Li Cheng, a well-known scholar on China issues, ended his 38-year career in the United States in July this year and settled in the United States.hong kongUniversities continue to deeply consider China issues.In an exclusive interview with the media, he said that the main reason for his decision to leave the United States was the distrust of some people in the current American decision-making circles.SugarAnd even experts who know China have been marginalized.
The Central News Agency published an exclusive interview with Li Cheng on the 10th, citing “Hong Kong 01”.
Li Cheng said that some people in American decision-making circles no longer trust Chinese Americans, do not even want to have contact with China, and even plan to separate from China. Have been.
He said that undoubtedly there are elements of racism and racial discrimination in it.WashingtonMcCarthyism does indeed exist, and American politics and society are falling apart at a rapid pace. “That surprised me too.”
According to Hong Kong 01 report, Li Cheng said that at the same time, American experts who know China are also being squeezed and marginalized, including the recently departed Kissinger, who first proposed That “China must become a responsible stakeholder.” “Former Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick. They also include the scholar David M. Lampton, once rated as a top scholar in the China-knowledge faction. Nowadays, the US government rarely consults him.
Li Cheng said that in the face of such a situation, there is actually not much that can be done in Washington. Of course, behind this is also the overall assessment of China-US relations. “That is, I think the relationship between China and the United States cannot be reversed in a short time.”
He said that although I personally disagree with the famous saying “Thucydides’ trap”, the most important thing is fear, and fear may lead to strategic misunderstandings for China and the United States and a dangerous deterioration in bilateral relations.
He said that the fear of the United States, especially as a conservative power, will not be easily allayed. Most Chinese and American experts estimate that the improvement of China-US relations could take ten years or more, which would be a long process.
Li Cheng said that especially during the last period of former US President Trump’s administration, the “China Project” launched by the FBI had a strong racial profile against Chinese scientists, which led to thousands of Chinese scientists leaving the United States. , most of whom moved to China. Hong Kong, and Singapore…
He said that his close friend He Dayai, also a famous immunologist, once said that the FBI had done what “China’s Thousand Talents Plan and Ten Thousand Talents Plan wanted to do but could not do” and She brought one. A large number of US citizens and Chinese scholars, who are green card holders, have been deported, causing huge losses.