Tell Secretary of State Blinken to stop endangering Asians and Asian Americans with his anti-China Cold War aggression.
This is dangerous! In the wake of the tragic murders of six Asian women in Atlanta, GA, instead of reflecting on how the US government’s anti-China rhetoric provoked this and other instances of anti-Asian violence in the US, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the rest of the Biden administration are ramping up their aggression toward China.
Taking a "hard stance on China" — creating a vile, unnecessary, reckless confrontation — will not get us to positive solutions; instead it will hinder both of our countries and the world, while endangering innocent people. We need Secretary Blinken to stop stoking a global conflict with China that feeds the Cold War abroad and anti-Asian attacks at home.
Also, join us on March 27th for a National Day of Action demanding an end to anti-Asian racist violence, an end to violence against women and an end to white supremacy now. RSVP now to join or organize an action in your city.
Last Thursday, when top US and Chinese officials met for the first time under the Biden administration, Blinken said that China “threatens the rules-based order that maintains global stability.” This meeting came just one day after the US illegally sanctioned 24 Chinese and Hong Kong officials, and one day after Secretary Blinken traveled to Japan and South Korea alongside Secretary of Defense Austin to shore up US alliances in preparation to encircle and contain China. This is in addition to the US’s plans to establish a network of precision-strike missiles along the islands surrounding Beijing over the next six years as part of $27.4 billion in spending to be considered under the Pacific Deterrence Initiative.
We must ask ourselves why the US spends three times more on its military than China does. We know that taxpayer dollars being spent on U.S. military aggression towards China could be much better spent providing life-affirming services to Americans in the midst of a global pandemic and an ongoing recession.
Sign the petition to Secretary Blinken now telling him not to ramp up aggression towards China. It endangers lives and continues our grotesque levels of Pentagon spending.
Unlike the US, China maintains a no-first-use policy on the use of nuclear weapons, and has even publicly called on nuclear weapon states to create and join a multilateral Treaty on Mutual No-First-Use of Nuclear Weapons. Unlike the US, China’s foreign policy stresses the importance of multilateral cooperation in order to ensure the development and well-being of all nations. The US, on the other hand, has nearly 20 times the number of nuclear warheads as China, has twice the tonnage of warships at sea, has over 130,000 troops stationed in the Indo-Pacific, and has over 800 overseas bases compared with China’s three. Rather than a new Cold War, we need to be cooperating with China on such things as climate change mitigation and worldwide vaccine distribution.
Join us in telling Secretary Blinken that China Is Not Our Enemy and join or organize an action in your city for the March 27th National Day of Action to end anti-Asian violence. We need respectful and harmonious relations with China!
Onward toward peace & equality,
Madison, Ariel, Carley, Danaka, Angela, Ann, Cody, Ciara, Emily, Farida, Grace, Jodie, Kelly, Kelsey, Leila, Leonardo, Marcy, Maxine, Mary, Medea, Michelle, Nancy, Paki, Sana, and Teri