Vor Pelosibesuch in Taiwan: Biden- Xi- Gespräch, Widido in China, Milley bei Andika

Vor Pelosibesuch in Taiwan: Biden- Xi- Gespräch, Widido in China, Milley bei Andika

Nachdem die KP China und die Global Times „drastische Massnahmen“ im Falle eines Taiwanbesuchs von Nancy Pelosi ankündigte und dies die gestrigen Schlagzeilen füllte, scheint man nun erst einmal abzuwarten, wie sich Biden dazu positioniert. Scheinbar will.man die Causa Pelosi durch einen Biden-Xi-Anruf entschärfen und eine breitere Agenda von Ukrainekrieg bis Handelskrieg besprechen. Bevor es also weitere Schlagzeilen gibt in der Global Times, wartet man scheinbar erst einmal das Gespräch ab, während die japanische Asaashi Shimbum über dessen Agenda schon folgendes schreibt:

“U.S. says Biden-Xi call expected to cover Taiwan tensions, Ukraine


July 27, 2022 at 10:35 JST

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden and China’s leader Xi Jinping are expected to talk on Thursday, a source familiar with the planning said, amid fresh tensions over Taiwan and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

White House national security spokesperson John Kirby told reporters on Tuesday that managing economic competition between the two countries would also be a focus of the call.

It will be the fifth call between the leaders, and comes as China has delivered heightened warnings to the Biden administration about a possible visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to democratically governed Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its territory.

„Everything from the tensions over Taiwan, to the war in Ukraine, as well as how we better manage competition between our two nations, certainly in the economic sphere,“ Kirby said of the topics to be discussed.

„This is a call that has been scheduled for a long time and there’s already a pretty robust agenda of things for these two leaders to talk about,“ he said.

Under its one-China policy, the United States does not have official diplomatic relations with Taiwan, but is bound by U.S. law to provide the island with the means to defend itself. The White House has been quick to reiterate that stance has not changed despite speculation over a possible trip by Pelosi.

Kirby said that Pelosi is in the line of succession to the presidency and as such, her overseas travel was a matter of U.S. national security. But only she could make decisions about her travel.

„Bellicosity“ in rhetoric from Beijing over the potential trip only escalates tensions, he said.

„We find that unhelpful and certainly not in the least bit necessary given the situation,“ he said.

The administration has been debating whether to lift some tariffs on Chinese goods as a way to boost the U.S. economy, but Kirby said a decision was not expected ahead of the call.

The call comes as the U.S. Congress considers legislation known as the CHIPs act to provide about $52 billion in subsidies for the U.S. semiconductor industry, as well as an investment tax credit for chip plants estimated to be worth $24 billion, which Biden has urged as crucial for competing with China economically.

Biden referred to the planned call with Xi during virtual remarks urging passage of the legislation on Monday, telling reporters, „That’s my expectation, but I’ll let you know when that gets set up.“

The Senate is expected to vote on final passage in coming days and the U.S. House could follow suit as soon as later this week.


The prospect of Pelosi’s trip is only one in a long list of disagreements plaguing frayed U.S.-China relations.

Earlier on Tuesday, senior U.S. officials accused China of increased „provocations“ against rival territorial claimants in the South China Sea and said „aggressive and irresponsible behavior“ by Chinese ships and aircraft meant it was only a matter of time before a major incident or accident.

A trip by Pelosi would be the first by a House speaker since 1997, and China has said it is prepared to take strong measures in response.

Daniel Russel, who served as the top U.S. diplomat for Asia under former President Barack Obama, said the Taiwan issue had the makings of a real crisis, without any U.S.-China mechanism to prevent that from escalating into conflict.

He said it was not clear how much pressure the Biden administration was exerting on Pelosi, but Xi was likely to push hard on the issue in the call, and added: „We are in a high-risk moment and it behooves leaders in both countries to tread carefully.“

Nonetheless, Craig Singleton, a senior China fellow at the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said Xi would likely seek to project calm as he faces a slowing economy under pressure from strict domestic COVID-19 measures ahead of a key Communist Party Congress in the fall.

„While Xi will be clear and direct in raising China’s objections about Speaker Pelosi’s trip, he will probably not allow that one issue to derail the entire conversation, as doing so would further complicate his already difficult governing agenda,“ Singleton said.


