Us and West trying to drive a wedge between China and Russia?I can imagine

2022-07-12 0 By

Observer network columnist Xue Kaihuan belarus at the national university of international relations master’s Ukrainian crisis’s solution set, western mouthpiece also do everything possible to put the topic to the quote above, and with the Olympics as close to the date of the Russian President vladimir putin’s visit to China, western manufacturing the higher degree of absurd tirade.From the West’s point of view, it is necessary and urgent to drive a wedge between China and Russia, and they have organized their actions.As it turned out, however, not only did it not succeed, but the result would be the opposite of what they had hoped for.Bloomberg, for example, broke the news first, quoting “an unnamed diplomat in Beijing” in an article titled “Ukraine War: Putin Could Destroy China’s Olympic dreams.””Chinese leaders may have asked Putin in a recent conversation not to launch an invasion of Ukraine during the Olympics, which would embarrass China,” the diplomat said.”Putin and China have indeed seen this happen before,” the article states eloquently.The so-called “previously seen situation” highlighted by western media is nothing more than: First, the conflict between Russia and Georgia started on the opening day of the Summer Olympics in Beijing, which gave “Chinese leaders a headache”.As a result, Putin immediately returned home to direct the military operation, “which greatly embarrassed China.”The second was the surge of Russian troops into Crimea, days after Putin presided over the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi at a record cost of $50 billion, which sent the world on edge.Western commentators are “citing the classics” to prove that Russia has such a tradition of Olympic expansion (apparently forgetting that a UN conference voted 173:20 in December to end the Games in Beijing).Of course, this is not a new argument in western media and political circles, but it should be noted that the goal of hyping up the topic this time is to drive a wedge between China and Russia.It is not unreasonable to stir up trouble, sow suspicion, and cast shadows — the main means of countering Sino-Russian cooperation is to try to widen any rift between Moscow and Beijing, but the tactics are comically clumsy and the results do not seem to go very well.In this case, Russia and China have made rapid and severe reactions: China calls its “absolute lies”, the Russian foreign ministry said that the article is “the related departments of information special action” : “this is not only for relations between the two countries libel, is a challenge to us, is also a denigration of Beijing Olympics…”China-russia relations are mature and stable, and any challenge is doomed to failure.”This statement made by China and Russia severely hit the Western media’s “fear of chaos” face.It is interesting that the West uses completely opposite arguments on the same theme of “Russia’s attack on Ukraine”.In their view, China would instead benefit from “Russian aggression” : it would divert us and the west’s attention from China, and give China the opportunity to resolve the Taiwan issue.This “cunning plan” was also actively promoted by Atlanticists.This is not just at the level of the media and analysts.Just the other day, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss stood out in this regard.During her visit to Australia in his speech, he not only reviewed the Ukrainian people “from the mongols to survived repeated invading tartars” heroic historical story, and “dreadful threat” from Russia, also with China: “China and Russia since the cold war had never seen the way to become more bold.They are increasingly working together to set technological standards such as artificial intelligence to achieve this through joint military exercises and space…They are trying to export their system as a service around the world…China cannot rule out taking advantage of the situation in Ukraine…China and Russia are acting in unison, and I think countries like us should work together to resist their actions.”In an interview with the Australian, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss played up the “China threat” theory.Of course, in the eyes of these Western elites, China will take the opportunity to solve the Taiwan issue, so all western blocs, members of the Five Eyes alliance and even Australia on the edge of the world should be prepared.After leaving Australia, Mr Truss was more specific about the need to confront Russia and China as “disruptors of the global order” : “It is vital that we work together with our close friend and partner Australia to defend and advance democracy…Together with Australia and our other Allies around the world, we will defeat the forces of sabotage to build a safer, better Britain and a safer, better world.”But in Australia, where many are already unimpressed by the current government’s anti-China stance, Mr Truss’s comments have provoked a backlash.Former prime minister, the Labour mp Paul keating, even called her a silly guy, keating said, British and authorities have a “grand illusion” of London, the British fleet long ago left the east Asia, and never returned to there, so they incite people in the region over a long distance for their benefit, Australia should not be tied to the UK on the chariot of become a victim of its GongHuo.It is true that Britain is not the sea power it was long ago, but the Five Eyes Alliance, the Western bloc still has the largest fleet in the world.While the US navy remains the most powerful in the world and sees itself as the master of both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, it is China’s plans for a strong navy that have inspired western groups to deal with what they call potential enemies.As at the beginning of the last century, Britain had to stop Germany challenging its maritime hegemony, and it could not tolerate Germany’s maritime rights being matched by Britain, which indirectly led Europe into a world war.The situation is fundamentally different now. Direct war is not an option.Either they are weak themselves (like the UK) or they really don’t want to get out themselves (like the US), so the UK and US have to piss off the “little brothers” like Australia.The most important difference is this: the world has changed, and the West’s pursuit of so-called “maritime rights” is