Posted by Curt on 21 March, 2021 at 12:46 pm. 3 comments already!


By Shipwreckedcrew

Delegations from the United States and China met last week in Alaska for the first time since the Biden Administration took office — the results were ugly but not surprising. The Chinese sent representatives with a plan and substance, while the United States sent bureaucratic functionaries with talking points on 4×6 note cards.

By agreement, each side was to make 2-minute opening statements before the cameras in a public setting.

United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, striving to achieve the status of mediocre high school debater, delivered the opening remarks:

Our administration is committed to leading with diplomacy to advance the interests of the United States and to strengthen the rules-based international order.


We’ll also discuss our deep concerns with actions by China, including in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan, cyberattacks on the United States and economic coercion toward our allies. Each of these actions threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability.

Blinken was followed by United States National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, an individual of no obvious talent or accomplishment not prefaced by “Deputy Assistant to the….” in the title of the position he held, followed by saying:

Secretary Blinken laid out many of the areas of concern, from economic and military coercion to assaults on basic values, that we’ll discuss with you today and in the days ahead. We’ll do so frankly, directly and with clarity.

The Chinese Communist Party Representatives came well prepared for the opportunity, if provided to them, to respond to the US delegations opening remarks with a diatribe reminiscent of the German invasion of Poland in 1939 – overwhelmingly and from multiple directions.

Chinese Communist Party Foreign Affairs Chief Yang Jiechi:

What China and the international community follow or uphold is the United Nations-centered international system and the international order underpinned by international law, not what is advocated by a small number of countries of the so-called rules-based international order.

We do not believe in invading through the use of force, or to topple other regimes through various means, or to massacre the people of other countries….

So we believe that it is important for the United States to change its own image and to stop advancing its own democracy in the rest of the world. Many people within the United States actually have little confidence in the democracy of the United States….

And on some regional issues, I think the problem is that the United States has exercised long-arm jurisdiction and suppression and overstretched the national security through the use of force or financial hegemony….

And with Xinjiang, Tibet and Taiwan, they are an inalienable part of China’s territory. China is firmly opposed to U.S. interference in China’s internal affairs….

On human rights, we hope that the United States will do better on human rights. China has made steady progress in human rights, and the fact is that there are many problems within the United States regarding human rights…. And the challenges facing the United States in human rights are deep-seated. They did not just emerge over the past four years, such as Black Lives Matter. It did not come up only recently.

The United States itself does not represent international public opinion…. the Western world does not represent the global public opinion…. the U.S. does not represent the world.

I don’t think the overwhelming majority of countries in the world would recognize that the universal values advocated by the United States…. and those countries would not recognize that the rules made by a small number of people would serve as the basis for the international order.

[T]he United States does not have the qualification to say that it wants to speak to China from a position of strength.

A repressive Communist regime engaged in genocide against an ethnic and religious minority is lecturing the United States to “do better on human rights”.

A majority of countries in the world do not recognize the universal values advocated by the United States.

The United States does not speak to China from a position of strength on the world stage.

The US Secretary of State and the President’s National Security Adviser just sat there and took it. They were the personification of flaccid limp-dick diplomacy. The Chinese officials took out a dull butter knife and castrated them both in full view of the world, and they didn’t have guts enough to get up and walk out.

Less than two months into the Biden Administration, the Chinese Communist Party announced to the world that it has no respect – and no fear – of the Biden Administration or how it might respond to continuing Chinese predations around the world.

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