Biden zitiert zwar das US-Militär, aber äußert sich selbst nicht klar. Zudem scheint man der Ansicht, dass die Frage des Pelosibesuches die andere Agenda des geplanten Gesprächs nicht „entgleisen“/Detail.lassen werde. Ob das die Chinesen auch so sehen? Schliesslich ist das Ein-China-Prinzip nicht irgendein Prinzip.

“Biden: Military say a Pelosi Taiwan trip ‘not a good idea’


July 21, 2022 at 11:35 JST

WASHINGTON–President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that U.S. military officials believe it’s “not a good idea” for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to visit Taiwan at the moment.

Biden’s comments in an exchange with reporters came a day after the Chinese Foreign Ministry said it would take “resolute and strong measures” should Pelosi proceed with reported plans to visit Taiwan in the coming weeks.

“Well, I think that the military thinks it’s not a good idea right now,” Biden said in response to a question about Pelosi’s reported trip. “But I don’t know what the status of it is.”

The president stopped short of suggesting that Pelosi not travel to Taiwan.

Pelosi was originally scheduled to visit in April but had to postpone after she tested positive for COVID-19. She would be the highest-ranking American lawmaker to visit the close U.S. ally since Newt Gingrich, a Republican, traveled there 25 years ago when he was House speaker.

The Financial Times reported on Tuesday that Pelosi planned to move forward with her postponed visit to Taipei in the next month. Her office declined to comment, saying the office does not confirm or deny the speaker’s international travel in advance, due to longstanding security protocols.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijiang said such a visit would “severely undermine China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, gravely impact the foundation of China-U.S. relations and send a seriously wrong signal to Taiwan independence forces.”

The U.S. has a longstanding commitment to the “One China” policy that recognizes Beijing as the government of China but allows informal relations and defense ties with Taipei. China has stepped up its military provocations against democratic, self-ruled Taiwan in recent years as it looks look to intimidate it into accepting Beijing’s demands to unify with the communist mainland.

Biden also said that he expected to speak with Chinse President Xi Jinping sometime in the 10 next days.

Biden’s national security and economic aides are in the process of completing a review of the U.S. tariff policy and making recommendations to the president.

The tariffs imposed under President Donald Trump applied a 25% duty on billions of dollars of Chinese products. The penalties were intended to reduce the U.S. trade deficit and force China to adopt fairer practices.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has called for eliminating some of those tariffs as a way to help fight inflation in the United States. Others in the Biden administration, including U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, have raised concerns about easing tariffs when China has not upheld its agreements on purchasing U.S. products.

Biden sidestepped a reporter’s question on Wednesday about what he might have to say to Xi about tariffs. “I’d tell him to have a good day,” Biden responded.

Biden and Xi have their differences over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s prosecution of his nearly 5-month-old war against Ukraine. Biden has sought to press the Chinese to resist directly providing economic or military assistance to Russia.


Hauptthema in der Global Times ist heute der Besuch des indonesische Staatsoberhaupts Widido in Peking. Recht euphorisch die Global Times über Widodos Chinabesuch. Als Gastgeber der G20 und nächstes Jahr als Vorsitzender der ASEAN wird dem grosse Bedeutung zugemessen. Bandung 2.0?

BRI, COVID, Global Development Initiative und Global Security Initiative (hier werden die USA und Generalstabschef Milley hellhörig ,der gerade den indonesischen Generalstabschef Andika besuchte-vielleicht mit perspektivisch der Notbremse eines Militarputsches, sollte Widido übertreiben?),wie auch eine Anbindung Indonesiens an die BRICS Plus, wie man auch mit den ASEAN einen neuen Conduct für die Südchinensische Meer aushandeln will..

“China, Indonesia deepen ties, inject stability to region, world in international landscape full of uncertainties

By  Cao Siqi , Wan Hengyi and Zhang Changyue Published: Jul 27, 2022 12:25 AM

In a cordial and friendly atmosphere, Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday in Beijing, hailing a sound China-Indonesia relationship has positive, far-reaching regional and global impacts and stressing the strong commitment of the two sides to growing their bilateral ties as President Widodo is the first head of state China hosts after the Beijing Olympic Winter Games. 

Xi pointed out that strategic mutual trust has been further consolidated, and the four-pillar cooperation, namely political, economic, people-to-people and maritime cooperation, has kept deepening. The two sides have acted proactively and with a strong sense of responsibility to maintain regional peace and stability and promote international unity and cooperation. They have thus set an example of major developing countries seeking strength through unity and win-win cooperation.

