Review the timeline of US-China confrontation
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Review the timeline of US-China confrontation


Ever since Trump took office as US president, the United States began to confront the provocative global hegemony of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Relations between the United States and China have deteriorated, the conflict is heating up rapidly from trade negotiations to a request to close the consulate. Over the past two years, the US-China has been constantly confronting, this confrontation has paved the way for the US’s resolute opposition to the CCP.

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Ever since President Trump took office, the United States has started to confront the CCP’s provocation of global hegemony. Conflict between the United States and China has heated up, from trade negotiations to the request to close the consulate. Photo taken on September 126, 2018. (Photo: Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock).

In recent weeks, along with US National Security Adviser Robert C. O’Brien, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray, Justice Secretary William Barr, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, repeatedly delivered The heavy expression of the CCP, the comprehensive anti-CCP attitude of the US clearly expressed, the US policy towards the CCP has changed substantially. Analysts said the relationship between the United States and China fell into the worst state since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1979.

From U.S.-China trade negotiations to China viruses (new corona virus), from Tibet and Xinjiang issues to Hong Kong issues, from Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou event to the CCP Consulate-General event in Houston, Through a series of related events, the United States has clearly seen the CCP’s battle wolf face “We are hoodlums, who are we afraid of”.

Here are the major events in US-China relations from 2018 to present:

2018 and 2019 focus on Huawei’s trade war and sanctions

January 22, 2018: US President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on washing machines and solar panels imported from China.

March 8, 2018: President Trump orders an increase in tariffs on all iron and steel products imported from China with tariffs of 25% and 10% respectively.

April 2, 2018: China imposed the highest tariff of 25% on 128 US goods including aircraft and soybeans.

April 16, 2018: US Department of Commerce issued a warning, banning ZTE from buying US components and services, the ban takes effect for 7 years.

May 3, 2018: The U.S. trade delegation arrives in Beijing, the United States and China hold the first round of trade negotiations, but cannot resolve the dispute.

August 22, 2018: East New York District Court issued arrest warrant against Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou.

September 24, 2018: The US begins imposing a 10% tariff on imports from China totaling $ 200 billion.

December 1, 2018: Mr. Trump and Xi Jinping met in Argentina during the G20 Summit; The two sides negotiated systematic reform on the issue of coercive technology transfer, protection of intellectual property rights, tariff barriers, network intrusion and theft, service and agricultural issues. Karma. On the same day, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada.

May 3, 2019: Washington receives a diplomatic telegram from the CCP. In the telegraph systematically modified nearly 150 pages of draft US-China trade agreement. For each of the seven chapters of the manuscript, the Chinese side abolished their commitment to revising their laws, thus causing negotiations over the past several months to negotiate.

May 10, 2019: The US officially raises tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the US with a total value of 200 billion USD from 10% to 25%.

August 1, 2019: After two days of talks without any progress, President Trump announced a 10% tariff on Chinese goods imported to the US with a total value of 300 billion. USD.

August 5, 2019: China stops buying US agricultural products, the exchange rate of the renminbi and the US dollar exceeds 7 RMB / USD. Mr. Trump tweeted condemning the CCP for manipulating money.

October 7, 2019: US Department of Commerce lists 28 Chinese companies on the “Entity List”, restricting sales of US products and technology to these companies, the reason being that these companies are involved in participation in Uighur human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

Dec. 26, 2019: Many Chinese media outlets report an anonymous technician from a laboratory, saying Wuhan outbreaks of a new disease are similar to SARS.

In the first half of 2020, the CCP concealed the disease, the Trump administration wants to investigate the responsibility

January 15, 2010: At the White House, President Trump signed a first-phase trade agreement with China.

January 21, 2020: The first case of the Chinese virus infection (new corona virus, Wuhan pneumonia virus) in the United States is confirmed in Washington.

January 23, 2020: The CCP blockades Wuhan and other cities of Hubei Province.

Jan. 27, 2020: The United States issues a warning not to travel to China.

January 28, 2020: Professor Charles M. Lieber, Dean of the Department of Chemistry at Harvard University, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He was accused of hiding his participation in the “Plan of Talents” launched by the CCP in 2008, and benefited from the CCP.

February 2, 2020: US enforces travel restrictions on people from China, trying to prevent the Chinese virus from spreading.

February 18, 2020: The Trump administration declares 5 CCP media to be listed as “foreign missions”.

February 19, 2020: The CCP announces deportation of three reporters from the Wall Street Journal.

March 2, 2020: The Trump administration announces a new visa quota will be granted to Chinese nationals working in five Chinese state-run media organizations; This action restricts organizations that can only hire 100 Chinese nationals to work in the United States, and sends about 60 people to deportation.

March 17, 2020: The CCP announces deportation of New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post reporters in China, including at least 13 US journalists affected.

