China's position on bin Laden's death will affect Sino-US relations

"Base" Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's death caused a worldwide sensation and continues on, how this will affect Sino-US relations have become the focus of a number of media speculation. May 2, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman calls this "an important event in the international fight against terrorism and positive progress." The multi-position caused the foreign media interpretation. United States, "Wall Street Journal," 3 said Wednesday, "9 • 11" incident was a turning point in Sino-US relations, bin Laden's death could have a significant impact on Sino-US relations. 3 Reuters, said China's position that no intention to issue Bin Laden was killed dispute with the United States. Sun Zhe, the 3rd Chinese experts told the "Global Times" reporter, bin Laden's death would not have much direct impact on Sino-US relations, and now the United States are still many thorny issues, in this case is unlikely to concentrate on dealing with China.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman to answer a reporter's question 2 will kill bin Laden in the event the United States as "an important event in the international fight against terrorism and the positive progress," adding: "Terrorism is the enemy of the international community. China is also a victim of terrorism . China has always opposed all forms of terrorism, and actively participate in the international fight against terrorism. "This statement by the Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and other large number of foreign media outlets and analysis. "The Wall Street Journal," the 3rd "Chinese cheer the death of Osama bin Laden" as the title says, China's official stance, "not surprising", have also occurred in western China's Xinjiang separatist rebellion, is considered and the "base" organizations have been involved. The article said, "9 • 11" incident was a turning point in Sino-US relations, before the two countries are profound strategic differences between mistrust and plagued by human rights issues, but the World Trade Center was the "base" elements after the attacks, the United States Government's top anti-terrorism priority policy, when the Bush administration abandoned ideological differences, to find and China agreed on this policy point. The report also said the U.S. decision makers, to seek China's help in the fight against terrorism and insisted that the "core values", has been difficult to balance. Recently, Obama criticized the Government to raise the voice on human rights issues in China, "Washington's policy priorities began to change."

U.S. Cable News Network (CNN) 3 issued a titled "The turn from the fight against terrorism," the commentary said that bin Laden's death is the end of the U.S. war on terrorism, to remind the administration that turned its attention to the rise of China and turmoil in Arabia.

3 Reuters, said China's position shows that China has no intention on the United States killed bin Laden in Pakistan, the behavior of the land into a point of conflict. Reported that bin Laden was killed as Pakistan's contribution to counter-terrorism operations in the United States may increase the number of tension between Washington and Islamabad. China-US strategic economic dialogue will be held next week, but Foreign Ministry spokesman was awarded 2 still "harboring bin Laden," the defense of Pakistan, said the fight against terrorism, Pakistan has been at the forefront of the world, whom made a great contribution.

And the United Kingdom, France and other Western countries said the death of Osama bin Laden as a "major victory" and other terms than China's position seems "not so enthusiastic," also led to some media speculation. Before the Chinese Foreign Ministry statement, "Hindustan Times" 2 that the Chinese on this issue, "outdated" and that in the long silence on the issue of bin Laden's death "entangled." "The Wall Street Journal," 3, another article points out that Chinese Internet users on the attitude of the death of Osama bin Laden "polarization", many users expressed "regret," and "deep condolences bin Laden," "lost only one individual of power challenges American hero. " But there are many people in the micro-Bo wrote, "base" organization had terrorist attacks in Xinjiang, "thank the Americans helped us," "Osama bin Laden is the enemy, not friend."

Tsinghua University, China-US relations Sun Zhe, director of the Center that the U.S. killing bin Laden would not have much direct impact on Sino-US relations. His "Global Times" reporter that Osama bin Laden, though dead, but the real threat of terrorism does not eliminate, the United States made bin Laden does not fear his death as the complete elimination of, the United States on counter-terrorism alert at least will continue for 5 to 10 years. And there are a huge change in the situation in the Middle East, the dust are hard to settled, in this case is unlikely to focus on the United States against China.

Sun Zhe that the deployment of United States to strengthen the Asia-Pacific strategic objective is to determine, but it and the 2001 Sino-US relations when compared to the larger environment, the U.S. trade imbalance, the RMB exchange rate issue is more than human rights concerns. Now many Americans are increasingly aware of the requirements of the United States and China, there is a gap between the reality of the human rights pressure on China will not blindly play good results.

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The news about the death of Osama bin Laden is much less important than the popular uprisings moving on in the Arab world.

Bin Ladens death is not immensely relevant considering the huge revolution in the Arab world that was probably kindled by Osama’s raw courage in spite of weak resources and hostile world opinion.

If the Arab masses think that a Osama the big “terrorist” contributed massively to Arab regime change, then Osama had achieved something. The wrong way or right way, is for historians to judge. How was Omar Mokthar the Libyan freedom fighter and martyr judged by Italian historians and the Arab historians? Did they use the same yard stick? But the Arab streets seem to say thank you to Bin Laden for feeding a flame that has all the potential to rage into an out-of-control blaze.
Bin Laden always wanted to get rid of Mubarek and Ben Ali and Gaddafi and so on claiming that they were all “infidels” working for America.

We have to remember that these oppressive regimes have always been telling the Americans to keep on supporting them because they kept saying, if you don't, Al Qaeda will take over . Did Al Qaeda take over Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Algeria, Morocco, Jordan and so on or is it going to take over?

What and who helped them to take over is going to be an interesting part of historians’ future investigation and research.

Celebrations in the United States over Bin Laden's death are less meaningful compared to the celebrations of the Arab masses on the successful people’s revolutions partly fuelled by the lunatic fringe called Al-Qaeda.

If the U.S. had killed Bin Laden a year or two after 9/11 the celebrations that are going on in the United States might have been more relevant.

The struggle against terrorism will not be won through killing, no matter how many people we assassinate. You don't fight malaria by seeking to kill every mosquito on the planet, but rather by draining the swamps ( Please address the root cause, look at for instance, the sufferings of Palestinians:the dispossessed,deprived of their birthright and denied basic human rights and freedoms,)

The pious Christians also believe that if we could accomplish God's justice by killing people, Jesus would not have come to die, but to kill. But that's not how God's justice works but does the Neocons
justice work the same way?