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20 Sep, 2016

People’s Daily criticizes U.S. as “source of turmoil”

BEIJING, Sept. 18, (Xinhua) — The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China, has criticized the United Statesas the “source of turmoil in the world.”

The newspaper on Sunday published three articles by Chinese scholars to analyze the causes of expansive and hegemonic moves by the United States from systemic, ideological and strategic perspectives.

An editor’s note on the page said that U.S. interventions are behind unrest and disputes in many places, including the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the South China Sea.

“The United States is keen to make messes in the world, cast shadows on order and stability in multiple regions and jeopardize peace and development in relevant countries,” the note said.

An article by Yang Guangbin, a professor of politics at Renmin University, pointed out that the “military-industrial complex,” which former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned against, is “kidnapping U.S. domestic and diplomatic policy.”

The “military-industrial complex” naturally demands war and military expansion, resulting in the Iraqwar, “Arab Spring” uprisings and growing tensions with Russiaand China, Yang said.

Yang also criticized the United States for selling its ideology, which has brainwashed the elite in some non-Western countries.

“Countries that have followed American-style ‘liberty and democracy’ are not turning into American-style states. Instead, their lives remain the same, or even become worse,” the article said.

Yang said remarks by American diplomat George F. Kennan, who said the Soviet system “moves inexorably along the prescribed path, like a persistent toy automobile wound up and headed in a given direction, stopping only when it meets with some unanswerable force,” is now applicable to the U.S. system.

“Over the years, the United States has developed a ‘chariot system’ like a perpetual motion machine driven by the ‘monster’ of capital power,” the scholar wrote.

The article further criticized the opinions judging China based on a so-called “mainstream theory” and called for a greater voice for China that is commensurate with its standing in international society.

Another article by Li Wen, a researcher with an institute for the study of the theoretical system of “socialism with Chinese characteristics” under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, noted that the United States’ eagerness to make trouble around the world is due to its “hegemonic anxiety.”

It is “to a large degree, a reflection of a twisted mentality of an empire moving downhill,” according to the article.

The United States no longer tends to build and protect world order and peace in order to improve its international status. Instead, it has turned into a disrupter of order and peace to maintain its status quo, the article read.

The United States is making mischief in the world to sustain the U.S. dollar’s supremacy and the country’s hegemony in military, political and cultural fields, the article said.

The scholar also denounced the United States’ measures to contain China by causing trouble in East Asia.

A third article by Lin Hongyu, a professor at Huaqiao University, said U.S. maneuvers in the Asia-Pacific region are just part of its overseas expansion and interventionist diplomacy to maintain its leading international role.

The article called on Chinese authorities to manage disputes between China and the United States in a constructive way and to build a new type of major-country relationship together.