Washington 'in no position' to lecture Beijing: Reports
Beijing-Moscow ties "can assist the world develop toward multipolarity and prevent the international community from falling into unilateralism,” a Chinese report says.
A new report by a Chinese media outlet suggested that the US is "in no position" to point a finger at China and advise Beijing on "how to deal” with Moscow.
“Compared with the US' alliance system, the China-Russia relationship, which is based on non-alliance, non-confrontation and non-targeting of any third party, not only conforms to the interests of both sides but also can be more conducive in addressing global challenges,” the report said.
Beijing-Moscow ties "can assist the world to develop toward multipolarity and prevent the international community from falling into unilateralism,” the report detailed.
The report eviscerated that Washington “had been wary of close ties” between Russia and China long before the war in Ukraine.
“As the US has classified the two countries as its main competitors, or even potential foes, Washington is worried that the deepening cooperation between China and Russia will impact its global leadership and hegemony, and affect its containment effect against the two countries,” as per the report.
On his account, an associate research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences' Institute of Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies, Yang Jin stated that the US "worries that mounting China-Russia cooperation in areas covering the economy and trade will significantly reduce the effect of sanctions imposed by the US and the West on Russia."
The remarks followed a statement by a US State Department official on Friday that "those who join with Moscow in this illegitimate war will surely find themselves on the wrong side of history," an apparent reference to the war in Ukraine.
“Beijing claims to be neutral, but its behavior makes clear that it is still investing in close ties to Russia,” the spokesperson said, stressing that Washington was “monitoring Beijing’s activity closely.”
China highly appreciates the fact that Russia is not refusing to resolve the Ukrainian crisis through negotiations, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin on Friday.
China will continue adhering to its objective and fair stance regarding the situation in Ukraine while playing a constructive role in finding a peaceful resolution to the Ukraine crisis, Xi stressed.
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