„Facts have proven that a sound China-Indonesia relationship not only serves the shared long-term interests of both countries, but also has positive, far-reaching impacts regionally and globally,“ Xi said. 

The Chinese president called on the two sides to further deepen high-quality Belt and Road cooperation for more fruitful outcomes, strive for completing the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway on schedule and to high standards, continue to fully support Indonesia in building a regional vaccine production hub, step up public health cooperation with Indonesia and import more commodities and quality agro- and byproducts from Indonesia. 

China and Indonesia need to stand together in solidarity, fulfill the responsibilities of major developing countries, follow true multilateralism, uphold open regionalism, and contribute Oriental wisdom and Asia’s input to the development of global governance, Xi said. 

President Widodo said that in an international landscape full of uncertainties, the sound cooperation between Indonesia and China has demonstrated the strategic nature of the bilateral relations. It adds positive energy to the region and the entire world. Indonesia will work with China to keep deepening their comprehensive strategic partnership and make still greater contribution to regional peace and global development. Indonesia admires China’s remarkable accomplishments in poverty alleviation and wants to draw on China’s successful experience. 

According to a joint statement released after the talks, the two state leaders hailed the two countries‘ cooperation on fighting COVID-19 and achievements in economic recovery. Indonesia wishes the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China a complete success and will lead China toward the second centennial  goal of building a great modern socialist country in all respects, while China wishes Indonesia well in achieving its goal of becoming a developed country by 2045, the centenary year of its founding.

The two heads of state agreed to set the general direction of building a China-Indonesia community with a shared future, set an example of mutual benefit, common development and pioneering of South-South cooperation among major developing countries. The two heads of state designated the foreign ministers of the two countries to further discuss the elements and principles of a community with a shared future.

This is Widodo’s first trip to East Asia since the onset of the pandemic, and China is the first stop. 

Chinese experts believed that the Indonesian president’s visit is expected to set the standard for the future development of bilateral relations. At a time when the world is in turmoil, crises are emerging one after another and great power competition is intensifying, strengthening the unity and cooperation between China and Indonesia as major developing countries will also inject stability into an unstable world. 

More importantly, given Indonesia is at the presidency of the G20 this year and will be the rotating ASEAN chair next year, the significance of this ongoing visit goes far beyond bilateral ties - it highlights the unity and collaboration of developing countries in offsetting the besiege of the small US-led clique and becoming the stabilizer of the world. 

New growth opportunities 

In the joint statement, the two state leaders acknowledged mutual achievements and pointed to future direction of cooperation on trade, food security, digital economy, educational exchange, vaccine development and maritime projects. 

„Widodo’s visit is bound to bring new economic growth opportunities to both countries and even the entire region, including the implementation of new economic projects, so as to further expand the space for economic cooperation,“ Tang Qifang, an associate research fellow at the China Institute of International Studies, told the Global Times on Tuesday.

In recent years, the mutual political trust between the two countries has reached a new height. The top leaders of the two countries have spoken six times via phone since the COVID-19 outbreak. Economic and trade cooperation has made breakthroughs from quantity to quality. In terms of volume, trade between the two countries has doubled from less than $50 billion to more than $100 billion in the eight years since Widodo took office in 2014. The Belt and Road cooperation is marching toward a higher quality and sustainable development. Additionally, people-to-people and cultural exchanges have become closer. 

Despite the impact of COVID-19, the bilateral trade volume between China and Indonesia reached $124.34 billion in 2021, up 58.4 percent year-on-year. China has been Indonesia’s largest trading partner for nine consecutive years and its largest export destination for six consecutive years, according to the data from the Chinese customs.

Cooperation between China and Indonesia, the largest and third largest developing countries in the world, will definitely inject more momentum of promoting world peace, a more justified and reasonable international order and the global economic recovery, Xu Liping, a research fellow on Southeast Asian studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, told the Global Times on Tuesday.

More and more facts have proven that China, united with developing countries, has become the stabilizer of the world and the backbone of justice, the expert said. 

Luo Yongkun, deputy director of Institute of Southeast Asian and Oceanian Studies at China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, said that the developed world, mostly Western countries, are into a mind-set of geopolitical containment and confrontation, which bring about only chaos when the world faces challenges. On the contrary, the developing countries, like China and Indonesia, are addressing problems with a perspective of development, growth and multilateralism, injecting more positivity to the world.

