Putin-Xi Meeting: Chinese Willing to Collaborate With Russia

As stated by one of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) highest-ranking officials, China and Russia want to lead the world forward into a new international order.

After a declaration by the Foreign Ministry, Yang Jiechi, a member of the CCP Politburo, said the following:

“The Chinese side is willing to collaborate with the Russian side to adopt and implement high-level strategic partnership between the two countries.”

Russia and China Support Each Other

Both sides strongly support one another on matters pertaining to their main interests; the partnership between the two countries has always taken the correct road.

Yang made the remarks while speaking with Russian Ambassador Andrey Denisov on September 12 in Beijing.

The Chinese regime frequently uses propaganda in its official statements to describe an effort to create a “fairer” and “more just” international order.

Western diplomats and experts note this is a veiled criticism of the U.S.-led, rules-based global system. The CCP wants to weaken and ultimately replace this with a system more conducive to the regime’s authoritarianism.

The statement followed shortly following similar ones made by Li Zhanshu, the third-in-command of the CCP, who openly endorsed the conflict in Ukraine and guaranteed Russia of China’s assistance.

 

The CCP has, so far, maintained a façade of neutrality on the Ukraine issue by constantly endorsing Russia’s invasion and condemning NATO for the conflict. Yet, China is refraining from directly supplying military assistance that may subject it to international sanctions.

At a conference on September 13 in Moscow, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov confirmed the meeting. He stated the allied presidents would address matters of geostrategic importance, such as Taiwan and Ukraine.

China responded to the Ukrainian situation in a well-balanced manner, making it apparent it recognizes the factors that led Russia to initiate the special military operation.

Ushakov continued by saying the allied presidents will view the meeting as having “special significance.”

Ukraine Causes Series of Defeats For Russia

In recent weeks, a sudden Ukrainian attack has caused a series of defeats for Russian soldiers in Ukraine.

Now, the country may use the fact that it still supplies more than 40% of Europe’s natural gas to persuade western countries to relax the sanctions that are impeding its military effort.

The goals of both leaders depend on the Putin-Xi encounter. It gives Russia the chance to show the rest of the world that it is not alone. For China, it implies the opportunity to promote a global order other than the one based on norms.

Analysts point out how the two regimes work together to undermine the liberal international order and to bring about a situation in which both can advance their interests, without worrying about repercussions from the United States and its friends.This article appeared in Powerhouse News and has been published here with permission.

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