CHINA - Now We Are Equal

Arno Froese

It quickly became obvious in Anchorage, Alaska, that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s diplomatic envoys hadn’t come carrying olive branches. Instead they brought a new world view.

Mr. Xi’s top foreign-policy aide Yang Jiechi also delivered a surprise: a 16-minute lecture about America’s racial problems and democratic failings. The objective, say Chinese officials, was to make clear that Beijing sees itself as an equal of the U.S. He also warned Washington against challenging China over a mission Beijing views as sacred—the eventual reunification with Taiwan.

“China can already look at the world on an equal level,” Xi told the annual legislative sessions in Beijing in early March, a remark widely interpreted in Chinese media as a declaration that China no longer looks up to the U.S. 

The U.S. routinely describes China as a strategic rival, but Beijing has rarely if ever used such terms, emphasizing terms like “win-win” and cooperation. 

China’s Foreign Ministry says of Mr. Yang’s Anchorage warning: “The Chinese side pointed out that the Taiwan issue is related to China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and China’s core interests.” It adds that “There is no room for compromise.”

Beijing, as Chinese officials put it, sought to “duo hui hua yu quan,” or take back the narrative. China’s diplomats and state-media outlets aggressively denounced Western meddling in its domestic affairs and heralded China’s rise.

With cameras rolling in Anchorage, Mr. Blinken briefly criticized China’s actions in Hong Kong and Xinjiang and threats against Taiwan. Mr. Yang, a member of the Communist Party’s ruling Politburo, gave his blistering 16-minute rejoinder, which the Chinese officials say was meant to show China’s new world view.

In Anchorage, the U.S. reaffirmed its adherence to the “One China” policy, under which Washington agrees not to recognize Taiwan as an independent nation, but also reiterated pledges to help Taiwan economically and militarily. 

America’s chaotic pandemic response, followed by a summer of racial upheaval and the Jan. 6 Capitol storming, solidified his faith in the Chinese system’s superiority, Chinese officials say. In internal meetings, they say, he compares American democracy to “a sheet of loose sand” and declares that the one-party system allows him to get things done.

Mr. Wang, the foreign minister, met his Russian peer in late March, prompting the nationalist Chinese newspaper Global Times to headline, “China, Russia to break US hold on ‘world order.’” Then he traveled to the Middle East and signed a wide-ranging economic and security agreement with Iran. 

-www.wsj.com, 12 April 2021

Arno's Commentary

What was unthinkable just a few decades ago, has now become reality. According to the article, communist China has reached a level to challenge the US’s New World Order dominion. 

Another report by BargainProject.org lists China as the largest contributor of foreign aid. It states: “A surprise to many, the winner on the ‘aid list’ is China, rather than the United States. Between 2000 and 2014, China offered $350 billion worth of aid to 140 countries and territories, sponsoring more than 4,000 projects, the largest foreign aid program in the world.”

The key word is “equality.” This has been stressed only lately, but more insistently each time. Will China dominate? That’s the often-asked question. Not necessarily, but it will become a dominant force in the global world.

When it comes to debt, the US owes China $1.07 trillion. Japan, however, leads as the largest holder of US debt by a country, at $1.3 trillion.

What does this mean Biblically speaking? Again, one word: equality. This leads us to America’s Declaration of Independence: “All men are created equal.” That was definitely not applicable to the original inhabitants of this land, the Indians, nor could people of color claim this right. It was only reserved for the elite, the rich, the landowners.

Equality must be achieved because the god of this world, the prince of darkness who mimics the Church of Jesus Christ, is establishing a peaceful, global society with “liberty and justice for all”—albeit temporary.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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