BY: Pooya Mirzaei
PEJOURNAL – As a centralized system of government, China has slowly opened its doors to the Cold War, strengthened its infrastructure with US investment, and is now moving shoulder to shoulder with the United States in all areas through industrial espionage and technology transfer.
While Biden sees China’s growth as a threat to the United States, Kissinger, the first man in US foreign policy on US-China relations, points to interesting points outside the history of the relationship and believes that the United States in the 1970s in order to prevent China from leaning towards the Soviet Union, showed alternatives to cooperating with Beijing so that China could grow. But neither the US nor Kissinger presumed that China would grow and develop so rapidly and powerfully in the international arena.
Now, in 2021, it seems that the past is over and China has become a great competitor for the United States, and the situation is such that Biden is forced to make important trips to Europe and attend important conferences of the G7 and NATO leaders. In a meeting with European leaders from China and Russia, he spoke about the most important dilemma in relations between the Western world states. Unlike Kissinger, who spoke to China a few months before the start of the Hot or Cold War, Biden has found that escalating the confrontation with China is neither in the interests of the two countries nor in the interests of global economic security.
With China’s economic and military resistance firmness on U.S. apolitical and military expectations, Kissinger was also forced to change his hard-changing views and not speak to Beijing since the cold and hot war. U.S. governments and theorists have not only achieved nothing in the past few years, despite creating panic against China for not knowing deeply, but they are convinced that the continuation of the conflict will not win, and that both sides will emerge as tired and exhausted as during World War I.
The United States and the Kissinger Symphony Orchestra staged war and psychological warfare against China and even Russia, but when they realized they had stepped on the ground, they argued that the war would not be won and that it would benefit the world and the United States. They did not retreat; by simplifying the matter, they only stated that the United States and China are not the winners of this military and economic propaganda. Biden and Kissinger do not notice that in this process, although the United States did not lose, China won this political challenge between Washington and Beijing.
Biden is well aware that this conflict will have no winning power except the exhaustion of both. The big problem, however, is that the Biden government is facing a complex internal dilemma. China has become such a constant enemy in the minds of Americans that any disaster that comes down from the sky is immediately linked to China, Russia and communism.
The Chinese have not benefited in the past year, and they have taken the initiative to find a solution to the US hostile actions, and have lost the possibility of reaching an understanding to calm under US pressure and have set out for a long-term experiment with the US and its allies. They have prepared and sent the signal to Washington that the new Cold War that the United States is considering to deal with China is undoubtedly very different from the Cold War conditions of the past decades between the United States and the former Soviet Union.
At least in terms of security, China is a military power equal to the United States, which, unlike the former Soviet Union, has become a modern economic and technological giant with a population of 1.5 billion for each war. Defend their homeland. While patriotism means nothing to the people of the United States, the United States is their second home.
Of course, China, as an export-oriented geo-economic country, relies heavily on global markets and free trade, much of which is provided by the United States. So China will not easily enter into a long-running war or conflict with the United States. The United States does not have enough capital and production for its domestic markets without cheap imports from China.
It is therefore easy to understand that the interests of Beijing and Washington cannot be secured in the face of continuing tensions; and both countries need each other in modern and trade-oriented relations. But this necessitates the US insistence on continuing unilateralism in international affairs and the understanding between Washington and Beijing to share spheres of influence. Unless the United States accepts multilateralism, as Biden announced at the G7 summit. In the event of such an event, the United States must take a step back.
In such a situation, China will automatically take a step forward, and if Washington wants to act against the evolutionary course of history against China, it will make any right or wrong decision in the direction of China’s reverse power; It will lead to a confrontation with Beijing and make the world tighter for the United States; And it is further weakening American power, which is in the process of serious erosion.
China is well aware that the United States cannot first resort to the power of Trump’s totalitarianism or maintain its power and prevent further decline only upon itself. So the only way out is to prevent the decline of US global power and rebuild the US economy and infrastructure by turning to wealthy strategic partners such as Europe and China, which can only be achieved through a synergistic multilateral global system.
This general outlook on Sino-US relations in the field could again lead to cooperation or escalation of tensions and the preparation of both sides for a full-fledged confrontation.
Developments clearly show that the Biden government does not intend to confront China militarily at the moment, but is thinking of restraining China’s economy and putting practical solutions on the economic confrontation agenda so that these measures in turn provoke more Chinese retaliation. Be military for more costs. Hoping that rising military spending would slow China’s economic growth like the Soviet Union during the Cold War and, as Moscow surrendered, it would surrender Beijing.
The US Senate, in a rare move that signals the unification of both parties against China, introduced a provocative bill called the “Initiative and Competition Plan” aimed at leaving the government free to intensify two-way confrontations: “geopolitical” and “economic” with Approved China. The Senate move shows how far they have come from global developments, and with a misunderstanding of the relationship with China, they have even allocated $ 250 billion from the US Treasury borrowing budget to confront a country that now has about $ 4,000 billion dollars in the foreign exchange reserves.
The US House of Representatives has not sat idle and has introduced a complementary bill to counteract China’s influence, known as the Eagle Bill, to Congress to counter China’s growing influence.
It is not yet understood in the United States that confronting China requires better understanding of the global situation and developments that the US government, Congress, Senate and even great theorists like Kissinger lack, and the only problems with useless solutions are the point that they have turned the United States around their heads, and the American people have paid the price for this recklessness.
If the eagle-wing projects of the Administration, Congress, and the U.S. Senate are only intended to meet anti-Chinese sentiments inside the U.S., which have no impact on foreign relations, but if the intention of confronting China is to become a long-term ideology strategy like the Cold War, it is certain that the U.S. hand is not so open to confronting China in the current global situation.
America’s European and Asian allies, in particular, have serious concerns and concerns, and see their interests in a possible direct US confrontation with China, and are reluctant to ally with the United States to confront China. But if the aggressive American political structure caught in the arms of the arms oligarchs wants to start a war with China, the outcome is already clear and will lead to the complete collapse of the United States.