Original title: editorial: the US sanctions the Chinese army, its arrogance has been full.
On Thursday, the State Department announced sanctions against China's Central Military Commission's Department of Equipment Development and its leaders on the grounds that China bought 10 Russian-made SU-35 fighters in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in 2018. State Department officials said anonymously to the media the same day that the actual target of the sanctions against Chinese institutions is Russia, not China and the Chinese military.
China's foreign ministry expressed "strong indignation" at the U.S. practice Friday in Beijing time and urged the U.S. side to immediately lift the so-called sanctions.
This is the first time that the United States has imposed sanctions on important departments and senior generals of the Chinese army, setting a very bad precedent. Although the United States has indicated that its real goal is Russia, its sanctions are directed against the Chinese army, which will undoubtedly have a negative impact on the exchanges between the two armies. The contacts and exchanges between the two armies are of great significance to the peace and stability of the Asia-Pacific region.
Over the past two years, America's recklessness and arrogance have become increasingly prominent, waving sanctions sticks as traffic police batons. What international law, multilateral system, Washington has ignored, it only wants to deal with the world in accordance with the United States domestic law, the United States domestic law is equivalent to international law, who do not agree with me, I sanction who.
Washington also wants to frighten India and Turkey by sanction of Chinese troops. India has always been a big buyer of Russian weapons, and Turkey reached an agreement with Russia last year to buy the S-400 air defense missile system.
The United States is fundamentally overthrowing the principles on which the international order depends and using its power to forcibly reshape international rules into a system that serves the interests of the United States. America's priorities are being pushed forward, and Washington is willing to take some increasingly provocative and even risky steps.
China will certainly not accept the US attempt to exercise long-arm jurisdiction over China. No matter what the US side thinks, it infringes on China's rights and interests. We will fight back moderately and resolutely according to the situation. Other countries will not be indifferent to the damage to their own interests by the United States. The willingness and actual degree of cooperation between the whole world and the United States will inevitably be reduced. The ultimate payer will be the United States.
China and Russia are two great powers, banning certain contacts between China and Russia, and roaring and waving sticks at the same time to the two countries. This is strategic naivety and arrogance, contrary to the basic common sense of the strategic triangle.
The United States sanctions against the Department of Equipment Development of the Central Military Commission of China and its principals, mainly public opinion and psychological warfare, can play a limited practical role. The United States would not have sold any equipment to the Chinese army, and the Chinese army would continue to buy weapons from Russia would not have been able to control it, so in a sense, its big stick to sanction the Chinese army is paper paste.
We are angry that Washington can be so casually declaring sanctions against the Chinese army. Their attitude includes a dangerous and not serious. It is extremely irresponsible, incredibly flippant, and includes a fascination with self-power, to deal with the relationship between the two powers and the two armies in such a way that the more superpowers the more rules and prudent the political laws are.
China will not encourage the United States to announce sanctions against important departments of the PLA, and we believe that China will respond in some way. Beijing may not be willing to make a high-profile announcement. After all, the US side also said that the move was not aimed at China. But Washington will feel China's "unhappiness".
Washington is now like driving a bigger pickup truck, suddenly speeding up, running wild on the city streets, running red lights, shaving other vehicles. He used his head, speed and vigorously honed his horn to frighten all the people in the front and rear vehicles and on the streets. It threatens everyone, but it doesn't need to be complacent. Because the real danger is itself. If it goes on like this, it does not bump into the wall, but also has to turn to the ditch.
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