China’s foreign minister hints at deepening ties with Russia

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi defended his country’s position on the war in Ukraine on Sunday, suggesting China will deepen ties with Russia next year.

Wang also made a video call at a conference in China’s capital, saying China “resolutely rejected the U.S.’s erroneous China policy” and accused the U.S. of deteriorating relations between the world’s two largest economies. did.

China accuses the United States of bullying in response to Western pressure on China’s claims to trade, technology, human rights, and broader Western Pacific claims. Condemning Ukraine’s aggression and refusing to join other countries in imposing sanctions on Russia further loosened ties and fostered a new divide with much of Europe.

Wang said China will “deepen strategic mutual trust and mutually beneficial cooperation” with Russia.

“Regarding the Ukraine crisis, we have consistently upheld the fundamental principles of objectivity and impartiality: Seeking selfish benefit from the situation without taking sides or adding fuel to the fire. much less,” he said.of official text of his remarks.

China has found common ground with Russia, which is under pressure from the West, but its economic future is still tied to American and European markets and technologies. President Xi Jinping is pushing China’s industry to become more self-sufficient, but Wang said experience has shown that “China and the US cannot separate or separate their supply chains.” I admitted that

He said China would work to get its relationship with the United States back on track because “the United States has stubbornly continued to view China as a major competitor and has blatantly blocked, repressed and provoked China.” He said the relationship had plummeted.