US attempts to contain China, Russia not to succeed: Beijing
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin stresses that the US plans to pressure and contain Moscow and Beijing will not work.
The US attempts to contain and suppress China and Russia will not succeed, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Tuesday, urging Washington to "reflect on its due responsibilities" in the Ukraine crisis, as well as show "repentance" and rectify its practice of establishing "imaginary enemies."
The spokesperson also called on the United States to opt for a strategy that does not ignore the security concerns of other countries and strays away from the mentality of having "blocs" in conflict.
"We urge the US to earnestly implement the US leadership's statements that the US does not seek a new Cold War with China, that it does not aim to change China’s system, and that the revitalization of its alliances is not targeted at China[...] and that it has no intention to seek a conflict with China," Wang said in response to a question regarding Pentagon's National Defense Strategy that the DoD delivered to Congress on Monday.
It is noteworthy that a DoD fact sheet about the strategy described China as the "most consequential strategic competitor" and Russia as an "acute threat".
Regarding the Western stance on the issues between NATO and Russia, Wang said, "When making the security rules of Europe, Europeans should play a central role and Russia cannot possibly be excluded," and he called on Brussels to "heed" and address Russia's security concerns and appeals.
Tensions between the United States on one end and China and Russia on the other have been spiraling as of late due to pre-existing economic strains between Beijing and Washington, in addition to the war in Ukraine and China refusing to impose sanctions on Russia over the crisis.