Communist China and Russia have further cemented their mounting alliance this week and suggested that a new world order is coming.
Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin Tuesday to discuss their affinities and shared geopolitical aims.
After the meeting, they boasted of a “new era” of bilateral ties and greater cooperation on a number of issues spanning the globe.
Xi told Putin, “Change is coming that hasn’t happened in 100 years.
“And we are driving this change together.”
According to the CCP-controlled state mouthpiece The South China Morning Post, the two nations have pledged to collaborate on issues from Southeast Asia to the Middle East and Latin America.
Their effort likely seek to contest American supremacy in the process.
The nations will be shoring up strength in Asia, in part through the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Russia and China will also work together on promoting Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
The BRI plan permits China to extend its power and influence throughout the developing world.
Through its BRI, China helps poorer nations build ports, rail lines, and telecommunications networks, as well as secure financing.
Since this assistance is usually unaffordable by design, the BRI transforms countries into politically malleable debtors.
Russia also lauded China’s “objective and unbiased position” on the war in Ukraine.
The Russian government noted that Moscow and Beijing “are opposed to any states and their blocs damaging the legitimate security interests of other states in order to obtain military, political and other advantages,” reported Reuters.
This remark is likely a knock not just against NATO in Eastern Europe but against U.S.-led efforts to protect Taiwan from Chinese invasion.
The joint statement also intimated that China is taking on a greater role as an international peacemaker, while it simultaneously hounds dissenters across the world, interferes in foreign elections, engages in brazen espionage campaigns, and grows its military.
Russia indicated it welcomed “China’s readiness to play a positive role in a political-diplomatic settlement of the Ukrainian crisis.”
Signaling a power shift in the Middle East, Xi and Putin also suggested they supported the sovereignty and independence of Syria and Libya.
Both leaders pledged their commitment to building a security framework for the region.
The U.S. still has nearly 1,000 troops in Syria, reported Stars and Stripes.
Most of them are sharing bases with the Syrian Democratic Forces in the north.
Prior to China’s latest commitment to challenging America by proxy in the region, Russia was already doing so.
Russia has been engaging in, what CENTCOM’S commander Gen. Michael Kurilla has called, “unsafe and unprofessional behavior.”
Russia has been harassing U.S. troops in Syria by buzzing their locations with armed ground attack aircraft, reported Task and Purpose.
In another hypocritical knock against the U.S., Xi and Putin denounced “interference in the internal affairs of other countries in the region.”
While contesting American influence in the Middle East, the joint statement also indicated Russia and China were keen on greater involvement in the Caribbean and Latin America.
In November, Xi told his Cuban counterpart that China intended to “strengthen coordination and cooperation in international and regional affairs” with the Caribbean nation.
The two will “go hand in hand down the road of building socialism with each’s own characteristics,” said Xi.
Xi’s visit to the Kremlin Tuesday was the first time the leader of a major world power visited Moscow since Russia invaded Ukraine.
Democrat President Joe Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the meeting amounted to “diplomatic cover for Russia to continue to commit” war crimes.
The Daily Mail reported that following the meeting, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu warned that the world is just “steps” away from a nuclear holocaust.
“Another step has been taken, and there are fewer and fewer left,” said Shoigu.
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