(RepublicanWire.org) – During a three-day visit this week to Moscow, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian President Vladimir Putin that “change is coming” to the global stage.
“Change is coming that hasn’t happened in 100 years. And we are driving this change together. Please take care, dear friend,” Xi said via his interpreter to Putin at the tail end of his visit on Wednesday.
According to CNN, the two are trying to build a new “multipolar world” that’s “not led by so-called Western values and rules.”
In other words, they want to create a world that isn’t dictated by the wishes of the West, particularly the “woke” wishes of the United States.
Speaking with CNN, international relations expert Alexander Korolev of the University of New South Wales in Australia said that this demonstrates an “overall convergence of Chinese and Russian world views and approaches to many international issues.”
“It’s very explicit and clear in terms of identifying the United States as a major security threat,” he said.
During the meeting between the two leaders, they also “referred to each other as dear friends, promised economic cooperation, and described their countries’ relations as the best they have ever been,” according to NBC News.
“They shared the view that this relationship has gone far beyond the bilateral scope and acquired critical importance for the global landscape and the future of humanity,” a statement by the Chinese government reads.
“We are working in solidarity on the formation of a more just and democratic multipolar world order, which should be based on the central role of the U.N., its Security Council, international law, the purposes and principles of the U.N. Charter,” a statement by the Russian government likewise reads.
In a joint statement, the two also “accused the West of undermining global stability and NATO of barging into the Asia-Pacific region, but asserted the close partnership between China and Russia did not constitute a ‘military-political alliance,’” according to NBC News.
Regarding Ukraine, Putin reportedly praised Xi for a peace plan he’d proposed a month earlier and slammed both Ukraine and its Western allies for rejecting it.
The plan “calls for formal respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty, protections for Ukrainian civilians, an end to interference with the flow of humanitarian aid into the country, and condemnation of the possible use of nuclear weapons,” as reported by Time magazine.
“The plan also reflects the views of those around the world whose primary interest in the war is economic, by calling for a ceasefire, an end to sanctions, and the opening of peace talks that might help ease pressure on food and fuel prices,” according to Time.
However, though Putin is reportedly a big fan of the proposal, it has zero chance of being adopted because it doesn’t say anything about all the Russian troops already in Ukraine. Nor does it say anything about Russia returning commandeered land to the Ukrainian government.
“An immediate ceasefire would freeze Russian gains in place, forcing Ukraine to try to persuade Vladimir Putin to voluntarily give back land. In truth, no peace plan is likely to succeed at this stage of the war because neither the Russian nor Ukrainian governments can afford to lose,” Time magazine explains.
Despite China and Russia’s cozy relationship, one thing China hasn’t done yet is provide any weapons to its friend, likely because U.S. officials are watching closely. This suggests that “serious consequences will come if China” does at some point decide to start supplying weapons to Russia.
The irony of course is that virtually the entire West has been providing weapons to Ukraine.
Putin has warned of his own consequences if the West keeps supplying Ukraine weapons and even worse consequences if they start supplying depleted uranium shells as well:
“It seems that the West really has decided to fight Russia to the last Ukrainian – no longer in words, but in deeds. But in this regard, I would like to note that if all this comes to pass, then Russia will have to respond accordingly. What I mean is that the collective West is already starting to use weapons with a nuclear component,” the Russian leader said during this week’s joint meeting.