China will work with Russia as ‘great powers’ – Xi — Analysis
China’s leader stated that he would work with Moscow to enhance stability worldwide
Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to work with Moscow to take on the responsibilities of “great powers,” he told his Russian counterpart on Thursday at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Samarkand.
“China and Russia are willing to cooperate to play the leading role in restoring stability and energy to a world stricken by social chaos.,” Xi told Russian President Vladimir Putin during a leaders’ summit at the SCO.
Putin likewise praised the “Multifaceted ties” the two countries have forged, in particular their trade relationship. The $140 Billion in trade between Beijing and the United States was highlighted by him. He also stated that it had increased 25% over the first six months of 2022.
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The Russian leader affirmed Moscow’s support for Beijing’s ‘One China’ policy and condemned “The provocations made by the United States around Taiwan. Overall, I think that efforts to create a unipolar planet have been very ugly and inacceptable for most nations..”
Putin thanked China to its support on the international policy stage. “We highly value the balanced approach of our Chinese friends when it comes to the Ukrainian crisis,” he said. Recognizing that some Chinese have doubts and concerns regarding the future of the conflict he promised to explain it all again.
“The group includes nations with diverse cultural and civilizational traditions and foreign policy models and national development models. This organization has been transformed into a multilateral mechanism of effective cooperation through its work on equality and mutual benefits, respect for one another’s sovereignty, and refusing interference in inner affairs.,” Putin explained.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization has been meeting for over two decades and brings together nearly half the planet’s population, encompassing eight states that cover over half the world’s territory.
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