May 13, 2020: President Trump tweeted that 100 trade deals could not compensate for the loss – all those who unfortunately lost their lives.

May 15, 2020: U.S. Department of Commerce issues a new statement, announcing an extension of sanctions on Huawei, requiring manufacturers outside the United States to apply for export certificates when exporting. Semiconductor chip imports using US technology for Huawei to use.

May 18, 2020: President Trump condemns the CCP for making the disease widespread. He said that the CCP has brought serious harm to the world, also hurting itself (China), China (the CCP) needs to take responsibility for what it did. The US government is still considering ways to punish the CCP or force it to pay economic compensation for hiding information related to the epidemic.

May 28, 2020: The CCP representative approved the Hong Kong Regional National Security Law with overwhelming votes.

June 22, 2020: The United States says it will consider China’s four major media outlets in the United States as foreign delegations. The designation requires these media outlets to report their staff and real estate listings to the State Department.

In July 2020, US-China relations quickly turned bad, Mr. Trump took action against the CCP repeatedly.

July 1, 2020: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Hong Kong National Security Law is an insult to all nations, and he said Washington would follow President Trump’s instructions. , ending special offers for Hong Kong. On the same day, the CCP requested four US media outlets to provide detailed information about its operations in China, and said it was an act in response to the US ‘targeting US media outlets in the United States.

July 7, 2020: US imposes visa restrictions on party and government officials considered “Actually involves making or complying with policies regarding foreigners entering Tibet”. On the same day, FBI Director Christopher Wray made a speech, he emphasized that the CCP is the biggest threat of the US, there are more than 2,000 economic spies involving the CCP, an average of one every 10 hours. indicted. On the same day, White House officials and the US Congressman both said that the US had officially sent a notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization to the United Nations, and the order to withdraw from this organization will take effect. from 6/7/2021. In many public cases, President Trump has criticized WHO as an inadequate treatment of the epidemic, a puppet of the CCP.

July 9, 2020: US Treasury Department declares and imposes sanctions on Uyghur Uyghur Autonomous Region Party Committee Secretary Tran Toan Quoc, former Deputy Secretary of Party Committee Uyghur Uyghur Autonomous Region Zhu Hai Luan, Director and Party Secretary of Xinjiang Police Department Wang Mingshan, former Party Secretary of Xinjiang Police Department Huo Luu Quan, sanctions order will ban them and their family members from entering the United States.

July 10, 2020: Mr. Trump said that due to the ubiquitous Chinese virus, the US-China relationship worsened too much, so he is not currently thinking about the next US-China trade agreement. .

July 11, 2020: US Department of State issues travel safety warning when arriving in China, causing the CCP to increase the risk of arbitrary arrest of foreigners.

July 13, 2020: The CCP declares enforcement of three U.S. congressional senators, including Senator Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, Rep. Chris Smith, and the Mobile Ambassador for Religious Freedom. Sam Brownback International and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) China, this action is to retaliate against the US enforcement of sanctions on some Xinjiang officials. On the same day, the US Department of State expressed a tougher attitude towards the CCP’s claim over much of its disputed territorial waters and marine resources in the South China Sea, calling it an “illegal” behavior.

July 14, 2020: President Trump signs the enactment of the Hong Kong Autonomous Act and the administrative order to comprehensively cancel specific remuneration for Hong Kong, initiating sanctions against Beijing’s enforcement of the Security Law. Country in Hong Kong.

July 15, 2020: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces restrictions on visas for employees of Chinese science and technology companies such as Huawei, as they “Materially supporting the human rights abuses government worldwide.”

July 16, 2020: US Attorney General William Barr addresses the CCP, giving serious warning to the US and the world that the CCP’s global ambition is “The most important issue for our nation and the whole world in the 21st century.” Mr. William Barr called for the United States to reevaluate its relationship with China under the CCP’s rule. He said that because of freedom and prosperity in the future, American private businesses and public agencies should fight against the CCP trying to occupy the highest point of the world economy, and at the same time oppose. “Totalitarian and corrupt domination” of the CCP.

July 22, 2020: The US orders the CCP Consulate in Houston to close before July 24. The US State Department explained that the purpose of the closure was to protect American intellectual property rights and private information.

July 23, 2020: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has a speech on the topic “Chinese Communism and the Future of the Free World”, emphasizing that the free nation should strive to protect its freedom, he also called on allies and Chinese to work together with the United States to change the behavior of the CCP together, if the free world does not change the CCP. , then the free world will be changed by the CCP.

July 20, 2020: The CCP orders the US Consulate to close in Chengdu (Sichuan Province, China), a retaliation for the US to close the Consulate General in Houston. On the same day, the CCP Consulate General in Houston was closed and taken over by US officials.

Lam Research / Epoch Times

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