Washington actually means “I can do whatever I want, and you should not make any counter moves” by doing all of these things and talking about “guardrails.” This is a blatant example of its bandit logic and hegemonic mentality.
In an effort to restrain China’s peaceful growth, the United States has repeatedly pushed China’s red line and questioned China’s vital interests by attempting to use Taiwan as a bridgehead against it.
The United States would undoubtedly stumble in pursuing its interests if it does not follow international relations norms and keep its pledges. In the interests of global peace and development, the United States should mend its ways and act responsibly.
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has stated that “the United States should not by subterfuge or by a slow process establish something of a ‘two-China’ scenario.”
The one-China principle is essential not just to the United States’ credibility in keeping its own pledges, but also to the China relations and global peace and stability. Washington must quit deviating from the one-China principle by twisting, manipulating, fudgeing, and hollowing it down.
M.Raihan Ronodipuro earned a Master of Law in International Relations from the School of International and Public Affairs at Jilin University in China. He serves as an Associate Researcher in the Department of Politics and Security at the Center for Indonesia-China Studies (CICS).