Us policy – Alg A http://alg-a.com/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 12:17:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://alg-a.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-6-120x120.png Us policy – Alg A http://alg-a.com/ 32 32 End free Covid tests, US policy is now “You Do You” https://alg-a.com/end-free-covid-tests-us-policy-is-now-you-do-you/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://alg-a.com/end-free-covid-tests-us-policy-is-now-you-do-you/ White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha speaks during a press briefing. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) To subscribe to The nation Subscribe now for as low as $2 per month! Thank you for registering for The nationweekly newsletter. Thank you for signing up. For more than The nationsee our latest issue. To subscribe to The […]]]>

Last summer, getting vaccinated was promoted as the most fun, fashionable and sexy thing a person could do. Free vaccines and boosters were central to Biden administration policy and messaging. The sense of hope, progress and even connections enabled by vaccines crystallized in Juvenile’s upbeat single “Vax That Thang Up” – perhaps the only credible Covid-related US public health message to date. . Iconically, the video featured scenes from a pop-up vaccination site, with a health tech/rescue dancer in a face shield and rapper Juvenile “making it rain” with white CDC vaccination cards. The unsung hero of this cultural moment, of course, was the large federal spending guaranteeing the national supply of vaccines.

Unfortunately, this philosophy of good vibes and abundance has apparently reached its expiration date, even as the United States puts new Omicron boosters on tap. Recently, the coronavirus response coordinator, Ashish Jha, announced that the federal government would end its spending on Covid vaccines, treatments and tests this fall. The popular federal program that sent Americans free home Covid tests was then shut down on September 2. But judging by the tenor of recent public comments, you’d think the good times were still rolling. Last month, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said the CDC’s much more limited new guidelines for Covid in schools should provide “students, parents and educators the confidence they need to return to school this year with a sense of joy and optimism. ” In his comments on the end of federal funding, Jha said, “I hope that in 2023 you will see the commercialization of all these products.

Admittedly, none of this sounds like particularly joyful and hopeful news. The United States will be among the first countries to stop providing free Covid vaccines and treatment, leaving low-income people – an overrepresented group among pandemic victims – with even less protection. After the end of free vaccination, as Neil Sehgal, a health policy specialist at the University of Maryland,commented, “We are going to enter a phase where we can practically wipe out deaths among the well-insured.” The inequity this entails is no cause for celebration, nor is there any guarantee that Congress will back the White House’s latest pandemic spending request. As vaccine funding dries up and CDC guidelines are reduced to studs, the message is – remarkably – still one of optimism. If the Biden administration offers a dose of austerity, it is following it up with a toxic tonic of positivity.

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US policy has ignored the region ‘too long’ – NationNews Barbados – nationnews.com https://alg-a.com/us-policy-has-ignored-the-region-too-long-nationnews-barbados-nationnews-com/ Sat, 27 Aug 2022 13:00:15 +0000 https://alg-a.com/us-policy-has-ignored-the-region-too-long-nationnews-barbados-nationnews-com/ posted on August 27, 2022 posted on August 27, 2022 US Congressman Mark Green said their foreign policy ignored the Caribbean. (Photo by Jameel Springer.) A United States congressman has admitted that his country’s foreign policy has ignored the Caribbean for too long. However, Republican Mark Green said if he is successful and the bipartisan […]]]>

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US Congressman Mark Green said their foreign policy ignored the Caribbean. (Photo by Jameel Springer.)

A United States congressman has admitted that his country’s foreign policy has ignored the Caribbean for too long.

However, Republican Mark Green said if he is successful and the bipartisan House Resolution (HR) 7579 Western Hemisphere Nearshoring Act is passed, the region could benefit significantly.

“What’s good for the United States is good for the Caribbean and what’s good for the Caribbean is good for the United States. Unfortunately, for too long American foreign policy has largely ignored our neighbors in the Western Hemisphere, particularly the Caribbean, and we have seen the ill effects of this detachment,” he said.

