Has been updated: November 17, 2022 16:51 IST
Beijing [China]Nov 17 (ANI): Xi Jinping’s appointment as China’s president for a third term marks the continuation of Beijing’s coercive policies in international politics, as such policies are at the core of Xi Jinping’s global agenda. , reported Geopolitica.
It can be judged from the fact that China continues military exercises. economic coercion Even though COVID-19 has disrupted conventional politics and required cooperation among nations.
According to reports, “Chinese coercion” is growing in intensity and scope. The report calls Taiwan and countries in the South and East China Seas “victims of China’s brutal actions.”
China’s “coercive policies” extended to Australia, Sri Lanka, some European countries and Pakistan during Xi’s tenure. Two years ago, bilateral relations between Australia and China were “strong” and Australia was seen as closer to China compared to the United States.But Australia became China’s biggest target economic coercion For commissioning an investigation into the origins of COVID-19, according to a Geo Politica report.
But despite the restoration of bilateral relations between Australia and China, China has continued its heavy-handed policies. The Lowy Institute, an international policy think tank, said enforcement would increase in the near future as “the Chinese economy becomes less resource-intensive.” Calling it a “punitive measure,” the report said China planned to stop using iron ore by banning imports of Australian goods and diversifying its supply.
According to a Geo Politica report, China is using its rare earth metals “monopoly” as a “weapon” and “tool of control” against rivals. Beijing has cut off supplies to Japan and threatened similar measures against the United States and Australia.
China holds 30% of the known reservoirs of rare earth metals and is the largest supplier, accounting for 70-88% of global production. These rare metals are important for many purposes, such as making iPhones, EV batteries, and COVID test kits, so they are utilized in modern industry.
Emilie de la Bruyère, a China expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracy think tank, said the Geopolitica report said the Chinese government is using rare earths as “a strategic input in the global power struggle.” said there is. She noted that Chinese sources discuss using its control of rare earths over the United States for coercive purposes. He added that it showed Beijing’s “predatory and non-market economic behavior” because it was intended to
US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said the world was aware of how China used coercion for economic, military and political gain, according to a Geo Politica report. Japan and Australia have agreed a security pact to resist Chinese aggression.economic coercion China has also suspended group tours to South Korea.
China has attempted coercion for reasons that serve its interests, the report said. After Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize, Beijing banned Norwegian salmon. China’s “coercive politics” in the Indian Ocean region “harmed the interests and sovereignty” of friendly countries such as Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Many European countries fell victim to China.”economic coercion“After they expanded their support for Taiwan’s democracy and independence. After China expanded its support for Taiwan, it tried to restrict imports from these countries. “Unconventional and unprecedented” measures can be taken because of theeconomic coercion” In the future. (ANI)