China’s Control Over its Pace with the U.S. — Valdai Club

In the third decade of the 21st century, China has more control over the pace of development than ever before. Unlike Japan, China cannot be lectured and manipulated by the United States. China is not Iran either, pursuing a completely anti-US strategy. China maintains its power against the United States, and can defend its core interests without being led by a heavy-handed Washington.

An important example of this transpired during the previous presidential administration. Trump, Pompeo and others constantly provoked China with the most vicious language. Except for the necessary counter-measures and criticisms made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the top decision-making level of China never countered the “Trumpkins” with harsh words. China diplomatically avoided provoking the US more seriously. This prevented China and the US from falling into a…

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