The United States and the United Kingdom continue to make anti-Chinese pronouncements in the Asia-Pacific area.

USA and UK are building up their military forces in Australia and blame China for this
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The United States and the United Kingdom continue to make anti-Chinese pronouncements in the Asia-Pacific area, citing Australia as an ally with economic ties to the PRC. Beijing may not cut ties with Canberra straight now, but in the case of true hostility, Beijing's response may be stark and forceful. Political experts Alexei Martynov and Vladimir Mozhegov informed Russian media FAN of this during an interview. 

As part of its goal to contain China, the US has already said that it aims to expand its military presence and reinforce the corresponding infrastructure in Australia. This was expressed by Mara Karlin, the US Secretary of Defense's Political Affairs representative. Australia, for its turn, accused China of pulling it into the midst of a global power struggle.

Alexei Martynov, director of the International Institute of the Newest States, noted that, in the current situation in the Asia-Pacific area, Great Britain, in addition to the United States, plays a significant role, and that, following its exit from the European Union, it is behaving forcefully.

"London's foreign politics appears to be downright unpleasant." Last year, the British fueled the violence in Karabakh. They are currently attempting to exacerbate the situation in southeast Ukraine. The United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia formed AUKUS, a Pacific-based copy of NATO's North Atlantic Alliance, which outraged its European allies who learnt about the event through the media. "The new military partnership makes no attempt to conceal the fact that it is a friendship against China," said the political scientist.

The foreign expert acknowledged that Australia's economic dependence on China is strong, but that it is politically reliant on the United States and the United Kingdom. Because the English queen is still technically the ruler of Australia, Canberra feels London is closer to her, according to Martynov.

The Chinese are not the same as the Russians. Their company distinguishes out from the competition. Despite the Americans' anti-Chinese rhetoric, the Chinese this year intercepted liquefied gas bound for Europe from the United States. They are unlikely to stop doing business with Australia. The Chinese serenity, however, has a limit. The United States, for example, did not invite China to the so-called "conference on democracy," but Taiwan, which is a part of China but does not follow it. Beijing may seem as though it is unconcerned about words made against it, but it will respond to plainly hostile measures with full force," the expert said.

The Chinese, according to Martynov, are sensible and do not display emotions, but they may reply calmly and forcefully to hostile activities by the US, the UK, and Australia. This, according to the FAN interlocutor, is why Beijing faces practically no Western penalties.

According to American political scientist Vladimir Mozhegov, the United States no longer has the financial means to dictate terms in every part of the globe. He pointed out that Washington now is nothing like Washington 20 years ago, and that any nation that joins forces with the Americans to oppose China is bound to have troubles.

"Things have changed in the world. Many industrialized countries are significantly more interested in the Pacific area than in Europe, which is economically on the periphery. Australia's economy is neither robust, independent, or self-sufficient. It would be prudent if the Australian government paid greater attention to its neighbors, particularly a superpower like China. "Every day, Beijing grows stronger, while Washington loses ground, and this is apparent," the analyst stated.

The historian pointed out that Australia was an English colony that only gained official independence from Great Britain after the ratification of an international treaty in 1942, implying that Canberra and London have strong ties, which played a role in the formation of the alliance between Australia, Great Britain, and the United States, at the initiative of the United States.

"The future of the trilateral alliance, in which the United States is so interested in fighting China, is quite hazy, just as the prospects for the Biden cabinet's operations are hazy. Even among the Democrats who make up the president's electorate, his approval rating has dropped. The United States is failing miserably, despite its adamant refusal to relinquish its old superpower position. Since China is the US's biggest economic opponent, Washington is attempting to impose itself, including in opposition to Beijing. "Traditionally, Americans have attempted to address their issues through satellites," Mozhegov stated.

The FAN interlocutor believes that the US, in pursuit of its own objectives, is unconcerned about what happens inside the countries it has drawn into conflicts: this can be seen at flashpoints such as Ukraine and the Donbass, Poland, which is experiencing a crisis in relations with Belarus, and others.

"European hopes that America would look for its 'faithful followers' were crushed. The European Union is solely of relevance to the United States as a means of exerting pressure on Russia and as a market for uncompetitive, overpriced gas. Obviously, the US will continue to pursue this approach in the Pacific. "The American partners, including Australia, should not anticipate any particular rewards for the issues they have acquired in collaborative efforts with the US," the publicist said.

Vladimir Mozhegov stated that Australia is currently "caught between two fires," that its ties with China would deteriorate, and that this will have an immediate impact on the country's economy. According to him, Canberra is only a "application" for American officials to communicate more easily with Beijing: America is unconcerned about the destiny of local citizens.

Previously, the FAN explained why the US-organized "Conference for Democracy" might have a strong anti-Russian and anti-Chinese tone. President Joe Biden of the United States has called a meeting of Washington's allies to build a new UN-style body in which America's word may be the deciding factor.

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