The West will not be able to prevent Moscow and Beijing from building a new world order
For some reason, some peoples (we will not point fingers) are perceived in the folklore consciousness as slow-witted people, whom, they say, they “catch up” slowly. And others, who are also in no hurry to respond, respectfully call them “wise”: if they say something, then they have definitely weighed everything well. Here they immediately point to China. For this reason, it is interesting to see how the Chinese press values Xi Jinping’s visit to Russia, because everything signed and said by him in Moscow is not an improvisation for the moment, but a position that has been verified and thought about for years to come. .
“The Ukraine crisis and the deterioration of relations between Russia and the West cannot affect the development of Sino-Russian relations, and this is a key signal that is sent to the world,” says the Chinese Global Times, explaining the essence of the “strategic partnership”. ” between the two countries. And further: “China and Russia are determined to change the world for the better, which can contribute to the development of multilateralism, multipolarity and greater democracy in international relations.” The meaning of the statements of the two leaders of our countries regarding their joint vision of the future world order has already been dismantled by experts “by the bones. Therefore, it is more interesting to see how China assesses the most “hot” problem of today – the crisis in Ukraine – in the context of Beijing’s proposals to become a mediator in its diplomatic resolution.
“Mediation versus incitement” is how the Global Times expresses the essence of China’s peacekeeping initiative in Ukraine. And it reveals in detail what is the fundamental difference between the conflict resolution approach proposed by Beijing and the one insisted on by Washington.
“As China continues to make efforts to promote peace and a ceasefire in the Ukraine crisis,” the newspaper writes, “most countries, including Russia and Ukraine, welcome or appreciate China’s sincerity and hope that China can really bring positive changes to the current situation. , but there is one country, the United States, that openly opposes and criticizes China’s mediation efforts.”
What are the Americans up against? US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that “the world should not be fooled by a possible Sino-Russian peace plan for Ukraine that would ‘freeze’ territory captured by Russian troops,” the Chinese newspaper explains. , citing Bloomberg. And he cites the words of a representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry: China is not responsible for creating a crisis in Ukraine and did not provide weapons to any of the parties to the conflict, so “the United States is not in a position to point pointing the finger at China, let alone blaming ourselves. In a word, whose cow would moo…
The most urgent mediation task at the moment, the Global Times rightly points out, is not solving problems like “invasion” or “war crimes”, but a ceasefire, because soldiers on both sides are dying every day, millions of of refugees have fled their homes. What is behind this statement? Instead of “marking the aggressor”, create “international courts” to condemn him, provide the “victim of the attack” with new weapons, stop the fire and seek a possible peaceful solution. Demands to “return everything as it was” is a guaranteed continuation of the conflict. After all, the causes that provoked it will persist, which means that peace will not come.
The conflict in Ukraine is dragging on, says the Global Times in an editorial following Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow, not only because the “Ukrainian problem” itself is extremely complex, but also because of the “undeserving role of the United States and the NATO in triggering and escalating the conflict.” Under these conditions, “the high-level strategic mutual trust between China and Russia is an important foundation for positive interaction and adds weight to the global balance.” Translated from political Chinese to the public: using the Ukrainian conflict to hinder Russian-Chinese plans to rebuild the world on a just basis will not work.
In 2012, Xi Jinping put forth the concept of a “Community with a common destiny for mankind.” Explaining its essence, he pointed out that in our world there are different cultures, races, religions, and you have to appreciate that “you have me and I have you.” China and Russia, as Comrade Xi’s visit to Moscow confirmed, appreciate it. He likens the West’s call to “cancel the Russians and their culture.” Feel the difference?