Thousands of people have turned out again for a peaceful gathering in Hong Kong streets and held a noisy rally outside police headquarters yesterday to put pressure on the upcoming G20 summit in Japan.
“China will not allow the G20 nations to discuss the Hong Kong issue at its summit this week,” assistant foreign minister Zhang Jun said on Monday.
Britain’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday it would continue to defend its position over Hong Kong after Beijing accused the UK of interfering in China’s internal affairs, according to Reuters.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang slammed U.K.’s interference, saying, “After July fist of 1997, Hong Kong is purely China’s internal affairs; no country or entity has the right to interfere.”
U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt made these remarks at the Parliament, “Actually we have a legal, internationally-binding legal agreement, signed with China in 1984 by Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping. And we will stand by that agreement. We expect China to do the same.”
Targeting China’s malign behavior, the U.S. Justice Department yesterday started its sanctions against three Chinese banks: Bank of Communications, China Merchants Bank and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank.
The U.S. judge has found these three large Chinese banks in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas in a probe into North Korean sanctions violations, according to Washington Post.
Describing the ongoing skirmishes as “the dominant economic theme,” HSBC Chief Executive Officer John Flint said yesterday the relationship between the world’s two biggest nations is forging a new geopolitical front.
“When we get past trade, I think it’s clear there is a broader desire to see China contained in some way,” Flint said at the Bloomberg Emerging & Frontier Forum in London.
While the U.S. is sanctioning Iran and North Korea at the same time, Beijing ridiculously played host to a Taliban delegation as part of efforts to “fight terrorism” in Afghanistan and its Central Television even took on Secretary of State Michael Pompeo of “making trouble” in diplomacy.
Pompeo made an unexpected visit to Kabul on Tuesday before traveling on to New Delhi, India.
“Regarding terrorism, we’ve made real progress and are nearly ready to conclude a draft text outlining the Taliban’s commitments to join fellow Afghans in ensuring Afghan soil never again becomes a safe haven for terrorists,” Pompeo said to the press.
During his visit in India, and earlier in the Middle East, Pompeo has gained widespread support to jointly fight regional terrorism, the main target being Iran and the Communist Regime in Beijing.
As part of his accomplishments, India has shifted its oil imports away from Tehran to comply with US sanctions.
Pompeo made these remarks when meeting with the press in India: “Our mission is clear – achieve reconciliation. We’ve been there (in Afghanistan) 18 years. We have diligently worked to build up civil society, support civil institutions, support Afghan national security forces.”
This week, we have seen former White House strategist Steve Bannon busy in Western Europe lobbying for support in the global fight against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Bannon told the European allies to unite Russia at this critical time against the common enemy: CCP.
Speaking to Polish media earlier, Steve Bannon said, “Now I think longer term, I am a huge believer in that a longer term, we have to somehow get Russia on our side of the football. The geostrategic issue the 21st century is going to be China.”
Bannon explained the present danger, “What you have is a radical cadre in China that is running China and starting to expand like the Soviets were. The problem we have today is there’s a pretty big gap between particularly Russian behavior and what’s acceptable in the west and I think we have to work that through. That’s why I think Poland is the key that fits the lock.”
Back in Asia, we have seen Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison toughen his stance on Communist China, saying he will back the case for changes to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as CCP has not played by the rules.
Yesterday China’s Ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye has vowed his country will “fight to the end” in its trade war with US President Donald Trump, adopting a defiant stance even as Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged the superpowers to calm their trade tensions.
We know that the ambassador or the CCP cannot represent China or the Chinese people. Strangled by joint forces from western powers, CCP now finds it hard to breathe smoothly and this global squeezing will finally make it lose consciousness.
The countermeasures from the CCP leadership are getting weaker and weaker. When more Chinese face an African swine disease and hunger, the Chinese government suspends the import of Canadian pork this week.
People’s Daily cited CNTV saying: “In order to protect the safety of Chinese consumers, China has taken urgent preventive measures and requested the Canadian government to suspend the issuance of certificates for meat exported to China starting June 25.”
1.4 billion Chinese are truly deplorable when kidnapped by just a radical cadre of the corrupt CCP leadership.
Adding to the situation of the deplorable, a seven-day Section 301 tariffs hearing has wrapped up Tuesday in Washington whether to impose additional tariffs up to 25 percent on about 300 billion U.S. dollars worth of Chinese imports.
As China and the US are scheduled to resume talks later tomorrow at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, there is no sign that their tit-for-tat trade war will end any time soon.
The state-run People’s Daily repeated its message yesterday, “To gain benefits, one has to be righteous. Dialogue is the only way to resolve economic and trade issues between countries. If the U.S. insists on escalating the trade war with no consideration of the interests of its own people, China will have to fight with it to the end.”
The Communist government has not allowed the issue of Hong Kong to be talked about at the G20; will Donald Trump raise the question to President Xi tomorrow?
The answer is: Yes, definitely!
By Cloudy Seagail