On the way to the G7 (major developed countries) Foreign Ministers' Meeting held in Japan on April 16-18, German Foreign Minister Beerbock, who visited China on April 14, told Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang, "Germany will take its own actions in its relationship with China. to develop," she emphasized. Furthermore, she clarified that "Germany, which attaches great importance to the security of its supply chain, does not support economic separation," "We cannot accept a change in Taiwan's status," and "We would like to cooperate closely with China on international issues." effectively refused entry into .However, at the Japanese meeting, she said, "Europe will not turn a blind eye to China's violation of international law (in the South China Sea and elsewhere)," showing the solidarity of the G7. French President Emmanuel Macron, who visited China 10 days before the German foreign minister, said during his stay in China, "It is insane to cut ties with China," and "Europe will not follow the United States on the Taiwan issue." On the Taiwan issue, he "supports maintaining the status quo" and "(up to now) has not changed his position." The true intention of both sides is, of course, "close cooperation with China." The G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting Joint Statement, which was issued in Karuizawa on the 18th and is hostile to Russia and China, is a blank slate. In particular, there was also a report in a large letter from Japan stating that ``China's irreversible temperature difference between the G7 countries is 'a faraway Europe'''. It highlighted the dismay of Japan, the chair country, due to Macron's shock.
■ Moves Xi Jinping's heart
The French president's visit to China in April attracted world attention. The conspicuous closeness between President Macron and President Xi Jinping cannot be considered “acting” at all. Xi Jinping, who had warmly entertained Macron in Beijing by holding a joint press conference and other events, followed Macron to Guangzhou the next morning. We have responded in an unusual way, and we have been talking for more than 5 hours in total over the two days.
Ultimately, Macron's argument is that Europe will not follow the US. In other words, "We welcome the rise of China. We want China to play a major role in the peace process in Ukraine." Construction is the number one priority."
It seems that Xi, moved by Macron's articulate declaration of independent diplomacy, wanted to listen more closely to Macron's voice and exchange opinions more deeply not only in Beijing but also in Guangdong. In this way, we can understand how the unprecedented summit meeting by Xi Jinping unfolded. Kremlin sources say Russian President Vladimir Putin said before the invasion of Ukraine that "I don't see intelligence in the words of the leaders of the United States and the United Kingdom. With Macron I feel intelligence." Xi Jinping must have felt the same way.
A secret battle between Germany, France and the United States
Germany and France mediated the conclusion of the Minsk Agreement twice in 2014 and 2015, and worked tirelessly to avoid war by holding constant talks with Russia until just before Russia's military invasion of Ukraine. Even after the invasion, President Macron said, "We must not humiliate Russia so that on the day the fighting stops, we can find an exit through diplomacy." It is directly opposed to Britain's relentless attack on Russia and the movement to crush the Putin regime. Germany, which had a change of government at the end of 2021, has become a three-party coalition government, but regarding diplomacy with Russia and China, it inherits the stance of the former Merkel administration and cooperates with France. Both Germany and France have high hopes for China's mediation in the peace process in Ukraine. German Foreign Minister Beerbock's remarks in China above that he wants to cooperate closely with China on international affairs are in line with Macron's stance on China.
Current Chancellor Scholz, who served as Deputy Chancellor of the grand coalition government led by former Chancellor Angela Merkel, who made 12 official visits during his 16 years in office and built very close ties with China, preceded Macron's visit to China in April 2023. Scholz, leader of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD), a left-wing political party that has led post-war German politics, made a surprise visit to China on November 4, 2022, when the Ukrainian war seemed to be raging, and surprised Washington. The Nordstream liquefied natural gas undersea pipeline, built over many years by Russia and Germany, was destroyed about a month ago. Without waiting for a scoop by an American journalist in February 2023 that "the bombings were directed by US President Biden," the German government announced that the war in Ukraine would not only be caused by the US by Russia, but also by the European Union (EU) led by Germany and France. must have felt keenly that it was an attack on
Regarding the surprise visit of the German Chancellor to China, please refer to the article dated November 8, 2022 on this blog, "Shock of the German Chancellor's Visit to China: Hollowing out of the G7, Promoting Participation in the New Eurasian Concept Led by China and Russia | Press Activity 1995~ Yasuo Kaji Yasuo) (yasuoy.com) I want to do it.
