China has started an anti-democratic game: what theses Xi Jinping is taking to Moscow
Currently, China is demonstrating a pro-Russian policy. The main confirmation of this is the planned visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Russia.
Artur Kharitonov, an expert on the Far Eastern policy, told Channel 24 about this. According to him, the Ukrainian mission will still get the opportunity to talk with the President of China.
Relations between China and Russia
Artur Kharitonov explained that, of course, China acts primarily in its own interests, but they concern Russia.
China is not interested in Russia losing, and will make considerable efforts to keep it afloat, he stressed.
In his opinion, they are talking about economic support for the aggressor country. In addition, Xi Jinping is due to meet with the head of Russia at the end of March.
“Xi Jinping in Moscow will actually voice what he decided regarding Russia. Whether it will be direct support for the Russians, the provision of military equipment or something else, we will see already in the 20s,” he said.
According to Kharitonov, the question is whether this will be the crossing of this “red line”, or will it be another attempt to maneuver.
China opposes democratic peace
The specialist in the Far East policy focused on the fact that so far there is no information about Xi Jinping's visit to countries other than Russia. It is also known that the visit of the new President of Brazil to the head of China is planned.
China has launched a rather strong game around the entire planet, but what we clearly understand are the messages that it is carrying to Moscow. That is, this is the strengthening of all cooperation that exists with the Russians, and the integration of the Eurasian Economic Union, he is convinced.
In his opinion, all this indicates that China continues to implement its strategy aimed at fighting the democracies, that is, the Ukrainian allies.
Kharitonov stressed that China was not ready to speak with the Ukrainian government from the very beginning of a full-scale invasion.
“And all the time the President of Ukraine asked for such a call, Xi Jinping brazenly hosted Nikolai Patrushev, Dmitry Medvedev and other Russian beings,” he added.
However, there is information that a call to Ukraine is planned after Xi Jinping's visit to Moscow.
Ukraine, in turn, intends to force China to retreat from radical steps against Russia, because China will pay, he said.
Kharitonov added that this is the position not only of our country, but of all allies, led by the White House. The fact that the heads of Ukraine and China should talk is a fact, because Volodymyr Zelensky must understand who he is dealing with.
Xi Jinping's visit to Moscow: in brief
- Russian publicist Andrei Piontkovsky believes that Putin's defeat in the war is inevitable. However, Xi Jinping needs a scenario of soft defeat for the dictator, in which he retains power.
- International political scientist Maxim Yali suggested that the conversation between Xi and Putin could determine whether the Chinese leader will have a conversation with the President of Ukraine in the future. He noted that everything depends on what Putin whispers to Xi in Moscow.
- International journalist Alexei Burlakov noted that Xi Jinping will talk with Putin about his “peace plan.” In his opinion, it is unlikely that Xi will threaten Putin or force him to make any concessions, because this is not very beneficial for him.