Green spoke Thursday at the opening ceremony of the Upturn Funds Caribbean Investment Summit being held at the Hilton Barbados Resort.

Nearshoring is the process of hiring a team or company to provide specific business services from another location, usually a neighboring country.

Green said if passed, there could be a huge amount of investment, immigration and infrastructural improvements in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

“According to estimates by the Inter-American Development Bank, offshoring can add $78 billion a year to additional exports of goods and services to Latin America and the Caribbean in the short term.

“In 2021, Barbados’ GDP was estimated at $4.9 billion and a huge influx of capital from offshoring would mean massive growth if concentrated in countries like Barbados,” he said. added.

Without criticizing the region for engaging China, he issued a caveat.

“I don’t blame countries for their partnership with China. It is a country that has economic means, opportunities and we have no ill will, but understand that China’s investment has a price.

“However, [HR 7579] addresses investment through loans to development finance companies at ultra-low interest rates while urging countries to cut red tape, streamline permits and embrace free market principles. Bill is a win/win. This makes US supply chains less vulnerable to communist China and will create more jobs and economic growth in the Caribbean and Latin America,” the congressman said. (TG)

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China Interest Rate Cuts Support DXY on Widening US Policy Gap, More Cuts Coming According to Chinese Media https://alg-a.com/china-interest-rate-cuts-support-dxy-on-widening-us-policy-gap-more-cuts-coming-according-to-chinese-media/ Mon, 22 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://alg-a.com/china-interest-rate-cuts-support-dxy-on-widening-us-policy-gap-more-cuts-coming-according-to-chinese-media/ After a monthly meeting, the PBOC cut the one-year prime lending rate by 5 basis points to 3.65% from 3.7%, while the five-year rate was cut by 15 basis points to 4 .3% against 4.45%, thus reducing the cost of payments. on existing loans. Markets reacted negatively to policymakers’ decision to cut lending rates amid […]]]>

After a monthly meeting, the PBOC cut the one-year prime lending rate by 5 basis points to 3.65% from 3.7%, while the five-year rate was cut by 15 basis points to 4 .3% against 4.45%, thus reducing the cost of payments. on existing loans.

Markets reacted negatively to policymakers’ decision to cut lending rates amid worsening turmoil in the economy. China’s economy narrowly avoided a contraction in the second quarter with an expansion of just 0.4% as virus lockdowns weighed on industrial and consumer spending. Nevertheless, despite the economic damage inflicted by his tough virus policies, President Xi Jinping’s signature strategy remains in play even as much of the world drops restrictions.

In recent trade, there is news that the Securities Times of China has reported that China may reduce the RRR this year to compensate for the maturity of the MLF. The article indicates that RRR reductions can lower prime lending rates. It should be noted that this is a state-run agency that reports such views.

We saw another drop in the yuan to its lowest since late summer 2020 at 6.8753 overnight. This was good news for the US dollar as the policy gap widens, but it will likely continue to weigh on the Aussie, reflecting China’s position as the biggest buyer of Australian resources. The real estate crisis, which accounts for around a quarter of gross domestic product, is also under pressure, hitting Australia’s iron ore export market.

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US policy to fight climate change and stimulate investment https://alg-a.com/us-policy-to-fight-climate-change-and-stimulate-investment/ Wed, 17 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://alg-a.com/us-policy-to-fight-climate-change-and-stimulate-investment/ By BERNA NAMATA The United States says its future cooperation with Africa will focus on trade and investment to reinvigorate its waning influence on the continent, and is also committed to boosting digital initiatives, tackling climate change, and providing Covid-19 vaccines. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken unveiled the strategy last week in South Africa […]]]>

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The United States says its future cooperation with Africa will focus on trade and investment to reinvigorate its waning influence on the continent, and is also committed to boosting digital initiatives, tackling climate change, and providing Covid-19 vaccines.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken unveiled the strategy last week in South Africa during his five-day tour of sub-Saharan Africa that included earlier visits to DR Congo and Rwanda.

