U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s “Tep-off Tour” died. On January 12, the U.S. State Department cancelled all foreign visits of U.S. officials this week, including Pompeo’s visit to European countries Luxembourg and Belgium scheduled for January 13.
This “last overseas trip”, which was not popular with European countries, came to an abrupt end, which brought Pompeo’s term as Secretary of State.
Since taking office in April 2018, Pompeo has frequently performed farces on the world stage: adhering to the principle of “America first”, squeezing and angering traditional allies; withdrawing from many international treaties such as the Paris Agreement and the INF Treaty, attacking international organizations such as the World Health Organization, which is contrary to international multilateralism cooperation; Smear and “blame” China, force and lure other countries to choose sides, and provoke world ideological disputes…
The newspaper reviews Pompeo’s “classic performance” of “the worst Secretary of State in history”, combs out his “political legacy” for the United States and the tearing and chaos brought to the international situation, and invites Ruan Zongze, executive vice president and researcher of the China Academy of International Studies, to interpret it.
Smears “blame the pot” China
Transfer domestic contradictions
Peng’s lie: Smearing and “blaming” China are Pompeo’s usual actions since the epidemic. On December 31, 2020, Pompeo issued a statement saying that China’s “malfeasance” has turned the controlled COVID-19 epidemic into a global pandemic.
Previously, Pompeo frequently called the novel coronavirus “Wuhan virus” and “Chinese virus” at the beginning of the epidemic, and said on different occasions that China’s spread of the virus to the United States caused death and economic damage, “China exploits the United States” and “destroy American jobs” and demanded China to be held responsible for the epidemic.
Facts: Since the outbreak of the epidemic, China’s practical actions and remarkable results in epidemic prevention and control have been seen all over the world.
In the face of the unknown novel coronavirus, China launched an epidemiological investigation as soon as possible, identified the pathogen at the first time, and released key information such as viral gene sequences as soon as possible, which sounded the alarm for the global fight against the epidemic.
Throughout 2020, China organized hundreds of transnational video expert meetings, opened an online knowledge center for COVID-19 prevention and control open to all countries, publicly released 8 versions of diagnosis and treatment plans and 7 versions of prevention and control plans to the world, and shared their anti-epidemic experience with various countries without reservation.
China has provided anti-epidemic assistance to more than 150 countries and 10 international organizations, sent 36 medical expert groups to 34 countries in need, provided financial assistance to WHO and relevant United Nations mechanisms, and provided more than 220 billion masks, 2.25 billion protective clothing and 1.02 billion tests to countries. Kit.
Peter Hotz, a professor at Baylor Medical College in Houston, pointed out that China has taken very strict isolation and testing measures to prevent the spread of the epidemic abroad, which has achieved good results, which is China’s major contribution to the fight against the epidemic around the world.
In contrast, in the United States, according to the latest epidemic data released by the World Health Organization on January 13, the United States has a total of 22.4286 million confirmed cases and 373,300 deaths, making it the country with the worst epidemic in the world. When Wuhan closed the exit from Han on January 23, 2020, there was only one confirmed case in the United States.
When the United States closed its borders to all Chinese citizens and foreigners who have been to China in the past 14 days on February 2, the United States officially counted only more than 10 confirmed cases. Since then, in less than 100 days, the number of confirmed cases in the United States has soared to 1 million. While China’s epidemic is basically under control, the consequences of the United States’ ineffective fight against the epidemic continue to appear.
Expert’s point of view: Since the outbreak of the epidemic, Pompeo has frequently smeared and “blamed” China on epidemic-related issues, trying to divert the attention of the American people, cover up the fact that the U. government is not fighting the epidemic, and divert the domestic social contradictions exposed by the epidemic.
This is the usual trick of some American politicians: China is responsible for the failure of the United States to fight the epidemic. If you want to blame, go to China, which has nothing to do with the U.S. government. This is completely inverted black and white and irresponsible.
exaggerate the threat of China
Force other countries to stand in line
Peng’s lie: “China Threat Theory” has almost become Pompeo’s mantra. On January 11, 2021, Pompeo tweeted: “The Communist Party of China is the greatest threat to the United Nations.
Earlier, Pompeo announced visa sanctions for officials of the United Front Work Department of China, making a series of remarks accusing China of using the United Front to “infiltrate” foreign countries and other stigmatized united fronts. In a speech at the Nixon Library in 2020, he said that China is eager to establish global hegemony, threaten international treaties and use international treaties as a tool to dominate the world.