During the visit, the two countries renewed the MOU on cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative and the Global Maritime Fulcrum, and signed cooperation documents on joint research on vaccines and genes, green development, information exchange and law enforcement, cybersecurity capacity building, maritime affairs, and the export of Indonesian pineapples to China.

During the talks, Xi also said China welcomes Indonesia’s continued active participation in „BRICS Plus“ cooperation and appreciates Indonesia’s support for and commitment to the Global Development Initiative and the Global Security Initiative, and is ready for closer communication and cooperation with Indonesia in this regard.

„As the two initiatives are important solutions China proposed to the changing world, including them in China-Indonesia ties shows China’s firm support to Indonesia,“ said Zhang Jie, director of National Institute of International Strategy under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. 

The fruitful visit will have a strong demonstration effect as the consensus reached and commitments made by the two state leaders can strongly boost market confidence and bring encouragement to Southeast Asian countries, Zhang told the Global Times. 

Never give up firm stand 

Some Western media have made a lot of „weird“ theories about Widodo’s visit to China, claiming that the visit is a „dinner party“ and reflects the reality of the competition between China and the US for influence in Southeast Asia. 

„Widodo’s visit is showing to the world that the ASEAN will never give up its firm stand under the pressure of the small US-led clique and their economic and security inducement,“ Tang said.  

Indonesia and other ASEAN members together launched the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific, which put forward ASEAN’s position of independence from other major powers and insisted on its own interests. This framework envisages ASEAN centrality as the underlying principle for promoting cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and avoiding the deepening of mistrust, miscalculation, and patterns of behavior based on a zero-sum game, according to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Chinese analysts stressed that the fundamental difference between the model of cooperation between China and Indonesia and other ASEAN members and the Western model is that China does not apply political pressure, but only seeks common interests to carry out mutually beneficial cooperation, so that ASEAN members will feel fully respected. 

While the US stirs up confrontation in the name of cooperation, China is earnestly promoting integrated development in the region and the world, they said. 

One day ahead of Widodo’s visit, a Workshop on the 20th Anniversary of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea was held in Beijing on Monday. Officials from China and ASEAN members hailed the DOC as an important landmark document that has played a huge role in maintaining peace and stability in the South China Sea over the past 20 years

Hong Liang, director general of the Department of Border and Ocean Affairs of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview that in the face of external challenges, China and ASEAN members have an important consensus that the fate of peace and stability in the South China Sea should be firmly held in their own hands. Only when the South China Sea remains peaceful and stable can countries in the region enjoy a sound environment for development, and that is what the DOC is all about.”


Während Widido in Peking weilt und dort umgarnt wird, besuchte der US- Generalstabschef Milley den indonesischen Generalstabschef Andika. Scheinbar scheint Indonesien trotz Beziehungen zu China die US- Präsenz als Gegengewicht zu Chinas zunehmenden Begehrlichkeiten im Pazifik zu betonen. Und sollte Widido oder ein anderer indonesischer Politiker drohen offen ins chinesische Lager überzutreten oder gar eine chinesische Militärbasis auf Indonesien zu genehmigen, besteht durchaus immer noch die Möglichkeit , dem ganzen vielleicht durch einen beherzten Militärputsch zuvorzukommen—nach dem Muster des Suhartoputsches 1965.Vielleicht wäre eine Militärgruppe um Andika ja der richtige Mann in der Zukunft. Vorerst aber schauen die USA erst einmal zu und hoffen das Beste, zumal selbst der Pekingfreundliche philipinische Präsident Duterte, der nun durch Marcossohn Bongbong abglöst wurde, China auch keine Militärbasis gab, noch eine Art chineisches Subic Bay, auch wenn dies wohl der Traum Pekings wäre, weswegen es sich vorerst in Kambodscha, Sri Lanka und en Salomoninseln umsieht.

„USA: Chinas Militär wird aggressiver und gefährlicher

Erstellt: 25.07.2022, 18:12 Uhr

Washington versucht, seine Allianzen im Pazifik zu festigen. Laut General Mark Milley seien Pekings Versuche, seinen Einfluss auszuweiten, „nicht gutartig“.

