China pledges support for Russia — Analysis

Phone conversation between the Russian and Chinese leaders reveals that they agree on mutual support for security concerns.

In a call with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, the Chinese President Xi Jinping assured his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Beijing will continue its support for Moscow when it comes to issues related to “sovereignty and security”.

“China is willing to continue to offer mutual support to Russia on issues concerning our core interests such as sovereignty and security, intensify strategic coordination between the two countries, and strengthen communication and coordination in major international and regional organizations such as the United Nations, BRICS, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization,” Xi was quoted as saying by China’s state media outlet CCTV.

The phone conversation, which took place on Xi’s 69th Birthday, saw the leaders note that China and Russia have good relations. “have reached an unprecedentedly high level and are constantly improving,”According to the Kremlin Press Service,

Putin stressed that Moscow opposes any external forces’ attempts to interfere in China’s internal affairs, such as the situations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan, CCTV reported.

Russia and China open first road bridge

Xi touched on the Ukraine conflict and noted that Beijing, as per Chinese state media reports, has made independent judgements. According to reports, Xi also called for peaceful resolution of the conflict by all sides. The Chinese leadership is ready to take a constructive part in this process.

This was the second telephone conversation between Putin and Xi after Russia’s offensive against Ukraine began on February 24, 2014.

China, unlike the USA, UK, Canada and many other countries, has not placed any sanctions against Russia for its military operations in Ukraine. While calling for peace, the Chinese government has said it understands Russia’s security concerns, and has condemned the supply of weapons from the West to Kiev.

In late February, Beijing abstained from voting on a UN Security Council resolution condemning the Kremlin’s actions.

Washington attempted to force Beijing to follow the Western example, though China has refused to make any hostile moves toward Russia. “strategic partner.”

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