Washington should obey the rules in foreign relations

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Washington should obey the rules in foreign relations – Chinadaily.com.cn

CHINA DAILY – HK EDITION | Updated: 2022-12-07 07:32

It’s hard to imagine that in today’s civilized world, which is predominantly led by the United States and its close allies, the US and its allies continue to make baseless statements slandering countries or regions which do not “toe the line”, or which they are keen to outcompete economically or disdain politically.

Just two days ago, Canada unveiled its so-called Indo-Pacific strategy which will beef up its military outlays to nearly C$2.3 billion ($1.69 billion) over the next five years to boost its naval presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Along with this increased military spending, the intimate partner of the US will also look for tighter ties with regional allies in the East and South China Seas. To forge a farfetched excuse for the camouflaged political maneuver, the official document hammered away at the idea of a “China threat” to the world at large by portraying China as an “increasingly disruptive global power” which must be countered, citing the “multiple military, security and economic threats it poses”. Ironically, the Canadian strategy has acknowledged the need to work with China on impending issues of trade, climate change and nuclear proliferation. All these unwarranted accusations and attacks against China were fabricated in total disregard of the fact that the country itself is always “a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development and a defender of international order”.

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