The present dispute between the US and China has extremely risen up. World’s two superpowers have been in conflict since the past years. The United States, which claims to have a high level of democracy, is unnecessarily interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. It all started when Donald Trump was elected as the president of the US, who had his own plans as a nationalist. Trump began accusing China for stealing intellectual property and technology.
Despite all the tensions The United States initially decided to close the Chinese consulate in the United States. This decision has put a major blockade on the path of mutual cooperation, friendship, and unity between these countries and has hurt the world. Also, The United States has exited the World Health Organization (a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health), accusing the global organization for colliding with China and hiding information about the Coronavirus.
In analyzing the present relationship between China and the US, here are some opinions and views contextually:
Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, Former Foreign Minister of Nepal Government and present leader of Nepali Congress Party embark on the idea that :
Competition and conflict between superpowers continue. The conflict between the two countries is an old one. It is a power collision. As a result, the situation has reached the point of closing the consulate offices in both countries. The hope that there will be no tensions or misunderstandings between China and the United States is an ideal hope. However, such situations arise time and again. If one does something, the other retaliates. This is more visible among the big power nations. Such activities directly affect small nations or neighboring countries. China and the United States are two superpowers. There are fundamental differences between the two countries. At the same time, there are many issues as well. China is in favor of expanding its influence and the United States is trying to stop that. China is expanding its power and its economic influence. The United States is in favor of not losing its sphere of influence. Even if another president comes after Trump’s defeat tomorrow, the style of controversy and retaliation will be different, but the Sino-US conflict will continue.
For world peace and peaceful development, China and the United States have no choice but to go together. Both countries are major economic powers in the world. The announcement by the United States of secession from the World Health Organization is also a matter of grave concern to the world. If there are any problems within the World Health Organization, they can be fixed. While there is ample possibility of correcting such mistakes, it is not wise to separate by making many excuses. Therefore, it is in the best interest of not only China and the United States, but of the entire world, to move forward by resolving the problems we see through dialogue.
Former Ambassador of Nepal to Thailand and Acting Chairman of China Study Centre Mr. Sundar Nath Bhattarai is of opinion that:
President Trump’s policy of inciting the American people against China is not in America’s own interest. It is clear that this will weaken the United States in the near future. No country in the world can move forward alone without mutual cooperation. The world is getting closer and closer day by day. Dominance or supremacy of a single country is no longer possible.
Focusing on the exit of the US from WHO the Senior diplomat Mr. Bhattarai explained that it is important to understand that natural disasters, calamities, and diseases couldn’t spread to any particular country only, it can come anywhere. So it is not wise for America to make it a slippery hill.
Mr. Dil Sahani, Senior writer, Professor, and Lawyer evokes:
China and the United States are the world’s superpowers today. Both countries have made great strides in technology and economics. The conflict between the two countries affects the world. Therefore, both countries should hold talks with each other. Problems should be resolved through negotiations.
Former Secretary of Ministry of Commerce, Industry of Nepal Government, Mr. Purushottam Ojha augurs:
Despite trade problems, the United States has pursued a strategy of weakening China’s influence and pursuing an Indo-Pacific strategy against BRI as China has gained global popularity through the BRI project. The United States has taken such actions knowing that China will emerge as its strongest rival. The latest example is the closure of the Chinese consulate in the United States.
The decision of the United States to exit from the World Health Organization (WHO)is sure to have a detrimental effect on the world. This decision of the United States has affected not the developed countries but the developing and underdeveloped countries. The role of US assistance is also evident in the need for greater financial support in areas such as controlling the spread of the coronavirus around the world, producing and researching the drugs needed to eradicate the Corona pandemic. Therefore, it is clear that the US decision to withdraw from the WHO will have an impact on the world.