As GeoPolitica reports, China is fully exploiting the Russia-Ukraine crisis to warn the United States of its threats – a classic example of “killing chickens to scare monkeys”.
From China blaming NATO expansion for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to blaming Ukraine’s desire to join NATO endangering Russia’s security or even condemning anti-Russian sanctions imposed during the war boom, Beijing’s intent is solely to intimidate the US amid the ongoing power conflict, GeoPolitica reported.
This becomes even more apparent when one looks closer at Beijing launching a diplomatic effort in impossible circles. Much of China’s condemnation of the West comes as Beijing finds itself in the midst of a major strategic problem.
An interesting point was made by Evan Feigenbaum of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. It identifies three core Chinese goals in the Russo-Ukrainian war.
The first is China’s strategic partnership with Russia. Second, it demonstrates a commitment to the longstanding foreign policy principles of “territory” and “non-intervention” and last but not least, China’s desire to minimize property damage. assurances from EU and US sanctions, GeoPolitica reported.
From the very beginning of the war on February 24, Beijing officials have carried out extensive globalization. From February 24 to May 19, Beijing held 64 diplomatic talks with international colleagues to resolve the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
It should be noted, however, that this diplomatic effort is divided into two parts.
The first phase focuses on Western countries to manage the impact of Western policy outcomes and the second phase is China’s move to focus on poorer countries.
For Specifically, on March 15, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met Politburo Commissioner Yang Jiechi and reiterated the US commitment to a cohesive NATO. After the Sullivan-Yang meeting on March 15, China’s diplomatic campaign shifted its focus to poorer countries.
Whether it is visits to Western countries or poorer countries, Beijing’s aim is embedded in three main messages: condemnation of NATO for “responsibility” for conflict, the need for peace talks, and the need for peace. and opposed Western sanctions.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi stated during a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba that “one country’s security should not be achieved by harming another, and regional security should not be ensured through the military bloc.”
Wang said during a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan that “Ukraine should be a bridge between East and West rather than a pawn in a greater power conflict.”
China’s second point is to condemn the anti-Russian sanctions imposed at the outbreak of war. Western countries simultaneously responded to the Russian invasion.
After the invasion, many Western countries – the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and several others imposed sanctions on Russian financial institutions and major financiers with ties to Russia. Putin’s government.
After the tournament – The European Union has imposed sanctions on Russian officials, financial institutions and exporters.
The West used its sanctions trump card on February 26. The United States, European Union, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany and Italy announced a coordinated operation to withdraw.
Russian banks from the financial messaging system SWIFT. On March 2, the EU decided to remove seven important Russian institutions from SWIFT on March 12, GeoPolitica reported.
China began to issue anti-sanctions messages in its diplomatic meetings and repeated the message of Chinese President Xi Jinping to punish Western sanctions for obstructing international law and undermining international law. tension escalation.
Mr. Xi declared that the international community should “fully support negotiations”, a veiled criticism of Western countries while promoting dialogue and offering military help to Ukraine.
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