On January 31, 2021, Chinese social media influencer "Beluga Defense Affairs" posted a video on Haokan Video, claiming that after the new U.S. Secretary of State Blinken "declared a commitment to continue to take a confrontational approach to China", Chinese people "should give up their illusions, prepare for battle, and be ready to deal with the U.S. hegemony at any time." He said that if the U.S. does make a move against China, it will "lose all its teeth," and its hegemony will collapse instantly. The video also stated that "it is not alarmist to emphasize that the Chinese people should be prepared to fight, because the U.S. will never easily give up its hegemony, and this means that the struggle is bound to be extremely intense, and we cannot rule out the possibility of the U.S. doing desperate things like a cornered dog."
Narrator: "As China grows stronger, China-U.S. relations are becoming more and more important, and the United States recognizes this. Recently, it was reported that the new U.S. Secretary of State Blinken commented on China-U.S. relations on his first day in office. He pointed out clearly that China-U.S. relations are the most important bilateral relations in the world.
"However, right after Mr. Blinken affirmed the importance of China-U.S. relations, the new U.S. secretary of state changed his face and reversed course, declaring a commitment to continue to take a confrontational approach toward China. Blinken is not the former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was already notorious in China for his extreme anti-China stance and internationally regarded as the worst secretary of state in U.S. history.
"The fact that Blinken released a tough message to China on his first day in office also confirms, from a certain point of view, the reality that no matter who is the president of the United States, the strategy of containing China is the basic national policy of the United States and will not change fundamentally because of the change in the U.S. government. Only the tactics and methods of warfare are different. So basically, it is certain from Blinken's speech that the China-U.S. relationship has not reached the worst point yet, but instead we could see worse scenarios coming up. It should be noted that once this situation arises, it will not only be bad for China, but also for the United States.
"Previously it was reported in the Russian media that with the Rise of China, the attitude of the United States would be very important. If the U.S. is not willing to recognize the rise of China, then the world will pay a heavy price for it. Of course, if the U.S. insists on confronting China, the U.S. will have to pay a heavy price. For example, Trump launched a trade war against China, and the U.S. failed miserably. Not only did it fail to reduce the deficit with China, but it also failed to fulfill Trump's vision of bringing American companies back to home soil. In 2020, China's total trade exports to the United States rose considerably instead. Another example is that the U.S. has always boasted that its military power is the best in the world. But it should be noted that although the U.S. military strength is indeed a step above all of the other countries in the world, winning or losing a war doesn't depend entirely on the level of technology and weaponry but also on troop morale and fighting spirit, and popular support. Secondly, even though China's military strength is temporarily inferior to the U.S., it's still an iron lump the U.S. cannot gnaw easily.
"If the U.S. makes a move on China it will lose all its teeth. When that happens, the U.S. hegemony will collapse instantly. All in all, if the U.S. wants to engage in confrontation with China, it is indeed getting the wrong prescription and medicine. The U.S. will have to pay the price of blood and fire to swallow this medicine. The hope is that Washington D.C. will pull back from the brink and work with China to improve relations between the two countries and to avoid catastrophes for the world.
"Furthermore, Blinken's statement is actually a wake-up call for China, which indirectly reminds some Chinese people that they should give up their illusions, prepare for battle, and be ready to deal with the U.S. hegemony at any time. Afterall, preparedness ensures success and unpreparedness spells failure. In fact, it is not alarmist to emphasize that the Chinese people should be prepared to fight, because the U.S. will never give up its hegemony easily, and this means that the struggle is bound to be extremely intense, and we cannot rule out the possibility of the U.S. doing desperate things like a cornered dog."