Taiwan to question the Lydian stone to prove the credibility of the Washington offices ( News Washington )

In both the meeting on November 14 between the heads of state of China and the US on the sidelines of the G20 summit and the talks between the two defense chiefs on Tuesday, China declared a red line on the Taiwan issue. & US side repeated duties. If the White House wants to make its “rules-of-order” narrative credible, the question of Taiwan is a touchstone.

On Tuesday, Chinese State Councilor and Ministry of Defense Wei Fenghe emphasized that the Taiwan issue is the core of China’s core interests and the first insurmountable red line in China-US relations, in meetings with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

However, according to TASS, on Tuesday local time, the White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said that without speculating who the next speaker of the House will be, the speaker and other members of Congress have the right to travel to the island of Taiwan, adding. Legislators are a separate branch of government, so their election is not hindered by the executive branch.

Kirby obviously tried to twist the outcome. This is not about the separation of powers in the US political system. It’s about understanding and staying by the rule: US private relations with the island of Taiwan must remain private.

Private ties mean the US and the island of Taiwan can only maintain their communication and interactions at the economic, cultural and people-to-people exchange levels. A visit by a high-level political or military official would signal a breach of US commitment, and a violation of Washington’s agreed principles, Song Zhongping, a Chinese military expert and TV commentator, told the Global Times.

After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s provocative visit to the island of Taiwan in August, Kirby used the same term to deflect the challenge. He said it was common for the speaker to run away. Washington can perhaps think of the term “pilgrimage” to make the US, the one who actually stirs up trouble, the passive side with the innocence of Bambi’s eyes. But if the speaker of the US House goes to Taiwan, that is an act that crosses lines and breaks obligations.

Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy, who may be the next speaker of the House, said in July that he would visit the island of Taiwan if the House is elected after the midterms. Was Kirby paving the way for future US policies that would cross the line? It must be observed. But Washington should keep this in mind if it wants to successfully falsify its “rules-based order” rhetoric, it better keep the issue in Taiwan first.

History has proven that the US is not a state that follows the rules, and that the so-called rules in the eyes of Washington can be broken without hesitation for its geopolitical purpose, Yang Xiyu, senior research associate at the Institute of China International Studies; Global Times reported. McCarthy’s remarks about his potential visit to Taiwan even before he became speaker of the House showed that geopolitical affairs, including US politicians’ own interests, are placed above rules and laws, Yang added.

Analysts said the US used to draw lines for other countries in an effort to maintain hegemonic interests. But China has drawn the line more sharply. As Chinese President Xi Jinping put it, the Taiwan issue is at the very core of China’s core interests, the rock of the political foundation of China-US relations, and the first red line that should not be crossed in China-US relations.

In this process, as China grows stronger and becomes another superpower, the US has become anxious, turning American politicians more and more impatient to launch a strategic conflict with China known as Yang.

Regardless of the possibility of visiting McCarthy’s island in Taiwan, China’s priority is to fulfill its duties well. Boosting national power should keep the US thinking twice before it learns to cross China’s lines. And China must hold its own in dealing with the Taiwan issue. In this game of major power, as the US fights in its own way, China can also fight in its own way.


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