China under international pressure despite Xi’s recent trip abroad: expert

Chinese leader Xi Jinping recently made a high-profile overseas trip to meet with world leaders after securing a third term as leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) at last month’s national convention. did. Chinese official media tout the diplomatic achievements of Xi Jinping’s visit. But international analysts say he has achieved little and it will be difficult to hide the crisis facing the regime.

President Xi met with US President Joe Biden in Bali, Indonesia on November 14, ahead of the G20 summit. At the event, held on Nov. 15 and he on Nov. 16, President Xi also met with other world leaders. From November 17-19, he attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese holds bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the 2022 G20 Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, November 15, 2022. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

The official media of the Chinese Communist Party covered Xi Jinping’s participation in these international events and promoted his achievements. “President Xi pointed out the direction and trajectory of the development of US-China relations,” China Central Television reported on the meeting between Xi and Biden. Xinhua News Agency published an article titled “President Xi Jinping’s Important Speech at the First Stage of the 17th G20 Summit Leads the World’s Development Direction”.

Xi achieved a “little”

Su Tzuyun, a senior analyst at Taiwan’s National Institute for Defense and Security, told the Epoch Times on November 17 that after the party congress, President Xi Jinping sought international acceptance and support, so world leaders said he had a meeting with A third term that justifies his power. “But beyond that, he has accomplished nothing diplomatically.”

Su said the CCP is most concerned about being contained by the United States and its allies. “After Xi Jinping met with Biden, a Chinese press release said the United States had promised it had no intention of containing the Chinese Communist Party, but there was no such statement from the White House.”

Su pointed out that Xi Jinping is in a difficult position when it comes to China-US relations. “On the Taiwan issue, President Xi overreacted when U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan.If McCarthy visits Taiwan after taking office, will there be another military exercise in the Taiwan Strait? ?It may be more difficult for the Chinese Communist Party to deal with this.No matter what you do, you will find yourself in a difficult situation.”

“Xi’s diplomatic achievements this time are very small. It’s just a ritual to get international legitimacy after the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China,” he said.

“Wolf Warrior” Diplomacy Continues

Dr. Chen Qingmo, Dean of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Relations at Tamkang University in Taiwan, told the Epoch Times on Nov. 19: Mainly for the effect of internal propaganda. Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, China’s international status has risen to become a major power in the world, and President Xi Jinping has set the course for today’s chaotic world. In terms of external relations, we will continue our ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy, but we will package it in a more sophisticated way.”

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia on November 15, 2022. (Adam Scotty/Prime Minister’s Office/Handout via Reuters)

On November 18, President Xi announced that he would consider holding the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation next year.

However, Cheng pointed out: The Chinese Communist Party’s zero-coronavirus policy has led to a rapid decline in the domestic economy, giving the United States and the West a huge advantage. ”

US-based China commentator Wang He said in an Epoch Times column that judging from the G20 summit, the Chinese Communist Party has not dominated the multilateral diplomatic arena, and its international influence has stopped growing. He added that 2022 could not only be a turning point for the Chinese economy and the CCP’s political power, but also for the CCP’s international influence.

“As the international community sees through the nature of the CCP, the CCP’s international influence is weakening.

Ning Haizhong and Luo Ya contributed to this report.

Alex Wu


Alex Wu is a US-based writer for The Epoch Times focusing on Chinese society, Chinese culture, human rights and international relations.