Blinken says Africans need to choose their partners wisely because the United States is vying for influence on the continent with Russia and China.

The strategy emphasizes; human rights and democracy; combat terrorism and end armed conflicts; pandemic recovery; hunger and climate change at the heart of the Biden administration’s engagement with the continent.

“It is a strategy that reflects the complexity of the region – its diversity, power and influence – and focuses on what we will do with African nations and peoples, not for African nations and peoples,” Blinken said.

He added that the United States “will not dictate Africa’s choices, nor should anyone else. The right to make these choices belongs to Africans, and Africans alone.

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But on his trip, Blinken played down criticism of the United States that it had ignored Africa for the past decade, lacked a cohesive policy on how to engage the region, and was instead now attached to the relationship to counter the growing influence of Russia and China. African countries are particularly concerned about a bill, the Combating Malicious Activities of Russia in Africa Act, passed by the House of Representatives on April 27, which, if passed by the Senate, will become law. punishing African governments for aiding Russian “maliciousness”. activities on the mainland.

The bill defines such malicious activities as those that “undermine the purposes and interests of the United States” and require the U.S. Secretary of State “…to develop and submit to Congress a strategy and plan for work depicting United States efforts to counter the influence and activities of the Russian Federation and its proxies in Africa.

Although Blinken declined to comment on the bill, he defended the US position, saying his government was not asking Africans to choose but rather “offering a choice”.

On March 2 this year, 28 AU member states voted in favor of a UN resolution condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine, 17 abstained, eight did not vote and the Eritrea voted against by 141 votes. Four voted against.

While African countries are free to import Russian grain and fertilizer, they risk sanctions if they trade with Russian oil, which remains sanctioned by the United States.

In a separate virtual briefing on Thursday, Molly Phee, assistant secretary of the Bureau of African Affairs, told reporters that the United States had exempted all Russian food products from sanctions because it knew “they were important to many consumers around the world, including those here in Africa. ”

“We seek to deprive Russia of the revenue it derives from oil sales, which it uses to carry out this terrible illegal campaign in Ukraine,” Phee said.

during his tour, South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor expressed in a joint press briefing his concern over the US’ attempt to “punish” countries that did not support the West in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.

“I hate being told, ‘either you choose this, or else,'” Pandor said.

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US politics and Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan in 2022 https://alg-a.com/us-politics-and-nancy-pelosis-visit-to-taiwan-in-2022/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://alg-a.com/us-politics-and-nancy-pelosis-visit-to-taiwan-in-2022/ American politics and Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is no accident during her tour of Asia. It’s a calculated act of US state policy, even though the Biden administration feels uncomfortable about it. As she travels through Asia, her visit to Taiwan may seem less meaningful since a trip to […]]]>

American politics and Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is no accident during her tour of Asia. It’s a calculated act of US state policy, even though the Biden administration feels uncomfortable about it. As she travels through Asia, her visit to Taiwan may seem less meaningful since a trip to Taiwan alone would have seemed rather provocative to China.

Pelosi’s visit aims to convey US support for Taiwan’s sovereignty to Chinese allies and adversaries, including China, who have questioned the US commitment to engage in direct military confrontation. As a result, China banned hundreds of Taiwanese exports and ordered a mobilization to send a strong message of disapproval, threatening Taiwan with invasion.

Tensions in Taiwan have been heightened by misguided US military action in Ukraine. Pelosi’s desire as a prominent and influential Democrat is to assure the public that the United States is prepared to engage militarily on Taiwan if circumstances warrant.

As China displays growing hostility on all fronts, the United States must firmly announce its national goals and intentions in an uncertain situation regarding Taiwan. The United States will suffer a historic setback in Taiwan if it falls behind its Chinese rival.

