Disinfo: The US wants to force Beijing and Moscow into total geopolitical capitulation

Summary

The United States wants to provoke the collapse of the Chinese and Russian economies and to force Beijing, as well as Moscow, into total geopolitical capitulation.

Disproof

No supporting evidence is provided for these accusations. Conspiracy theory.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the US and other  Western states allegedly pursuing a belligerent and hostile agenda against Russia and China.

There is no evidence that the US aims to achieve Russia’s geopolitical capitulation and/or economic collapse.  This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia, US/NATO military aggression towards Russia, and alleged US funding of "colour revolutions" in Russia and other post-Soviet states.

Furthermore, the US is not aiming to provoke the collapse of the Chinese economy. Although China and the US, the world's two largest economies, are locked in a trade battle, the two economies are in fact deeply interdependent.

The US-China dispute, which has simmered for nearly 18 months, has seen both countries impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of one another's goods.

US President Donald Trump has long accused China of unfair trading practices and intellectual property theft, while Beijing perceives that the US is trying to curb its rise as a global economic power. However, in December, the two sides announced a preliminary deal though some of the thorniest issues remain unresolved.

See here for a quick guide to the US-China trade war.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue179
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: China, Russia, US
  • Keywords: Encircling Russia, Anti-Russian, War preparation, Destabilising Russia, Colour revolutions, Sanctions

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