US and China in “early stages of the New Cold War,” says lawmakers


According to Republican Rep. Mike Gallagher, the United States is “in the early stages of the New Cold War with China,” and if you want to improve relations with Washington, it’s up to the Chinese administration to change course.

After UN General Assembly President Antonio Guterres commented earlier this week, lawmakers explained the “fully dysfunctional” relationship between the United States and China, and both countries worked to tackle climate change and COVID-19 vaccination. I urged you to cooperate.

“If China wants a better relationship with the United States, we welcome it, but it’s under their control,” Gallagher told The Epoch Times’ sister media, the NTD.

“They can’t threaten to invade Taiwan, nor can they commit a genocide,” Gallagher said, referring to the detention of one million Uighurs in concentration camps in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. “And they can stop forcing everyone around the world to question human rights abuses,” he continued.

Ilshat H. Kokbore, director of China affairs at the World Uyghur Congress, an advocate, expressed a similar view.

Neither country wants the Cold War, but that doesn’t mean it’s not happening, Kokuboa told The Epoch Times.

According to Kokuboa, conflict arises from the fundamental difference in values ​​between the two powers. The United States emphasizes human rights, and the administration focuses on power. He said the administration is creating enemies with countries around the world on issues such as the South China Sea sovereignty dispute, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and Beijing’s lack of transparency on the origin of COVID-19.

“It doesn’t matter if someone wants it. The Cold War has already begun,” he said. War is inevitable as Beijing continues to follow the same path, he added.

The White House wiped out the idea of ​​the Cold War and characterized the bilateral term as “competition, not conflict.”

President Joe Biden said in his first speech at the UN General Assembly on September 21 since he took office, “I’m not looking for a new Cold War or a world divided into rigid blocks.” No mention was made of the country. ..

However, Chinese leader Xi Jinping later that day clearly referred to the turbulent military withdrawal from Afghanistan and used words such as “external military intervention” to level criticism of the United States. Utilized the same platform.

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US President Joe Biden will speak at the 76th United Nations General Assembly on September 21, 2021 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. (Eduardo Munoz / Pool photo via AP)

Biden’s comments and the prominent omission of “China” have frustrated several Republicans who said he was soft and soothing Beijing.

“No one wants to see the Cold War. It would be nice if China could be seen as a non-adversary, but that’s not realistic,” Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis) told The Epoch Times.

Prior to Biden’s speech at the United Nations, Congressman Steve Scalise (Republican) expressed disappointment, saying, “President Biden did not show a willingness to confront China.”

“We’ve been pushing for more than a year to do a basic hearing about the origin of COVID-19,” he told the NTD that the Trump administration was in China on trade and intellectual property theft. He said he had strengthened his policy.

“These were problems before COVID, and now they are even more problematic,” he said.

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House majority Whip Steve Scallis (Republican) at the US Capitol in Washington on November 13, 2014. (Chip Somode Villa / Getty Images)

Chinese officials have become more and more aggressive over the last few years. Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian tried to blame the US military for launching COVID-19.

China’s top diplomats openly accused U.S. respondents, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken, at a prominent Alaska conference earlier this year, with the U.S. “changing its own image and its own democracy in the rest of the world.” We should stop promoting the principle. ” world. “The same diplomat also demanded that the US side avoid Beijing’s” red line “if Washington wants to cooperate with the administration.

In the United States, Gallagher said, “A crazy awakened ideology that teaches Americans of all ages that America is a hell of evil racists who must constantly apologize for their past sins and fear their shadows. Was observed.

According to Gallagher, Chinese authorities are now leveraging these ideologies to move the Chinese administration’s agenda forward.

“Chinese Communist Party officials are sitting opposite them in Alaska, giving a lecture to our officials and adopting that story on the far left, so that you can say: It’s as bad as ours, “he said.

“It’s unacceptable,” he said.

“This is the greatest country in the history of the world, and we will catch up with this new Cold War for a long time until we recognize and understand that fact.”

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Eva Fu is a New York-based writer of The Epoch Times, focusing on Sino-US relations, religious freedom, and human rights.

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