Some newspapers also highlighted Japan’s benefit from Corona pandemic, Saying that “it will be an attractive destination for students and job seekers, who were heading to the west in the previous stage, after the Corona pandemic ended.”
The consulate war
The American Wall Street Journal said that Chinas decision to close the American consulate in “Chengdu”, in response to a similar decision by Washington to close the Chinese consulate in “Houston”, raises fears of deteriorating relations between the two largest economies in the world.
She noted that diplomatic tension between the two countries coincides with the hardline policy and stricter language on the part of Washington, which was evident in Secretary of State Mike Pompeos speech last week.
“Senior US officials, criminal and intelligence judges have confirmed the internal threat that Beijing poses to the United States, and have said that closing its consulate in Houston is justified; As a result of the facility’s use and other spying and stolen American technology.
“The mutual closure of consulates represents an unprecedented matter in relations between the United States and China since their normalization in 1979, and represents a new episode of the conflict between the two powers,” she added.
The newspaper quoted Drew Thompson, a senior fellow at the School of Public Policy at the National University of Hong Kong, as saying: “The tensions are now” more widespread and systematic. ”
The newspaper stressed that some Chinese academics fear that the deterioration in relations between the two countries will continue to worsen before the US presidential elections in November.
“The administration of US President Donald Trump wants to provoke conflict with China,” said Wushengbo of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University. To divert American public anger away from the failure to manage the Corona pandemic crisis. ”
In the context, “Newsweek” magazine said that the Chinese government media launched a campaign of strong criticism against the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Because of his tough stance on China.
“Hu Xi Jin,” editor-in-chief of the state-run Global Times, said in a tweet on Twitter: “Pompeo will be destroyed by” endless resistance.
He added, “Pompeo seems very ambitious, and he wants to create an epic confrontation between the two superpowers to place himself in the history books, but unfortunately, he does not understand the nature of the world today, as endless resistance will destroy it, and make it worse than Steve Bannon, The former strategist at the White House. ”
And the American magazine, in a report published today, Saturday, that these criticisms came on the same day that American officials accused Pompeo of declaring a “new crusade” against China.
In turn, “Foreign Affairs” magazine said that Japan will be an attractive destination for students and job seekers who were heading to the West in the previous stage, after the end of the “Corona” pandemic.
“When the Corona epidemic ends, people will return to movement again, looking for jobs, education and a better life, but destinations may see changes forever … Life in the United States will be less attractive than it was before the pandemic,” she added.
“The United States, whose reaction to Corona has exposed chaos and division, is expected to lose immigrants, but there are countries that will be attractive to them … Japan may be the most beneficiaries, given the safety and stability it enjoys, in addition to the low unemployment rate,” she added. , As it needs more workers, while distinctive universities can attract students. ”
The newspaper pointed out: “In contrast to the wealthy major industrialized countries, Japan has a very small number of migrant workers, just over 2% of its population of 126 million.”
She pointed out that in recent years, the Japanese government created new categories of visas, and eased the criteria for employing foreign workers and attracting students from abroad.
“Japan is likely to attract more immigrants after SK, with good job opportunities, relatively affordable education, and a safe and organized social environment,” the newspaper concluded its report.