U.S. officials announce essential news! What Kissinger was worried about happened.
Kissinger, the 98-year-old former U.S. President’s National Security Affairs Assistant, recently warned in an interview with a Swiss media, “Don’t provoke a confrontation with China. This will be a conflict that will hurt both sides. The current President Biden, His government, understands that this confrontation is not in the interests of the United States and China and the world as a whole.” However, what Kissinger was worried about still happened.
According to a report from the World Wide Web, on May 26, local time, the National Security Council’s Indo-Pacific Affairs Coordinator, Campbell, said at a video seminar at the Shu Si Shen Center for Asia-Pacific Studies at Stanford University, “The period of contact has ended, and the United States is entering China. A period of fierce competition.”
Campbell also blamed China for the change in U.S. policy. He referred to the Sino-Indian conflict, the so-called “economic movement” and “wolf war diplomacy” by China against Australia, claiming that China’s behavior symbolized the transition to “power or hard power”, “foretelling” China is determined to play a more vital role.” He also said that in the next few years, allies would be the core force for the United States to counter China. The United States is strengthening the “four-party security dialogue” mechanism. “The best Chinese policy is a good Asian policy.”
Campbell is 64 years old. During the Clinton and Obama administrations, he was the core staff of Asia-Pacific affairs and was considered the chief architect of the Obama administration’s “Asia rebalancing” strategy. After Biden became President, Campbell was appointed the Indo-Pacific policy coordinator of the U.S. National Security Council. He can be called the “highest-level official of Asian policy” of the White House. Because of this special status, Campbell’s above remarks are generally regarded as official U.S. attitudes.
China’s position and attitude on the issue of Sino-US relations are consistent and clear. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on May 27 that China-U.S. relations are as unavoidably competitive as other significant power relations. Still, it is entirely wrong to use “competition” to define or dominate China-U.S. relations. It will only lead to confrontation and conflict.
Zhao Lijian emphasized that even competition should be benign to improve each other and make progress together, rather than a vicious competition where you lose. We win, and you die or die. China firmly opposes the fact that the U.S. uses the banner of “competition” to close anti-Chinese, contain and suppress China. The United States should follow the trend of the times, adopt a proactive China policy, work with China halfway, strengthen dialogue, manage differences, and focus on cooperation, to promote Sino-US relations along a healthy and stable track.