American strategic loneliness in the Chinese world order

China’s economic boom, which threatened the United States, made the US political structure realize that the rhythm of China’s common interests with the rest of the world was changing power structures in the international system to the detriment of the United States, and world powers because of opportunities In the United States, they have begun to flexibly pursue national interests between China and the United States by building new regional and transregional alliances and blocs.

Over the past decade, China has created a huge rift between the Democratic and Republican factions of Congress and even Washington’s European allies, with vigilance and management-based stability combined with policy initiative and foreign trade with the United States. To safeguard its national interests, Beijing has cleverly put its regional and super regional power into action with all political, economic and security means in the face of any US economic and military confrontation.

The United States was forced to pursue a strategy of separating the US economy from China in order to harm China’s domestic economy and foreign trade under Trump, in order to maintain its business position with other countries. First world economies such as Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Ireland, Britain and Japan, who were interdependent with the United States in areas related to trade and advanced technologies, to innovate cooperation based on bilateral relations and outside of international agreements.

This method of interaction was strongly opposed by other countries in the world and the European Union. Trump was able to achieve the desired result only with Mexico and Canada and replace the NAMTA agreement with the USMCA. Other strategic US trading partners, led by Japan, have never been content to leave their trading allies outside of normal international norms in the interests of the United States, despite accepting $ 200 billion in investment in the United States.

Another major problem for the United States is that the new trade agreements in the ASEAN region and the Central European countries’ trade agreement with China, the largest trade agreements in human history, show that Asian countries also pursue their interests in an orderly manner. This is not the last problem, and China has bombarded the United States in other parts of the world, a growing strategic relationship between China and Iran that, contrary to the views of the Iranian people, is supported by some politics factions in the Islamic Republic, especially the fundamentalists close to Grand Ayatollah Khamenei, which definitely is the most problematic issue for US foreign policy and national interests in next years.

Washington is only trying to be passive by creating human rights abuses for Beijing and causing heavy tensions and costs in the military tensions in the South Sea, as well as making China’s energy routes and other resources more dangerous to reach. The title of the world’s first economic power by 2027.

It was understandable to Washington that in its economic rivalry with China, providing energy security and primary resources was Beijing’s weakness and US strength in controlling its 1.5 billion-strong population. With war and instability in the oil-rich Middle East, the United States sought to target China’s economic life in the region, which depended on imports of oil, gas, and raw materials. But China, in new cooperation with Russia and the increase of terminals related to its strategic oil reserves, sought to solve this problem by creating a Russian gas pipeline to China, which is at the top of the world’s largest energy transmission lines. To disrupt politics with the United States to the extent that it leads to a new order in international relations.

In the new order that China has established with Russia and even the European and Asian allies of the United States, it is not only defining its international borders with the United States, but also setting new borders for a political, commercial and security confrontation with Washington. The Biden administration has argued that the White House cannot even alleviate the tensions that the US political structure has created with China over the past two decades.

Currently, even the Biden administration is unable to return to pre-US threats against China. Thus, the conditions for the Biden administration to get rid of the trap it has set for Beijing have become doubly difficult than in the past. Biden can neither put an end to the threats against China nor can he respond to them with a view to China’s comprehensive initiative. These conditions have curtailed the US strategic long arm to continue dealing with China and severely limited any option the Biden administration wants to escalate with China in the international arena.

The new situation for Biden as President of the United States, who portrayed China as an enemy in the election campaign, gradually became digestible, and Biden was forced to lift a large chunk of China’s enmity that had stuck in his throat while swallowing, and retreated. And to reconsider its previous positions, admitting that it will only pursue a policy of fierce competition against China and that there is no need for a conflict between the two countries. In other words, Biden lost the game in the face of persistence along with China’s effective actions against US threats, and from now on, given China’s readiness for any confrontation with the United States, it can’t even pursue a policy of intense competition against China.

Biden did not mention any plans or strategies in which sector he would continue to compete fiercely against China, given the painful economic situation in the United States. The White House’s emphasis and policy is focused solely on generalizations that Washington will resolutely refrain from any separatist activities aimed at gaining independence for Taiwan, and is committed to supporting the peaceful growth of relations across the Taiwan Strait and the “reunification” of China. But Biden does not say how the goals of the strategy will be implemented. Beijing is well aware that the United States’ only plan to contain China in its “competition strategy” is to consider a bill in the Senate that would approve a $ 30 billion budget to increase competition with China.

China calmly and humbly responded to the $ 30 billion plan, and in response to Biden’s proposed bill from a comprehensive plan to upgrade its manufacturing capabilities by 2025 in eight priority areas and boost its global competitiveness in tensions with the United States. Unveiled and announced, Beijing plans to become a global superpower in eight industrial sectors. The Chinese government has shown that it is committed to its 14th Five-Year Development Plan and the sustainability of the share of production in the macroeconomy and the preservation of competitive advantages.

China’s re-focus on manufacturing and advanced economies to strengthen China’s position in global supply chains and reduce its reliance on foreign technologies will undoubtedly thwart any US plans to intensify competition with China. In addition, according to its new five-year plan, China is to set to rectify its weak capabilities in key components, software, materials and core systems. In greater cooperation with global markets, China has the potential to bring even America’s traditional allies into its economic orbit and, while easing tensions with China, challenge the United States strategically alone.

BY: Alegandro Gomez Delacroz