China’s Global Times government newspaper expressed outrage on Wednesday at the fact that the prime ministers of Japan and Britain — Kishida Fumio and Liz Truss, respectively — made time to meet with each other at the United Nations General Assembly, dismissing both countries as “little brothers”America.
Kishida and Truss had both issued their addresses to the General Assembly’s general debate, an annual event where the world’s leaders are invited to speak on any topic they choose, by the end of Thursday. Both have been vocal critics of the Chinese Communist Party for the human rights abuses it commits against its own people and the global security threats presented by China’s incessant belligerence towards neighboring Taiwan, which it falsely claims as a province.
According to the British prime minister’s office, during their meeting, Truss “condemned China’s recent provocations over Taiwan, which threatened Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone.”Truss & Kishida “resolved to work together to tackle the strategic threat posed by China”And agreed “on the importance of likeminded democracies working together,” according to her office’s readout.
Today, I reiterated the British commitment to Japan’s Indo-Pacific region, even in the face authoritarianism.
— Liz Truss (@trussliz) September 20, 2022
— 首相官邸 (@kantei) September 20, 2022
On Wednesday, The Global TimesAs described by the UN sidelines, the meeting was apparently uneventful “petty tricks”Provocative countries trying to “contain China.”
“Britain, which is still immersed in the long-gone glory of the ’empire on which the sun never sets,’ tends to believe it can still make a difference in international affairs,”Declared the mouthpiece of the state. “Japan, harboring a similar intent as the UK – to become a global power and enhance its worldwide discourse power, also seems eager to contribute to expanding NATO to Asia-Pacific, especially its periphery.”
“Furthermore, leaders of the UK and Japan, ‘little brothers’ of the US, made such remarks in New York partly out of the considerations to echo US’ strategy to contain China,”It was completed.
According to state propaganda, it was an attempt by the government newspaper to obstruct justice. “expand”NATO is a military alliance to which Japan doesn’t belong. This may be partly because Japan has no military. China routinely denounces NATO in order to denigrate the United States. In part, this is because Japan does not have a military.
“Japan and the UK are two countries particularly proactive in pushing the NATO [sic] to achieve its globalization,”A Communist Party approved expert nevertheless confirmed, but without expounding.
The Global Times‘ attack on Truss and Kishida — and, specifically, on their decision to hold a bilateral meeting — is notable because neither prime minister used their platform at the General Assembly to discuss China specifically. Kishida mentioned reform of the U.N. Security Council, of which China is a permanent member, and contributions to a “free and open Indo-Pacific,” a term typically used to mean opposition to China’China, however, was not mentioned by name. Truss did not identify China as an especially noxious actor in the global arena, and instead spent most of her speech condemning Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
Truss demanded the creation of “economic NATO” to protect countries from depending on rogue human rights violators, but appeared to be referring more to Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels than the world’s dependence on Chinese manufacturing.
The Global Times had similar condemnation for others who questioned its false claim to Taiwan, though at press time both the newspaper and other publications in China’s stable of government media articles have ignored the repeated calls by Taiwan’s allies at the General Assembly to allow the island nation membership in the U.N. This is the Global TimesInstead, it vented its disapproval at Joe Biden (leftist American president), who barely mentioned China during a speech heavy in support of Ukraine.
“We seek to uphold peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits. We remain committed to our One China policy, which has helped prevent conflict for four decades. And we continue to oppose unilateral changes in the status quo by either side,” Biden said at the United Nations on Wednesday, referring to America’s policy of refusing to recognize that Taiwan is a country to placate the Communist Party.
The Global TimesThis bland, passing comment was described as “hyping”Tensions are high in Taiwan
“Observers,”According to the newspaper, it was referring specifically to commentators who were approved by the regime. “said the US is walking toward a dead end in hyping the Taiwan question as most of its diplomatic statements and warships’ transit of the Taiwan Straits with its allies only served as political shows, and US’ related hype and possible more moves during UN General Assembly will have little positive response as the one-China principle is an international consensus.”
According to the propaganda outlet, China is “increasingly taking an upper hand”America cannot play against Taiwan, and this, should China invade the island country, “any”Beijing to be defeated
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