Without third countries: what lies in the subtext of the Russian-Chinese statement
A new type of relationship will make the West think again.
The leaders of Russia and China called on the nuclear powers to abandon the mentality of "zero-sum games," opposed the politicization of the problem of the origin of coronavirus. Moscow and Beijing are united in the fact that democracy is not a privilege of individual states, the correspondent of The Moscow Post reports.
We are not looking for enemies, we will not give ourselves a grudge
Political alliances from the Cold War still exist. Alliances threaten the interests of those countries that are not included in them, directly or potentially. It is known that both Russia and China are recorded by "some forces representing the minority on the world stage" among the opponents. Moscow and Beijing did not follow this path, they are not looking for enemies. The West is offered peaceful coexistence in the conditions of "redistribution of the balance of world forces."
Moscow and Beijing are ready to resolutely defend the UN-centric system of the world order, and on the basis of "consolidation, not division." The parties support the G20 format as an important dialogue platform, are not ready to live according to the rules developed in a "narrow circle." They support the joint management of the Internet, confirm the key role of the UN in the field of protecting international information security, building an open, safe, sustainable and accessible ICT environment.
The text of the statement mentions the UN Security Council, ASEAN, APEC, WTO, SCO, BRICS, EAEU.
Much less often the United States and NATO. Russia and China called on all states to strengthen dialogue and trust, to deepen mutual understanding. The leaders called peace, development, equality, justice, democracy and freedom values. They proposed to respect the rights of peoples to choose independently the path of development, sovereignty and interests of States in the field of security and development. We are ready to defend the international system based on the UN.
We rode a boat...
Once in the "one boat," Russia and China, having the status of world powers, understand that they will have to stand "back to back" in the foreseeable future. And in the Joint Statement, they recorded a common interest, indicated that they were dissatisfied with the state of international relations. They spoke about democracy, which is not someone's privilege, cannot be a lever of influence.
Further, in words about the "new era," they noted that Russia and China will support each other, defending their national and joint interests. They added the topic of "sustainable development" to show the West that they are ready for cooperation, that the field for confrontation is limited by the borders of the planet. development, "posted on the Kremlin's website, looks like a program to rebuild the world.
Until this statement was agreed, China did not enter into relations of this type with any country in the world or association of countries. For post-Soviet Russia, this step also cannot be called ordinary. Over the course of thirty years, many things have been tried, the experience of neighborhood of a "new type" has been accumulated with Europe, NATO, the United States, and China, and many other countries.
Threats from the collective West to Russia's interests crystallized, the hope of building "something in common" faded. Moscow and Beijing, each capital in their own way, came to the conclusion that the collective West, within the borders of the "golden billion," understands diplomacy only in combination with pressure and force, that persuasion "in a good way" does not help, treaties do not guarantee anything. The US and the EU are mired in political lies and so-called self-centered double standards.
Lies small, bigger and Bloomberg
Russia and China still have to respond to numerous information attacks, defend their interests in dialogue with professional magicians, if not media scammers. Bloomberg, for example, reported on February 5 that "Russia invaded Ukraine." The publication was deleted, they said that an "error" occurred. News agencies monitor, Bloomberg prefers to procure and form them! The Americans are followed by Bild, reproducing the scripts of the Third Reich for the occupied eastern territories. Moscow has prepared action plans in Ukraine, Bild reports citing foreign intelligence reports, will create a "people's rada" there, the newspaper reports, and will annex Ukraine to the Union State.
But it should be noted that in the mountains of biased and false materials produced by the Western media, views sometimes differ, views and assessments rarely, but diverge. Sometimes there are risky authors and sound voices. Although exceptions are rare, in the political environment of the North Atlantic, common sense has generally become rare.
Governments are leading misinformation, sowing lies. Britain announced plans to bring the pro-Russian leader to power in Kiev. The United States reported that the Russian authorities could shoot a staged video about the attack on the territory of the Russian Federation and Donbass, as the Blue Helmets did in Syria. Such statements are aimed at "designing an alibi" for the attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the Donbass.
Plums of information "about the upcoming invasion of Ukraine are produced by the American White House and Western media with regular constancy. US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on NBC said that the situation around Ukraine is "in the window when something can happen, escalation and invasion can happen at any time."
China too "under firing"
"Taiwan is now the most significant hot spot which can lead to a large-scale war" — the retired general H.R. McMaster, the former adviser for national security of the USA said. In media and among politicians the plans of "attack" of the People's Republic of China on Taiwan discuss too. Beijing, allegedly, intends to establish sovereignty over the island province. As well as in a case with Ukraine, here provocations, including not controllable are possible too.
If to analyze speeches and Xi Jinping's performances in which Taiwan is mentioned it is possible to conclude that the Chinese leader supports peace forward steps, speaks about need of peaceful association. Making a keynote speech concerning the 100 anniversary of formation of the CPC in July, 2021, Xi Jinping emphasized it.
Washington is convinced and claims that it constrains China. Calls the Taiwan policy "strategic ambiguity".
On a question of the leader of CNN of whether the USA will come to protection of Taiwan in case of attack of China, Biden answered: "Yes, we have an obligation to make it". The representative of the White House it that the USA "didn't declare any changes in our policy". In August, 2021 Biden stated the same position in an interview of ABC News. The White House then stated that there are no changes in policy.
