BEIJING ( Associated Press) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday defended his country’s position on the war in Ukraine, saying China will strengthen ties with Russia next year.
Speaking via video at a conference in the Chinese capital, Wang also blamed the United States for deteriorating relations between the world’s two largest economies, saying China “firmly rejects the wrong US policy towards China”. Have given.”
Beijing has rejected Western pressure on trade, technology, human rights and its territorial claims to the western Pacific, accusing the United States of bullying. He has refused to join other countries in condemning the invasion of Ukraine and sanctioning Russia, further weakening bilateral ties and deepening a growing rift with much of Europe.
Wang Yi said that China will “deepen strategic mutual trust and mutually beneficial cooperation” with Russia.
According to one official, “With regard to the Ukraine crisis, we have consistently upheld the fundamental principles of impartiality and objectivity, neither taking sides nor the other, nor adding fuel to the fire, selfishly profiting from the situation.” It’s a distant thing.” Transcripts of their statements.
Although China has found common ground with Russia as both succumb to Western pressure, its economic future is tied to US and European technology and markets. President Xi Jinping wants Chinese industry to become more self-sufficient, but Wang acknowledged that experience has shown that “China and the United States cannot isolate or cut off their supply chains.”
China will attempt to redirect relations with Washington, he said, which he said has collapsed because “the United States continues to see China as its main rival and has used coercive provocations, repression and Blockade has been used.”