Due to its geographical location, Taiwan has major geopolitical and strategic importance; its occupation would strengthen China’s naval strategy to the point of threatening all Asian nations in the region. American historian and naval officer Alfred Mahan argued that mastery of the seas is the key to world power.

The Sino-American conflict over Taiwan is a vivid illustration of this argument. Located between Japan and Southeast Asia, Taiwan is the largest island in the archipelago. It is thirty times larger than Okinawa, where US forces are based, making it a significant force in the Pacific region.

As long as China controls Taiwan, it can operate east of the first island chain separating it from the Pacific. This would have increased freedom of operation in the ocean and prevented the United States from controlling other neighboring islands. If Taiwan lost peacefully or by force, it would irreparably alter the balance of power in the Western Pacific.

A recent global shortage of semiconductors has also highlighted Taiwan’s importance as a technological and economic powerhouse. An analyst pointed out that the United States had armed China to deter an invasion. F-16V Vipers were sold domestically, increasing its 140 F-16s. M-1 tanks, Apache attack helicopters and missiles were also sold to Taipei.

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The high-tech fighter, the “jump jet” version of the F-35, would greatly improve Taiwan’s ability to defend its airbases, which would otherwise be anchored due to their invisibility to radar.

The armament of Taiwan is supposed to replace the American armed intervention in the event of Chinese aggression. Because anti-war sentiment is widely known in the US and arms transfers signal Taiwan’s resilience, this is an important question as China assesses the extent of US engagement. in Taiwan.

The Sino-American conflict over Taiwan may come from the seas, but the US Navy remains capable of inflicting significant damage to Chinese sea or air attacks. Taiwan plays a strategically critical role in geopolitical calculations and regional concerns.

Defining the contours of their respective spheres of influence is the objective of the ongoing Sino-American maneuvers in the Indo-Pacific region. Neither country will unilaterally dominate the other, as there is no unfinished agenda.

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Both nuclear powers believe the prospects of all-out war to ensure a complete victory for either is anathema. As an extension of Taiwan’s competition for jurisdiction over the South China Seas, China is seeking to exercise a monopoly over those waters. China could exert control over the South China Sea by demonstrating its military capability.

However, it fails to force other countries to comply with Chinese assertions of sovereignty over the Indochina Sea area through their activities in their territorial waters. Against this backdrop, China’s activity in the adjacent Indian Ocean challenges India’s relatively small navy.

As a result of this decision, Chinese international trade, which must pass through the narrow Strait of Malacca, could be threatened with disruption. The Sino-Indian border dispute plays a role here, as China wishes to avoid involvement on two fronts.

Although the United States does not want India to suffer a setback in a military conflict with China, a Sino-Indian standoff and continued mutual mobilization, rather than resolving their dispute, is the preferred logical outcome. of the United States, because it affects the Taiwanese calculation of China.

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Other countries affected by any major conflict over Taiwan are likely to help the United States. Still, they would have to be careful because if the United States were to win, they would almost certainly be held responsible. During the Vietnam War, the United States devastated Cambodia and Laos.

The United States is helping India greatly on many levels, especially intelligence, but India’s maneuvering is limited. As soon as an Indian government appears to be negotiating with China, the US could try regime change as a favorite foreign policy pastime.

Edited by Prakriti Arora

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Blinken outlines new US policy for sub-Saharan Africa https://alg-a.com/blinken-outlines-new-us-policy-for-sub-saharan-africa/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 18:35:30 +0000 https://alg-a.com/blinken-outlines-new-us-policy-for-sub-saharan-africa/ The United States released a new Africa policy on Monday to counter the presence of China and Russia in Africa. The policy launch comes as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits South Africa, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The new policy, U.S. Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, reframes the region’s importance to U.S. […]]]>

The United States released a new Africa policy on Monday to counter the presence of China and Russia in Africa.

The policy launch comes as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits South Africa, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The new policy, U.S. Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, reframes the region’s importance to U.S. national security interests and articulates a new vision for how and with whom the United States engages, while identifying additional areas of interest.

