In recent days, a senior State Department official accused China of misusing the October 25, 1971, General Assembly resolution 2758 to deprive Taiwan of the opportunity to take part in multilateral organizations.
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for China, Taiwan and Mongolia, Rick Waters, stated, “We have been actively encouraging member-states, civil society and individuals who care about the problem to support Taiwan’s robust, meaningful participation throughout the U.N. system.”
Global Times, a tabloid newspaper under the Chinese Communist Party’s flagship People’s Daily, published an editorial titled, “The U.S. Will Humiliate itself Challenging UN Resolution 2758, Undermining the one-China principle.”
The newspaper criticized the statement that Waters made as, “an attempt by Washington to issue a fundamental challenge to the one-China principle, trying to break the political status quo of the Taiwan question.”
It went on, “Even the United States, the No.1 Western country, arbitrarily falsified and fabricated the meaning of the UN resolution, completely ignoring its self-claimed responsibility of maintaining international rules. The US has turned itself into a complete political hooligan, which has been an eye-opener for the world.”
The newspaper then dealt a major blow saying, “The current US government is the most incapable and degenerate in the country’s history. The U.S.’ national strength has greatly lost its relative advantage, so the cards of trade and human rights that Washington plays to counter China have almost no effect at all. Meanwhile, the military deterrence from the Chinese mainland is also containing the Taiwan card the US plays. The US then has come to this cheap shot as a ‘new weapon’ to launch an alternative offensive against China.”
Global Times is famous for hawkish, anti-U.S. comments, but saying that the “current U.S. government is the most incapable and degenerate in the country’s history” is probably one of the harshest attacks on the Biden administration.
Source: Global Times, October 24, 2021