China has entered the “imperial regime”, – the analyst explained the interests of China in relation to Eastern Europe
Shevchenko spoke about China's interests in relation to Eastern Europe/Channel 24 Collage
China sees itself as a competitor to the US, moreover, it wants to become the world's economic leader in its place. The Celestial Empire also has certain strategic interests in different countries, especially where there are a lot of resources.
This was reported to Channel 24 by an analyst and graduate student of Jilin University Petr Shevchenko. He stressed that at present Beijing and Washington are in an interdependent state, but at the same time they compete very strongly with who will be the leader in the coming decades, in particular in Asia.
China's “imperial regime”
Besides, according to Shevchenko, of course, Eastern Europe is in the sphere of China's interests. For example, the close cooperation between Beijing and Minsk only emphasizes that the Celestial Empire has certain interests in Belarus.
At the same time, we must understand that China, like Russia, has entered the “imperial regime.” That is, he is now looking through an imperial lens at the world, in which it is divided into certain spheres of influence of great power rivalry. – the analyst said.
As Shevchenko noted, China understands that if Eastern Europe is a platform for competition between, for example, Moscow and European capitals and Washington, then it will focus on priority areas for itself. First of all, this is Southeast Asia, Taiwan, the Pacific Ocean.
Interests in Eastern Europe
However, if we talk about China's pragmatic approach to Eastern Europe, then, firstly, it is interested in the transit function of these countries. Secondly, the Chinese understand that sooner or later the current consensus between Putin and Xi Jinping will be broken.
“Then China will need a balancer of Russia's influence. That is why they consider, for example, good relations with Minsk as a certain balancer of influence Moscow,” Shevchenko said.
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