Hong Kong media: trump provokes conflicts with China by any means or plans for re-election

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 Hong Kong media: trump provokes conflicts with China by any means or plans for re-election


Secretary of state pompeio and justice minister Barr of the trump team claimed that China has hacked American secrets. Barr and others seem to know all the ways in which Chinese hackers attack the U.S. Internet, but they cant give any concrete evidence. From the Snowden incident, we can know that no country is better at cyber hacking than the United States.

Advocates of a tough stance on China, both inside and outside the White House, are bent on making China suffer, even if it costs the United States a strong backlash. They dont realize how much damage they can get from a moment of anger.

Take the trade war. The trade war did lead to a decline in Chinas exports to the United States, but trump had to ask China to buy more American soybeans. The trade war should have allowed manufacturing to return to the United States, but that did not happen. Unless trump is willing to downgrade the U.S. economy to a third world level, low-end manufacturing will not return.

So why is trump trying to provoke a conflict with China?

Defense writer Michael Clare worries that by sending an aircraft carrier to the South China Sea, trump is preparing to recreate the Beibu Gulf incident that triggered the Vietnam War. This time, it could provoke a military conflict with China, giving trump an excuse to postpone the November election and stay in power.

A Microsoft NBC commentator has similar concerns. He speculated that Barrs focus on China and his ignorance of Russias cyber invasion was part of a plan to accuse China of malicious interference in the election results when trump lost the election.

The danger is not in China, but that the trump team will steal election results by lying and deceiving - a technique that pompeio has been known for since he was CIA director.

If the American people let the trump team succeed, they may not have the day to regret the consequences.

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The real reason for the closure of the Chinese Consulate General in Houston is that no one in the United States can explain clearly?

According to the Russian satellite news agency reported on the 23rd, US President trump said at a White House press conference today that the possibility of demanding the closure of other Chinese diplomatic agencies in the United States could not be ruled out, but he did not disclose the real reason for the unilateral sudden action.

At the same time, the Chinese Embassy in the United States issued a statement on the unilateral request of the United States for China to close its Consulate General in Houston within a time limit, condemning this act as a deliberate sabotage of Sino US relations and being unreasonable.

Youve seen whats going on, trump said at the White Houses regular press conference. There was a fire in the Consulate General (China in Houston) which the government asked to close down. I think they burned documents and information. Id like to know what that means.

At 8:20 p.m. local time on July 21, a fire broke out in the Chinese Consulate General in Houston. Houston fire and police responded immediately, but based on the principle of foreign affairs sovereignty, the consulate refused anyone access.

It was previously reported that the United States requested the Chinese Consulate General in Houston to close within 72 hours (before 4:00 p.m. local time) and evacuate all personnel. The State Department then issued a formal statement.

At a regular press conference held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the 22nd, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin confirmed the incident and responded that the US side suddenly asked China to close its Consulate General in Houston, which seriously violated the relevant provisions of the Sino US Consular treaty, and China strongly condemned it. China urges the US side to immediately withdraw the wrong decision. Otherwise, China will certainly make a proper and necessary response.

On the 23rd, the Chinese Embassy in the United States issued an official statement on the matter. The statement pointed out that China has always insisted on non-interference in other countries internal affairs. The accusations made by the US side are groundless and totally groundless. The pretext used is far fetched and totally unfounded. It can be said that if you want to add a crime, you have no reason to worry about it..

In terms of the number of Chinese and American embassies and consulates in each others countries alone, the US side is far more than the Chinese side. The US side should not lift a stone and hit its own feet.

The statement stressed that this act of the US side is a political provocation against China, which seriously violates international law, basic norms of international relations and relevant provisions of Sino US Consular treaties, and deliberately destroys Sino US relations, which is very unreasonable. China urges the US side to immediately withdraw the wrong decision. Otherwise, China will certainly make a proper and necessary response.

So far, the US side has not publicly explained the real reason for this unilateral sudden action.

Earlier, U.S. State Department spokesman Morgan Augustus said in a statement that the move is to protect intellectual property rights and private information in the United States.. The United States will not tolerate violations of our sovereignty and intimidation of our people, he said

However, Lu Xiang, an expert on American issues at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, pointed out that the reason given by the United States was very far fetched. The US government wanted to use such a sudden move to give China a hard blow, hoping to catch China off guard. It was the Anti China Hawks within the US government that contributed to such a dirty decision.

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who is meeting with Danish officials in Copenhagen, continues to use the consistent US rhetoric and accusations that the Chinese government has stolen American intellectual property rights, but he also refuses to explain to reporters the real reason for the sudden decision.

Its enough for president trump to say that this is no longer allowed to continue. Citing trump, Pompeo said the U.S. Justice Departments indictment on Tuesday included two Chinese hackers accused of stealing trade secrets from hundreds of global targets and investigating loopholes in U.S. companies involved in developing new crown treatments and vaccines.

However, pompeio did not elaborate on the details of the prosecution or whether the closure of the Chinese Consulate General in Houston was related to this.

(photo: Chinese Consulate General in Houston. (AP)

In response to a reporters question about the closure, kellyanne Conway, a senior White House adviser to trump, gave another unconvincing reason: trump is still unhappy with Chinas handling of the outbreak of the new coronavirus. Up to now, novel coronavirus pneumonia deaths in the United States have exceeded 140 thousand cases.

I think the president has made it very clear that he is dissatisfied with China. China virus has spread to the world, but there is little information, honesty and transparency from China, Conway continued. so far, we have not been able to get information from China. We still dont know the number of confirmed cases, the number of deaths, etc

Foreign media pointed out that it was unusual, but not unprecedented, for the United States to close another countrys consulate. Scott Kennedy, a China expert at the think tank of the center for strategic and international studies, said that the U.S. move marks a significant escalation in tensions between the United States and China.

Jin Canrong, vice president of the school of international relations at Renmin University of China and an expert on American issues, said frankly that the nature of this incident is the escalation of political confrontation, which is a very serious event. Some people in the U.S. government have been determined to engage in a new cold war with China, even to launch a war to destroy Chinas momentum and delay Chinas development.

He believed that judging from the various sanctions measures, words and deeds currently introduced, the US governments strategic hostility to China is deeper than expected by the outside world. From the perspective of the election, the trump team may need to raise the level of confrontation between China and the United States in order to divert domestic attention. Get the support of domestic basic market. But for whatever reason, the conclusion is clear that Sino US relations will continue to decline.

In addition to the Embassy in Washington and the Consulate in Houston, China has established consulates in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. It is not clear why the matter is targeted at the Houston consulate alone. The U.S. Embassy in China is located in Beijing and has consulates in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, Wuhan and Hong Kong.

China is considering closing the U.S. Consulate General in Wuhan, but the news has not been officially confirmed, the Global Times quoted Reuters.

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