The House of Representatives of the US Congress unanimously approved a bill according to which Washington should seek to deprive China of the status of a developing country in international organizations and agreements.
This was reported on Monday, March 27, by the American newspaper The Hill.
The initiative was supported by 415 congressmen. According to the document, in any treaty or international agreement to which the United States is a party, one should oppose the designation of China as a developing state. Now the American authorities should demand to qualify China as a country with incomes above the average, high level or as a developed state.
The author of the bill, Yang Kim, said that “China is abusing its status as a developing country” and thus enjoys an “unfair advantage.”
“China’s economy is second only to the United States in terms of size. The United States is considered a developed country, and China should be considered the same,” Kim said.
The bill was adopted after the statement of the Chinese permanent mission to the UN about the concealment by some countries of data on the undermining of the “Northern Streams”. Geng Shuang expressed the opinion that this incident affects security not only in Europe, but also around the world.
Earlier in the day, it became known that the UN Security Council did not adopt a resolution on an international investigation of the explosions at the Nord Streams. The document was co-authored by Russia, China, Belarus, North Korea, Syria, Eritrea, Nicaragua and Venezuela.
On March 25, American President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced after the talks that they consider China a serious challenge to the world order. However, this will not interfere with cooperation in areas where all countries have a common interest.
Another statement was devoted to the rapprochement of Russia and China. According to Biden, its importance is “greatly exaggerated”, since the United States is better at forming alliances. He noted that it is not necessary to treat the rapprochement of Moscow and Beijing lightly.
At the end of February, China presented a plan to resolve the conflict in Ukraine. Beijing called on all sides to cease hostilities, “abandon the cold War mentality” and start peace talks. In addition, the PRC indicated that nuclear wars should not be waged, and also opposed attacks on nuclear power plants and nuclear facilities.