According to the Beijing ambassador in Moscow, in this way Washington seeks to “exhaust and crush Russia”
Washington seeks to prolong the conflict in Ukraine as long as possible to weaken Moscow, China’s ambassador to Russia has suggested.
In an interview with Russia’s TASS news agency published on Wednesday, Zhang Hanhui said, among other things, that it was the United States that initiated “five rounds of NATO’s eastward expansion, led the ‘color revolution’ in Ukraine’ and ‘cornered Russia’ in terms of security”. According to the diplomat, all these factors combined led to the current conflict in Ukraine.
He went on to describe the United States as the “initiator and main arsonist of the Ukraine crisis”.
Zhang claimed that by slapping Moscow with “without precedents” sanctions and arming kyiv with even more weapons, Washington seeks to prolong the armed conflict for as long as possible. This strategy aims “exhausting and crushing Russia” Finally.
The Chinese ambassador noted that he saw parallels between the conflict in Ukraine and the latest escalation around Taiwan. He alleged that the White House is deploying the kind of tools he previously used in the Eastern European country.
According to the diplomat, the fact that the US “flexing his muscles” at the gates of China, organizing “several anti-China groups, and now it has openly crossed all borders on the Taiwan issue” it only serves to test your assessment. He called this as nothing less than a “Asia-Pacific version of ‘NATO’s eastward expansion’”.
The envoy noted that the United States is effectively pursuing the same goals with respect to China as it is with respect to Russia: “hinder China’s development and rise, interfere in its internal affairs” as well as for “exhaust and contain it with the help of war and sanctions.”
The official went on to argue that both the crisis in Ukraine and Nancy Pelosi’s latest visit to Taiwan indicate that Washington intends to revive the Cold War mentality.
In addition, this new Cold War is already underway, the Chinese ambassador affirmed.
Zhang described the United States as a force that is destroying international rules and causing instability and uncertainty around the world. Washington’s hegemony and its reliance on force are the “the greatest challenge to the progress and peaceful development of human civilization”, he added.
The ambassador reminded the US that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China and has been since time immemorial, meaning that any issues related to the island are solely China’s internal affairs. He also highlighted that “The China of today is not the China of a hundred years ago, which was poor and weak, and let others decide its fate.”
The diplomat pointed out that Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan will not change the “historical and legal reality” of the island being part of China, nor will it stop the “Historical Trend of China’s Complete Reunification”.
However, with the US House Speaker’s visit to Taiwan earlier this month and her meeting with and support for the “separatists”, The United States reneged on its previous commitment to the “One China” principle, the ambassador explained. He said it was the latest example of US duplicity, as on paper the White House professes to respect China’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, but in practice this is not the case.
The Chinese ambassador also thanked Moscow for speaking out against Pelosi’s visit along with “more than one hundred countries and international organizations”.
Zhang went on to praise the level of bilateral relations between China and Russia, describing them as having reached their peak. “best period ever” According to the envoy, this alliance is a “important power that helps shape a multipolar world.”
Taiwan is an autonomous territory, which has been ruled de facto by its own government since 1949, when the losing side in the Chinese civil war fled to the island and established their own administration there. Beijing views the Taiwanese authorities as separatists and insists the island is an inalienable part of China.
In recent years, senior Chinese officials, including President Xi Jinping, have openly said that Beijing would not rule out the use of force to ensure “reunification” of Taiwan with the mainland.
Under the One China principle, the vast majority of countries refrain from officially recognizing Taiwan’s independence.
However, Taiwan has for years enjoyed broad diplomatic and military support from the United States, which maintains unofficial relations with the island.