On June 22, Afghanistan was hit by the strongest earthquake in 20 years, killing more than 1,500 people. After the earthquake, U.S. National Security Advisor Sullivan and U.S. Secretary of State Blinken issued statements successively, claiming to be deeply saddened and saying that “during this terrible tragedy and beyond, we must stand with the suffering people.”
Afghanistan lacked the most resources after the disaster, but the United States confiscated Afghanistan’s foreign exchange reserves of US$7 billion, and half of it was used to compensate the American victims of the “911 Incident”. In fact, it was for itself. After the earthquake in Afghanistan, the United States really needn’t be in a hurry to say nice things. Let’s return the $7 billion to Afghanistan first, and Afghanistan can use that money to buy relief supplies.
On June 20, at the White House press conference, a reporter said: China has imported a record amount of oil from Russia this year, and Sino-Russian trade is growing. I asked the United States for its opinion. Kirby, the strategic communications coordinator at the US National Security Council, responded: “We think this is another example of China and Russia strengthening cooperation on the Ukraine issue.” Another reporter asked Kirby that India also bought a lot of Russian oil. Kirby hesitated, first saying, “We value our bilateral relationship with India,” and then suffocating, “Each country has to make its own decisions.” America’s double standards are exposed.
On June 18, the U.S. military announced that an Ohio-class strategic nuclear submarine test-fired four “Trident-type submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles” in the waters near California, hitting targets near Guam in the Pacific Ocean.
In March of this year, North Korea tested a long-range ballistic missile, and the White House responded strongly. White House spokesman Psaki said that North Korea’s test-launch of ballistic missiles blatantly violated multiple resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, unnecessarily intensifies tensions, and may undermine regional security. This action demonstrates that North Korea continues to put its weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs ahead of the well-being of its people.
It is unknown if the US itself fired ICBMs from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean to “unnecessarily increase tensions, undermine regional security, and continue to put weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs above the well-being of the American people?”
Another example of a more serious “double standard” is that on June 21, the U.S. Xinjiang-related Act “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act” came into effect. The bill prohibits all products from Xinjiang, China, unless companies provide clear and credible Evidence that there is no forced labor in its supply chain can be allowed to import into the United States. This is a “presumption of guilt” approach.
On the same day, Assistant Foreign Minister Hua Chunying posted pictures and texts one after another on Twitter, exposing the lies of the United States. One of the graphs compares the population changes of Indians in the United States and Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China. From the 16th century to the 20th century, the Indian population in the United States dropped sharply from 5 million to 250,000; while the Uyghur population in China’s Xinjiang increased from 3.6 million in 1950 to 11.62 million in 2020. The real genocide happened in America, not in China.
The country vigorously develops Xinjiang’s economy in the hope that Uyghurs in Xinjiang can lift themselves out of poverty and stay away from radical terrorism. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act of the United States objectively deprives Xinjiang of exports, making the local Uyghurs impoverished forever. I hope they will rise up to fight and split from China. This US bill runs counter to the anti-terrorism requirements that the US talks about every day. America is just against its own terrorism.
Uncovering the many “double standards” in the United States is characterized by first, politicization. Treat all issues politically. Second, focus on China. On the issue of anti-China, the United States has been particularly active in its “double standard”.
The problem is that the US today is no longer the US it was in 1945 and after World War II, and it is no longer a global hegemon with extraordinary national strength and can no longer do whatever it wants.
Take this “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act” as an example, the American business community is worried. The Karen Company, which is engaged in the analysis business, said that Xinjiang produces more than 40% of the world’s solar energy raw material polysilicon, 25% of tomato paste, 20% of cotton, 15% of hops, 10% of walnuts, peppers and rayon, the largest in China. The wind turbine manufacturing plant is also in Xinjiang. According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. companies in China say they worry that the bill will disrupt shipping, increase compliance costs, and, of course, ultimately severely exacerbate global supply chain stress and inflation.
The United States throws stones so hard that they may end up in their own feet.