Opinion: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is Seemingly Addicted to Scapegoating China

It seems that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has become addicted to scapegoating China, taking advantage of various opportunities to discredit and attack Chinese government. On July 17, Pompeo said in a speech that the United States is facing threats from China, Russia and Iran, and that China has taken away the freedom of the entire world. He also completely disregarded the duty of the U.S. government in the prevention and control of the epidemic, and boasted that he has taken responsibility to protect all American people. He was such a pro using double standards on the issue of national security. While attacking China’s legislation concerning Hong Kong’s national security, he claimed that the foreign policy pursued by the United States was a foreign policy centering on the United States and advocating national security.

Has China infringed upon freedom of the world? China has always adhered to the principle of mutual respect, mutual appreciation, mutual reference and mutual achievement, which is recognized and enshrined in all international treaties. How didUS politicians arrive on such conclusion that China is hurting the freedom of other countries? 

On the contrary, the United States has frequently provoked disputes around the world, which has deprived many countries and regions of their freedom and stability. Some Twitter users’ comments on Pompeo’s point of view can be described as penetrating the sovereignties of other countries. A clear example would be that the United States has 800 military bases around the world, occupying Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. 

Pompeo said that the foreign policy pursued by the United States is a foreign policy advocating national security. National security is extremely important to any country, including the United States. Therefore, it is understandable that the United States attaches importance to national security. However, on the one hand, Pompeioand other U.S. politicians, on the one hand, said that they wanted to safeguard the national security of the United States, on the other hand, they criticized Hong Kong’s national security legislation, and slandered China’s actions to safeguard national security. Doesn’t China deserve national security? Why should the national security of the United States be based on the destruction of the national security of other countries? This is typical of egoism, unilateralism and bullying.

As of July 18th, confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States totaled over 3 million, with nearly 140 thousand deaths. Is the U.S. government responsible in fighting the epidemic? The United States has the strongest scientific and technological strength in the world and abundant medical resources, but it has become the country with the most serious epidemic situation in the world. The reason is that the U.S. government has not focused on the prevention and control of the epidemic, but is busy beating around the bushes, taking advantage of the epidemic situation to discredit other countries, and even suppressing the different voices of domestic experts. Hence a question left for the U.S.: does the safety of American people matter?

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