Washington – Taking a forthright stance against China, US President Donald Trump said, “The United States wants an open and constructive relationship with China, but achieving this relationship requires us to vigorously defend our national interest”. While declaring this, President Trump condemned China over the issues of Hong Kong law, Coronavirus, theft of American intellectual property and investments. The decisions by the US President hint at the beginning of a decisive conflict between the United States and China.
Since coming power, US President Donald Trump has consistently taken a stand against China. From the past three years, President Trump’s decisions on several issues have targeted China. But while making these decisions, President Trump has called Chinese President Xi Jinping a friend and has also taken a positive approach to matters like the trade deal. However, President Trump has lost his temper at the handling of the Coronavirus epidemic by the Chinese regime, and he is hurling accusations at China one after the other. On Friday, at a press conference held at the White House, the decisions announced by President Trump will compel China into a tussle with the United States on several fronts simultaneously.
President Trump alleged, “the Chinese government has continually violated its promises to the United States and many other nations. These plain facts cannot be overlooked or swept aside”. Trump accused China of robbing billions of dollars in trade with the United States, making American factories to shut, offshoring hundreds of thousands of jobs and intellectual property theft. He also bashed China for violating the WTO regulations. Going further, Trump called out China for encroaching upon territories in the Pacific Ocean and hindering international trade and transport. Trump also criticized China for breaking its word to the world on ensuring the autonomy of Hong Kong. After this, Trump targeted China on the Coronavirus pandemic while giving out information about the decisions being taken by the United States.
The US President reprimanded the Chinese regime and its puppet, the World Health Organisation (WHO), as responsible for the Coronavirus pandemic. The disease has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. Due to China-WHO collusion, the US is withdrawing from the WHO and will stop all the funding, declared Trump. Here, he referred to Coronavirus as ‘Wuhan Virus’ and once again underlined that the pandemic originated in and spread from China.
The Coronavirus pandemic that spread from China showed again how crucial it is for the United States to be financially independent. To make the US economy healthy and able, henceforth, it will be necessary to stop the Chinese activities, underlined Trump. He declared that going forward, Chinese researchers and students will be banned from entering the United States to stop the theft of US industrial secrets and intellectual property. At the same time, Trump said that in a few days, decisions to levy new sanctions on Chinese investments for the safety of the US companies and investors would be declared.
While the Chinese regime had promised to implement ‘One Country, Two Systems’ in Hong Kong, it is now implementing ‘One Country, One System’, pointed Trump. Declaring that the process to revoke the special status of Hong Kong has begun, Trump expressed severe dislike for the security law implemented in Hong Kong unilaterally by the Chinese regime, which kills the autonomy of Hong Kong. Trump further said that the event is a tragedy not just for the people of Hong Kong, but also for the people of China and the entire world. At the same time, he also informed that, henceforth, a travel advisory would be issued for Hong Kong.
For the past two months, the Trump administration has taken to a diplomatic conflict with China openly over the issue of Coronavirus pandemic. This conflict is not just limited to this topic or the warnings over the matter, but the US Congress is also passing various bills against China pertaining to different fields. These include issues like Taiwan, Tibet, Uyghurs and 5G, which are sensitive to China. From the decisions declared by President Trump at the press conference, it seems that the United States has now moved to the next level in the conflict with China.