Zheng Yongyan, is the acting dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) in China. He took up a new idea while studying the American approach to China. He said that it was “after Kissinger attitude.”
For Zheng, the United States is said to believe that Russia is more of a problem than a real threat like China. He clarified, therefore, that a “post-kiss mentality” began to take root in Washington. He believed that it aimed to transform a new Sino-US-India triangle into a Sino-US-India triangle. Hence control New Delhi and Beijing.
Apparently, Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, plays an important role in foreign policy and is a guru when it comes to the principle of balance of power. During the Cold War, he encouraged the opening of diplomatic relations with China to gain traction with the Soviet Union.
Overall, a simple summary of this strategy: forming a “coalition” with one party to collectively confront the third party. Logically, there is little difference between the US holding China to balance against the Soviet Union in the past and Washington pulling New Delhi against Beijing today. They usually mean the same thing – so one cannot say one does not “mind kissing after”.
Furthermore, it is not difficult for India to change Russia’s role as a major pillar of the world order. Therefore, it is not possible to change the China – America – India triangle in terms of the global shape of the China – America – Russia triangle.
Ever since the US has taken China as its “biggest threat”, dragging India into its ranks has become one of America’s main agendas. However, there are some obstacles along the way. India faces many challenges and complex contradictions domestically. The current invasion of coronavirus cases is a testament to the many difficulties facing the country in domestic administration. If the United States sees India as an important strategic partner with geopolitical games, some observers worry that India may often be a negative asset.
On the other hand, India also opposes the formation of a de facto alliance with the United States. Of course, New Delhi has deviated from the random policy in recent years. However, India still believes that it is a major power and that being an ally of the United States does not match India’s international image. Worst of all, neither side has strong faith in the other. They both suspect that one is completely reliable.
Like the former power structure in China, Russia and the United States, it is almost impossible to create a China, US and India triangle. However, it would be appropriate to say that Sino-US relations have since entered the Kissinger period.
Kissinger laid the foundation for establishing diplomatic relations between Beijing and Washington. Since then, US policy on China has moved forward, but the main theme can be argued to be “strategic engagement”. Since the Donald Trump administration, there has been increasing debate over whether the strategy has failed. The Biden administration’s Chinese policy is even more clear: it takes China as a broad “most serious competitor” for the United States in terms of economy, technology, security, or politics. America’s “strategic partnership” policy on China has ended. As Zheng and other observers analyze, a new era of widespread strategic competition has begun.
China insisted that it expects a relationship with the United States that is unquestioned, unquestioned, mutually respectful, and win-win. Nevertheless, the United States is blind to China’s olive branches. Therefore, it is time for China to leave the illusion that American relations may one day go back to the era of “honeymoon”, or that engagement has prevailed. China has done the same in recent times. Recent high level contacts between the two countries show that the Chinese side is not afraid to face tough statements.
The Screen Of The Kissinger Era Falls
However, if the United States does not have sufficient control over the path of widespread competition with China, then a more strategic decision would occur. This could lead to more serious conflicts.
Analysts are concerned that the rivalry between China and the United States. In the field of science and technology will eventually come to an end, creating two incompatible high-tech systems. This will affect the security of the global economy and the global supply chain.
Washington will invest heavily to increase its military strength, affecting economic competitiveness. A new round of Chinese Americans will appear in the United States. This would give more shade to the “melting pot” and make it harder to resolve serious ethnic conflicts.
The article was compiled based on an interview with Wei Chongyu, professor for the Center for American Studies at Futon University. Rai @ globaltimes.com.cn