Chronic. Defending human rights on the international stage may cause economic losses. A bit rude and cruel, some people will be cynical, this reality is rarely discussed. Who dares to oppose turnover and condemn torture? Maintain employment and defend a difficult minority?
These issues should not be perplexed by the struggle for the establishment of a liberal democracy and the principles generally recognized as a democratic system. However, although these issues are unpleasant, they are at the core of the Sino-US conflict. They even attribute its originality to the struggle between Beijing and Washington for world dominance.
Joe Biden’s America once again talks about human rights. She intends to promote democracy, and she wants to condemn attacks on political freedom. It restores the “value” of American diplomacy to its original state, which is a good thing. Donald Trump buried this score-both out of a personal hobby of the dictator, and because he did not see the name the United States would teach anyone.
We can welcome the return of this “value diplomacy”, but the premise is to acknowledge that practice is more difficult than ever, especially in relations with China. In this case, comparison with the Cold War period (the West opposes the Western camp opposes the Soviet Union) will not help us in any way. This is a conflict between two opposing parties that do not maintain economic relations. This situation makes adversity easier.
Between the Soviet Union and the United States, the annual trade volume is about 2 billion U.S. dollars. Today, between China and the United States, daily income is 2 billion U.S. dollars. Between the two largest economies in the world, even during the tariff war, the weight of trade is a factor that neither Beijing nor Washington can ignore in their strategic adversity.
Faced with Beijing’s radical expansionism in Asia, the United States has always relied on its traditional allies. However, whether it is Japan, South Korea or Australia, these countries also regard China as their main economic partner. To ease the enthusiasm of activists
Beijing today responded to the sanctions imposed by Washington and certain Europeans in the name of defending Uighurs. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is organizing a boycott of H&M, a large-scale garment company in Sweden, which has 400 stores in China. Reason: According to reports, H&M abandoned cotton in Xinjiang, suspecting that this may be related to forced labor. There is nothing new here. Like the United States, China has never hesitated to use economic weapons for political purposes.
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