Xi and Putin agree on “strategic coordination” between China and Russia


Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping reconfirmation China’s commitment to Russia on June 15 during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Chinese state media.

“China is ready to work with Russia to continue to support each other in their respective major interests in sovereignty and security,” Xi said. Regional organizations such as the United Nations, BRICS Organization, and Shanghai Cooperation Organization. “

Xi further stated that the CCP is ready to work with Russia to promote engagement with developing countries and form an international order that benefits both countries better.

“The Chinese side is ready to work with the Russian side to promote the steady and long-term development of practical bilateral cooperation,” Xi said.

A Kremlin spokesperson said in a telephone announcement that he acknowledged “the legitimacy of Russia’s actions to protect Russia’s fundamental national interests in the face of security challenges posed by external forces.” The statement is likely a reference to Russia’s propaganda that the ongoing war in Ukraine was an effort to thwart NATO expansion.

Ukraine has not considered joining NATO at the time of the February invasion of Russia and refused to join it, despite the fact that territorial integrity must be maintained on all lands claimed by NATO applicants. Will be.

The fast-growing alliance between the CCP and the Kremlin has been of increasing concern to Western officials since Xi and Putin first announced an “unlimited” partnership on February 4.

Since then, Xi has not participated in Russia’s international sanctions against Ukraine’s aggression, and the CCP has consistently taken the position that international financial action against Russia is invalid, making Russia important in the Chinese market. Provides an economical lifeline.

In addition, the Chinese Communist Party has been accused of apparently supporting Russia through the ongoing war in Ukraine. The U.S. has accused CCP of considering providing Russia with military assistance to the war, as well as reports from Ukraine that CCP-related hackers sent to Ukraine the day before Putin began the invasion. It suggested that a large-scale cyber attack was launched.

Currently, the Chinese Communist Party continues to scrutinize the story of war on social media in mainland China, refusing to call it war and overturning Russia’s position that it is a “special military operation.” There is.

Meanwhile, the Kremlin announced its support for the CCP’s allegations against Taiwan, saying it opposes international attempts to influence ongoing events in Taiwan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Hong Kong.

U.S. intelligence leaders said the new CCP-Kremlin partnership could deepen over the next decade, as the U.S. has never faced two near-peer nuclear enemies at the same time. It warns that the strategic situation will have a serious impact on the strategy.

“We now need to share much of our nuclear program and operations, not just traditional deterrence, but how we rely on nuclear weapons for the role that US nuclear weapons play in a crisis.” Stated. In April, David Santoro, chairman of the Pacific Forum, a foreign policy think tank, said.

“Unfortunately, we talk about strategic stability as an organizational principle of Sino-US relations. I don’t think it’s stable right now. We’re both in a very bad place.”

A phone call between the West and Putin threatened to start a war over the issue of Taiwan’s de facto independence, after China’s Defense Minister Wei Fenghe threatened to start a war, and a draft of 59 new regulations aimed at the West preparing the CCP. The military sector for “non-war” military action will come just days after announcing a typical set.

In the CCP’s view, there was no immediate clarification as to what was eligible for “non-war” military action. However, given that neither Russia nor China recognizes the conflict as a war, the ongoing Russian war in Ukraine offers one possible interpretation.

Andrew Thornbrook


Andrew Thornebrooke is a reporter for The Epoch Times, which deals with China-related issues with a focus on defense, military and national security. He holds a master’s degree in military history from Norwich University.