Navigate the Pacific
To make the American vision for the new era, whereby ‘every nation can choose its own path and its own partners’ a reality, the United States must put down its cudgel and show true respect for the development path of other countries.
The bipartisan consensus on China is not an internal unity under the praised democratic system, but merely a strategy for each party to secure greater political interests in their respective constituencies.
The United States alone will not own the 21st century, and it might not own it at all.
That the ruckus at the U.S. Congress about Taiwan-related issues has triggered a race to the bottom is alarming. It testifies to the relentless degradation of the political environment and the U.S.’s growing anxiety about losing its hegemony.
Amidst the rising tensions of a potential new Cold War and the revival of McCarthyism today, Americans should pause to contemplate the real consequences of confrontations masked as competition for themselves and their communities.
In fact, setting a debt ceiling is just a stopgap measure, or even a smokescreen, to show voters that the government has not been idle. But is it necessary to have an upper limit that can be constantly broken?
The U.S. exaggerates the so-called ‘security threats’ posed by China’s development to cover up its true intention of suppressing China’s economic growth and sustaining its own hegemony.