Remember when we were concerned about Russians having inappropriate influence in America? Should we be at least as concerned about the country that wants to eclipse us as the global superpower?
In case Joe has lulled anyone into believing that China isn’t much of a threat to our way of life, let us remind you of what we’re really up against.
Back in 2016, when Hillary and Trump were trading jabs on the campaign trail, Jin Canrong, a professor and associate dean of the School of International Studies at Beijing’s Renmin University of China gave an address to his Chinese audience. (You can read the entire speech here. If it shows in Chinese, you can look in the upper right corner where there will be an option to translate to English.)
His speech was focused on Chinese foreign policy, going both into the deep history and his future expectations.
The first part focused on regional interests — specifically, control of the South China Sea, the building of artificial islands, and some thoughts on the expected regional conflicts that would eventually follow as they continued to stretch those boundaries and claim wider and wider control.
The second part focused on how it sees its interaction with other nations or regions around the world that were of interest to the audience. America figured prominently throughout, and there was a five-point strategy in dealing with USA that was of interest.
Before we enumerate them, these two quotes from the Q&A that followed may help give a sense of his attitude toward the West.
The first quote is a single sentence taken from his response to a question about an article claiming USA could defeat China without firing a shot in direct conflict, as they did with the USSR. The second, longer quote shows where he views Chinese, Russian and American relations overall.
The United States cannot win without a fight, and its victory over the Soviet Union cannot be repeated in China.
…For Russians, China is a long-term concern and the United States is a near-term concern. Russia still likes the United States in its heart and wants to be well with the United States, but it is a bit unlucky. The United States takes it to death, no Like it, the Russian world is a bit unrequited love.
…Basically, we have a slight advantage in Sino-Russian relations. There is also a prospect. After Putin, the country will split. Putin may be the last tsar. Of course, splitting is ideal for China. Russia will split the Far East and become independent. The original goal of the United States is the same. I hope Russia will be divided into 5-6 Russia. Although the United States and Russia want to reconcile subjectively, and objectively they hate each other, it will not be better. I guess the United States will punish him in the end. He himself will not be united after Putin. If China cleverly adds salt and vinegar, Russia may split. Sex is quite big. Russia is divided and the Far East will return to the
He kept his options open for either party to win in 2016.
China’s long-term strategy is probably the following points. I don’t know the long-term strategy of the United States. Clinton’s coming to power is the continuation of the current policy. Trump’s coming to power does not know what the long-term strategy will be like. Our long-term strategy in China is very stable.
We should develop ourselves
He views Americans as primarily a nation of businessmen. Not especially emotional. Not too concerned about a powerful rival. One that will want to befriend a wealthy nation, and they are setting out to become that wealthy nation that others will want to befriend.
For example, in the past few years we have done some things, such as the One Belt One Road, the BRICS Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the Eastern Air Defense Identification Zone, and the establishment of an island in the South China Sea. In fact, we still master the rhythm. Unlike Russia, Russia sometimes does it directly regardless of the American ideas. , China is basically still power. For example, we build an island in the South China Sea. This is a big stimulus to the United States, but we just wait for the United States to fight Syria and get involved in Ukraine when we build the island.
When Obama’s people squawked about China building it, China announced they would stop. But they didn’t do it to make America happy. There was a typhoon, and more importantly, they had reached a point in the project where they had to stop and do some research before they proceeded further.
But don’t skip past the Belt and Road initiative and other parts so quickly that you overlook them. They’re huge. Just ask Mike Pompeo or Tom Cotton.
This shorter point is more academic and esoteric. It deals with stocks, ownership, and reforms. Rather than misrepresent anything he’s saying, we invite any of you who are interested to look into it on your own.
Strategic International Relations
Here’s where his strategy becomes more direct.
China actively undertakes international responsibilities in a strategic way. Originally, we also assumed international responsibilities, but not as many as we do today, and we are willing to cooperate with the United States if we assume responsibilities. In fact, this is also a way. There are a lot of leadership tasks, and you often help him bear a little. This is also a way. In addition, we internally say that we try our best to be fair and in place. In addition to the business people, the United States is very flexible. It is really a legal nation, especially the procedures. The procedures are in place. Even if he loses, he can accept it psychologically. One thing should be as transparent and fair as possible.
[describes American interaction with smaller nations]
We in China are going to do this now. There are some specific things that everyone can do with their own tricks. However, in general, the rise of China must adhere to transparency and fairness, so that he can say nothing. In addition, we must respect our opponents, because the United States is still a great country. Even if China surpasses him in the future, you have to learn how it rises, how to maintain hegemony after rise, and how to resist decline after hegemony declines. There are some things worth learning, and respect. this country.
Infiltrate And Control America
They explicitly believe they can control America by creating a nation of Eric Swalwells.
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Another strategy is to go deep into the United States. Now we are discussing something with the United States called BIT, the bilateral investment protection agreement. This may have a partial result before Obama comes down. It is completely useless. We hope that there will be a partial result and a foundation. Hillary will come up and talk about it again. We are determined to conclude the talks and will provide the United States with better preferential treatment. At the same time, we strive for our investment in the United States to have good conditions, so that our domestic Capital has a way out, so our capital has a way out to the United States, we can make money and control the market. There is also a political consequence. If China can get a very fair treatment in the end, I believe that a lot of Chinese capital will eventually go to the United States. The investment opportunities in the United States are relatively good, relatively open, and more open than Japan and Europe, with a larger market capacity. The legal system is transparent and predictable, and the protection is good, so the first is economic value, and the second is political value.
We, the Chinese government, hope that in the end, every U.S. congressman’s constituency will have Chinese investment, and China can hold thousands or thousands of votes, which can affect his attitude. In fact, the U.S. House of Representatives can control it, because the U.S. has 312 million people and 435 members of the House of Representatives. The average electoral district of the House of Representatives is about 750,000, and the turnout rate of 750,000 is only 30%, which is about 200,000 to determine his fate. Generally In terms of two people biting very tightly, the difference will not be too big. In the end, I estimate that there will be a difference of 10,000 tickets or a few thousand tickets, so you have to have a few thousand tickets in your hand, and you are his father. If China does a good job, it can buy the United States and turn the U.S. Congress into a second-man standing committee, and then jump out of the Thucydides trap. Of course, we can also have other evil tricks, such as letting the chaos in the world develop further. The United States has a problem. It is really pluralistic. It has the highest degree of democracy among Western countries. Of course, pluralism has one advantage. The people have freedom and speech. , But there are also disadvantages. It is very difficult to establish consensus. For the United States, the best external situation is that there is a very clear enemy and political mobilization around this enemy.
If there are two enemies, the United States will be dumbfounded. This was the case before World War II. There were two enemies, one black threatening Nazi Germany and the other red threatening the Soviet Union. At this time, there was a quarrel within the United States. One group said he was an enemy, and the other said he was an enemy. Before they fought, they started fighting. If there are three enemies outside the United States, I guess it will start to faint, and if there are four, it will be impossible to find North. The mission of China’s strategy is to ensure that there are four enemies. There must be one terrorist. Russia is very similar to one, but it is not enough. China has tried to support Brazil. Brazil actually has the potential to become a big country, but he cannot move forward.
Hat tip to Epoch Times for bringing our attention to this speech. You can see what they said about it here: CCP Adviser Outlines Detailed Plan to Defeat US, Including Manipulating Elections