Wang Qishan will find himself looked as an infected rat running across the streets in Europe as most western leaders would avoid meeting him on the free continent.
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan will visit Pakistan, the Netherlands and Germany from May 26 to June 2, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry last Friday.
During his three-day diplomacy in Pakistan, Wang and the Pakistani leadership held discussions on the second phase of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which has been blamed for causing a debt problem.
In recognition of his services for strengthening bilateral relations with Pakistan, President Dr Arif Alvi conferred on Wang Qishan the country’s highest civil award Nishan-e-Pakistan.
One of the highlights for the Vice President was the launching ceremony of Huawei Technical Support Center to be established in Pakistan as part of the Chinese tech giant’s commitment to make massive investment in the country.
At the ceremony, Wang said China will always stand by Pakistan’s core interests no matter how the international landscape changes, according to state media. The Vice President has expressed his strongest support to Huawei which is close to death under U.S. sanctions.
In addition to the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Taiwan have followed suit, banning and withdrawing Huawei products within their borders. Google and Microsoft are among the tech giants to take actions.
In Europe, things are a little bit different. France and Germany were said to increase security measures against possible rear doors in their communication channels. Demark, Sweden and the Netherlands are debating whether bans should be applied.
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s President Emmanuel Macron have joined the pushback against the United States, saying that if Huawei passes the relevant security checks, it will be allowed to provide some 5G infrastructure.
Huawei has offered to sign a non-espionage agreement with the UK and Germany. Wang Qishan might have hoped for a push of a deal with Germany and the Netherlands before he planned this visit. But his hope is doomed to fade apart.
With Prime Minister Theresa May announcing to step down early June and the Macron government losing the popular support in France, Europe has changed its face in a matter of weeks. We will soon see the fall of Angela Merkel too.
Now there is no need for debate in the UK as two British telecom companies, Vodafone and a unit of BT Group, said earlier this week they have suspended plans to include Huawei in their 5G networks.
The Netherlands’ national intelligence agency has begun an investigation into whether Huawei is using “secret back doors” to access customer data, the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant reported. In the country, the telecommunications provider KPN has removed Huawei from its 5G network.
As always, China’s state media Global Times said, “The visit by Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan at the invitation of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is an important event of high-level exchanges. The bilateral ties, which have been growing continuously and rapidly in recent years, have entered its best period in history.”
If Wang Qishan had planned his visit a week earlier before the historical changes in France and Britain, the CCP media would come on to claim “China-Europe relation has entered its best period in history”.
But it’s not all bad news for Huawei and Wang Qishan. Besides Pakistan, the governments of Italy, Brazil, South Africa, the Czech Republic and Turkey have declared that they will not limit Huawei’s participation.
With all the setbacks in international diplomacy and Huawei’s ambitions, the CCP leadership never blames themselves of their many crimes. Instead, they take on the United States of stirring up the problems.
“He (Donald Trump) has to go all the way; it’s not a trade war, it’s an economic war they’ve been running against the West,” former White House Strategist Mr. Bannon said in an interview Friday in the central Asian state of Kazakhstan.”You cut off the access to the capital markets and you cut off the access to technology, they fold immediately.”
Zhong Sheng of the People’s Daily wrote yesterday, “With the strategy of America first, these US politicians have never cared about the interests of other countries or the common welfare of global citizens.”
The above wording looks ridiculous enough, but Zhong Sheng went on to say:
“From the ‘economic aggression’ theory by US Vice President Mike Pence, to the fallacy made by Navarro that Chinese commodities are mortgaging America’s future, and to the statement of former White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon that exporting of Chinese excess capacity gutted the upper Midwest of the United States, these US politicians take normal economic exchanges as ‘nails’ and wish to hammer them. They are not willing to see the Chinese people live in a well-off society just like Americans do.”
“Why the US politicians are still dreaming about the ‘chosen nation’ and ‘shining city upon a hill’? It’s because they still believe in the old philosophy that might is right, and perceives the world with a ‘law-of-the-jungle’ mentality. Besides, they are taking international relations as a ‘clash of civilizations.’”
When Wang Qishan planned for the murder of former HNA Chairman Wang Jian and colluded with the corrupt Macron government to cover up the truth, did he ever think of the “law of the jungle”?
The revolutionary whistle blower Guo Wengui said, “With all the crimes Wang Qishan has committed, President Xi Jinping won’t issue an order for his arrest as they are all in the same trousers. But the Chinese people won’t give up their efforts to bring them to justice. We will continue our investigations into the murder of Wang Jian and expose their crimes to the whole world.”
The days of Wang Qishan are numbered. This trip to Pakistan and Europe may be his last official errand in his sinful life.
By Cloudy Seagail