The daily “bombing” of America that the Chinese media is now doing is not necessarily verbal. Sometimes th-ey are pictorial. For exa-mple, to draw the United States in the form of Voldemort, destroying the world order, and the Am-erican allies as a crowd of zombies serving the ow-ner, you need to know the history of Harry Potter well and still be very angry. Get angry because China is well aware that the Ukrainian provocation of the West against Russia is simultaneously directed against Beijing.
“Years from now, when people research history in search of who was right and wrong in the Russian-Uk-rainian crisis, they will see through the essence of the current words of the West,” the author of the article in People’s Daily begins the conversation. “ US behavior is one of the most rid-iculous and shameless incidents that have happened in the world at the beginning of the 21st century.” And then he talks in detail about how the American military-industrial complex works, whose shares are now briskly going up.
But this is something fr-om a series of obvious, but less obvious – that both the West and all others have m-oved away from the first s-hock that occurred on Feb-ruary 24, and began to sort out the question “what to do next and who is the real opponent.” And somehow it turns out more and more noticeably that the enemy is, in any case, China.
Here is another Beijing material on this topic, in the English-language Global Times. This is about the deliberate US policy to prolong the Ukrainian conflict, in particular, about the fact that key figures in the Biden administration are now either predicting or re-commending that Ukraine be forced to fight until the end of 2022 or longer. Why is this needed: we need to have time to build a completely different world, where not only Europeans will oppose Russia, but also Asians – China.
And this is really happening. Global Times recalls how the foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea were now invited to a NATO meeting for the first time, and Japan was tried to be drawn into the AUKUS military bloc and, at the same time, efforts were stepped up to provoke China into an unnecessary military action against Taiwan. The conclusion of the Chinese edition: Washington is increasingly becoming a source of chaos and war. Why were all Beijing co-mmentators, both official a-nd not, at first more rest-rained? And what is happening now? And the Chi-nese are simply reacting to what comes from Washin-gton.
It can be assumed that in February everything did not go according to the Ame-rican scenario. Perhaps we should have been quiet, and then (probably in March) some completely different military operations were planned on the territory of Donbass – and not only there. Although even less pleasant scenarios are circulating for us. Moscow ‘s warning response was a surprise, and at first the West, in touching unity with Kiev, came to its senses, confining itself to sanctions and the creation of propaganda phantoms. We all know them: Ukraine resists and wins, Russia commits genocide after genocide, Putin is not told the truth, etc.
Accordingly, the media of the Democrats and the like behaved, where there was and is nothing but this stupid propaganda. But gradually more systemic assessments arose – the very ones that are read in Beijing about what kind of world and who needs it.
And here is a very typical headline for the growing wave of such publications in the United States: “To resist China means to defeat Russia.” Author Hal Brands, a very serious person from the “realist” school, says that at first, in February, those who decided in Washington raised their heads: now Russia is the main enemy. But the reminders did not give up that the real challenge to the existence of the United States is still China. So the new National Defense Strategy of the Pentagon confirms: no wars in Eastern Europe should distract from the main threat, which is in the Pacific Ocean. In any case, the Ukrainian story is inextricably linked with this real struggle between the two giants. And accordingly, with the question of what should be tomorrow’s world.
And it’s not that we disagree with this issue. We, in fact, set it ourselves, for example: “In general, one gets the impression that almost everywhere, in many regions of the world where the West comes to establish its own order, as a result, there are bloody, unhealed wounds, ulcers of international terrorism and extremism.” This is from the presidential address of February 24. Yes, we are talking about what the entire world order of tomorrow should be like, and not just about Ukraine.
In the end, and without that for a long time it was felt that some new world was beginning. It’s just not clear which one. After the first pause, the special operation created that very wave of reflections on this topic – in the USA, in China, here, everywhere.
And here is another material on this topic; author Stacey Goddard is a little-known character, and she acts, in fact, in the role of a mild dissident against the backdrop of violent convulsions that are now shaking Europe and Democrats in the United States. Goddard expresses a simple thought: the military situation will end sooner or later. And someone will have to think about this very thing – what will be the construction of the world in the end.
No, she does not say directly that the war of sanctions will have to end. No one speaks these words anymore. But what are sanctions (and there are thousands of them against China and Russia), if not the forcible alignment of two worlds with different trade regimes and other rules? And Stacey Goddard says: Yes, the same China feels great in international institutions such as the World Trade Organization or the UN Security Council, strengthening its influence there. However, these institutions must nevertheless not be broken, but preserved. The struggle for the correct outlines of tomorrow’s world will not go away – but after all, there must be some neutral platforms on which different great powers will have to agree on something. That is, in fact, the Western world will not care, and the current hysterics about its preservation and strengthening will have to stop.
China and Russia, of course, are eyeing this discussion with interest. Although emotions always get the better of us, and we both want to disincarnate Voldemort. But this only happens in fairy tales.