The day after a heated conversation between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden over Taiwan, Russia came out with its full support for the Chinese president.
Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, said on Friday that his country stands behind President Xi Jinping and China’s view of the “one China” policy.
– We support China’s “one China” policy when it comes to Taiwan, according to Reuters news agency.
– Lavrov added: – We have no problem in maintaining the principle of China’s sovereignty.
The comments come a day after US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping held their fifth video call.
Those who play with fire, It will be cremated, Xi is said to have told Chinese state media, according to Reuters.
The temperature in the South China Sea is currently hot. In particular, the island of Taiwan, China’s view of the so-called “one China” policy, and the disputed island’s ownership are the subject of debate between the two superpowers, the United States and China.
Experts previously speculated about The Russian invasion of Ukraine may have paved the way for the Chinese to dare to seize Taiwan by force.
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Russia strongly supports China. VG NTNU Professor Joe Jacobsen says the war in Ukraine contributed to Russia’s rapprochement with China politically, economically and militarily.
– Russia is in a situation where the West prevents them from participating in political and ordinary life. He adds to Jacobsen that Russia is important to China, but China is more important to Russia.
Despite the hot weather in recent days, Jacobsen believes that there is unlikely to be a military conflict between the United States, China or Taiwan yet.
– Even if Russia now comes out and says it supports the Chinese leader, they now have no ability to help China in a possible military conflict with Taiwan, says the professor.
The main common enemy of the United States
Jacobsen says the background of the collaboration, which is getting closer and closer, is their common enemy.
Both countries are interested in changing the world order, both economically and regionally. The United States, then, says Jacobsen, is the main enemy in both countries.
Tensions between China and Taiwan have increased in recent years, and China has made it clear that it will not hesitate to start a war if Taiwan declares independence.
– There is danger there. I think that China first of all needs to point out that the Taiwan issue is very important to it. When and whether the invasion is uncertain, but the time for China is not yet right, even if it is getting stronger.
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Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic congressional chairwoman, plans to visit Taiwan in August. Pelosi is the third-ranked official in the United States, after the president and vice president.
The situation would be really tense if Pelosi defied Biden’s recommendation and traveled to Taiwan. China could then use the military to threaten or “intimidate” the United States and Taiwan, Jacobsen says.
The United States finds itself in a difficult situation, both domestically and abroad.
– China interprets Pelosi as a prominent figure, which she is not directly so. Congress does not want the United States to succumb to Chinese pressure. This issue is a hot domestic political issue. If you don’t travel, there will be discord in the United States, and if you do, there will be discord between the United States and China. Jacobsen concludes.
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