Chinese President Xi Jinping has rarely directly criticized the United States for trying to contain and contain China's development. Experts analyze that Xi Jinping faces a "typical dictator's dilemma" before blaming "hostile external forces" for economic and diplomatic failures. The United States and China The relationship may continue to deteriorate in the short to medium term.
[Compiled by Yang Fuyi/Taipei Report] Chinese President Xi Jinping, on the occasion of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference held two sessions this week, rarely directly criticized the United States for trying to contain and contain China's development. China's new foreign minister Qin Gang then also emphasized Xi Jinping's concerns about being contained by the United States According to expert analysis, this highlights Beijing's reluctance to cooperate with Washington, and blames "hostile external forces" for the economic difficulties and diplomatic difficulties it faces. In the short and medium term, US-China relations may further deteriorate and fall into a "vicious circle." And hard to break.
According to Xinhua News Agency, when Xi Jinping listened to the opinions and suggestions of members of the Democratic National Construction Association and the Federation of Industry and Commerce of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on the 6th, "Western countries headed by the United States have implemented all-round containment, containment, and suppression against me. posed unprecedented challenges."
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The next day, at the press conference of the Two Sessions, Qin Gang pointed out that the United States had a "serious deviation" in its perception and positioning of China, and that there was a "risk of derailment" in U.S.-China relations. Don't step on the brakes, continue to drive down the wrong road, no amount of guardrails can stop the derailment and rollover."
The New York Times reported on the 7th that Michael Swaine, director of the East Asian Studies Program at the Quincy Institute, a Washington think tank, said that this is the first time Xi Jinping has publicly stated that the United States is taking measures to contain and contain China. "There is no doubt that this is in response to the harsh criticism of China and Xi Jinping himself by Biden and many in the US administration in recent months."
The "Wall Street Journal" quoted Michael Auslin, a historian at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, as saying on the 7th that the wording of the containment showed that Xi Jinping was "unshackled by the political climate" and echoed the Chinese Communist Party officials' description of China. A long-standing tradition of positioning as a "victim"; now that China's military is strong, Xi Jinping seems to be saying, "They have pushed us to this point, (but) we are not going to shy away from the challenge".
However, Zhao Suisheng, an expert on Chinese foreign policy at the University of Denver in the United States, pointed out in an interview that it is the Cold War mentality to regard everything the other side does as negative and malicious.
Voice of America (VOA) reported on the 8th that Craig Singleton, a senior China researcher at the Washington-based think tank Foundation for the Defense of Democracy (FDD), bluntly stated that Xi Jinping faces "a typical dictator's dilemma" and will only take responsibility for failure. Blame it on "hostile external forces".
Singleton pointed out that Xi Jinping's aggressive and counterproductive policies have adversely affected China's economic growth and alienated the people. "In the face of these and other challenges, Xi Jinping must now place the blame for failure on hostile external forces."
Li Mingjiang, an associate professor at the Rajaratnam Institute of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, analyzed that Xi Jinping’s remarks showed that the Chinese leadership believes that the United States and the West have no goodwill towards China. It will be in trouble for a few years."