The ideological divide between the far east and the western world continues to grow ever more resolute in the 21st century, as evidence of China’s multitude of crimes against humanity is being spread ever faster and further than before.

Furthermore, China has attempted to use its massive economic power to bend the creative will of the world to its standards, threatening monumentally expensive boycotts of major US entertainment companies should their product or their employees run askew of Beijing’s questionable ethics.

Now, as China reiterates its support of fellow international villain Russia, the CCP is drawing a line in the sand and daring the United States to cross it.

The United States should change its “distorted” attitude towards China or “conflict and confrontation” will follow, China’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, while defending its stance on the war in Ukraine and its close ties with Russia.

The U.S. had been engaging in suppression and containment of China rather than engaging in fair, rules-based competition, Foreign Minister Qin Gang told a news conference on the sidelines of an annual parliament meeting in Beijing.

“The United States’ perception and views of China are seriously distorted,” said Qin, a trusted aide to President Xi Jinping and until recently China’s ambassador in Washington.

“It regards China as its primary rival and the most consequential geopolitical challenge. This is like the first button in the shirt being put wrong.”

The threats were nothing short of deranged.

“If the United States does not hit the brakes, and continues to speed down the wrong path, no amount of guardrails can prevent derailment, which will become conflict and confrontation, and who will bear the catastrophic consequences?”

The US has similarly warned China not to enhance their support of Russia’s war in Ukraine, saying that there would be “consequences” to such actions.

Cross-Posted with Liberty Hub