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Frequently Asked Questions

This is a very important question, and this is the question we should ask our leaders like President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Why are we driving a war that would affect billions of people and the pristine ecosystems in the Asia-Pacific? Why are we fueling hate towards China, that is already hurting the lives of Asian Americans before taking us to another unending war? Why are we focusing on competing with China, instead of engaging in diplomacy and cooperating to address the biggest challenges facing humanity globally? Who benefits from all of this?

Here are some thoughts that have been written on this question:

Washington’s War Machine and U.S.-China Relations published by China Focus

How US arms dealers profit from ‘China threat’ published by Asia Times

The War Caucus Always Wins published by The Intercept

The US began ramping up aggression towards China in the Obama Administration with “Pivot to Asia.” Round after round of trade wars with China took place under the Trump Administration. In the Biden Administration’s National Security Strategy, China is viewed as “America’s most consequential geopolitical challenge.”

In 2023, the Congress established a new House Select Committee on China. This is the first congress committee to focus on competition with another country. Their first priority is to scrutinize Chinese-owned company TikTok.

The US manufactures consent to go to war with China by painting China as the aggressor. A former senior official said in a Bloomberg interview, “hawkish tone in DC has contributed to a cycle where the US makes the first move, interprets Chinese reactions as a provocation, and then escalates further.”

Information about the Chinese military is distorted to justify the historically high Pentagon budget for Fiscal Year 2023.

The Federal Reserve misrepresented China’s military spending.

Truth from inside China is censored in public discourse. Read our Pink Tank about about PBS’s bias against China. 

In 1979, the US and China normalized their diplomatic relations and issued the joint Shanghai Communique, recognizing that there is one China and that Taiwan is part of China. This “One China” policy has since ensured peaceful US-China relations for more than 50 years.

Read the Shanghai Communiques. 

Watch CODEPINK’s webinar on the Shanghai Communiques. 

Today, the people of Taiwan do not want US escalation that might drag them into war.

Watch CODEPINK Congress Capitol Calling Party on Taiwan featuring a speaker from Taiwan Labor Party. 

Read about the history of the progressive and long-standing movement in Taiwan for peaceful reunification with mainland China.

The most recent election in Taiwan showed that voters were more concerned about local issues, while relations with China were lower priorities.

China is putting human lives first in its response to COVID-19. China’s “zero-COVID” policies are not stringent rules to follow. Rather, they are a dynamic set of guidelines from the central government for local governments to enforce based on scientific research and public health evaluation.

Read about China's COVID-19 policies in the past 3 years. 

Watch CODEPINK’s friend Tings Chak talk about what Western media get wrong about China’s COVID policies.

There is a social cost to China’s “zero-COVID,” but it’s supported by the majority of Chinese people. Watch Tings Chak puts the minority anti “zero-COVID” protests into perspective in a country with 1.4 billion population. 

China is building peaceful relations with other countries in the Global South through trade and investments in infrastructures.

Watch CODEPINK’s webinar on China in Africa. 

Read from our partners that debunk some myths about China’s investment in Africa.

Watch CODEPINK's webinar on how China's Belt and Road Initiative is uplifting countries in Latin America. 

In the Middle East, China is making trade partners. Countries that have historically depended on oil now look to diversify their economies, and China is making deals on 5G technology and clean energy.

Islamic scholars praise China’s effort in counter-terrorism within its border.

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  • Leo Robinson
    commented 2022-02-16 10:32:00 -0500
    95% of his evidence comes directly from China. His sources are Chinese doctors, judges, legislators, military officials, government officials, the media, and hospital websites. His research reveals an inconceivable truth – China’s hospitals, judiciary, and military worked together under the authority of the previous Chinese president Jiang Zemin to mercilessly slaughter millions of Falun Gong practitioners through the harvesting of their organs.

    Today in a time of peace, it is difficult for people to believe that such a large-scale massacre has been silently taking place in China. But the truth shows that this frenzied killing machine, driven by huge profits, is still running rampant in society.
  • 马克思主义 好
    commented 2021-05-17 09:57:53 -0400

    Ehmetjan Qasim was a leftist revolutionary,not an Islamist terrorist.