In October 2020, Pompeo visited India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia and Vietnam successively, throwing out “China’s debt trap diplomacy theory” and inciting “free countries to join hands to defeat the threat of the Communist Party of China”.
In November of the same year, Pompeo visited France, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. During this trip to seven countries in Europe and the Middle East, Pompeo once again turned on the “China Threat Theory” repeater, claiming that “if not fight against China with the United States, all countries will become ‘China’s colonies'”.
Truth: Pompeo’s “anti-China road show” has no audience. During Pompeo’s visit to Europe and the Middle East, European countries have no patience to express their dissatisfaction. France’s Le Monde described it as a “farewell trip”, and Parisien called Pompeo’s trip “embarrassed”. The British Guardian said on the 19th that Pompeo’s itinerary was “extremely provocative”.
During their trip to Asia last October, the countries concerned did not echo Pompeo’s anti-China remarks, but said that they would not sacrifice their independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. On December 30, 2020, China-EU leaders jointly announced the completion of the China-EU investment agreement negotiations on schedule, proving once again that China-EU deepening cooperation is irresistible.
In fact, China has always been the builder of world peace and the defender of the international order. $50 million in support to the UN Global Humanitarian Response to COVID-19, the establishment of the $350 million China-FAO Trust Fund for South-South Cooperation, and an additional $10 million will be made to UN Women over the next five years…
These measures are China Solid action in support of multilateralism.
Expert’s point of view: Pompeo’s anti-China strategy reflects the wrong direction of the U.S. policy towards China, and also reflects the deep and stubborn political prejudice of some American politicians against China, believing that China’s development poses a threat to the United States, and attempts to pressure China by creating trouble and provoking ideological disputes to suppress China’s development.
But some American politicians’ enthusiasm for political manipulation has no purpose at all, because neither European nor Asian countries are willing to dance to the drums of the United States. In fact, Europe attaches great importance to its relations with China and is willing to develop long-term mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation with China, which is proof of this.
Frequently “retreat from the group”
Infuriate traditional allies
Confuse the global situation
Peng’s lie: After the outbreak of the epidemic, Pompeo repeatedly accused the World Health Organization of its ineffective fight against the epidemic and threatened to withdraw from the
World Health Organization, claiming that the WHO’s response to the coronavirus epidemic was slow and “China-centered” during the COVID-19 pandemic, and said that the organization needed “fundamental reform” and “the United States may never never Funding for WHO will resume. 07.2020 The United States submitted a notice of withdrawal from WHO to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Facts: After the outbreak of the epidemic, the WHO timely announced that the COVID-19 epidemic constituted a “public health emergency of international concern”, and continuously assessed and provided suggestions on countries’ response to the epidemic.
On the contrary, the United States refuses to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, withdraw from the Paris Agreement, withdraw from the Comprehensive Agreement on the Iranian Nuclear Issue, the INF Treaty, the Arms Trade Treaty, the Open Skies Treaty, and negatively treat the postponement of the negotiations of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty…
So far, the United States has withdrawn from more than a dozen international treaties and countries. International organization.
In addition to the addiction of “retreating” in the international community, Pompeo has annoyed traditional allies again and again during his tenure. Previously, Pompeo claimed that the “North Stream-2” and “Turkey Stream” oil and gas pipeline projects cooperated with Russia by many European countries were included in the Counterattacking the U.S. Enemy with Sanctions Act, claiming that extremely severe economic sanctions were imposed on the companies involved in the project.
Pompeo and NATO countries have also repeatedly disagreed on issues such as military spending sharing, counter-terrorism cooperation, US-European trade negotiations and repeated withdrawals of the United States.
Expert opinion: The United States went its own way, causing deep relationship rifts in traditional allies such as European countries. On the one hand, the unilateralism pursued by the United States has had a serious impact on Europe, which has always advocated multilateralism.
On the other hand, the arrogance of the United States is self-respecting European countries to learn a big lesson: in the face of interests, the United States can only defend its own interests, and European countries must strengthen their independence.
This is a new change factor in transatlantic relations.
Pompeo’s wayward nonsense tore off the fig leaf of American morality and exposed naked unilateralism such as “America First”.
The withdrawal of the United States from the international multilateralism mechanism undermines the authority of these mechanisms and weakens their global action and influence.
Especially during the epidemic, the withdrawal of the United States from WHO not only plunged the country into the spread of the epidemic, but also caused the WHO to encounter setbacks and constraints in the global anti-epidemic action, affecting the efficiency of the global anti-epidemic.