Jakarta – Seit geraumer Zeit hegt die Kommunistische Partei Chinas den Wunsch, die USA als führende Weltmacht abzulösen. Dazu gilt es jedoch, sich in allen Belangen enorm zu steigern. Das chinesische Militär beispielsweise, sei in den letzten fünf Jahren deutlich aggressiver und gefährlicher geworden, erklärte der oberste Militärangehörige der Vereinigten Staaten, General Mark Milley, während einer Reise in den indopazifischen Raum, der auch einen Zwischenstopp in Indonesien beinhaltete.

US-Streitkräfte in Indonesien
General Mark Milley (l), Vorsitzender der Vereinigten Stabschefs, und General Andika Perkasa, Leiter der indonesischen Streitkräfte, geben sich während ihres Treffens im indonesischen Militärhauptquartier die Hand. © Achmad Ibrahim/dpa

General Milley, auch Vorsitzender des Generalstabs der Vereinigten Staaten, sagte am Sonntag (24. Juli 2022), dass die Zahl abgefangenen chinesischen Flugzeugen und Schiffen im pazifischen Raum in dieser Zeit deutlich zugenommen habe. Auch die Zahl der sogenannten unsicheren Interaktionen sei in ähnlichem Maße gestiegen.

„Die Botschaft ist, dass das chinesische Militär in der Luft und auf See in dieser Region deutlich mehr und spürbar aggressiver geworden ist“, sagte Milley. Vor kurzem erst hatte er seinen Stab gebeten, Einzelheiten über Interaktionen zwischen China und den USA und anderen Länder in der Region zusammenzustellen.

Bedrohung durch China: USA betonen Wichtigkeit eines freien und offenen Pazifikraums

Diese Äußerungen traf Milley auf dem Weg zu einem Treffen mit den indonesischen Verteidigungsministern in Jakarta. Sie kommen zu einem Zeitpunkt, zu dem sich der indonesische Präsident Joko Widodo auf einen zweitägigen Besuch in Peking vorbereitete, wo er am Montag (25. Juli 2022) auf den chinesischen Staatschef Xi Jinping treffen wird. Es ist das erste Mal seit zwei Jahren, dass ein ausländisches Staatsoberhaupt von Peking individuell empfangen wird, abgesehen von den Olympischen Winterspielen im Februar.

Die Bedrohung durch China ist der Schwerpunkt von Milleys Reise in die Region. Er wird in der kommenden Woche an einem Treffen der Verteidigungsminister des indopazifischen Raums in Australien teilnehmen. Dort soll das eskalierende militärische Wachstum Chinas und die Notwendigkeit, einen freien, offenen und friedlichen Pazifikraum aufrechtzuerhalten, die Hauptthemen sein werden.

USA warnen vor chinesischem Einmarsch in Taiwan

US-Militärs haben auch vor einem möglichen Einmarsch Chinas in Taiwan gewarnt – möglicherweise bis 2027. China hat seine militärischen Provokationen gegen die selbstverwaltete Insel verstärkt, um sie durch Einschüchterung zur Vereinigung mit dem kommunistischen Festland zu bewegen.

Darüber hinaus sind die USA und andere Länder besorgt, dass ein kürzlich von Peking im April unterzeichnetes Sicherheitsabkommen mit den Salomonen zur Einrichtung eines chinesischen Marinestützpunkts im Südpazifik führen könnte. Die USA und Australien haben den Salomonen mitgeteilt, dass die Ansiedlung eines chinesischen Militärstützpunktes nicht toleriert würde.

Die Biden-Regierung hat Schritte unternommen, um ihre militärischen und sicherheitspolitischen Beziehungen zu den Ländern des indopazifischen Raums auszubauen. Dies ist Teil einer Kampagne, die darauf abzielt, ein stärkeres Netzwerk von Allianzen in Chinas Hinterhof aufzubauen und dem wachsenden Einfluss Chinas entgegenzuwirken.

Pazifikstaaten wie Indonesien wollen mehr US-Militärpräsenz in der Region

Milley, der am Sonntag mit General Andika Perkasa, dem Chef des indonesischen Militärs zusammentraf, sagte, Pazifikstaaten wie Indonesien wollten, dass sich das US-Militär in der Region engagiere und einsetze. „Wir wollen mit ihnen zusammenarbeiten, um Interoperabilität zu entwickeln und unsere Streitkräfte gemeinsam zu modernisieren“, sagte Milley. Dies erfolge, um sicherzustellen, dass sie „jeder Herausforderung, die China stellt, gewachsen sind.“

Indonesien ist strategisch wichtig und für die Region und seit langem Partner der USA, wie auch Milley klarstellte.

