Some US elite want to contain China's rise, but US society will not support Washington to engage in a Taiwan Straits battle.
[W]e reject any interference that seeks to lessen our free will.
Germans do not view the United States as a ... well-meaning hegemon anymore. Instead, Germans see a country run by a rude nationalist who cares very little about alliances.
By using political tyranny against Hong Kong, they have again plainly exposed the selfish and tyrannical nature of American politics to the world.
Washington aims to instigate countries in the region to oppose China and to respond proactively to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy.
This is no longer the world in the early days after the end of the Cold War. The US cannot cut off China's connection with the world.
"One country, two systems" is China's independent constitutional arrangement and US intervention damages its external environment.
[T]he United States has abandoned the last of its respect for international law and relevant U.N. resolutions.
Trump, claiming China has stolen American jobs, is doing his best to disrupt an economic relationship that has been carefully cultivated and nurtured over two decades.
However, the US is now fully retreating from the international order and obligations in its alliance, hiding the deep uneasiness and suspicion of its own strength under the seeming pursuit of fair relations.