He said the world recognizes the importance of Africa which is driving several engagements on the continent and this “presents new opportunities and challenges for American interests in the region.”

However, China and Russia see the continent as an arena to challenge the rules-based international order and pursue their self-interests, the policy states.

“The People’s Republic of China (PRC), by contrast, sees the region as an important arena for challenging the rules-based international order, advancing its own narrow commercial and geopolitical interests, undermining transparency and openness, and weakening U.S. relations with African peoples and governments,” the policy reads.

On the other hand, Russia views the region as a permissive environment for parastatals and private military companies, often fomenting instability for strategic and financial gain, the report said.

He adds that “Russia is using its security and economic ties, as well as disinformation, to undermine principled African opposition to Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine and human rights abuses. which are connected with it”.

The document indicates that some of the United States’ longstanding approaches have become insufficient to meet new challenges in a more contested and competitive world.

To advance its priorities through the new policy, the United States will employ four goals in sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years. These include fostering openness and open societies; provide democratic and security dividends; advancing pandemic recovery and economic opportunity; and conservation, climate adaptation and a just energy transition.

Additionally, “we will expand our commitments, continuing to invest in larger states while deepening our relationships with small and medium African states to advance our shared priorities, including the AU Agenda 2063.”

The United States will likely achieve its goals if African civil society, including journalists and activists, as well as multilateral bodies and democratic institutions, uphold shared democratic values, such as transparency, accountability, diversity, equality and equity, women’s rights and inclusion.

It will also enhance Diaspora Engagement to strengthen dialogue between U.S. officials and the Diaspora in the United States and support the United Nations Permanent Forum for People of African Descent.

“The United States will leverage all of our diplomatic, development, and defense capabilities, strengthen our commercial and trade ties, focus on digital ecosystems, and rebalance toward urban hubs, to support these goals,” he said. he declares.

China has become the darling of many African countries with massive infrastructure projects and low-interest loans, all of which have helped increase Chinese influence on the continent.

In Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, Chinese loans are being used to finance huge rail and road projects, most of which are also being built by Chinese companies.

Russian influence on the continent manifested itself when most African countries refused to outright condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine or support sanctions against Russia for the invasion.

Russian private military contractors, including the famous Wagner Group, are also active in many African countries, including the Central African Republic and Mali.

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Nancy Pelosi Says Taiwan Trip ‘Doesn’t Contradict’ Longstanding US Policy | world news https://alg-a.com/nancy-pelosi-says-taiwan-trip-doesnt-contradict-longstanding-us-policy-world-news/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://alg-a.com/nancy-pelosi-says-taiwan-trip-doesnt-contradict-longstanding-us-policy-world-news/ U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said shortly after landing in Taiwan on Tuesday that her visit, marking the highest-level visit by a U.S. official in more than two decades, was a sign of the “America’s unwavering” commitment to supporting the island nation. Pelosi has defied a series of increasingly harsh warnings and threats from China […]]]>

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said shortly after landing in Taiwan on Tuesday that her visit, marking the highest-level visit by a U.S. official in more than two decades, was a sign of the “America’s unwavering” commitment to supporting the island nation.

Pelosi has defied a series of increasingly harsh warnings and threats from China that have sent tensions between the world’s two superpowers skyrocketing.

Pelosi, second in office, is the most high-profile US lawmaker to visit Taiwan in 25 years and Beijing has made it clear it views his presence as a major provocation, putting the region on edge.

“Our delegation’s visit to Taiwan honors America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant democracy,” Pelosi tweeted.

“Our discussions with Taiwanese leaders reaffirm our support for our partner and promote our common interests, including the promotion of a free and open Indo-Pacific region,” she added.

“America’s solidarity with Taiwan’s 23 million people is more important than ever today as the world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy,” the House Speaker continued. in a thread, before stressing that his delegation’s visit “in no way contradicts the long tradition of United States policy, guided by the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, the joint U.S.-China communiqués and the six assurances.

