Will China renounce the use of force against Taiwan?Deng Xiaoping’s response to the difficulties he faced during his visit to the United States was eloquent


On January 29, 1979, President Jimmy Carter stood early in front of the White House, his face hard to hide the excitement and anticipation, before him a long red carpet, the red carpet was lined with people, who were as excited as their president.Finally, a car pulled up at the other end of the red carpet, and out stepped deng Xiaoping, the new Chinese leader.Relations between China and the United States have been strained since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and after more than 30 years of mutual antagonism, formal relations have finally been established.Chinese leader’s first official visit to the United States, Deng Gong is also full of expectations, but to greet him, in addition to the grand and enthusiastic scene, there are many difficulties.On January 1, 1979, China and the United States formally established diplomatic relations, and before this, although the leaders of the two sides have not met, but they have already sent representatives to negotiate many times.In 1978, Us National Security Advisor Zigniew Brzezinski visited China and Deng Gong personally received him.The atmosphere at the 1978 banquet was so happy that Brzezinski may have promised to host a family dinner for Deng’s visit to the United States.Therefore, after deng Gong arrived in the United States in 1979, he took a short rest and immediately rushed to the “family dinner”.Brzezinski’s attitude was very warm, and the other American officials at the banquet were “old acquaintances” who had been to China for negotiations, so Deng Gong was very relaxed.But as the atmosphere warmed up, Brzezinski caught himself off guard by asking a somewhat pointed question.He said that the US side had encountered a lot of resistance at home on the issue of establishing diplomatic ties between the two sides, so he wanted to ask Deng Whether China also faced the same problem.The question came out of nowhere, but Deng Gong took it in his stride and replied with a smile, “Of course there are difficulties. There are quite a few opposing voices in Taiwan.”This seemingly simple answer was actually very clever, at a time when the relationship between Taiwan and the United States was very delicate. The implication of Deng Gong’s answer was that “Taiwan’s problems are China’s own problems.”The little temptation at the banquet was skillfully resolved by Deng Gong, and the atmosphere returned to the previous relaxed and warm atmosphere. This “family dinner” passed smoothly, which also made Deng Gong more confident about the next trip.The family dinner was followed by a formal meeting between the two leaders. After Deng walked down the red carpet, a gun salute was fired and the crowd cheered. The atmosphere was extremely warm and everyone was welcoming the Chinese leader.The ceremony did not go smoothly, however, and as Carter took the stage to deliver his speech, a woman emerged from the jubilant crowd.The woman was emotional, but instead of cheering for the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States, she shouted some reactionary remarks.Fortunately, she only caused a minor disturbance and was quickly stopped by security personnel.The crowd did not take this incident to heart, but after Deng Gong came to power, the accident happened again. This time, a strong man rushed to the stage with his fists.Trained security guards again stopped the man in time, but this time it was difficult for everyone to remain calm as they recovered a knife from the man’s body. If not, blood could have broken out.The terrified crowd turned to the podium and, to their surprise and admiration, Deng’s composure and unbroken rhythm continued.While the welcome ceremony passed without danger, the crisis around Deng Has always existed.During his time in the United States, Deng Was occasionally confronted with assassinations, reactionary demonstrations and other dangerous incidents, but he always handled them with calmness and fearlessness.In addition to the threat to his personal safety, Deng Gong’s visit to the United States also needs to face the verbal slings and arrows at the negotiating table, invisible verbal exchanges.At the beginning of the meeting, Carter asked in a seemingly friendly way, “Will the United States be allowed to conduct missionary activities in Mainland China or Taiwan?”Carter’s attitude was very friendly. However, Deng Gong understood the real intention of the other party at once.If China agreed, the United States could plant spies in our country under the name of missionaries. If China did not agree, Carter could question our policy of freedom of worship.”China has always upheld freedom of religious belief, but the people do not support the missionary activities of religions from other countries in China,” deng said.The first question was just a test. After Deng Defused it easily, Carter attacked again: “Will China give up the use of force against Taiwan?”Although China and the United States had formally established diplomatic relations, the United States still had malicious intentions on the Taiwan issue, which made Deng Gong unhappy.Deng Did not hesitate, firmly stated: “We always hope to solve the problem through peaceful means, but will never make a commitment to renounce the use of force.If our commitment to peace continues to be denied, then force is our last resort.””If the United States is willing to contribute to peace negotiations and reduce the sale of military assets to Taiwan, it will make a great contribution to world peace,” Deng said.Conclusion: During his visit to the United States, Deng Gong was repeatedly tested and confronted with difficulties. However, Deng Gong was fearless in the face of assassination and chaos, and responded skillfully in the face of difficulties, which perfectly demonstrated the elegance and wisdom of a great power, as well as China’s firm attitude towards the Taiwan issue and sovereignty issue.

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