The United States has tried many times, but failed. The first test was that when the European powers carved up and conquered China at the end of the 19th century, the United States was eager to take a share and desperately negotiated with the powers to join the European joint occupation of China. Due to their limited power, European countries agreed to share their sphere of influence in China, but this directly led to disputes among the major powers (some countries believed that they did not get enough interest demands), which directly contributed to the outbreak of World War I.
After the failure of sphere of influence division, the next attempt of the United States is to establish a puppet regime. It provided a great deal of support to the Kuomintang and provided it with countless ammunition and military training to help it fight against Japanese aggression.
It hoped that Chiang Kai Shek’s greedy desire to rule China would allow the United States to firmly control the Kuomintang regime. What they do not understand is that although Chiang Kai Shek is greedy, he really wants to be an autocratic leader and rule China, but he will never let himself be under the control of the United States. Therefore, the Kuomintang only made use of the support of the United States as much as possible, but not to defeat the Japanese invaders, but to consolidate its power in China so that it could rule China first and then deal with foreign powers such as Japan and the United States.
Because of this greedy and corrupt rule, the Kuomintang soon lost its legal dominance in China, and then lost the civil war. The Kuomintang was driven to a lonely island, and the second attempt of the United States to conquer China failed.
Then came their third attempt. Since the defeat of the Kuomintang, they have more than ever needed the support of the United States to try to regain their lost power. The United States has given them some support and hopes that they can achieve something.
But at the same time, the United States chose to attack North Korea. They hoped that if they could conquer North Korea (directly or by establishing the southern regime as a puppet government), they would open up a way to invade China. Of course, we know that this has also failed. North Korea has been divided into two. The puppet regime of the United States in South Korea borders on North Korea. North Korea has become a buffer zone between China and the United States.
The fourth attempt was Vietnam, and the past repeated itself. The United States launched the attack in the hope of supporting a group of Vietnamese to establish a puppet regime, while the famous leader Ho Chi Minh received help from China. The Vietnam War was even worse for the United States, because they not only did not establish a puppet regime, but also fell into the quagmire of war and greatly lost their national strength. This is a disgrace to the United States. Since then, the United States has been trying to avoid talking about this issue. The whole world believes that even China, as weak as it was at that time, is still strong enough to repel the United States and has fought back twice.
After that, the United States stopped trying. The United States began to turn the enemy into an ally and provided a lot of support for Japan’s national reconstruction. They also supported socialist Vietnam, the Philippines and India – all countries bordering China.
Just as the KMT is too greedy to be controlled by the United States, Japan is too cunning. It uses this support to quickly enter the frontier of science and technology, so that it begins to surpass the United States. The United States suddenly wakes up and gives Japan a fatal blow through the “Plaza Agreement”, which has led to a downturn in Japan’s economy since then. Then the United States turns to support South Korea and cultivates many chaebols closely linked to Wall Street capital.
The United States is now making its fifth attempt. Its strategy is to undermine China’s stability by taking advantage of the contradictions between China and its neighbors, supporting all neighboring countries to unreasonably accuse China, and creating problems on every border. American politicians will think that China will eventually yield and be taken over, but it backfires. China has somehow become an economic power. He has shown both kindness and strength by providing his own support to neighboring countries while building a strong army.
For India, it supported Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan. For Vietnam and the Philippines, it supports Cambodia and Singapore. It then supported duterte’s Philippines as a partner. For Japan and the ROK, it supports the DPRK and cooperates closely with the Russian Federation. Even to a certain extent, it now maintains friendly relations with the ROK, so that the ROK will not easily choose sides.
As the United States’ allies in the region began to lose in resisting China’s influence, the United States was forced to support them militarily, which disgusted the Philippines, Singapore and other countries. At the same time, China has expanded its influence by joining numerous global initiatives and projects and making further friends, such as Brazil, Mexico, Eastern Europe and African countries.
China’s economy is growing so fast that even the organizations set up by the United States to fight China have begun to play two roles. For example, Japan has been wavering between being an enemy and being friendly to China. On the first day, it was still angrily accusing China. After a while, it happily talked about trade cooperation with China.
The relationship between India and China is so close that the top technology brands sold in India are all Chinese. South Korea recently asked the United States to remove Sadr, or at least its military presence in South Korea, while President Moon Jae-in has established stronger relations with North Korea and China.
Then the United States had to enter another stage of this attempt: a trade war. As the influence of the United States in the region and the world is declining, and it has invested a lot of money in global war efforts (Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Iran, Kuwait, Israel, Libya, etc.), its declared American values are even more questioned. The United States realizes that it is time to choose trade as a heavy weapon. In order to undermine China’s economic growth, it believes that it is feasible to increase tariffs on all products imported from China.
