Wei Jingsheng Foundation News and Article Release Issue: A764-W485

魏京生基金会新闻与文章发布号: A764-W485


Release Date: June 9, 2013



Topic: About the US-China Presidential Talks in California -- Wei Jingsheng

标题:中美总统级加州会谈 -- 魏京生


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About the US-China Presidential Talks in California

-- Wei Jingsheng



The Chinese and American Presidents have broken convention.  Instead of engaging in any kind of formal visit, they are having an informal friendship diplomacy in a small California town.  It was said that it was for the purpose of enhancing personal feelings in order to facilitate the establishment of mutual trust in the future.  But most of not-so-stupid people will not believe that, instead they will think that this argument is only a diplomatic smoke bomb.


The first argument is that this visit is a bit like inserting an important news item into a normal TV program.  Originally, visiting the USA was not on Xi Jinping's agenda during his visit to the American continent.  However, as the visit dates approached, they suddenly announced that Xi will indeed visit the USA, yet it would not be a formal visit nor a pretend vacation.  Instead, it would be a new pattern called personal diplomacy, thus building trust between the two countries and so on.  Obviously there are hidden tricks here.


Why?  As China is under a one-party dictatorship, if Xi Jinping really has reached the dictator position in the Communist Party like Mao Zedong, then we could say that personal sentiment is equal to mutual trust between the two countries.  But at least as of now Xi has not reached the dictator level. What he says has yet to be counted.  At the most he is a pretend dictator, only enough to fool Americans.


What President Obama is doing is even more outrageous.  As a president of a democratic country, he is formally representing the American people.  What he needs to do is to execute the will of the American people.  How can he replace the national interest with personal feelings?  This description is obviously used to fool the Chinese people, and should not be taken seriously.  Both sides are igniting smoke bombs.  It is like the typical police-detective movies in Hong Kong, spies against spies.


However, the postures of the two persons are different.  The first is that Obama relinquished his haughty airs as the president of a big country, asking Xi Jinping to take a rest stop in the USA after his visits to three countries in Latin America.  In private, he let the Chinese government know that there are important matters unsuitable to be publicized, but could be whispered in privacy during a walk.


Certainly Xi Jinping was overjoyed when he heard that, because he also has urgent matters he is unable to back down on with good grace without help from Obama.  Thus he quickly agreed without much thought, and arranged this secret meeting in open with no notice.  Thus there is this dramatic arrangement of California walks.


The arrangement seems to be very dramatic, along with smoke bombs such as discussing hackers, etc.  But actually it was quite clumsy, for the purpose of fooling the people.  That they are meeting each other in such a hurry means that there are political deals unsuitable to see the light.  They cannot fool discerning people who understand this subterfuge at a glance.


First the Japanese got anxious.  They took a tough stance, demanding the Americans to tell them everything from the talks between Obama and Xi Jinping.  The American officials solemnly told the Japanese that the President himself will tell them, asking the Japanese to be patient.  This answer is equivalent to assuring the Japanese that the United States will not sell out its ally of Japan.  I feel that the Japanese certainly were not so assured.


This General Secretary Xi of the Chinese Communist Party is also kind of strange.  Instead of staying at the beautiful estate, he insisted on staying in a hotel at this tourist spot.  It was said it was to prevent eavesdropping, which is an admission of a lot of hidden tricks not for others to know.  This kind of sneaky conduct seems not to match well with the new power relations he is advocating.  Combined with the earlier sneaky walk between the president of South Korea and President Obama, one could deduce that this meeting has a lot to do with the Korean peninsula.


What issue would be concentrated on during this secret political deal?  Xi Jinping expressed a hard stance as soon as he came to power, which immediately stimulated a nationalism upsurge in China on the issues of the South China Sea and the East China Sea.  In comparison, Japan has been uniting countries around the South China Sea to form a united front.  Although Xi Jinping scored points in domestic politics, he cannot go to war in both the South China Sea and East China Sea at the same time.  Even a victory in a war in the East China Sea is not guaranteed.  So he is unable to back down with grace right now.


Obama also has his own difficulties.  Recently, North Korea has been dramatic with its nuclear test and missiles, claimed to have the range to reach the United States.  Although experts say that that chubby Kim Jong-un does not have this capability, it does not count.  If the United States is involved in war in Asia, the Chinese government may not use its own nuclear weapons.  But that little rogue Kim Jong-un may.  If Kim does not actually have the capability, will China not give it to him as a proxy?  This puts the USA in a tough position.  So solving the North Korea issue is a problem for President Obama, which is why he is more anxious than Xi Jinping, as well as the reason why Japan is the most anxious one.


Fortunately, Xi Jinping made a conciliatory gesture in advance.  It includes the imposed sanctions on North Korea, as well as the rejection of a chubby Kim Jong-un visit to Beijing.  Not knowing if that was real or not, but it was a life-saving straw to the American media.  It forced Obama to request the assistance of Xi Jinping, with a price.


Both sides have estimated that this rush meeting will not produce immediate effects.  That is because the United States will not abandon its strategy of rebalancing Asia and Japan.  Otherwise it would mean giving up Asia and becoming the secondary country.  If that happens, President Obama will become a sinner to Americans.  Mr. Obama is not stupid enough to such a degree.  He changed his generals right before the battle, to name the tough attitude Susan Rice to be the national security adviser.  This is exactly indicative of his determination.


Xi Jinping cannot retreat either.  Since he came to power more than six months ago, he had done nothing except this thing that provoked international tension, although he gained one point in inciting nationalism in China.  However, if nothing further happens, he will be stuck in trouble diplomatically.  Then his position will not last.  So as a matter of the fact, Xi is really more anxious than Obama.


Obama can convince Japan to recognize that the Diaoyu Islands are disputed territory.  The price is that the Abe Cabinet will be finished.  Fortunately, Japan is a democracy, and it is not much of a problem when its head of state changes.  But, to have Xi Jinping convince Kim Jong-un to abandon his nuclear weapons policy is much more difficult.  The result could be the collapse of the Kim dynasty in North Korea and a unified Korean peninsula.  In this way, Xi Jinping becomes a sinner to the Chinese Communist Party.  A united Korea is not what the Chinese Communist Party wants to see, so Xi cannot let it happen.


From the above analysis we can see that although both sides are very nervous and very serious, this meeting in California could only be a phony kind of promotion of personal feelings, for the purpose to list conditions privately now and then have slow talks afterwards.  Although we can be sure in the end that both sides are unwilling to see war, how will they solve the deadlock created by the two sides?  We shall wait and see.



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(Written and recorded on June 7, 2013.  Broadcasted by Radio Free Asia.)



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Wei Jingsheng Foundation News and Article Release Issue: A764-W485

魏京生基金会新闻与文章发布号: A764-W485


Release Date: June 9, 2013



Topic: About the US-China Presidential Talks in California -- Wei Jingsheng

标题:中美总统级加州会谈 -- 魏京生


Original Language Version: Chinese (Chinese version at the end)









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