There were no concessions, no concessions, and no results to achieve. The high-level talks between the United States and China that were held in Alaska from 18-19 (local time) ended with only their faces being reddened. Although it was a reciprocal meeting after the inauguration of the Biden government, the old conflict and hatred were expressed naked. But the Chinese atmosphere is not bad. Instead, they give a generous review, saying, “This is a first successful match.” China’s Noem Soo is said to have been effective in three aspects, including the form and content of the talks and future relations with the United States.
He faced the United States equally
Immediately after the conversations, two pictures of contrasting scenes spread to the China Social Network (SNS) service. This is the appearance of the Alaska conference hall in 2021 when the Qing Dynasty flocked to the defense force in 1901 and signed a “new treaty” with 11 other countries, including the United States. 120 years ago, China paid 450 million pieces of silver for suppressing the boxer movement against an imperialist invasion. Thus, in the image of the Chinese delegation surrounded by powers, there is a history of shame “paying all Chinese for white silver (白銀)”. On the other hand, in this year’s picture, which started bilateral talks with the same stance as the United States, “Be careful of your position when talking to the Chinese people.”
There were also cartoons that aroused the pride of China. It’s a story about a snow fight while spitting in a conference room by comparing China to a rabbit and the United States to an eagle. On the 21st, Li Haidong, a professor with the Chinese Academy of Foreign Affairs, said, “In the past, China used to be modest to give a positive impression to the United States, but now it is different.”
China also made a convincing claim by attracting Japan’s ammonites. When Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga received US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at his official residence on the 16th, a picture of the moment he bent his back was cut out as if it were a humiliation. On the other hand, the Chinese delegation stressed, “I shouted loudly with everything I say to the United States.” Professor Shen Yi (沈 逸) from Fudan University said, “This meeting is a complete defeat for the United States.”
They avoided the risk of “strategic miscalculation”
The biggest income China has made is the talks. During the Trump administration, China only defended against US attacks and was dragged because they were unable to speak properly. It is the so-called “strategic miscalculation” that the United States can crush China at any time. “The misunderstanding that the United States has brought to China for so long is that it believes it can contain and suppress China through its power and the experience of the Cold War.”
However, by this meeting, he completely ignored “essence”. The Chinese delegation reaffirmed its existence by reaffirming the “red line” that the United States cannot cross, such as sovereignty, “basic interests” and “the dignity of the Chinese people.” As a result, the general assessment in China has imprinted clearly in the minds of the United States that “China’s destruction is an illusion.” Since confrontation with the United States cannot be avoided anyway, the United States has taken an appropriate step so that the United States can escape misjudgment and have a “ strategic rationality ” that broadens the point of contact for cooperation with China. Yang Jitsu, the Communist Party diplomatic official who led the Chinese delegation, said in an interview after the meeting, “We have had long-term strategic contacts with the United States and have had a frank and constructive dialogue on both our policies and our internal and external relations … between our two countries.”
③ The plate did not break
Despite this fierce confrontation, the United States, China and China each left room for further dialogue. After the conflict, it looks different from when the Trump administration turned its back. “The ultimate skill for negotiation is to fight, not to break the board,” said Wei Jianguo, who served as vice president of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and secretary of the Center for International Economic Exchange. I can do that. “
China also received additional income, confirming that the US Public Containment Network was loose. This is because both Korea and India have excluded “China” from their joint statement with the United States, regardless of US urging. The worst situation in which neighboring countries joined the United States to block China was avoided. The weaker the general influence of the United States, the greater the bargaining power of China with the United States. Russia, its biggest friend, is also expected to give China more power. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Beijing from 22 to 23 at the invitation of Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Beijing = Kwangsu Kim Reporter [email protected]