Copenhagen summit 'self-entertainment' for anti-China gang

By Wang Qi Source:Global Times Published: 2020/6/17 21:28:40

Chinese demonstrators sing songs and chant slogans while waiting for the arrival of Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen in Los Angeles on Sunday. As Tsai arrived at the Intercontinental Hotel, she was greeted by peaceful Chinese demonstrators of all ages and from all walks of life. They were holding flags, banners and signs bearing the slogan "One China." The crowd began chanting "One China!" and "Oppose Taiwan Independence!" as Tsai pulled into the hotel. Photo: Wang Rujun

An anti-China gang composed of Tsai Ing-wen, Michael Pompeo and Joshua Wong will meet by video conference during the Copenhagen Democracy Summit on Thursday and Friday. Chinese experts said the forum is a naked provocation against the "one-China policy," which will intensify the confrontation between China and the US. 

With the theme of "US global leadership and the 2020 elections, democracy and tech, responsible business, and defending democracy during pandemic times," the summit will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Both the US State Department and Taiwan's representative office in Demark have confirmed the news on their websites.

Formed in 2018, the annual summit is organized by the Alliance of Democracies Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2017 by former North Atlantic Treaty Organization  secretary general and Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. 

Ahead of the event, Chinese experts said that the content and planned discussions were not hard to get in the case of anti-China participants including Tsai and Wong, who sought to get closer to the EU through "mask-diplomacy" amid the pandemic and media hype.  

Cui Hongjian, director of the Department of European Studies under the China Institute of International Studies, told the Global Times on Wednesday that despite stressing the unofficial tone and setting of the summit, it was essentially another self-entertaining gathering of a Western anti-China gang under the banner of democracy. 

According to Cui, the summit has had limited impact since being organized in 2018. Due to the pandemic, the use of video conferencing has made it possible to invite more anti-China participants.

"It is unwise for the Denmark to invite Tsai and Wong along with Pompeo … Hopefully, the Danish government and summit hosts have assessed the impact on relations between China and Denmark," Cui said.

Analysts believe it is brazen for Wong, an activist and traitor who incites violence in Hong Kong, to address a forum touting democracy amid escalating anti-racism protests in the US.

The appearance of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is a naked provocation. And Tsai and Wong are simply two cards of the US in the game with China, said Zhou Hong, an elected member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. 

Under the ceaseless propaganda and hype of some Western politicians, anti-China and anti-Communist ideas have become more and more politically correct, Zhou said. 

European countries and the US have managed their own images for decades, but many of their citizens are unsatisfied with their governments' performances in curbing the virus. 

The pandemic magnified China's advantages such as national efforts and valuing the lives of common people, so they use China as a target to unify the anti-China camp and shift the domestic focus, said Zhou.

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