China is “paying close attention” to the US response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Senator Brown

According to Senator Mike Brown (India), China is “paying close attention” to how the United States responds to Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

“In the long run, the biggest enemy is probably Xi, not Russia. [Jinping] And China and its strategy. Senator told Epoch TV’s “China Insider” program at the Conservative Political Activities Council in Orlando, Florida, on February 24th.

“They are eating and trying to eat cake,” he said, adding that China believes it “throws a lifeline into Russia’s economy.”

Beijing was put in a difficult position during the Ukrainian crisis due to its deepening ties with Moscow. He carefully avoided criticizing Russia for attacking Ukraine and accused the United States of causing the war, while also claiming respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations.

China’s Customs Department said Thursday that it would begin accepting wheat imports from all regions of Russia, one of the world’s largest producers of wheat, as the latest sign of strengthening relations with Russia. This may mitigate the effects of Western sanctions.

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Firefighters are working on a building fire after the bombing in the eastern Ukraine town of Chuhuiv on February 24, 2022, as Russian troops are trying to invade Ukraine from several directions. (Aris Messinis / AFP via Getty Images)

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has fueled doubts about the fate of Taiwan, a neighbor of China’s autonomous island, which the administration has long vowed to take over the day.

On Thursday, Taiwan was forced to scramble jets in response to the invasion of nine Chinese aircraft into the island’s air defense identification zone. Such aircraft invasions have occurred regularly over the past two years as Beijing has intensified military harassment of the island to threaten and undermine Taiwan’s defenses.

As Washington and its allies take more disciplinary action against Russia, Brown considers the Chinese government to see if sanctions have concrete consequences in order to inform them of their strategy on Taiwan. Said.

“They will see if we practice preaching and if we put our teeth into the actual sanctions,” he said. “And if they are really thinking of doing something to Taiwan, they will get a clue from it when they start pushing the envelope.”

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On October 7, 2012, the national flag flutters next to Taipei 101 at the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. (Mandy Cheng / AFP via Getty Images)

But it is unlikely that the administration will take immediate military action against Taiwan, he said, “will put them in the same kind of thugs category that Russia currently has.”

“I think they’re probably too smart for that,” Senator said.

Meanwhile, the administration refused to compare Ukraine with Taiwan. “Taiwan is certainly not Ukraine,” Hua Chunying, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said on Wednesday.

“It is unwise for certain people in the Taiwanese authorities to understand the Ukrainian problem and use it for their benefit,” she said, warning that “” Taiwan independence “only leads to a deadlock.” did.

There are still doubts about how China will use to collapse Taiwan, but Brown
He warned that Beijing’s plans could accelerate if Russia’s aggression was not checked.

“They seem to want me to shorten the process, and it’s very likely that they’ll be bold by seeing Putin possible, especially if they don’t pay for Putin.” He said.

Biden announced new coordinated sanctions against Russia on Thursday, swiping over China.

“Putin will be a Paria on the international stage. Countries that tolerate a naked attack on Russia’s Ukraine will be polluted by the association,” he told reporters all over the country.



Eva Fu is a New York-based writer of The Epoch Times, focusing on Sino-US relations, religious freedom, and human rights. Contact Eva at [email protected]

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David Zhang is the host of EpochTV’s China Insider. He is currently based in New York and Washington, DC, covering news related to China. He focuses on expert interviews and news commentary on issues related to China, especially Sino-US relations.

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