Chinese President Xi Jinping ended his three-day visit to Russia on Wednesday (March 22, 2023) and has set off for home.
Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a nine-point joint statement on “Deepening the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Coordination in the New Era” on Tuesday, many of which directly named the United States, saying that China and Russia should join forces to oppose Western-style democracy and the West. Hegemony interferes in the politics of other countries and jointly criticizes the US’s global weapons and strategic deployment.
The joint statement stated that countries have different histories, cultures, and national conditions, and there is no “democracy” that is superior to others. China and Russia oppose imposing their own values on others, oppose the so-called hypocritical narrative of “democracy against authoritarianism” and use democracy and freedom as excuses and political tools to put pressure on other countries and say that all countries have the right to independently choose the path of human rights development.
The two sides jointly condemned “the act of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries and achieving geopolitical goals under the banner of fighting international terrorism and extremism and using terrorist and extremist organizations.”
In response to the nuclear-powered submarine cooperation plan announced by Australia, Britain and the United States in accordance with the Trilateral Security Agreement (AUKUS), this joint statement strongly urges AUKUS member states to strictly fulfill their obligations of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery.
The statement reaffirmed the “Biological Weapons Convention”, and was concerned about “the United States’ biological military activities that seriously threaten other countries and damage the security of relevant regions within and outside its borders.” Stockpile chemical weapons are destroyed.
China and Russia urged the United States to stop “undermining international and regional security and global strategic stability in order to maintain its own unilateral military superiority”, and oppose individual countries’ “use of outer space to achieve military superiority and take military actions” while criticizing the United States for adhering to the Cold War mentality and promoting The “Indo-Pacific strategy” has a negative impact on regional peace and stability.
The statement stated that the two sides oppose external forces interfering in internal affairs. Among them, Russia reaffirmed its adherence to the “one-China principle”, recognized Taiwan as an inalienable part of China’s territory, opposed any form of “Taiwan independence”, and firmly supported China’s measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded on the 22nd that the Chinese Communist Party’s authoritarian expansionist government has continued to publish false statements that derogate our country’s sovereignty internationally, and that Russia has followed China to sing and dance for its conspiracy of aggression and expansion. condemn.
The outside world pointed out that this is Xi Jinping’s unprecedented third term, and Putin has already amended the constitution to abolish the presidential term system and will be in power indefinitely. The war of aggression in Ukraine is tantamount to acquiescing, and it will continue to put pressure on the United States on the Taiwan Strait issue.
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby (John Kirby) said on the 21st that Xi Jinping and Putin saw the influence of the United States and NATO in balancing the world, and called the Sino-Russian alliance a “marriage of convenience.”
Kirby said that the relationship between China and Russia is getting closer and closer because they see each other’s usefulness and join hands to express counterattacks against the order that is being followed around the world, just because they want to change the “rules of the game.” “In fact, what they want most is to see the rest of the world play by their rules, not the rules of the U.N. Charter and everyone else,” Bryant said.