With international anger and opposition rising against the China’s oppressive law imposition in Hong Kong, Trump administration is galvanizing the situation to rally allies behind Washington’s aggressive approach towards Beijing.
China is trying to impose an anti-sedition law on Hong Kong, thereby showcasing its aggression towards the country in an attempt to violate its human rights. U.S. government led by President Donald Trump is eyeing this as a perfect opportunity to recruit countries against China that were earlier hesitant to do so.
White House has been attempting to alienate China which is at the epicenter of world’s economy ever since the pandemic rise and spread across nations. Now many countries and business tycoons are backing up this thought.
According to sources in Trump administration, the White House is now drafting actions to respond to Beijing after the latter is attempting to subvert Hong Kong and bring the country under China regime and full control.
G7 Summit to be held next month is supposed to have the action plan on China as one of the major agendas as the leaderships will hold the summit in person, as proposed by President Donald Trump. The proposal to have an in-person summit by President Trump was due to the world slowly coming back to normalcy. However, how many leaders would be willing to have such summit instead of virtual is still unclear.
In latest attack on Beijing on Friday, Trump administration has included 24 Chinese government entities to the Export Control Entity List. According to the Commerce Department this was done due to “engaging in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.” This list inclusion will now make it very difficult for these entities to obtain U.S. technology.
The U.S. Senate also voted unanimously for a bill according to which publicly traded Chinese companies would be required to open their trading books, which would allow U.S. authorities to oversee the transactions and dealings.
Military tensions between U.S. and China are also escalating as US Navy ships and Air Force B1 bombers have taken position to reassure of US stand in the region.
President Trump is not ideologically opposed to China, as reported by the officials, but “sees blaming China for the coronavirus pandemic as a path to winning reelection.”
With China’s aggressive behaviour towards Hong Kong, White House is attempting to harbor allies to increase pressure on China.