Wednesday, March 04, 2015

China Tells U.S. to Back Off over Ukraine

The message was delivered by China's ambassador to Belgium, Qu Xing, but it pretty obviously came straight from Beijing - back off Obama.  Ambassador Qu went on to blame the conflict between Russia and Ukraine on 'games' played by the West, especially the United States.

He said the "nature and root cause" of the crisis was the "game" between Russia and Western powers, including the United States and the European Union.

He said external intervention by different powers accelerated the crisis and warned that Moscow would feel it was being treated unfairly if the West did not change its approach.

"The West should abandon the zero-sum mentality, and take the real security concerns of Russia into consideration," Qu was quoted as saying.

His comments were an unusually public show of understanding from China for the Russian position. China and Russia see eye-to-eye on many international diplomatic issues but Beijing has generally not been so willing to back Russia over Ukraine.


Pamela Mac Neil said...

Interesting post Mound.I'm glad that China has come out backing Russia. The US is not only propagrandizing about this, but they are out and out right lying. I read an article the other day that Germany is feeling trapped between the US and Russia. I also read on the Axis of Logic site that Ukraine provided pictures of a Russian military build up at the Ukraine border. They passed on these pictures to a republican senator who in turn gave them to the press. The only problem was that the evidence was fake. The pictures were from 2008,I can't remember from where though, but they certainly were not on the Ukraine border in 2015.The scope of deception and lies from the west is jaw dropping. Germany should have known better then to side with the US. Germany had to have known about the American coup in the Ukraine. This is a very dangerous game the west is playing.

Troy said...

The more independent of the US' financial system China and Russia become, the more likely China is to speak out against US foreign policy.
This war in Ukraine has really accelerated China and Russia's push for an alternative financial system to the US'.

The Mound of Sound said...

It is indeed a dangerous game, Pamela, made worse by the absence of any leadership with experience of the first Cold War. Harper wouldn't be remotely as bellicose if he had the slightest inkling of the havoc Cold War wreaks on every country it drags in.

It remains to be seen, Troy, what impact the West's meddling in Ukraine will have in forging a stronger Sino-Russian alliance. They're both leaning toward some geopolitical solidarity but there are also unresolved irritants between them.