China will maintain its cooperation with Russia to continue trying to challenge the United States, despite international concern over the invasion of Ukraine, according to what was indicated this Wednesday by US intelligence agencies.
“Despite the global reaction to the invasion of Ukraine, China will maintain its diplomatic, defense, economic and technological cooperation with Russia to continue trying to challenge the United States, although it will limit public support,” said a report linked to the annual hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on global threats to the country’s security.
The report focused heavily on threats from China and Russia.assessing that the Xi Jinping regime will continue to use its military and other assets to intimidate its competitors in the South China Sea and that it will build on actions from 2022, which could include further crossings of the Taiwan Straits or overflights of Taiwan with missiles.
According to the report, Russia is unlikely to seek a conflict with the United States and NATO, but the war in Ukraine carries a “great risk” of that happening. He added that there is “real potential” for Moscow’s military failures in Ukraine to hurt President Vladimir Putin, raising the potential for escalation.
In a confrontational first press conference, the new Chinese foreign minister, qin gangchided Washington for its Taiwan policy, while highlighting Beijing’s close relationship with Russia.
Qin defended the link with Moscow, saying the ties “are an example for world foreign relations.”
“With China and Russia working together, the world will have a driving force”, he claimed. “The more unstable the world becomes, the more imperative it is for China and Russia to move their relations forward,” she added.
According to what he stated, there is “close contact” between the leaders of both countries, and that relations between “heads of state” constituted the anchor of the relationship. “The strategic partnership will undoubtedly grow from strength to strength,” she stressed.
The new Chinese foreign minister targeted the United States amid growing tensions after Washington denounced possible Chinese military collaboration with Russia in the framework of the invasion of Ukraine.
In that sense, Qin Gang denied that his country has sold arms to Russia and defended that China has made “an independent judgment” and “bet on peace” in Ukraine.
“What has China done to be threatened or pressured regarding this crisis? We are not directly involved nor have we provided weapons. We have published a document with proposals for peace,” he said at his first public press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the Chinese Legislative (National People’s Assembly).
Last February the US Secretary of State, Anthony BlinkenHe said he had evidence that China plans to send weapons to Russia for its war against Ukraine, a claim Beijing has repeatedly denied since.
Qin added that “there is an invisible hand that is causing the crisis in Ukraine,” in a veiled reference to the United States, and that “it is a critical moment.”
“There are those who are committed to peace, and there are those who add fuel to the fire. We are on the side of negotiation, of de-escalation, of peace, he said.
China, which has tried to maintain equidistance with respect to the war in Ukraine, was one of the countries that abstained from voting on a resolution condemning the Russian invasion in the UN Assembly.
Beijing sticks to an ambiguous stance on the Russian invasion, calling for respect for “the territorial integrity of all countries,” including Ukraine, and, at the same time, attention to the “legitimate concerns of all countries,” referring to Russia. .
The Chinese regime recently issued a statement on what it calls “conflict” in which it defends respect for the sovereignty of all countries, the abandonment of the “cold war mentality” and a ceasefire, as well as a call for “moderation” to “prevent the situation from getting out of control” and leading to a nuclear conflict, a proposal criticized by the West for putting “the aggressor and the victimized” on the same level.
(With information from Reuters and EFE)
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