Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian announced on the 11th that at the invitation of the United States, Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission, and State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will join the United States Secretary of State Brinken and the President’s National Security Affairs Assistant Sullivan in March. From the 18th to the 19th, the China-US high-level strategic dialogue was held in Anchorage, Alaska.
Just recently, at the critical time point of the upcoming negotiations, the U.S. not only failed to show the sincerity that the strategic dialogue should have, but also offered a series of aggressive “confusion” operations: First, the U.S. Secretary of State Blincoln, during his visit to Japan, brought China to China. The government’s so-called “systematic undermining of Hong Kong’s autonomy,” “undermining of Taiwan’s democracy,” “infringement of human rights in Xinjiang and Tibet,” “South China Sea sovereignty claims violate international law,” and so on. The United States has long deliberately created “cards” to suppress and contain China. Not only has it cast a shadow over the upcoming dialogue, but it has also clearly attempted to show this signal: the previous US government did it alone, but now it is the United States and its allies.
As a continuation of this routine, the United States continued to intensify this Wednesday, continuing to use the “Hong Kong card” to announce “sanctions” on 24 Chinese officials, including Hong Kong. The United States claimed that this sanction was based on the “Hong Kong Autonomy Act” passed by the United States after the “Hong Kong National Security Act” was promulgated in China last year. Brinken claimed that the sanctions were intended to reinforce “the United States’ concerns about the unilateral undermining of Hong Kong’s electoral system that China’s National People’s Congress passed a resolution on March 11.”