China and the United States have formed a wide range of social contacts, and the ideas of the United States and the West have entered China and formed a series of collisions and blending, which is what happened after Chinas reform and opening up. The whole 1980s was a period when Chinas reform and opening-up were constantly groping for expansion, and the United States was thinking more and more about the multiple effects of contact with China. However, it is still the biggest consideration of the US sides relations with China to increase the chips in the struggle against the Soviet union with Chinas strength. This continued until the late 1980s.
After the end of the cold war, the strategic reason for the United States to unite with China against the Soviet Union no longer exists. Throughout the 1990s, the strategic focus of the United States was to digest the achievements of the cold war and further squeeze Russias strategic space by promoting NATOs eastward expansion. As an emerging market, China has aroused great interest of American capital in this period. Since Chinas accession to WTO in 2001, the interests of American capital have played a significant role in promoting it. China has become the largest extended market of American it emerging economy, and American entertainment industry, including intellectual celebrities, has also opened the door to benefit from the Chinese market.
The conservative elites of the United States have never given up their hostility to China, but the huge interests of the Chinese market have restrained the spread of this hostility, while the enlightened elites vigorously advocate the idea that contact with China is conducive to the peaceful evolution of China. On the whole, the United States has always been skeptical about this proposition. The complexity of the US system has established a policy balance of contact and prevention with China. However, the interests are always dominant, and the expansion of interests in Chinas relations supports the contact theory.
After the war on terror, the sense of competition among big powers has been strengthened in the United States. During the Obama administration, Sino US contact theory has been constantly challenged. The Asia Pacific rebalancing is a reflection of this change in the US strategy towards China. Chinas rise has gradually reached the critical point of US strategic tolerance. Trump administration has the origin of populism, and the characteristic of populism is to simplify and label the problems and ignore the rest. Washington categorically identified China as the largest strategic competitor of the United States, resulting in a fundamental reversal of China policy.
The propaganda that China refused to cooperate with the U.S. contact policy to make liberalization changes, which led to the final turn of Washingtons face to China, is more the mobilization way of American political elites to promote the shift of China policy. In fact, the United States has never formed the real confidence that it can successfully transform China, although they have been busy in infiltrating China and cultivating Chinas political confrontation forces. Interests and their idealism are intertwined with each other for a long time. The fundamental thrust of the latest changes comes from the US sides new calculation formula for interests.
The U.S. has never faced such a fast-growing and potential behemoth like China in the past. The political elites in Washington are really flustered. The Cold War mentality has been fully mobilized, and their consideration of Sino US relations has been completely shifted from the perspective of whether it is conducive to the prosperity of the United States to the angle of how it will affect the balance of power between China and the United States. The hegemonic interests of the United States are placed in an absolutely overwhelming position in the system of Sino US relations, and the huge economic interests of Sino US exchanges have fallen to a secondary position. Washington seems to have suddenly returned to the 20th century, and it is in a state of waking up.
China also has no experience in how to communicate with the worlds hegemonic powers. In the face of Washingtons incessant exclamations, what should we do? Should we explain and comfort it, or do things according to our own principles, and pay a tooth for a tooth, which is what we need to constantly explore.
However, we believe that Chinas overall innocence will affect the development of the situation for a long time to come. Because Chinas growth into a great power is driven by the peoples good desire to get rid of poverty and become rich. It is not a conspiracy movement to overthrow the United States. Chinas military development is also in line with the expansion of strategic risks and the increase of interests to be protected in the process of national rise. We are still a strategic defensive country, and China has no expansion ambition of traditional empire. Our so-called hard line is a strategic performance when the peripheral affairs involve our core or major interests, rather than a strategic attack by a rising country seeking to reset the world order.
The United States has seriously misjudged Chinas strategic intentions. China is a super large society. The focus of governance of this country has always been internal affairs. The Communist Party of China is the core force to lead the people of the whole country to solve heavy problems. The biggest change in China in recent years is not how much power has been added in the world, but the anti-corruption has profoundly changed the style of government, the information industry has brought convenience to life, the new rural construction has changed the rural appearance, and the fair construction has made great progress. With the countrys excellent control of the new epidemic, there is no doubt that Chinas political stability is unprecedented consolidated and the ruling party is highly supported. To be honest, the United States has no ability to defeat todays China. In addition to the fact that this country is already very strong, it also has no ambition and does not take the road of reckless expansion of the old-fashioned big powers. Although it is different from some western countries in ideology, we will not really attract peoples hatred, nor will we let countries with no ambition abandon their practical interests and unite with them at any cost We fight. This is why the United States has encountered endless resistance in trying to pull an anti China camp. The US ruling teams understanding of the interests of the United States and China is too old-fashioned. They are fighting against China rather than the 21st century. So its inevitable that theyll run into further walls. Source: Global Times editor in charge: Chen Hequn_ NB12679
To be honest, the United States has no ability to defeat todays China. In addition to the fact that this country is already very strong, it also has no ambition and does not take the road of reckless expansion of the old-fashioned big powers. Although it is different from some western countries in ideology, we will not really attract peoples hatred, nor will we let countries with no ambition abandon their practical interests and unite with them at any cost We fight. This is why the United States has encountered endless resistance in trying to pull an anti China camp.