The Chinese Communist Party is an ally of Russia and cannot be trusted to help resolve the Ukrainian crisis, US lawmakers told The Epoch Times.
Their warning comes amid rising calls from Ukraine and others to urge Beijing to use its influence with Moscow to mediate the end of the conflict.
Since Russia fired at Ukraine, the places where China has stood in connection with the war have been under close international scrutiny. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken repeatedly urged Beijing to “speak”, and Kyiv called on authorities to use diplomatic relations with Moscow to force a ceasefire, but the Chinese administration was cautious about this topic. Danced and refused a ceasefire. It does not condemn Russia’s aggression or participate in Western sanctions against Moscow.
Currently, it is the only major country in the world that refuses to call the Russian War an “aggression”.
“China was deliberately, consistently and deeply useless during this crisis,” a spokesman for Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told The Epoch Times.
“The Chinese Communist Party is using’sovereignty’as an excuse for invasion across Asia, but refuses to condemn Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine,” they added. Taiwan tries to absorb by force as needed.
Beijing’s stance is not surprising given the mutual benefits that have led the leaders of both countries to join hands.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping sees Russia’s Vladimir Putin as “an ally of mutual goals to undermine the United States and its allies,” a spokesman said.
On the 12th day of Russia’s attack, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi described the country’s friendly relations with Moscow as “steady.” Such affirmations were made after Xi and Putin announced an “unrestricted” partnership between the two countries in early February.
The king also showed for the first time China’s willingness to provide “necessary mediation” in the conflict, but set aside the possibility that diplomatic fallout could interfere with China’s relations with Russia.
“No matter how volatile and difficult the international situation may be, China and Russia will steadily advance a comprehensive strategic partnership for coordination for a new era,” he told reporters.
Wang’s remarks have made it clear enough that the world cannot place expectations on China by ending a bloody conflict, said Young Kim, a Republican.
“The world is working to gain support for Ukraine, but Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called Russia the” most important strategic partner “of his country,” she told The Epoch Times.
“We know that Xi Jinping’s regime cannot be a reliable intermediary, as the authoritarian regime is trying to undermine freedom and democracy around the world,” she said.
China’s implicit support for Russia is also a bit ironic.
“Ukraine has exposed the hypocrisy of the Chinese Communist Party. They preach that they will not interfere with the internal affairs of other countries, but refuse to condemn the invasion of sovereign states,” said Senator Marco Rubio (Florida). State) told the era. “And they condemn Taiwan’s desire to separate from the mainland, but support Putin’s recognition of a separatist republic in eastern Ukraine.”
“Because they share a common goal with Putin, they hypocritically support Russia’s criminal aggression, impose a new world order on top, and force the United States to become a second-class power. “
The island of Taiwan faces the same predicament as Ukraine as threats from larger neighbors increase. Since the beginning of the Ukrainian War, Chinese fighters have been harassing Taiwan on a regular basis, and the administration has conducted multiple military exercises in the South China Sea, raising concerns about the island.
The Chinese government has come to Moscow’s aid as Moscow supports punishment from the West.
After Mastercard and Visa stopped servicing in Russia, national banks sought an alternative from China.
Bilateral trade is also skyrocketing. In the first two months of 2022, China’s exports from Russia increased by 41.5% year-on-year, outpacing all other countries, according to Chinese customs authorities.
On the first day of Russia’s invasion, China lifted all import restrictions on Russian wheat. By 2024, the two countries aim to raise total trade to a record $ 250 billion.
Meanwhile, there is increasing evidence that the Chinese government knew Putin’s plans a few months ago.
Concerned that Putin would launch a “reckless aggression,” White House officials urged China to plead with officials in advance to avoid the war, but China declined, the United States said. The Supreme Policy Adviser recently said at a panel event.
Instead, Chinese officials reportedly urged Russia to postpone military action until the end of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Such reports urged analysts to claim that the Chinese government personally supported Putin’s plans as part of a mutual bid to counter the West.