China grills US over hegemonic designs

By Monitoring Desk
Wednesday – June 30, 2021
BEIJING (China): Chinese foreign office (FO) spokesperson Wang Wenbin, on Tuesday, said, “United States (US) is the biggest saboteur of the international order.”

According to a Chinese press release, he continued: the US wilfully withdraws from treaties and organisations and wantonly imposes illegal unilateral sanctions and military coercion on other countries, causing grave harm to international and regional peace and stability and seriously violating international law and basic norms governing international relations.

The “rules-based international order” claimed by the US is, in essence, a hegemonic order in which the US dominates the world.

The overwhelming majority of countries in the world, including US allies, do not agree with such an order. It is echoed and followed by only a handful of countries.

There is only one system in the world, and that is the international system with the United Nations (UN) at its core. There is only one set of rules, and that is the basic norms governing international relations based on the UN charter.

The international order should not be a hegemonic one dominated by the US, and international rules should not be made by the US or a small bloc led by the US.

Countries should uphold the universal values of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy and freedom, practice true multilateralism, promote democracy in international relations, and jointly build a community with a shared future for mankind.

China has always been an advocate of world peace, a contributor to global development and a defender of the international order. China’s development adds to the force for world peace.

Some Japanese politicians, in disregard of the fact of China’s peaceful development, unjustifiably point fingers at China’s socioeconomic development and normal national defence building, portray China as a threat, and openly stoke big-power confrontation with the sinister motive to find excuses to break free from the military restrictions imposed on Japan over crimes of aggression committed by Japanese militarism in history. This is extremely irresponsible and dangerous.

The politician in question flagrantly refers to Taiwan as a “country” on multiple occasions, severely violating principles set out in the four political documents including the Sino-Japanese joint statement and its solemn and repeated commitment of not seeing Taiwan as a country.

We ask Japan to make crystal clarification, and ensure that such things won’t happen again.

There is but one China in the world, and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s sacred territory.

The Taiwan question bears on the political foundation of China-Japan relations, the basic trust and good faith between the two countries and the international rule of law and justice.

We seriously urge the Japanese side to earnestly honour its commitment, be prudent in words and actions, avoid undermining China’s sovereignty in any form and refrain from sending any wrong signal to the “Taiwan independence” forces.

I would like to stress that China’s will and determination to safeguard national sovereignty, security and unity is unshakable. China must and will be reunified. This is an unstoppable historical trend.

In the virtual interaction between Chinese president Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin, on Monday, the two heads of state affirmed the important significance of the Treaty of good-neighbourliness and friendly cooperation and officially decided to extend it.

Russian president Putin expressed warm congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

The two sides made top-level designs on practical cooperation in various fields and held in-depth exchange of views on major international issues of common concern, reaching new important consensus.

Heads-of-state guidance is the most fundamental guarantee for the steady and sustained development of China-Russia relations.

Under the strategic guidance of Chinese president Jinping and Russian president Putin, the China-Russia relations for a new era stand at their historical best.

On the basis of strong political mutual trust, mutual understanding and traditional friendship between the two peoples has been deepened.

Following the principle of win-win cooperation, the two sides accommodate each other’s interests and concerns and have fruitful cooperation in such areas as hi-tech, space, aviation and nuclear energy, which has given a strong boost to development and rejuvenation in both countries and significantly improved peoples’ well-being.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the China-Russia treaty of good-neighbourliness and friendly cooperation. Our two countries are committed to developing a comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination with everlasting friendship.

The past two decades are just the prologue. We are convinced that good-neighbourliness and friendship is the mainstream public opinion in both countries and mutual benefit is the steady course of bilateral cooperation.

Guided by the two heads of state and the spirit of the treaty, China-Russia relations and bilateral cooperation in various sectors will see greater progress and deliver more outcomes, which will contribute to fostering a new type of international relations and a community with a shared future for mankind, Chinese FO spokesperson Wenbin concluded.