In response to a recent American report discussing the possibility of a simultaneous conflict with both Moscow and Beijing, China has issued a stern warning. They caution that those who engage in such high-stakes scenarios are likely to face dire consequences.
China’s Response to Rising Nuclear Threat
The United States finds itself ill-prepared to confront the escalating nuclear threats from both Russia and China. This concern is highlighted in a comprehensive 145-page report released by the U.S. Congress Commission.
The report underscores the urgency of the situation, emphasizing that the U.S. is inadequately equipped to address this existential challenge unless its leaders take swift action. This report is the result of a year-long research effort by a bipartisan panel consisting of six Democrats and six Republicans.
Growing Nuclear Threat from Russia and China
Describing the behaviors of Russia and China as militarily troublesome and increasingly aggressive, the report raises concerns about the heightened risk of a potential conflict between these two nuclear superpowers. The report goes as far as predicting that China might achieve nuclear parity with the United States by the year 2030.
In examining worst-case scenarios, the report contemplates the potential formation of an alliance between Russia and China against the United States. Consequently, experts recommend a reevaluation of U.S. strategic positioning and an acceleration of military modernization efforts.
China’s Stern Warning
However, in Beijing, discussions of a possible war with the United States have evoked significant anger and frustration. This sentiment is notably expressed in a recent article published in the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the Global Times.
Regarding the report, the newspaper highlights that the concept of preparing for a war involving both Russia and China, once seen as a remote idea, has now become a disconcerting element of Washington’s agenda.
The article further posits that adopting even a portion of the report’s recommendations by Washington could have immeasurable negative impacts on world peace, ultimately harming the United States itself.
Conclusion: Heeding China’s Warning
Consequently, the article concludes with a stark warning, invoking an old Chinese proverb: “Those who play with fire will get burned.” It is a message that Washington should heed with great care.