Huanqiu, the Chinese-language version of the Global Times, on December 20, published an editorial captioned "Do your own thing well and not be constrained by the U.S. and the West." It said the Trump Administration, which is on its way out, is still introducing anti-China measures to strengthen the atmosphere of opposition to China. The victory of the Biden Administration has made public opinion favour uniting with allies against China. It forecast: "the international environment China will face next is not optimistic." The editorial warned that "China is facing the challenge of international anti-China forces trying to isolate, overwhelm and subvert us" and China must take corresponding preventive measures. It emphasised that "as a major country" China should maintain "strategic confidence" that the chances of success of the anti-China forces are "very, very low". It stressed that "China has accumulated strong national power after decades of development. Any attempt to crush China is wishful thinking. The past few years have proved that China’s status as a major trading nation is rock solid, including China’s trade with the US rebounding in the second half of this year. Except for the high-tech decoupling promoted by the United States, the most substantive content of Sino-Western relations has not been significantly affected. Looking to the future, the total volume of Sino-Western economic and trade cooperation is unlikely to shrink". Stating that the "age of barbaric competition between countries in order to conquer cities and plunder is over", it said "The best interests of all countries are in development, and the meaning of national security also has more weight in economic security." The editorial assessed "The most fierce conflict between China and the United States and China and the West occurs in the ideological field. It hurts the atmosphere very seriously, but it can cause limited impact on actual interests. The vast majority of countries do not want to oppose China." The majority of them consider protecting actual economic interests more important. It added that the "United States is a special case. It regards the maintenance of hegemony as the main consideration of its China policy, and it continues to wave the banner of geopolitics in Asia. Washington has indeed stirred up the regional situation and created a large number of issues that are unfavorable to China", but it has a limit "because other countries do not want to turn their relations with China into a political zero-sum game" as it is not in their interest. Saying China has "sufficient capital to maintain our autonomy" it said China should respond calmly to geopolitical challenges, pay attention to the pressure from the United States and the West "without exaggerating the seriousness of the challenge", and "focus more on strengthening and uniting internally and working hard to do your own thing." The editorial advised that while China wants an end to the "slander and interference" it "needs to have the air and generosity not to entangle them" To counter the US and West it said China "must adhere to our own political, economic and social agenda, free from external attitudes, and resolutely" oppose the United States, but while supporting what is beneficial to China. "Our comprehensive reform and opening to the outside world must be truly unswerving, and the evaluation criteria for our achievements must be oriented towards actual results, and we must be determined not to be affected by the evaluation of public opinion in the United States and the West." It pointed out that despite the relationship between China and the United States being tense in the past two years, "but China’s borders have opened wider and wider, and the implementation of the market economy has become more and more determined." It concluded that "this trend is precisely a portrayal of the Chinese nation's mind and wisdom."

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