Those in the Alt-Media Community who sincerely support China should immediately recalibrate their narratives about its policy towards the West after Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin’s latest clarification. The People’s Republic will always proudly defend itself from that de facto New Cold War bloc’s unprovoked aggression, but it also won’t ever engage in its own unprovoked aggressions against them either. Fantasizing that China is obsessed with fighting against the West cultivates false expectations about its foreign policy that in turn lead to confusion and disappointment.
The Alt-Media Community (AMC) has insisted for years that there’s such a thing as a so-called “Sino-Russian alliance” that’s united in opposition to the West, the false claim of which was subsequently laundered by the Mainstream Media (MSM) for advancing their own polar opposite narrative interests. No such “alliance” veritably exists, yet that hasn’t stopped the AMC from denying that China wants to de-escalate tensions with the West, especially in light of the recent balloon incident.
Instead, this collection of putatively Chinese-friendly perception managers put forth the artificially manufactured narrative over the past two weeks claiming that Beijing is redoubling its anti-American grand strategic course and preparing for a supposedly inevitable conflict with that declining hegemon. Nothing could be further from the truth, however, as proven by none other than Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin in his answer to a question posed by Russia’s TASS on Thursday.
When asked to comment on NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's reference to China as a challenge to the alliance, this official state representative said that “We have repeatedly pointed out that NATO in the so-called new strategic concept ignores facts, calls black white, and persists in wrongly positioning China as a systemic challenge. China is seriously concerned about this and strongly opposes it.” In just two sentences, China discredited the AMC’s literal conspiracy theory about its intentions.
This development by default also extends credence to prior observations about its sincere desire to clinch a New Détente with the US, or a series of mutual compromises aimed at achieving a comparative “normalization” in their relations so that they can then jointly work on reviving globalization. That would advance their shared grand strategic interests with respect to preserving the Sino-American bi-multipolar superpower duopoly that characterized International Relations until last year.
The preceding two hyperlinks connect to detailed analyses about these two concepts, just as the one about the balloon incident in the first paragraph leads readers to similarly deep insight into that recent event, which should be reviewed by those who want to learn more about them. They’re beyond the scope of the present analysis, ergo why they’re only linked to and not explained, since this piece focuses only on drawing attention to how China just discredited one of the AMC’s top dogmas.
The “politically inconvenient” reality for this collection of perception managers is that China isn’t interested in taking any unfriendly, harsh, or hostile moves against the US-led West’s Golden Billion but rather has always preferred friendly, gentle, and non-hostile gradual reforms of the world order. Sudden changes in the international system like those that followed Russia’s special operation risk disrupting those globalization processes upon which China’s entire grand strategy is dependent.
Those in the AMC who sincerely support China should thus immediately recalibrate their narratives about its policy towards the West. The People’s Republic will always proudly defend itself from that de facto New Cold War bloc’s unprovoked aggression, but it also won’t ever engage in its own unprovoked aggressions against them either. Fantasizing that China is obsessed with fighting against the West cultivates false expectations about its foreign policy that in turn lead to confusion and disappointment.
Analysts should always aspire to articulate their subjects’ policies as accurately as possible in order to reflect however they objectively exist, not twist them according to one’s own subjective wishes about what they should or shouldn’t be. The AMC has become infected with so-called “wishful thinking” about Chinese grand strategy, and those who continue refusing to correct their claims about it after Wang’s latest fact-check might soon be suspected by some of functioning as disinformation agents.
Is there anyone in the world "fantasizing that China is obsessed with fighting the West"???... Only if it's a golden planet, far away from this one!
It would be interesting to analyze to what extent the idea -which many now insist on denying- of the China-Russia anti Western alliance and of the mighty Beijing ready to even confront the US militarily was encouraged from the circles of power in China and its media.
This idea -especially that of the Chinese giant willing not to give an inch to the US and its allies- apparently began to crack after Beijing's faltering response to Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. I don't know among the alternative media, but I do know that China's credibility was compromised by this US provocation. And here comes another, as the new Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, is also planning a trip to Taipei. What will be the reaction of the Chinese government?