped economy. However, the move is about to harm the interests of some Chinese communists, so that they can not get the established benefits from the project. The main condition of the CCP funding is that the contractor must be selected by the CCP government, non-public bidding, and the Bangladeshi government will have to pay for land acquisition, resettlement of locals and workers’ wages, the report noted. And the Chinese Communist Party will pay a huge amount of construction costs, about 80 to 85 percent of the cost of the investment project. It is easy to imagine how fishy this is.

Now that the Bangladesh government has cut off so much money, how can it not annoy the assholes of the CCP? So Beijing has said that not only will it not provide the money, but the contractor will not carry out the project either.

Instead of backing down, Bangladesh has written to the Chinese government asking Beijing to confirm whether it will fund the project, otherwise they will not rule out seeking loans from other sources, although this may delay the completion of the railroad. Ahsan H. Mansur, executive director of the Bangladesh Policy Research Institute, said one reason for China’s (CCP) withdrawal of funds could be related to budget cuts, “I believe investment projects about China (CCP) are always overestimated, and if they insist on withdrawing funds they may have hurt China (CCP) itself.”

He also added that the relationship between the two countries began to be strained when Bangladesh chose the Indian-made vaccine for the CCP virus (Wuhan pneumonia, COVID-19) instead of the Chinese vaccine. Moreover, in February this year, Bangladesh unilaterally changed five projects agreed in 2016, much to the chagrin of the CCP, which claimed that it would not consider further cooperation with it in the field of textiles and jute.

And in early May, the CCP ambassador to Bangladesh threatened that if Bangladesh joined the informal strategic dialogue between the U.S.-led “Group of Four” – the United States, Japan, Australia and India – it would cause “significant damage” to relations between the two countries. “significant damage” to the relationship. Although Bangladesh responded that it was not invited to join the alliance and said the CCP ambassador’s comments were baseless, the CCP’s threat reflects the fact that Bangladesh does have pro-U.S. tendencies.

It should be said that the CCP virus ravaging the world, causing huge loss of life and property, has made more and more governments and people aware of the CCP’s threat to the world, and the hard-line attitude of the US and Europe has caused major setbacks to the CCP. Now, as more and more countries follow the U.S. and say “no” to the CCP, such as Lithuania, a small Baltic country, is a typical example, the situation of the CCP is becoming more and more unpleasant. Most of the neighboring countries, including China, although they are befriended by the Chinese Communist Party under the deterrence and inducement, may not necessarily see the evil Chinese Communist Party in their bones, and what Malaysia, Pakistan and Bangladesh have done is actually a kind of attitude. And after the international anti-communist tide has increased, how do they know they will not follow the trend?