Chinese scholar Wang Xiaodong, a researcher at the China Youth Research Center, said in a video that was uploaded to his Xigua Video account on September 18, 2021 that AUKUS, the newly announced military alliance between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, is a racist Anglo-Saxon alliance that cannot "tolerate" China's rise. He described the nature of the alliance, saying that the "Anglo-Saxon nations" are targeting China because Chinese people are the most foreign to them.
Wang Xiaodong: "Hello everyone, welcome to this video by Wang Xiaodong. We all know that the U.S. is going to sell nuclear submarines to Australia. Let me give you a little more context. The new alliance recently announced by the U.S., the U.K., and Australia is called AUKUS. If you look at the letters, in fact, its order is Australia, U.K., and U.S.
"This is a new military alliance. This military alliance is actually a much closer military alliance than the previously announced 'five eyes' and the so-called 'Asian four-Nation small NATO.' The most important sign is that the U.S. is ready to share nuclear submarine technology with Australia. The U.S. has only shared their nuclear submarine technology with the U.K., in 1958. After more than 60 years, the 2nd country to share it is Australia, so you can see how close this AUKUS is.
"And we all know that these three countries were born out of Great Britain. The U.S. and Australia were born out of Great Britain. We might as well call them the English-speaking nations, or the Anglo-Saxon nations. So is the 'Five Eyes Alliance,' but this time New Zealand states that it would not participate in this. New Zealand's female prime minister said, nuclear-powered submarines are still nuclear weapons, and the Australian nuclear submarines are not allowed to enter New Zealand waters.
"Of course, they will make those statements, but what's going to happen in the future, I really don't know. So this time, they're using the excuse that although they're nuclear-powered submarines, they do not carry nuclear weapons on board, so it doesn't violate the treaty against the proliferation of nuclear weapons [NPT]. That's where New Zealand's female prime minister's argument came from, that nuclear-powered submarines are still nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, Australia also purchased Tomahawk cruise missiles from the U.S. They didn't say whether these missiles would be installed on the nuclear submarines or not. If they are, the long-range strike power of these nuclear submarines is quite significant. France was very angry about this because Australia canceled the original contract with France, which was worth $66 Billion. But although France's anger was fairly hyped, it's not that important in the end – it was only $66 Billion, after all.
"The real target of AUKUS is China, this is actually a very serious matter. Not only the nuclear submarines, which according to reports, the U.S. is prepared to give eight of them to Australia, but also the cruise missiles themselves are a major military threat to China. And it is a military alliance, a very close military alliance. This military alliance is designed to target China. Although the leaders of the three countries did not mention China by name, but almost everyone, including all the Western media, believe this was aimed at China. So we Chinese should think that this, in fact, is a very serious matter.
"I just talked about the military threat aimed at us, and let's think about another issue. In China, we import large quantities of minerals from Australia. You can say this is a two-way street. Doesn't Australia's action create the risk of losing China, a big customer? Yes. But what you see is that Australia is not afraid of this. It doesn't care about losing China, a big customer. Or it thinks China has no other choice. I personally think that from China's perspective, in this game, we are indeed more vulnerable than Australia. There are a lot of things that if we don't buy them from Australia, we'd have to buy them from places that are farther away, like Brazil. It's really a tough situation. Is it very dangerous for us to put our economically important supply of raw materials in the hands of a member of such a clear and most hostile military alliance against China? Yes. So, many situations China faces are still very dangerous.
"It's not like what some people say, that we can just lie around and still win, or that we can do whatever and still win. That's not the case at all. The situation we face is still very serious. Because we want to rise, and as for the English-speaking nations, or Anglo-Saxon nations, which now dominate the world, we are complete outsider to them. Didn't Kiron Skinner, director of policy planning at Pompeo's State Department in Trump administration, say just that? That China is the most foreign [to America], more foreign than Russia? Russians are still caucasian, and the Chinese are not even that. This most foreign… Of course, Japan is as foreign as China, but Japan doesn't really have much power to make waves now. The most foreign, the one that can make waves, the most adversarial, is only China.
"Not only are the French and the Germans, causasians, but also Western Europeans. The only thing they are missing is being Anglo-Saxons. The Russians are not Western European, but they are Caucasian. China is the most distant to them in terms of blood relationship. In fact, people can see that it looks like they care about blood relations a lot. They are just being very racist after all the talk. China is the furthest away from them in terms of race, so if China wants to live a better life, its comprehensive national strength must rise, and they cannot tolerate it. They feel threatened.
"Regarding this point, I do not agree with many of those who are pro-American and who worship the U.S. they say it's because our tough attitude and 'wolf diplomacy' offended the Americans, that they want to suppress us like this. This is totally wrong. As long as we want to live a good life, want a few more meat dishes on the table, eat more meat, we will be strong, we will rise. Moreover, we still do business and trade with the world. Based on this, no matter how low we bow our heads, they will suppress us. This won't change. There is also a view that China is no good at all, that if pressed slightly with the little finger, it will collapse.
"Of course, we cannot agree with that either. But just now I talked about the other point of view, that China always wins, and is numbed by all the winning, the attitude of lounging around and still winning, saying: 'Haha, we won.' In fact, this argument is not necessarily less harmful than the first two arguments. China is nowhere near that point of lying down and just winning, China faces a lot of obstacles, and we must make extremely arduous efforts to overcome them.
"Not only my generation, my generation is old and retired, but also my son's generation, who are in their prime, and even my grandson's generation, who are young and just starting school. China must not slack off, must not prematurely limit itself to the pursuit of an elegant and entertaining life. It must also work very hard, especially in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Because to defend our country, to keep our country safe, to make our country prosperous, math, physics and chemistry, and biology, or STEM as they call it in the U.S., are still very important. Our children, including our grandchildren, should not slack off. These last few words are my concern for our country, from my sincere heart. That's all for this video, thank you for watching."