■ Tossing Washington with a “duplicity”
Scholz's visit to China, which lasted only half a day, preceded Macron's visit to China this time. ``Germany is blinded by business and is getting too close to China,'' British media said. reported. Partly due to the efforts of Germany and France, China may have proposed a 12-point peace plan calling for a "political solution" to the conflict in Ukraine in February 2023, coinciding with the first anniversary of Russia's military invasion. The remarkable thing about Scholz's visit to China was that the G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting was being held in Münster in northwestern Germany. Germany will hold the G7 presidency in 2022, and the now-stereotyped G7 joint statement led by the United States and Britain to “condemn Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and fan China’s threat to change the international order” has become a token. .
But the German government avoids confronting Washington head-on. After returning from China, Scholz began lashing out at Russia in a tone similar to that of the United States and Britain. And he decides to provide the state-of-the-art tank "Leopard 2A7V" to Ukraine. Chancellor Scholz is not the only “actor”. Foreign Minister Beerbok (Greens) also told the Council of Europe in January: "We (Europe) have to do more to defend Ukraine, also with regard to tanks," he said, "because we are at war with Russia. It's because they're doing it," he made a series of radical remarks that could be seen as speaking on behalf of the US neoconservatives. In China, however, the change in status (independence) of Taiwan is completely unacceptable. We will not depend on a country that does not share our values," he said, demonstrating his "duplicity" without regret.
Frustrated by this German stance, the Ukrainian government refused a visit to Ukraine by German President Steinmeier, who had served as foreign minister under Angela Merkel. Originally, the president was to visit with the presidents of Poland and the Baltics. The presidents of four countries, with the exception of the German president, will visit Kyiv in April 2022. Although the Chancellor of Germany, the G7 presidency, visited Ukraine in June of the same year, Chancellor Scholz accompanied French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Draghi on a visit to Kyiv. It barely made it in time for the G7 summit in late June. The series of events hinted at how much the US neoconservatives behind the Ukrainian government, which is directing the war against Russia, hate the German regime.
The decline of the United States that cannot be hidden
It has been said that the 2003 Iraq War was caused in part by the Saddam Hussein regime's attempt to change the settlement of oil purchases and sales from the US dollar to the euro. At that time, the Bush administration, which was blatantly dominated by neoconservatives such as Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, raised its voice, saying, ``France and Germany will not be tolerated.'' The Bush administration was furious at Germany and France, who pointed out their desire for multipolarization of the world to Washington, who was intoxicated by the logic of power, claiming that hegemony of the United States alone had been realized. In comparison, the Biden administration does not raise its voice against Germany and France. Through the media, it is limited to appealing that it will "disrupt the unity of the United States and Europe."
The recent Karuizawa G7 joint statement reveals that the United States has lost power and is becoming isolated. The statement emphasizes cooperation with developing countries and emerging countries in the so-called global South, and states a policy of deepening cooperative relations with countries in Africa, Central Asia, and Latin America. This can be seen as the leadership of Germany and France. At the Munich Security Conference in February 2023, French President Emmanuel Macron said, "I am shocked at how much we have lost the trust of the Global South." It is important to gain the trust of emerging and developing countries by tackling debt and hunger issues."
With the restoration of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran mediated by China, the civil wars in Syria and Yemen are coming to an end, and Israel is isolated in the Middle East. China also extended its hand to the peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The US-led G7 is the only group in the world that sees China as a threat. The expanded G20 has become dysfunctional due to the sanctions against Russia, and the G7 is also in the same bed with Germany and France, which are pro-China. This is based on the Ten Principles of Peace set out at the 1955 Bandung Conference (Asian-African Conference), among others, non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, recognition of the equality of all nations large and small, and collective defense of the particular interests of major powers. It is a proof that the US neoconservatives who neglect to use for the sake are getting total scandal from emerging countries and developing countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, which is called the global South.
France and Germany, trying to distance themselves from the United States and try to restore lost trust, have respected China at the heart of what was once the Third World, the global South. The rise of China represents a major change in the postwar world order. Macron's words that "cutting ties with China would be madness" are deeply conscious. Japan's bureaucrats and politicians, who have no sense of intelligence and who continue to humbly say that the Japan-US alliance is the cornerstone, are unable to respond to global trends. I cling to the mud boat because I don't want to lose my vested interests.