not dealing with an isolated object, but with co-operative Russia and China.Under the oppression of the United States and western countries for a long time, most countries in the world do not aspire to confrontation with Russia and China, and even want to introduce The influence of China and Russia to check the dominance of the West.In such circumstances, how should western groups proceed?Therefore, it is their “breakthrough” to alienate Sino-Russian relations.Of course, it can’t be just bloomberg’s “low-grade” articles.But even the “advanced” approach does not seem to be succeeding so far.The most prominent and recent example of this approach was the resignation of the head of the German Navy, Lieutenant General Kai-Achim Schoenbach.The uproar was sparked by Mr. Schoenbach’s statement on Ukraine that Crimea would never return to Ukraine. “It’s a fact, and we need to learn that politics should be based on facts and strength.”The admiral added that “Putin is pressuring us because he can”.”What he really wants is respect.He wants to be treated as an equal.In God’s eyes, it is right to respect a person and treat their claims equally.So if you ask me how I feel about it, I say yes.”The German government was outraged at how unusual it was in the western climate: “The content and wording of these statements are completely inconsistent with the position of the Ministry of Defence.”Schoenbach resigned, but the value of his words lives on.The focus of these remarks is not on Ukraine at all, but on Sino-Russian relations.For the main and most remarkable part of the admiral’s statement was not at all the “anti-Russian fighters” blocking him.The following paragraph is quite informative: “Russia is an old country.Russia is an even more important country.India, Germany – we all need Russia because we need Russia to stand up to China.It’s easy for this country, a big country, even if it’s not a democracy, to be our partner and to give them a chance to have an equal relationship with the United States.This could drive Russia away from China.China needs Russia’s resources, and Russia needs to give them them, because our sanctions tend to get the wrong results.”This is the most important point: while Germany has long talked openly of an anti-China alliance, this kind of “Russia is needed to counter China” rhetoric is rare.German Lieutenant General Schoenbach said this to Indian officials, trying to take advantage of India’s long-standing animosity towards China. It is very common sense, but some of the underlying thoughts are worth noting:A senior leader of the German army, with an Atlanticist conviction for Euro-American integration, talks in official circles about how important it is for the West to drive Russia away from China.In other words, we have witnessed a struggle between two strategies among western elites.Some of these “hyper-globalists” believe that there is a need to pressure Russia and China, that it doesn’t matter whether they are together or not (and wishful thinking that sooner or later the Russian-Russian alliance will fall apart), that there is a need for greater containment and that the West has no choice.Another “cautious globalist” argues that western pressure on Russia and China at the same time will only cement their co-operation.Therefore, it is necessary to change its policy towards Russia as soon as possible and establish a close relationship with it, at least forcing it to take a neutral position towards China or even enter the anti-China camp.Both concepts have their supporters, the former needless to say, and the latter in the form of Lieutenant General Schenbach of Germany.The former has clearly prevailed in western politics, as signalled by Mr Schoenbach’s resignation.The latter are at a disadvantage mainly because they are completely impractical.In other words, the theory is not only outdated, but completely unworkable.Attempts to build an unfriendly but normal partnership with Russia have failed, not just because of Russia’s deep distrust of the West after years of bullying (and its inability to see continental detente in earnest), but also because the costs are too high.What is Russia’s demand?The first priority is security, as the draft security agreement submitted by Russia shows.Russia’s security requires the West to withdraw from Ukraine, transcaucasia, central Asia and Belarus, and to cede some of its energy pricing power to Russia’s economic security. But such demands would be tantamount to giving up all the gains of post-Soviet expansion, which is impossible.Fear most is no trust between person and person, and so countries even imagine medium to longer term the eu can independently establish friendly relations with Russia, and really give up the interest, this will not lead to the weakening of the sino-russian relations, because Russia need to digest “development”, seek confrontation with a strong China is totally unnecessary.But will “maximum pressure” on China and Russia work?From Ukraine to Belarus to Kazakhstan, the West has never given up encroaching on Russia’s periphery, but so far with little success.Despite the “success” of Ukraine, the subsequent Crimean crisis also led to a complete break in the relationship between the West and Russia, and Russia’s posture of not willing to fight the war also made the West afraid to go further.The failures of Belarus and Kazakhstan have undermined the West’s business, and these countries have become more and more alienated from the West.Trying to put pressure on Russia and China at the same time would be suicidal for the West, which objectively strengthens the Russia-China alliance.But what we should know is that this is not so much because the Western bloc has put enough pressure on Russia to get closer, as because China and Russia have long ago made very conscious choices that favor back-to-back trust.The strategy of not allowing any external forces or rivals to influence China-Russia cooperation is unprecedented in depth and breadth after the bitter lessons of the separation of China and the Soviet Union. No matter “maximum pressure” or sowing discord, it will not undermine the overall situation of China-Russia cooperation.The dilemma of Sino-Russian cooperation pattern has become the heart of the West, and perhaps in a few years’ time, “facilitating” Sino-Russian cooperation will be the thing they look back on with the greatest regret.Net source | observer