Monday, July 26, 2021

China warns the UK's Carrier Strike Group not to get too close...

 via Global Times

The US has been instigating its allies to stir up trouble in the South China Sea in recent years. This article by the Washington Examiner is even more blatant in urging Britain to send a warship within 12 miles of Chinese territories. It can be concluded that the US is the biggest destroyer of peace and stability in the South China Sea.

The term "special relationship" was coined by former prime minister Winston Churchill after WWII. And it has been used to describe the unique alliance between the US and Britain. In recent years, some analysts have questioned whether their "special relationship" could continue.

US President Joe Biden chose the UK as the destination of his first overseas trip, and he issued a statement pledging to affirm the "special relationship" with the UK when he met Johnson in June. This embodies the US' intention to strengthen its "special relationship" with Britain. When the US sees China as its top rival, it is roping in all its allies, including the UK, to counter China.

From the perspective of the UK, after Brexit, the country hopes to increase its influence on global affairs by leveraging its special relations with the US. London has more pressing needs to underline its "special relationship" with Washington, and London's strategic demand for the US is rising.

"Against this backdrop, the US has the initiative. As a result, how special US-UK relations are depends on Britain's performance. Washington also intends to exploit London as cannon fodder to test China's reaction," Wang Yiwei, director of the institute of international affairs at the Renmin University of China in Beijing, told the Global Times.


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