China called the US actions in Taiwan “extremely dangerous”. “The United States…constantly distorts, obscures and crowds out the ‘One China’ principle,” Beijing’s foreign ministry said in a statement after Pelosi’s plane landed in Taiwan. “These moves, like playing with fire, are extremely dangerous. Those who play with fire will perish.”

Pelosi is currently touring Asia and although neither she nor her office has confirmed the visit to Taipei, several US and Taiwanese media outlets have reported that it is on the cards – sparking days of ire from Beijing.

The People’s Liberation Army said it was on “high alert” and would “launch a series of targeted military actions in response” to the visit.

“Those who play with fire will perish by it,” the Beijing Foreign Ministry added.

China considers democratic and self-governing Taiwan its territory and has vowed to take the island one day, by force if necessary.

It attempts to keep Taiwan isolated on the world stage and opposes countries having official trade with Taipei.

During a call with US President Joe Biden last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Washington against “playing with fire” in Taiwan.

While the Biden administration is reportedly opposed to a shutdown in Taiwan, White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said Pelosi has the right to go where she wants.

“There is no reason for Beijing to turn a potential visit in line with long-standing US policies into some kind of crisis,” he told reporters.

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‘We’re going to have to wake up’: Jeff Sessions tears up US policy with China, calls country ‘biggest’ threat https://alg-a.com/were-going-to-have-to-wake-up-jeff-sessions-tears-up-us-policy-with-china-calls-country-biggest-threat/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 22:43:00 +0000 https://alg-a.com/were-going-to-have-to-wake-up-jeff-sessions-tears-up-us-policy-with-china-calls-country-biggest-threat/ On Friday, former attorney general Jeff Sessions tore up US policy with China and called the country America’s “greatest” threat. Sessions discussed US trade policy with China in remarks at the US Economic Forum conference in Washington, DC, and argued that the United States has become too dependent on Chinese manufacturing. The United States depends […]]]>

On Friday, former attorney general Jeff Sessions tore up US policy with China and called the country America’s “greatest” threat.

Sessions discussed US trade policy with China in remarks at the US Economic Forum conference in Washington, DC, and argued that the United States has become too dependent on Chinese manufacturing. The United States depends on Chinese manufacturing for a number of products, including semiconductors.

“We face a formidable adversary in China, and we must take a series of steps to protect our interests against this nation that has a stake in our demise,” Sessions said at the event, hosted by Intercollegiate Studies. Institute. (RELATED: Big Business Battles Bill to Stop Selling America to China)

“Someone has to represent the people of the United States and our manufacturing industry,” Sessions said. “We’re going to have to wake up because they’re determined to take over.”

Sessions also criticized libertarian conservatives for supporting free trade policies, which he said unfairly disadvantage Americans against China.

“I would say to my libertarian and free market friends: we don’t live in a free market world. They [China] are not free traders. None of them are, especially the Asians. Europeans are rather free-traders but not as much as us. So we cannot sit here and watch our businesses and our technology erode due to state manipulation.

The sessions called on conservatives to take the threat of Chinese influence in the US economy more seriously.

“Maybe we can have a conference among conservatives about what we should be doing to protect our country’s security interests from all threats,” Sessions said, “but maybe the bigger one now is China. “.

On Wednesday, the Senate passed a bill allocating $280 billion to boost domestic semiconductor manufacturing. Sponsored by Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator Todd Young, the CHIPS Act earmarked $52 billion for domestic semiconductor manufacturing through 2025. The bill also includes $200 billion for National Science Foundation and STEM education initiatives in American schools.

Chinese people top the list of foreign buyers of American homes for the 10th straight year, according to a 2022 report from the U.S. National Association of Realtors (NAR). China is the biggest foreign buyer of US homes by dollar value, according to NAR. In 2022, 46% of US land purchased by international buyers was in suburban areas and 19% in rural areas.

