The people of Venezuela are standing for freedom and democracy – and the United States of America is standing right by their side, Donald Trump said in his speech in Miami.
He tweeted again, “We are here to proclaim that a new day is coming in Latin America. In Venezuela and across the Western Hemisphere, Socialism is dying – and liberty, prosperity, and democracy are being reborn…” The US is firm to defend justice in this world.
But see what the communist government led by its dictator Xi Jinping has done in Venezuela and why it has chosen to take the side of the corrupt Maduro regime?
Over the past decade, Beijing has lent Caracas some $70 billion, mostly for development projects, in exchange for future oil shipments. Analysts estimate the Maduro regime owes China about $13 billion.
China has been Venezuela’s other major financial crutch. It views the socialist regime in Venezuela as a geopolitical ally besides an important trading partner. The democratic change in Venezuela has touched the nerve of the autocratic regime in Beijing who fears a replay in China.
While Beijing has continued its support for Maduro in recent years, its loyalty largely depends on Caracas’s capacity to pay its debts. In recent years, China has grown increasingly wary of Venezuela defaulting on its payments, and it has opened communication channels with the opposition.
This tells the CCP leadership in Beijing only cares for safety of their money and other selfish interests in the Latin American territory; they have no regard for the freedom and well-being of the Venezuela people.
On February 27 and 28, President Donald J. Trump will meet with Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Chairman Kim Jong Un for a second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam.
According to a White House statement, this summit aims to make further progress on the commitments the two leaders made in Singapore: transformed relations, a lasting and stable peace, and the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The President has made clear that should North Korea follow through on its commitment to complete denuclearization, we will work to ensure there are economic development options.
The United States and partners are prepared to explore how to mobilize investment, improve infrastructure, enhance food security, and more in the DPRK. Robust economic development under Chairman Kim is at the core of President Trump’s vision for a bright future for United States–DPRK relations.
President Trump said in the statement, “As part of a bold new diplomacy, we continue our historic push for peace on the Korean Peninsula.” The world has seen that Trump’s historic negotiations with Chairman Kim are already producing good results, not only for the US and the world, but for North Korea people as well, as Trump has actually given Kim further international legitimacy with two summits.
Opposed to Trump’s efforts, the Communist government under the core leadership of President Xi Jinping has done its utmost to undermine the peace process in the Korean peninsula by violating UN sanctions and trying to sell out Kim’s secrets to the US.
Events in the world are all closely related. Besides the trade talk under way in Washington, things happening or to happen in Vatican deserve more of our attention, as more scandals of the CCP are involved and the CCP is planning for more evils in the country’s Christian and Catholic communities.
Today Mr. Steven Bannon is heading for Italy to expose more crimes of the CCP and its threats to Europe ahead of President Xi’s meeting with the Pope.
If Liu He is not bringing back a deal from Washington this week, President Xi will look uglier during the “two conferences” next month.
According to Reuters, negotiators are drawing up six memorandums of understanding on structural issues: forced technology transfer and cyber theft, intellectual property rights, services, currency, agriculture and non-tariff barriers to trade, according to sources familiar with the progress of the talks.
As representatives of both sides have started to outline commitments in principle on the stickiest issues in their trade dispute, they remain far apart on demands made by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration for structural changes to China’s economy.
President Xi Jinping said there is something in China that cannot be changed. And he shall never copy the western style rule of law or separation of powers.
In American Affairs, Tang Wenfang had an article “The Surprise of Authoritarian Resilience in China”, telling that public opinion survey shows more Chinese than Americans have confidence on their governments. Mr Tang has no brains to make this conclusion.
When Chinese are exposed to the truths of the world as a result of freedom of speech or elimination of internet censorship, do you think more Chinese will trust their government, Mr. Tang? The author is blind even he lives in the west.
We have understood that these structural changes mean systematic changes, taking down the notorious Great Firewall and press freedom in China. Or to take it directly, these changes will end socialism, communism and CCP dictatorship in China.
Deal or no deal? No deal! The Chinese delegation will return to China – empty handed. The MOU is not a deal.
I have told myself again and again to open my mind and eyes wider in this diverse, complicated and difficult world.
By Cloudy Seagail