Guest commentary: China on a clear course of confrontation with the United States

Between China and the US, it crackles for a Long time. First the controversy, then a lot of icon in the policy came from. The opinion of the US Secretary of sta

Guest commentary: China on a clear course of confrontation with the United States

Between China and the US, it crackles for a Long time. First the controversy, then a lot of icon in the policy came from. The opinion of the US Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo to the South China sea this week highlights the already heated debate, however, on a new Level. Four years after the decision by the Permanent court of arbitration in The Hague, which declared China's claims to the South China sea is found to be illegal, called now the U.S. government of China's claims as illegal. "The world will not allow Beijing to handle the South China sea as its Maritime Empire," said Pompeo.

observers suggest that the United States have taken in order for the first Time, party, and not only as a Mediator against China's claims, but the role as the Stakeholders are taking. The United States will be part of the dispute.

the announcement of The USA are not empty threats. US warships travel repeatedly through controversial waters, even if covered by the legally binding judgment of the Permanent court of arbitration. China and the US have upgraded - not only materially, but also in terms of the desire for collision. The Declaration of war between the lines.

the actual show place: the middle East

Beijing in this situation, no weakness, and will respond with sanctions against U.S. politicians, including the China-critical senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, both Republicans. Sanctions also affect the arms company Lockheed Martin, had Recently announced arms sales to Taiwan. China, which regards Taiwan as a renegade province. But all this is in spite of all the drama in the comparatively still icon policy.

The sharpest measures taken by Beijing so far is the decision to economic and security cooperation with Iran. Beijing and Tehran have, according to recent media a comprehensive long-term partnership reports completed. In the next 25 years, the Communist Regime wants to invest several tens of billions of US dollars in Iran. As against this, China gets the oil. Iran is one of the largest Oil exporters in the world after Saudi Arabia and Russia. With the revenue from the middle Kingdom of Iran came out from the international Isolation in which it due to its controversial nuclear programme of the United Nations and the United States had been brought.

Open confrontation

With the threat received by the United States for Iran to maintain, chooses to Beijing with the partnership with Tehran, the confrontation with Washington, a frontal risk of bumping. The message from Beijing is clear as glass and threat. Beijing has carefully considered, such as the USA on the long-term agreement with Iran could respond and is not afraid of US retaliation.

This also applies to the economy. After the introduction of the controversial "National security law for Hong Kong" on 1. July had signed US President Trump, a sanctions law that could virtually exclude all Chinese banks from Clearing with the US Dollar, as these sanctions offer the archived individuals and firms to financial services. As the largest consumer market in the world, the USA is sitting with the stronger Position in world trade on the longer lever.

However, Beijing remains calm. In the Bunker of the Chinese Central Bank's three trillion US Dollar as a currency reserve. The Chinese government is, according to the U.S. Department of Treasury in July 2020, the largest creditor of the United States with approximately $ 1.2 trillion. The United States cut China and Hong Kong from the billing system of the dollar, this would also be a huge damage for yourself and a boost to the internationalisation of the Chinese currency, the Renminbi, also called Yuan.

duel of the superpowers

Fu Ying, former Vice foreign Minister of China, Recently took on a Symposium position to the provocations from the United States. China will play a "proactive" his own cards, so Fu. Proactive is not to say that China is not only the USA as a super power in the world to challenge, but also the US monopoly on power to break and make a new world order according to his imagination.

The settlement of cross-border trade in Renminbi would be only the first step. Another long-term deal with Iran to develop into a pawn in a proxy war, which has ambitions to own nuclear weapons would be.

It is a new, as yet non-violent conflict threatens. It is certain, however: neither party is shying away from a confrontation. To be more precise: Both parties are looking for a duel, and just waiting for the right time. Deng Yuwen is a political scientist at the "China Strategic Analysis" Think Tank, and co-editor of the "China Strategic Analysis Magazine". In the comment it is a shortened Version of the Chinese original.

author: Yuwen Deng

*The post "guest commentary: China on a clear course of confrontation with the United States," published by Deutsche Welle. Contact with the executives here.

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Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 06:27

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