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China must remain calm amid repeated US policy mistakes https://alg-a.com/china-must-remain-calm-amid-repeated-us-policy-mistakes/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://alg-a.com/china-must-remain-calm-amid-repeated-us-policy-mistakes/ China United States Photo: IC Since the beginning of this year, the Joe Biden administration has successively pushed the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF), which excludes China, and the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, a project to compete with the Belt and Road initiated by China. Initiative. In doing so, the United States […]]]>

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Since the beginning of this year, the Joe Biden administration has successively pushed the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF), which excludes China, and the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, a project to compete with the Belt and Road initiated by China. Initiative. In doing so, the United States tried to put into practice its project of strengthening strategic competition against China.

Since the administration of Barack Obama, the United States has proposed a series of strategies, initiatives and actions against China, ranging from the Asia-Pacific rebalancing strategy, the Indo-Pacific strategy, from the Blue Dot Network to the trade war. Yet great US efforts in this regard have often proved ineffective, with some ending up in trouble and others going up in smoke. Despite this, the United States is always eager to promote new conceptions of its China policy, which constitutes a unique circle of “constant trial and failure” in its strategies towards China. How to understand such a phenomenon?

First, US policy toward China is increasingly driven by domestic politics. U.S. China policy is often based on domestic political needs, rather than a careful assessment of policy feasibility. For example, Trump insisted on launching a trade war against China. His goal was to win white-collar blue-collar voters and Rust Belt state votes. As to how much the trade war can help achieve US interests and how much the US will pay for it, the Trump team has never carefully considered.

The facts have shown that the damage of the trade war to the interests of the United States is far greater than that caused to China. The trade war has increased the cost of living for American consumers and has also driven up inflation. Biden understands this, but he also wants to please the white blue-collar class and the unions. Therefore, he decided to continue the error.

Second, policymakers often overestimate America’s own capabilities. For example, Biden announced the Global Infrastructure and Investment Partnership plan at the G7 summit, claiming to invest $600 billion in infrastructure in developing countries. In fact, the United States has its own infrastructure problems at home, with quite a bit of infrastructure that has been in disrepair for a long time. How could the United States invest so much to help the infrastructures of other countries?

Third, the United States is unwilling to face reality and frequently underestimates China. Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has long held a dominant and active position in its relations with China because of its overall strength. But over the past decade, with the steady improvement of China’s overall national strength and the development of great power diplomacy, China has become more active in its relations with the United States. However, policy makers in Washington have not fully understood this. They often underestimate and misjudge the situation because they don’t want to accept the fact that China is rising.

The Biden administration crafted its China strategy, which can be characterized by the three Cs of competition, confrontation and cooperation, in the fantasy of creating a bilateral relationship in line with US interests, but China maintains its strategic composure and not dancing with the rhythm of the United States. China Embraces “List Diplomacy” and Urges US to Address China’s Legitimate Concerns; it is actively developing relationships with third parties and hoarding diplomatic resources to compete with the United States. The Biden administration’s conception of China policy appears to be a bit more sophisticated than that of the Trump era, but it also continues to hit the wall in practice. Underestimating and misjudging China has tripped up US China policy and therefore cannot go far.

Like the Trump and Biden administrations, future US administrations will continue this misguided path in their China policy, which is determined by US domestic politics, strategic culture, and the gap between its goals and capabilities. When it comes to China, pay attention to the design of various US policies toward China, but don’t take it too seriously. These designs are ultimately little more than wishful thinking. If China takes them too seriously, it will be led by the United States and waste its own resources and strategic opportunities.

As a hegemon, the United States must explore how to manage the relationship with a rising power that is very different from it in terms of political systems, values, culture and race. Making mistakes is normal. China must be strategically patient and have a good response capability. Given the significant changes taking place both in China and the United States as well as in bilateral relations, the key to managing China’s relationship with the United States is to strengthen and stabilize its foundations.

The author is Dean of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University. opinion@globaltimes.com.cn

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