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Under multiple apologies, the United States recently imposed unilateral sanctions against relevant Chinese entities and individuals.

Such “long arm jurisdiction”, which is hardly coercion and intimidation, seriously violates international law and basic norms governing international relations. It sabotages the order and rules of international trade and threatens the stability of global industrial and supply chains.

The United States, waving the stick of unilateral sanctions, is harming the world’s common interests as the global recovery remains slow and global development faces serious challenges.

China pursues an independent foreign policy of peace. He always takes an outspoken stance on burning international issues and independently assesses situations based on historical context and the merits of the issues.

The normal economic and trade cooperation conducted by China and relevant countries on the basis of mutual respect, fairness and mutual benefit, and within the framework of international law, should be respected and safeguarded, and free from interference and restrictions from third parties.

The arbitrary and unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States have no legal basis. Unilateral sanctions, designed for specific countries and their nationals, are clearly discriminatory.

For a long time, the United States has placed its domestic laws above international law and abused the concept of national security and state power to militarize and politicize economic and trade issues based on ideology, arbitrarily going against market rules and the international trade order. It is a saboteur of world peace and stability, and a saboteur of world development and prosperity.

The imposition of broad economic and cultural sanctions has evolved from its humble beginnings as a modest arrow in the broad policy toolbox of the United States in the 1970s to become today’s foreign policy weapon of choice. said The National Interest on its website.

It is completely unreasonable for the United States to impose its national laws on other countries. The United States always threatens other countries and interferes in their internal affairs with unilateral sanctions and “long-arm jurisdiction”, forcing them to take sides on hot international issues and oppressing their companies in trade competitions. The United States tries to suppress and even deprive other countries of their legitimate development interests.

The abuse of unilateral sanctions by the United States is becoming a global public threat. The United States imposed 3,800 sanctions on governments, individuals, organizations, and market entities around the world during the previous presidency. This makes three new penalties per day on average. No wonder an American media called the United States a “sanctions superpower”.

The world urgently needs solidarity and cooperation to deal with the slow global recovery. The abuse of unilateral sanctions by the United States harms the legitimate interests of the parties concerned, undermines international trade and hampers international communication on macroeconomic policies. It also weakens the ability of international society to deal with global energy, food and financial crises, dragging the world into greater turmoil while bringing inevitable consequences for the United States itself.

In addition, unilateral sanctions drive up commodity prices in the United States, placing a huge burden on American citizens.

Edward Fishman, a senior fellow at the Eurasia Center of the US think tank Atlantic Council, noted that there is little evidence that the growing sanctions ambitions of US policymakers have been accompanied by an increase in state capacity. United to achieve the political results they seek. “On the contrary, in almost every respect, the US sanctions policy is failing,” he said.

In today’s world, no country is capable of meeting challenges or accomplishing everything alone.

By abusing unilateral sanctions and imposing its own will on others, the United States would only see its “leadership” slackened further. The country should correct its wrongdoings, end its baseless oppression of Chinese entities and individuals, and play a constructive role in maintaining the stability of global industrial and supply chains and promoting global recovery.