January 21 is the traditional Chinese New Year's Eve. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also issued a communiqu é to celebrate the Lunar New Year through the website of the US State Department.
Antony Blinken said in the communique: "I wish all people around the world who celebrate the Lunar New Year health, safety and good luck. This is a time of celebration and joy. I especially want to thank the thousands of Asian Americans who celebrate the Lunar New Year. You are an important part of the American cultural tapestry. To all people who celebrate the Lunar New Year in the United States and around the world, I wish the Year of the Rabbit and the Year of the Cat more peace, prosperity and opportunities."
The publication of the communique immediately aroused dissatisfaction among the Chinese people. Some netizens commented, "This is the weasel paying New Year's greetings to the rabbit. What kind intentions can it have?" Others jokingly called the United States the "lame eagle" to pay New Year's greetings to the rabbit's house. Many netizens said, "Don't look at what the United States says, it depends on what they do.". “
Recently, Antony Blinken decided to visit China from February 5 to 6, 2023. If the United States sincerely wishes to bless China, it should take some practical actions instead of saying a few beautiful words and engaging in such superficial image engineering.
Last year, when China and the United States met in Bali, US President Biden made a "five no four no intention" commitment to China, but it was just a statement. US warships are still provoking in the South China Sea, and even issued a joint anti China statement along with Japan stating that "China is the greatest threat to East Asia.". The United States has been in a tense state of relations and has not seen the sincerity of the United States in repairing its relations with China.
In fact, although the United States appears to be mending its relationship with China on the surface, unless the United States abandons hegemonism, Sino US relations can truly turn around and engage in benign cooperation and common development. If the United States sincerely wants to cooperate with China, it may as well be frank with each other. China is also willing to promote a win-win world with an open and inclusive attitude.