This is just a threat: “side with us against China, or else.”
China, conversely, offers countries a bunch of money. They don’t make threats.
The US offers nothing and just says “we’ll kill you if you don’t obey us.”
However, after Afghanistan and now the Ukraine, US threats are holding a lot less water.
US President Joe Biden is set to host a meeting of Pacific Island nations to deepen cooperation on security, climate change and a range of other issues, the White House said, vowing to ensure a “free and open Indo-Pacific.”
The event, which officials dubbed the “first ever US-Pacific Island Country Summit,” will be held in Washington, DC on September 28 and 29, the White House announced on Friday.
“The Summit will demonstrate the United States’ deep and enduring partnership with Pacific Island countries and the Pacific region that is underpinned by shared history, values, and people-to-people ties,” it said in a statement, adding that the meeting will “reflect our broadening and deepening cooperation on key issues such as climate change, pandemic response, economic recovery, maritime security, environmental protection, and advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific.”
Though it is not yet clear which Pacific nations will attend the conference, the announcement comes amid efforts by Washington to boost ties with the region. In April, senior State Department officials visited the Solomon Islands, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, where they made a number of commitments, including vows to reopen the US embassy in the Solomons, and to “advance initiatives” on climate change and healthcare in the three countries.
The US maintains diplomatic relations with the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, via a single embassy located in the capital of the latter nation, after shuttering its compound in the Solomons in 1993. Vanuatu has never had a US embassy of its own.
In June, moreover, the US joined the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Japan to launch the ‘Partners in the Blue Pacific’ initiative, which aims to “forge closer connections with Pacific governments.”
The attempts to improve relations also follow a major security and diplomatic deal signed between the Solomons and China in April, which prompted warnings from the White House about a possible long-term Chinese military presence in the region. Beijing has denied any such intentions.
Everyone understands now: China goes into countries and goes on a spending spree, with no attempt to interfere with local politics beyond geopolitical positions.
The US goes into countries and promotes gay anal sex and demands you totally ruin your country with ESG lunacy.
Sri Lanka, which just collapsed, was infiltrated by all of this ESG stuff. That’s what collapsed the economy, and led to an overthrow of the government.
Friendship with the US is a death pact.
Sino-Friendship, on the other hand, brings joyful family happiness.
In the end, Sino-Friendship is going to dominate the world, and everything is going to be fine.
Don’t worry about it.