The USA also supports freedom of navigation in the South China Sea (SCS), accuses the People's Republic of China of hindrances to trade which on three quarters belongs to China, sends aircraft carrier groups to YuKM. The European Union published the Indo-Pacific strategy which answers approaches of the White House. NATO updates the strategy, emphasizing value of the region for safety. Safety of the EU connects with climate, promises the countries of the region the infrastructure free from unprofitable transactions. All in a kitchen garden of the climatic agenda of the People's Republic of China and the Belt and Way program.
North Korean problem
In unsociability and total forgetfulness Japan surpasses the European Union. Tokyo and Washington are especially intolerant of North Korea. An exit from the North Korean deadlock, unlike the nuclear program of Iran, isn't visible. Further words and promotion, business doesn't go yet.
Will mention "equal access to the right for development" in the Joint statement. The DPRK this right is deprived long ago, the last sanctions were inflicted by UNSC. The USA didn't support the idea of Russia and China about possible mitigation of a sanctions regime. The USA insists that rocket tests violate earlier adopted resolutions and sanctions it is necessary to toughen. As a result, the document of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China for consideration of UNSC wasn't submitted.
But during the private consultations in the Security Council on February 5 the USA tried to press through the statement on rocket tests of the DPRK. Seven countries supported them. Six countries, including Russia, China, India, didn't join. ""The rocket with the greatest flying range since the end of 2017" became a reason for the statement. According to the USA, in January "the DPRK carried out nine rocket tests". The White House, contrary to opinion of experts, doesn't intend to recognize the DPRK as nuclear, to agree with presence at her of nuclear weapon.
The USA expects that Pyongyang accused of "bad behavior" will agree to hold negotiations without preliminary conditions. Washington declares aspiration "to serious and steady diplomacy with the DPRK for the purpose of a denuclearization of the Korean peninsula", applying "expanded means of control".
Prior to a meeting of UNSC the permanent representative of China Zhang Jun said that Washington needs flexibility to achieve progress in discussions around the Korean peninsula. Plans of the USA to solve a non-proliferation problem through KEDO were an expensive fake. Six-party talks didn't yield results. Statements of Washington for "serious and steady diplomacy" raise doubts. Contacts of special representatives of allies it isn't enough that is given. The tripartite meeting of Blinken with Foreign Ministers of Japan and South Korea in Honolulu is planned for February 12.
The Chinese representative in the UN specified "a vicious circle from confrontation, condemnation, sanctions and return to condemnation", reminded of the Russian-Chinese draft resolution on correction of a sanctions regime. "We don't think that the submitted resolution will solve all problems, but, at least, we do something for simplification and improvement of a situation", - the diplomat emphasized.
As a result the administration of democrats is afraid that the DPRK can resume nuclear tests. Voices sound that the long-term goal of North Korean "nuclear blackmail" is in achieving withdrawal of American troops from South Korea. So far the White House returned to a formula "The Korean Peninsula without Nuclear Weapon", having refused the slogan of "denuclearization" only of one DPRK. The problem returns to sources when Washington placed nuclear warheads in the south of the Korean peninsula. Moscow and Beijing should untie this knot long, can be on the way of voluntary leaving of the USA from east part of Eurasia.
Without borders and exclusion zones
The Joint Statement states that friendship between Russia and China has no borders, in cooperation "there are no forbidden zones." It is stated that democratic principles are not subject to privatization, are implemented not only in domestic governance, but also at the global level. This means that the West will have to listen to how Russia and China formulate their position on the rules of international cooperation. The rules coincide with what we know from the speeches of Vladimir Putin and Sergey Lavrov. It is important that China and Russia see these rules in the same way.
Moscow and Beijing are confident that no state can and should ensure its security at the expense of others. Reaffirm "strong mutual support" for the protection of their fundamental interests, State sovereignty and territorial integrity. Moscow is committed to the principle of "one China." The parties intend to resist the interference of external forces in the internal affairs of sovereign countries, oppose the so-called color revolutions
The dialogue includes issues of ideology and approaches to the organization of the world order, which should be based on the principles of the UN Charter. Moscow noted the importance of the Chinese concept of the "community of a united destiny of mankind," Beijing supports Russia's efforts to form a just and multipolar world order. The West will have to think about these formulations.
Russia and China will defend the inviolability of the outcome of World War II, resist the falsification of its history, and oppose the further expansion of NATO, the creation of new blocs in Asia. It is believed that the US Indo-Pacific strategy and the AUKUS triple partnership do not increase regional stability, threaten the nuclear non-proliferation regime.
Beijing supports Russia's proposals for the formation of long-term security guarantees in Europe. Washington was invited to abandon plans to deploy intermediate-range and shorter-range ground missiles in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The US withdrawal from international treaties and agreements in the field of arms control is condemned. The parties recalled that Washington will have to accelerate the elimination of its chemical weapons stockpiles and abandon the deployment of weapons in outer space.
Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council, Konstantin Kosachev noted: "This is not a kind of forced adjustment of the positions of Russia and China, which are pressed from the outside, this is a strengthening of our own positions." The parties understand that there are no other options for behavior, except to build relations between two sovereign states counting on mutual support. But the leaders made an important reservation. Bilateral strategic cooperation is not directed against third countries.