为中国创造空间

伦敦—当英国在本月早些时候宣布同意成为中国主导的亚洲基础设施投资银行(亚投行)创始成员时,大部分新闻的焦点并不是这个消息本身,而是这一决定在英国和美国之间造成的摩擦。

白宫发布了一份声明,敦促英国政府“发声推动采取高标准的”。据称一位美国高官指责英国“一直通融中国,这绝非与崛起力量打交道的最佳方式”。事实上,宣扬错误方针的是美国。

在英国,这场外交口水让英国媒体抓住机会传播那些认为政府应该对中国采取更强硬立场的人的批评。比如,他们说政府应该以更有力的声音支持去年的香港民主示威,不应该在2013年卡梅伦首相访华期间与达赖喇嘛保持距离(英国政府似乎这么做了)。

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