With Foreign Ministry blaming U.S. for ‘stalemate’ in relations, Weibo users mock Sherman’s China visit as ‘getting scolded’
From July 25-26, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman visited China and held meetings with Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng in the port city of Tianjin. Even before the meetings concluded, Vice Minister Xie issued a statement that “the China-U.S. relationship is now in a stalemate and faces serious difficulties” “because some Americans portray China as an ‘imagined enemy.’”
On his part, Minister Wang laid down three “must nots” for the U.S.: challenging China’s socialism with Chinese characteristics; obstructing China's development; and infringing upon China's sovereignty. He also handed Sherman two lists. The first was U.S. wrongdoings to be corrected, such as sanctions on Chinese government officials. The second was China’s concerns, such as rejections of visas for Chinese students, anti-China sentiment in the U.S., etc.
China has always accused the U.S. of acting like a “master teacher” in criticizing Beijing, now it seems to be doing the scolding, in Anchorage or Tianjin. Weibo bloggers join in.
Laughing at red and green: This time, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State flew over, got a good scold, and didn’t get what she wanted. I guess from now on the U.S. would not have any good cards to play against China because almost all cards were played by Trump.
moresurprise: The Americans came a long way to China, always talking in a gentle manner about freedom and democracy but in fact only for seeking a big fortune. All this is just to make swindling look better. Therefore, only with self-reliance can we have a good life!
HuanYeung: The meeting was placed in Tianjin. If this was in the Qing Dynasty, it would have meant that the foreign barbarians were not allowed to enter the capital and had to wait for the imperial decree in Tianjin. The Americans were not even allowed in the city center, staying instead dozens of kilometers away. It is so insulting. Even in such arrangement, Americans still came, got scolded in their face, and given two lists to do, and left dejected. All that was missing was a loudspeaker to say: some people are just so thick-skinned and shameless.
Zhao Juecheng Jc: As a Tianjin native, I have some details. The venue of this bilateral meeting was Tianjin Binhai Hotel One, situated in Binhai New District, next to Beijing-Tianjin Expressway, not at the hotel in downtown where important meetings were often held. One, it is out of consideration of the pandemic, as Sherman obviously could not have been quarantined. Two, it was also for Sherman’s convenience to “come quick, leave quick,” getting on the freeway right out the hotel. After all, China won’t bow to the U.S., and the Tianjin people didn’t invite Sherman to try our pancakes, either.
Girl from small village in big city: The U.S. and China confrontation is basically non-solvable until a win or lose outcome. They talk about China’s “wolf warrior” diplomacy. But even if China knelt, the U.S. won’t go easy on China. We’d rather fight to death than kneel.
Eight merchants: Let’s think logically: It is the Big Bad Wolf in grandma disguise who came to beg us. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have had the two lists. Judging from the size and items of the lists, what is being begged is not small. It must be something we have blocked. That’s why we are simply giving them a price tag. It all depends on whether Sleepy Joe can afford to buy.
BFTK online: These few sentences are excellent, relieving one’s anger, giving one great satisfaction!
China to the U.S.: Historically, you practiced genocide against the indigenous people; currently, your passive pandemic control has caused the death of 620,000 Americans; globally, you have acted militaristically and waged wars using lies. Such a United States, what qualifications do you have to act as a spokesperson for democracy of the world?
Talking future from history 1978: On the one hand, the United States sent Britain to break into our South China Sea, even trying to enter the 12 nautical miles. On the other, they sent their deputy secretary of state to Tianjin to talk. It fully shows how the U.S. uses the policy of “competition, collaboration, confrontation” to deal with us. In essence, as the Foreign Ministry said, “The U.S. does all the bad things and still wants to take advantage in everything.”
Glass vessels on paper: British aircraft carrier entered the South China Sea, and Sherman came to put pressure on China. Earlier, the American media openly encouraged the British warship to enter the 12 nautical miles of the South China Sea. This represented the West’s military provocation. Therefore, Sherman didn’t come with good intentions. Obviously, the U.S. coordinated with Britain in pressuring China, the two countries worked closely together.
Oufan who loves world: Maybe in a few years and looking back, the Anchorage meeting would have historic significance. That sentence from China “The U.S. does not have qualifications to talk to China from a position of strength” was shocking and deafening! It was a watershed. From then on, the days when the U.S. set agenda, suppressed China’s interests, and wanted China’s unconditional concessions are gone forever. Of course, China does not want to fight a direct hot war with the U.S. But we can refuse all their unreasonable requests. It is now the U.S. that needs China, not the other way round.
Leo dreamt of traveling world with sword: Ha ha, can’t the U.S ever face their own problems? What is the Deputy Secretary of State fooling around in China? I am embarrassed to say, but I wish the U.S. more and more chaos till its complete collapse. Come on!
Old fish east of river: Sherman’s visit here this time doesn’t really matter. We don’t need to pay much attention. Blinken is the key person. He has recently been around China’s peripheral, more focused, more powerful than the big mouth Pompeo, and is harder to deal with. However, as the general trend goes, even Blinken cannot save America. Would God bless America? Only a ghost would believe it. What we Chinese believe is this: As Heaven's movement is ever vigorous, so must a man ceaselessly strive along.