Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin confirm China-Russia “strategic coordination”.
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Posted on 18.6.2022 by Andrew Thornebrooke
According to Chinese state media, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping has reaffirmed the commitment of the China towards the Russia during his June 15 phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“China stands ready to work with Russia to continue to support each other on their respective core interests regarding sovereignty and security, said Xi Jinpijng, as well as on their major concerns, by deepening their coordination strategy and by strengthening communication and coordination in such important international and regional organizations as the United Nations, the BRICS mechanism and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. »
He also said the Chinese party-state stands ready to work together with Russia to promote activities in developing countries to establish an international order that will better serve the two states.
“The Chinese side is ready to work with the Russian side to ensure the steady and long-term development of their practical bilateral cooperation.”insisted the Chinese leader.
In a statement on this telephone conversation, the Kremlin spokesperson claimed that Xi Jinping had acknowledged the “legitimacy of Russian actions to protect its fundamental national interests in the face of security challenges created by external forces”. This referred to Russian propaganda that the war in Ukraine was aimed at preventing NATO expansion.
However, at the time of its invasion by Russia last February, Ukraine was not under consideration for NATO membership (the alliance providing for a collective response to aggression against one of its members). Moreover, Ukraine would be denied such membership because NATO candidates must maintain territorial integrity in all territories they claim, which is not the case for this country.
The budding alliance between the CCP and the Kremlin has increasingly worried Western officials since Xi and Putin announcement for the first time a “limitless” partnership on February 4, 20 days before the invasion of Ukraine.
Since then, Xi Jinping has not joined the international sanctions against Russia for this invasion, and the Chinese regime has taken a position that international financial actions against Russia are invalid, thus giving Russia a buoy economic bailout in Chinese markets.
China’s party-state has been criticized for its apparent support for Russia after the outbreak of war in Ukraine, while a Ukrainian report has suggested hackers affiliated with the Chinese regime have launched a massive cyberattack on Ukraine the day before Putin launched the invasion.
At present, the CCP continues to heavily censor discussion of the war in Ukraine on social media in China and refuses to refer to it as a war, echoing the Russian position that it is only a war. ‘a “special military operation”.
At the same time, the Kremlin announced its support for Beijing’s claims on Taiwan and said it opposed international attempts to influence ongoing events in Taiwan, Xinjiang and Hong Kong.
For their part, American intelligence officials have suggests that the partnership between the Chinese party-state and the Kremlin will only deepen over the next decade and that this new strategic situation will have far-reaching effects, because the United States has never faced two near-brother nuclear adversaries.
“We sometimes talk about strategic stability as an organizing principle in US-Russia and US-China relations. I don’t think we can achieve stability right now. We are in a very, very bad position towards both.warned again in April David Santoro, president of the group of experts Pacific Forum.
The phone call between Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin comes less than a week after Wei Fenghe, China’s Defense Minister, threatens to start a war linked to the de facto independence of Taiwan – and this, only a few days after Xi Jinping announcement a set of 59 new regulations intended to prepare the Chinese armed forces for military action “non-war”.
No immediate clarification was provided as to what the CCP understands by military action. “non-warlike”. However, the Russian-led war in Ukraine presents a possible interpretation, since neither Russia nor China recognizes this military invasion as a war.