Chinese President Xi Jinping opened his trip to the United States on the 31st. This is his second visit to the country. After a state visit to three countries in Latin America, Xi Jinping will hold a meeting with President Barack Obama and receive much attention from the world. According to the analysis, Xi Jinping’s visit will enrich China’s all-round diplomatic arrangements, and the pragmatic and dexterous Chinese diplomatic plan has a long-term perspective and aims to win a win-win situation.
President Xi Jinping’s First Visit to Latin America to Enrich China’s All-round Diplomatic Layout
From May 31 to June 6, Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and Mexico. This visit will be the first state visit by President Xi Jinping to the Latin American and Caribbean countries. It will also be the first visit of the Chinese President to Trinidad and Tobago and the English-speaking Caribbean region.
“This visit to Latin America by Xi Jinping is an important part of the all-round diplomatic arrangement of China’s new leadership.” Wu Changsheng, director of the China Center for International Studies Foundation Latin American Research Center, analyzed the situation in an interview with a reporter from the China New Network.
Among the three Latin American countries that Xi Jinping is about to visit, Trinidad and Tobago is an important country in the English-speaking Caribbean region and an important partner of China in this region. Costa Rica is China’s only diplomatic country in Central America and maintains friendly and cooperative relations with China. Mexico is an important emerging market country and has a strategic partnership with China.
“This visit by Xi Jinping shows that China attaches great importance to the sincere desire to develop friendly and cooperative relations with Latin American and Caribbean countries.” Wu Changsheng believes that this visit will inject new vitality into the bilateral relations between China and the three countries, and thus promote the relationship between China and the entire Latin American country. development of. Local public opinion in Latin America believes that this is a signal that Beijing is paying more and more attention to Latin America. This visit has a key and strategic significance.
In recent years, China-Latin America relations have enjoyed a good momentum of development. Especially since this year, high-level contacts have been frequent. Before Xi Jinping’s visit to Latin America, Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao visited Argentina and Venezuela. Wu Changsheng analyzed that compared with the South American countries that have made more contacts recently, Xi Jinping’s current visit is to countries in North America, China, the United States, and the Caribbean. China’s comprehensive diplomacy with Latin America is a very good start and has far-reaching significance.
It is worth noting that the leaders of China and the United States have visited Latin American countries in the past and triggered speculation. In this regard, Wu Changsheng pointed out that China’s development of relations with Latin American countries is mainly aimed at enhancing understanding and strengthening cooperation, benefiting the peoples of the two countries, and never competing with other countries for spheres of influence or competing. The development of relations between China and Latin American countries is conducive to the economic development and social stability in the region. This is not a bad thing for the United States. Instead, it is a good thing.
The “Olympic Games” draws attention from the world
After the end of the three-nation visit, Xi Jinping will meet with Obama from June 7th to 8th at Annenberg Estate in California, USA. This will be the first face-to-face contact between the Chinese and U.S. dollar after the two governments’ change of office.
In fact, the situation of the meeting between the President of the United States and the U.S. head of state since he took office only two months later is also rare in the history of bilateral relations. As China’s ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, said, the first meeting of the Chinese-U.S. dollar was “unprecedented” in many aspects and was a special meeting with special significance.
“This reflects the urgency of the meeting between the heads of state of China and the United States,” Li Haidong, a professor at the Institute of International Relations at the Chinese Academy of Foreign Affairs, pointed out in an interview with a reporter from the China New Network that a series of challenging events in the Asia-Pacific region recently forced the two countries to The country needs to negotiate as soon as possible. He believes that the best way is to communicate face-to-face with senior leaders of the two countries.
In Li Haidong’s view, Sino-U.S. relations are undergoing a critical period of forging ahead and forging ahead into the future. They need to make all-round exchanges with each other and make solid basic preparations for the establishment of a new type of great power relations. This is one of the factors that contributed to this meeting.
In addition, the location of the “Learning Olympics” has also attracted public attention. In response, Ma Zhengang, member of the Public Diplomacy Advisory Committee of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, pointed out that “generally the two heads of state will only meet in this way when the relations between the two countries are mature.” Li Haidong believes that this move will help the two countries Leaders have formed a stable and cooperative positive relationship, which will play a substantive role in promoting the realization of the goal of a new type of major Sino-U.S. relations.
“The schedule for Xi Jinping after several visits to state affairs is very tight, but he still has time to meet with Obama to reveal that China and the United States attach great importance to each other in their diplomatic plans.” Talking about Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States from Latin America, Li Haidong It is believed that the purpose of demonstrating the communication between China and Latin America is not to “dig the United States corner.” This move is conducive to increasing confidence and dispelling doubts between China and the United States and preventing the United States from suspecting China.
Jin Canrong, deputy director of the School of International Relations at Renmin University of China, said in an interview with a reporter from the China-Singapore News Network that the “Horseyard Meeting” aims to outline a road map for the construction of a new type of great power relations. The analysis stated that although there are still some problems in Sino-U.S. relations, the upcoming “Olympic Games” will be an opportunity for mutual trust between the two countries.
China’s diplomacy again lifted the climax
In the early summer season, China’s diplomacy was lifted again. This visit has been the second overseas visit of President Xi Jinping during his term of office. On March 22, the first week of Xi Jinping, who had just held the chairmanship of the New China State, began his first visit and visited Russia, Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of the Congo. He not only participated in the BRICS summit in South Africa, but also met with the leaders of many African countries. After this, Xi Jinping went to Hainan to attend the Boao Forum for Asia and met with leaders of many countries.
Just a few days before Xi Jinping’s visit, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has just concluded his first visit. During this period, he visited India and Pakistan, the two most important neighboring countries in South Asia, and went to Europe to conclude a free trade agreement with Switzerland before visiting Germany, one of the EU’s most important countries.
Since March of this year, China’s new leadership has made almost a global visit. China’s diplomatic activities can be described as “busy”. When it goes out, it also actively invites it. For more than two months, foreign leaders visiting China have used “queuing” to describe it.
“China has become more and more active in the diplomatic planning, more and more active, more and more creative, and more and more effective.” Li Haidong believes that in the face of increasing challenges, China’s diplomatic planning has a long-term perspective.
For Li Haidong, China’s diplomatic thinking is very clear. On the one hand, we actively planned peripheral diplomacy and played the role of a “stabilizer” in the Asia Pacific region. On the other hand, China attaches great importance to developing countries and strives to build mutually beneficial economic relations in emerging market countries and regions, and establish an economic order that meets the needs of their own development.
“At the same time, China also pays attention to the communication between countries with different civilizations and different stages of development, strengthens the links with Western countries, and shows the good intentions and determination of peace and development.” said Li Haidong.
According to the analysis, China’s new high-level collective has promoted a diplomatic “starting journey”, with large countries, neighboring countries, and developing countries all blooming, with pragmatic and dexterous strategic construction thinking. The overall diplomatic posture of the new Chinese leadership embodies the strategy of “mainly based on me” and “cooperation and win-win outcomes.” While the strategy is relatively transparent and clear, it also lays a foundation for consensus and cooperation upgrading of China’s foreign exchanges. (Reporter Ma Xueling)