The US government last week banned two Chinese companies, China Unicom and Pacific Network, from providing international telecoms services in the country, citing national security concerns. Using national security as a pretext, the U.S. once again damaged its own image of a 'market-oriented' country and has also harmed the legitimate rights and interests of global consumers. The same old trick has been used against China's Telecom and Tik Tok earlier.
In order to make its domestic and external challenges go away, the US has long been using political ploys to contain China's development. Signing various kinds of bills and establishing alliances are the ones that American politicians favor the most. In the Asia-Pacific region, the US also tries very hard to improve its relationship with China's neighbors.
In 1997, UNESCO declared August 23 as the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition to raise people's awareness about the horrifying nature of the slave trade and remind people about the transatlantic slave trade and its implications. This day is not only observed in memory of all victims of the slave trade, but also aspires to promote critical examinations of such brutal behaviors that could lead to modern forms of exploitation and slavery. Unfortunately, American human rights nowadays have just shown the traits of this kind of exploitation and slavery.