Beijing, December 2 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on the 2nd that the introduction of the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” and “Chip and Science Act” by the United States is another example of the “America First” hegemonic thinking. As an example, the United States keeps saying that Europe is an important ally, but in fact it regards Europe as a “receiver” to prevent disasters and fires.
At the regular press conference that day, a reporter asked: According to reports, French President Emmanuel Macron said that the US introduced the “Inflation Reduction Act” and the “Chips and Science Act” to create a huge gap between the United States and Europe. Disagreements could split the West or impede transatlantic investment. What is China‘s comment?
Zhao Lijian said that the United States introduced the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” and “Chips and Science Act” to protect its own interests, but it did not care about the impact on other countries, including so-called allies and partners. , This is another example of “America First” domineering thinking. “Recently, a number of European leaders and officials have stated against the Inflation Reduction Act that the United States should not use this to confront its friends. This is equivalent to scooping up investment from Europe.”
“In fact, The United States keeps saying that Europe is an important ally, but in fact it regards Europe as a “receiver” to prevent disasters and fires. There are many such examples.” Zhao Lijian said that the United States has made a fortune in the Ukraine crisis, while Europe has “lost blood” in the crisis , to pay for inflation and high energy prices. Until now, Europe is still cleaning up the mess of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other issues for the United States. “No wonder some European media commented that today’s Europeans must ask themselves: Why does our peace and prosperity depend on the interests of the United States? This is indeed a question worthy of serious consideration and treatment by Europe and the entire world.”