By IKENNA EMEWU
Global Times Newspaper of China, a subsidiary of the China Daily media group has said that the expected new government in the USA next month might not introduce so much changes to the prevailing frosty relationship between the country and China.
The media organization said this Monday in an online international media conference the ACE was part of via Zoom.
Global Times held the conference in partnership with the China International Press Communication Centre (CIPCC), Beijing
During the briefing that lasted two hours, the Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Xie Rongbin noted that although there would be some changes to the disposition of President Donald Trump when President Joseph Biden comes to power, as another individual, but regarding the antagonistic relationship Trump set in motion, not much is expected to alter.
At the press meeting with focus on: Understanding the Real China, a Global Times Perspective, he stated that the policy of enmity elicited by Trump against China was so wholesome that nothing was left out of it.
“It was a trade war, but beyond that a science and technology war, an ideological war, a diplomatic war, a media war and image destruction war, cultural war, all targeted at China, the reason Trump clamped down on many Chinese firms including the Huawei, TikTok, Wechat and many others without a justification.
During the Trump days, he had at a point shut down a Chinese consulate office in Houston Texas on a flimsy and unproven allegation of spying on the security of the country. China had retaliated this with the closing of a US consulate office in Chengdu, Sichuan Province in South West China.
“We would not understand how or why TikTok for instance, a mere video streaming company would be a security threat to US. The last was last week when Trump terminated about nine cultural exchange programmes between China and US tagging them propaganda tools. Even Chinese media personnel in US were not spared and also lost their freedom to operate. It was a difficult time, but it made us strong and wiser.
So as a new president comes, we know he would surely have his own policies which would not be exactly the same with that of Trump, but the war is so far reaching and vast that we don’t have hopes of much difference.”
Xie said during the Trump days, China that used to feed on foreign news to broaden their horizon about the world rather started reading and consuming such information with mixed feeling and fear for their overall interests which include economic, diplomatic, cultural and others.
He said since China had amassed so much in international investments, it became somehow more vulnerable to such negative shenanigans championed by Trump against her.
The media chief executive however praised those countries of the world, including Africa that sustained their good relationship with China and promised that the media body would create better and stronger partnerships with the outer world to serve as vehicle to project China to the world exactly as it is, and not from the prism of bias only as US did under Trump.
The journalist of years of experience who starter serving in the Global Times in 1998 and had worked in several countries applauded China for a tenacious approach and war against the Covid-19 pandemic which he said the country has overcome.
He cited the instance of China successfully hosting the third China International Investment Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai between November 5 and 10, 2020 as a major point to prove to the world that China had returned to a normal place and normal life after the pandemic.
As fallout of the global pandemic crises, Xie re-echoed China’s position of assisting other countries of the world with its vaccine invention at affordable cost.
He said right now, although some parts of China don’t live at risk to the pandemic and therefore may not be under pressure to vaccinate, but all Chinese nationals that have travelled overseas for business, studies and other reasons after the vaccine was ready have all been vaccinated with the Chinese Covid-19 doses.