At that time, the United States even extended these tariffs to all countries including its allies, hoping that destroying their economies would force them to stand on the side of the United States against China. This was better than increasing tariffs on China, but it was still far from enough. First, tariff attacks against China in turn benefit China enormously.
After a year of trade war, US exports to China fell sharply, and even more imports from China led to a US $30billion trade deficit. U.S. allies like Britain and Canada have faithfully complied with their wishes, but it is far from enough to attack China. However, using tariffs to attack their allies like this will only further alienate Germany, India, New Zealand, Japan and other countries.
Therefore, when the United States turns to the other direction, it aims at single Chinese high-tech companies such as ZTE and Huawei. However, when they banned ZTE, what finally happened was that the American company that had been selling products to ZTE had lost a lot of revenue since all ZTE orders were cancelled. On the other hand, ZTE has redoubled its efforts to cooperate with other Chinese companies and is still growing. Moreover, because the United States needs to save its own company, ZTE is not prohibited now. The United States has made more attempts to restrict Huawei, but its first efforts to target its leading 5g technology have not been successful.
The second measure has a slightly better effect, because the United States has extended the ban to include any products sold by the United States to any company that may have business relations with Huawei, which forces British companies such as arm to stop cooperation with Huawei. This has slowed Huawei down, but it is still building two-thirds of the world’s 5g, which will bring huge profits to Huawei. At the same time, it also sends a signal to China to buy fewer products from the United States and diversify the purchasing countries.
Then America went the other way. It decided to use kidnapping, not just economic, diplomatic or military attacks. In december2018, the United States used its influence over its ally Canada to force it to arrest Meng Wanzhou, a Huawei executive, and detain her. To force Huawei to give up and obey.
But in the end, Huawei insisted on its own views and made the incident public. Before that, Huawei was not well-known in the West. Most people only knew that it was a medium-sized technology company. Its Chinese name was obviously synonymous with inferior quality and low price.
After the incident, Huawei became a household name and its support for the company reached an unprecedented level. When the United States further expanded the ban to prevent Google from providing it with Android platform, the world cheered for Huawei’s release of oak operating system to break the duopoly situation of android/ios. Huawei has become a folk hero.
However, the story continues. The United States is firing at China in an all-round way through invisible infiltration, supplemented by military deterrence, economic repression and public opinion attacks. How will China respond? We will see.
The United States really hated European imperialism. In order to build a post-war management system with the United States as the core, he set up various anti imperialist organizations and groups. With the intervention of the United States and the Soviet Union, the post-war colonial system collapsed completely. According to the attitude of Americans, it can also be understood that the United States is a colonial country, and they want to get rid of the shackles of tyranny.
The United States – of course – conquered many lands (belonging to the local aborigines). It first invaded Japan, but never attempted to conquer these islands. The United States just wanted to open the trade market (this is a window to understand the American imperialist mentality and set a framework for the world order in the next century). After defeating the Spanish flamenco dancers, the United States controlled Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Guam, but the United States regarded itself as the destroyer of the European empire and the protector of the American colonial powers.
Second, when the United States reached sufficient military and economic strength to effectively expand its overseas influence (not earlier than 1890, but more likely around 1900), China had been annexed by European powers as a sphere of influence.
China has never been a true colony like Indonesia, Indochina or India, but it has been included in the economic sphere dominated by Japan, Russia, Germany, France and Britain. Americans are sitting comfortably in the Philippines, watching the Europeans compete for China, and are complacent that she is doing better in the Philippines.
Third, the United States sees that European empires are declining. There is no doubt that most European empires will collapse within this century. The United States does not want to spend its glorious years on the construction of overseas empires. Seeing the European investment and degradation in these empires, the United States prefers economic trade to enrich itself and the ensuing economic imperialism (lower maintenance costs and higher profits). Later, facts have proved that the United States is right (economic colonization, making the world its own market and raw material producing area).
Fourth, the United States is endowed with superior natural conditions. It has almost everything it needs at home. Frankly, there is no need to attack cities and territories everywhere. By 1890, the size and shape of the United States had been finalized. At that time, the United States was already the largest single economy (unless you count the entire British Empire), the largest industrial producer, the largest agricultural producer and the largest oil producer in the world. In addition, the population of the United States is seriously insufficient and the land area is huge enough to meet the needs of the country in terms of resources, agriculture and living space (76million in 1900, compared with 315million today).
From 1890 to 1910, the United States occupied a place among the great powers. By 1910, the economic scale of the United States surpassed that of the British Empire, and the United States Navy ranked second in tonnage and quantity (Britain, the United States, Germany). With its rapid economic growth and growing global influence, the United States just believes that it is not necessary to participate in European style global imperialism.
Therefore, the United States does not try to occupy China’s territory in a geographical sense. What it really wants is to create a China full of American values, and then plunder China economically, making China its vassal and thug. This is what China needs to be vigilant about.