According to a report from the Global Times on December 31, the leaders of China and the EU jointly announced the completion of the China-EU investment agreement negotiations on the previous day. In the online record of the meeting disclosed by Reuters, Macron called out to German Chancellor Merkel, proposing to visit China together in the next few months to discuss cooperation in medical and environmental fields.
The completion of the China-EU investment agreement negotiations has made the United States very upset, but Macron is still brazenly shouting at this time, which is undoubtedly a strong stimulus to the Trump administration that is about to step down.
Some netizens are “unkind” and said: “It is kind for others to be hungry and not babble, Macron, it is not good for you to do this! If you really can’t help it, then don’t bear it, hahahaha…”
Even if he is about to step down, it is impossible not to tweet, curse, or retaliate with the character of “knowing the king” Trump will repay. Almost on the same day that the China-EU Investment Agreement negotiations were completed, the Office of the United States Trade Representative announced an increase in tariffs on some products from the European Union, mainly French and German aircraft manufacturing related parts and wine.
The two major issues that Macron proposed to discuss with China all pointed to Trump’s “pain points.”
Cooperation in the medical field cannot be separated from the new crown pneumonia epidemic. The new crown epidemic that stirred the world last year has developed from a health prevention and control war into a “world war” affecting world strategy, politics, diplomacy, and economics, which was unexpected by the United States and the West.
These countries did not expect that what they thought was the “Chernobyl moment” of China, but became their “Waterloo”.
This new crown epidemic has not only exposed the shortcomings and defects in the political systems, governance methods, and national qualities of the United States and Western countries, but also magnified the ruthless and selfishness of the hegemonic United States. When the epidemic came, the most shortage of medical supplies in various countries, but the United States not only did not show the demeanor of a big brother, but instead used its national strength to grab supplies with its little brother.
On the other hand, China has become a sacred needle during the epidemic, providing continuous “fire support” for the world to win the epidemic prevention and control war.
As for Macron’s environmental cooperation, Trump’s withdrawal from the “Paris Climate Agreement” cannot be avoided. In the early morning of June 2, 2017, Trump, who had been in office for only a few months, made a decision to withdraw, saying that reducing greenhouse gas emissions would be too costly for American citizens.
Withdrawing from the agreement is to fulfill his campaign promise of “Americans First” .
As the most powerful country in the world, the country with the most accumulated greenhouse emissions, and a country with four times the per capita emissions of China, Trump is not thinking about how to assume the responsibility of a great power, but how to harm others and benefit himself. The European countries that pushed this agreement opposed it.
Although China is the world’s largest developing country, it can firmly fulfill its international obligations and promise to actively respond to climate change, transform the global energy system, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions step by step and phase by phase.
On December 12, 2020, Chinese leaders set new targets for reducing carbon emissions at the Global Climate Ambition Summit, announcing that China is “striving to reach the peak of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and striving to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060”.
On this basis, it has further made solemn promises such as “By 2030, China’s carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP will drop by more than 65% compared with 2005, and non-fossil energy will account for about 25% of primary energy consumption.”
Regardless of the hype in the American media, how can China and the United States stop the eyes of the people of the world with their stubborn performance in reducing carbon emissions and preventing and controlling the new crown epidemic? If Trump is allowed to do it for another four years, I guarantee that he will be able to save all the “soft power” accumulated over the two centuries of the founding of the United States.
Macron’s approach to China, rather than to the United States, which has more advanced technology and more consistent values, to discuss medical cooperation, itself shows Europe’s great disappointment in the United States.
This disappointment contains the flow of people’s hearts and national destiny. This time, with a major change unseen in a century, the Chinese already have sufficient conditions to enter the game, and the Chinese nation will never miss the opportunity given to us by history.