Indonesien: Großer Empfang für US-General Milley

Den Nachmittag verbrachte Milley im Hauptquartier der indonesischen Streitkräfte in Jakarta. Empfangen wurde er mit einem riesigen Plakat mit seinem Foto und Namen, einer Militärparade und einem großen Fernsehbildschirm, auf dem ein Video über seine Karriere gezeigt wurde.

Zum Ende des Besuchs erklärte Andika gegenüber Reportern, Indonesien habe festgestellt, dass China im Zusammenhang mit territorialen Streitigkeiten mit seinem Land selbstbewusster und „ein wenig aggressiv“ mit Marineschiffen vorgehe“


Während die USA versuchen chinesische Militärbasen auf Sri Lanka und den Salomoninseln zu verhindern, zumal es in Sri Lanka jetzt auch Massenproteste gab und der Präsident geflohen ist, aber nun das Militär einschreitet, ist nun seitens des US- Senats ein Gesetz in Planung, dass Sanktionen gegen den Diktator von Kambodscha Hun Sen anvisiert, sowie alle früheren Wahlen als illegitim und ungültig erklären will, die Wiederzulassung der Oppositionsparteien fordert und vor der Gefahr eines chinesischen Militärstützpunkts warnt:

“‘Dismay’ on new US bill’s democracy accusations

Ry Sochan | Publication date 24 July 2022 | 20:22 ICT

The Kingdom’s Senate was “utterly dismayed” when the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations passed the Cambodia Democracy and Human Rights Act 2022 (S.3052) last week claiming that Cambodia’s elections have not been free and fair.

The bipartisan bill, introduced by Florida’s Senator from the Republican Party Marco Rubio and Massachusetts’ Senator Ed Markey from the Democratic Party, claimed to support democracy and the protection of human rights in Cambodia. It also touched on alleged Chinese military activity inside the country.

The bill demanded that the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) be reinstated, and its leaders allowed to return. It also proposed sanctions, including visa sanctions for individuals that the US president determined were responsible for damage to democracy in Cambodia.

The claims were rejected outright by the Cambodian Senate.

“The spokesperson of the Senate of the Kingdom of Cambodia is utterly dismayed at and emphatically dismisses the biased, unfounded and prejudiced content of the Cambodia Democracy and Human Rights Act 2022,” the Kingdom’s Senate said in a statement.

The bill claimed that none of the six Cambodian elections since 1991 have been free and fair. It also alleged fraud, intimidation, violence and the misuse of legal mechanisms by the Cambodian government to weaken candidates and opposition parties.

“In the July 2018 general election, after the dissolution of the [CNRP], the Cambodian People’s Party won every single parliamentary seats – an election victory described by the White House press secretary as not being free or representative of the will of the Cambodian people,” it said.

The Kingdom’s Senate countered that the opposite was true.

“Claiming that none of Cambodia’s elections were free and fair is a gross denial of the facts. The US observer team headed by the late Congressman Stephen Solarz portrayed the 1998 election as a ‘miracle on the Mekong’,” it said, adding that subsequent elections in Cambodia have all been assessed by thousands of national and international observers as free, fair, peaceful and orderly.

The statement continued that likewise thousands of local and foreign monitors characterised the June 5 commune council elections contested by 17 political parties as fair and transparent, free of threats, and in compliance with international standards.

The legislation proposed by the US Senators subscribed excessively to contested sources, particularly Human Rights Watch whose credibility had been compromised since 2004, it added.

“The approach taken by the Senate Committee constitutes interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state, and hinders the ongoing maintenance of peace, political stability and the promotion of socio-economic development for all,” it concluded.”


.Hun Sen könnte sich ja Mal den Spass machen die US-Wahlen infrage zu stellen, wenn schon Donald Trump das tut und zudem Al Gore damals vor den Supreme Court gegen Bush W. jr klagte. Desweiteren beschließen die Republikaner gerade wieder neue Wahlgesetze, die sehr umstritten sind, wie auch Wahlkreise zugunsten der Republikaner zugeschnitten werden. Alles rechtmässig und demokratisch? Und was ist mit den Entscheidungen des US-Supreme Courts?

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