At the UNGA’s General debate marking the 75th anniversary of the multinational forum’s existence, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping led their countries – the US and China to lock horns with each other, even as the former emerged categorically triumphant in the war of words which was witnessed on Tuesday. Blasting China for its mishandling of what could have been a domestic pandemic instead of a global plague, the US President minced no words in shaming China and the Chinese Communist Party for letting the world suffer only to fulfil their own demented persuasions.
President Trump was able to completely subdue and overpower a defeatist Xi Jinping, who is facing not just immense international backlash for gifting the world with an unprecedented pandemic but is also having to handle growing resentment against his leadership domestically, both among the public and from within CCP ranks. As such, the CCP General Secretary, having been scolded at the United Nations by the President of the United States, took to preaching ideals and notions which it does not actually believe in or respect.
Donald Trump said, “The Chinese government, and the World Health Organization – which is virtually controlled by China – falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission.” He added, “Later, they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease. The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions.”
Trump further said, “We are once again engaged in a great global struggle, waging an invisible battle against the China virus which has claimed countless lives in 118 countries.” He added, “In the earliest days of the virus China locked down travel domestically, while allowing flights to leave China and infect the world. China condemned my travel ban on their country, even as they cancelled domestic flights and locked citizens in their homes.” Further hitting out at China, Trump said, “We must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague on to the world – China.”
Trump didn’t just stop there but also went ahead slamming China for unleashing millions of tonnes of plastic into the world seas, adding that its carbon emissions were twice that of the US. He also cited how China was the biggest contributor to environmental damage among all other countries. He also called out vested interest lobbies for ignoring China’s rampant pollution, while attacking the US’ track record of exceptional environmental policies.
The United States is all over China, and is making existence for the Chinese Communist Party and its lackeys miserable. The Trump administration is shoring up support around the world against China, nudging allies and friends to ensure that they decouple from Beijing. Whether it be boycotting China’s 5G technology or imposing heightened tariffs on the Communist state, the US has been leading the way in ensuring that the Chinese economy is crippled as soon as possible.
The US is also calling out China for indulging in blatant intellectual property theft from countries around the world, which is why it ordered the closure of a Chinese consulate in Houston recently, followed by the identification and elimination of Chinese students and scholars from American campuses who were found indulging in espionage on behalf of the CCP.
China’s Xi Jinping, having received painful blows from the US President, attempted to portray himself as the more moderate and far-sighted leader, but ended up showing that he was reeling under immense pressure, at a time when China is already facing international isolation like never before.
Xi Jinping took to warning countries against indulging in ‘clash of civilizations”, even as China under his leadership continues to do precisely the same with India in Eastern Ladakh to quell rising sentiments of dissatisfaction among the Chinese populace towards the ruling CCP regime. He said, “We will continue to narrow differences and resolve disputes with others through dialogue and negotiation. We will not seek to develop only ourselves or engage in zero sum game.” In an attempted swipe at the US, Jinping also said, “No country has the right to dominate global affairs, control the destiny of others, or keep advantages in development all to itself.”
He further said, “We will never seek hegemony, expansion, or sphere of influence. We have no intention to fight either a Cold War or a hot war with any country.” Xi Jinping, in an attempt to garner support for Chinese control over the WHO, and in an emotive tone no less, added, “Facing the virus, we should enhance solidarity and get this through together. We should follow the guidance of science, give full play to the leading role of the World Health Organization, and launch a joint international response to beat this pandemic. Any attempt of politicising the issue or stigmatisation must be rejected.”
Much to China’s dismay, US Secretary of State and a declared China hawk – Mike Pompeo only last week completed a tour of four South American countries – Suriname, Guyana, Brazil and Colombia. The trip is being seen as a move by the US to ensure that the process of global decoupling from China is effectively executed in Latin America too.
With Trump’s UNGA speech, needless to say, China has been whacked on an international forum by the US President himself for its shameful conduct during the earliest days of the Coronavirus, which led to the contagion spreading across the world, even when China had the choice of stopping the same from happening.