Chinese elites, economists, leaders seem to have begun to realize the consequences of tough policies in the trade war with the United States.
Increased trade with the United States is causing internal rifts within the Chinese Communist Party. Critics of China’s over-exaggeration of power may have helped the United States consolidate its position, a source familiar with the Chinese leadership told Reuters.
Although Xi’s power remains huge, the appearance of unusual economic policy criticism and the way in which the country’s leadership handles trade disputes has shown internal rifts. Communist Party of China.
These criticisms point to an effective and close supporter of Xi Jinping as the Standing Member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China, strategist and mentor of the Communist Party of China, according to two sources closely related to the political issues in Beijing.
Another prominent and influential researcher whose views were supported by a part of the party was also criticized for his view of promoting Chinese power.
As an architect for the “Chinese Dream” initiated by Mr. Xi to make China a mighty, prosperous nation, Wang Xiaoping is considered a strategist and master of the theory of water. he attributed the task of building up China’s increasingly powerful image, which has made the United States feel insecure, the source said.
“He is in trouble because of wrong directions in propagating and pushing China’s image so high,” a source linked to China’s leadership and propaganda machine said.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Office has not responded to requests for comment on information related to Mr. Wang Xiaoping as well as his relationship with Xi Jinping, or whether China was wrong. In conveying messages during the trade war in recent years.
A Chinese government policy adviser, who was asked to remain anonymous, said government officials had increasingly felt that the country’s economic prospects had become overwhelming after the trade relationship between China and China. America is getting worse. Many other influential figures in China share similar views.
“Many economists and intellectuals are dissatisfied with China’s trade war policy,” said a scholar who asked to remain anonymous at a China policy consultancy. “The general view is that China’s current stance is too strong and the leadership has clearly misjudged the situation.”
This view contrasts with the viewpoint earlier this year, when many Chinese scholars at that time highly praised China’s ability to cope with the trade war with the United States due to the political weakness of Trump. at home.
China thought it was possible to reach a deal with the United States to avoid a trade war in May, but was shocked when the Trump administration, in the eyes of Beijing, went against the deal. This.
According to the adviser, the US-China trade conflicts have evolved into a trade war that has led people to rethink everything. “This is supposed to be related to the attempt to expose the Chinese power of a number of agencies and scholars, affecting the perception of the United States and even the public opinion in the country.”
An official familiar with the Chinese propaganda system said the message had been deflected in the past. “In the trade war, the Chinese propaganda system is all about saying that Trump is crazy,” the official said. “But in fact, what he feared was China becoming stronger.”
According to Reuters, a wave of criticism for economic policy and trade strategy appears to be targeting Mr Wang Xiaoping and showing internal disagreements over China’s strategy of dealing with the United States.
Since Beijing’s rise to power, Beijing officials increasingly confidently expressed the view that China deserves a position as the world’s leading power, renouncing its “hidden wait” strategy. Deng Xiaoping and was persistently pursued by previous leaders.
That confidence was clearly demonstrated when China promoted the Ring and Road Initiative to develop trade routes linking East and West, while adopting an increasingly tough view of territorial disputes in the Sea. East or issue related to Taiwan.
An Giang, professor of economics at Tsinghua University and expert on “Chinese Extraterritoriality”, is one of the active supporters of the view that China has become a “total power” . Hu’s writings on Chinese power have always received the support of many senior officials and theorists.
But in the past few weeks, An Gang has faced a wave of attacks, as many critics blamed him for “banging on the bark” on China’s economic, technological and military might. , making America feel insecure.
The professor declined to comment as he was contacted by Reuters correspondent.
Cracks within the Chinese Communist Party have emerged amid fears the country’s stock and currency markets will fall, affecting the government’s drive to revive the economy to mitigate the effects of the war. Commerce.
In recent weeks, China has encouraged the push for credit to the economy and pledged to use fiscal policies, including tax cuts and pumping money for local governments to fight back. The slowdown in economic growth and growing internal instability caused by the escalation of trade warfare.
He also faces other headaches, including public outrage over fake vaccines and protests in Beijing this week by insolvent investors. by online loan platform.
Although China’s state media over the past few days has posted dubious essays criticizing the United States and the war of commerce, there are signs that Beijing is changing its message. Beijing has made little mention of the “Made in China 2025” industry policy, which is central to the concern over China’s technological ambitions.
China’s CGTN television channel is also beginning to focus on reflecting on the consequences that American people may suffer as China’s commodity prices rise, as well as the damage the US economy is experiencing. tariff barriers.
However, the widespread perception in the Chinese leadership is that the damage has already occurred and propaganda campaigns in China are now being watched closely abroad, something unprecedented. in the past.
“China can not go on hiding anymore, but at least we can control the level of propaganda and make the message more appropriate,” he added, adding: “When the size of the economy China is small, the world is not interested but now China is closely watched. “