China responds to US demand to follow Western sanctions against Russia

The US Treasury Department spoke about the need to follow anti-Russian sanctions from other countries, including China. In particular, this was stated by Deputy Head of the US Treasury Department Adewale Adeyemo in an interview with The Washington Post.

According to Adeyemo, Beijing should follow the trade restrictions that Washington imposed on Moscow "as punishment" for conducting a special operation in Ukraine. According to the Americans, such measures will lead to a weakening economic and military power of Russia. Moreover, the demands of the United States to China were expressed in a very ultimatum form.

China must follow the rules we set

Adeyemo emphasized.

However, the PRC authorities do not accept such ultimatums and have spoken out sharply against such a formulation of the issue. Thus, Beijing promised to take retaliatory measures against its companies and individuals in case of pressure from the United States.

China strongly opposes any unilateral US sanctions and its application of the principle of extraterritoriality

- said the official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian during a briefing.

At the same time, the Chinese side, in turn, demanded that the United States, when discussing Russian-Ukrainian relations, take into account the interests of Beijing and not allow them to be infringed.
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  1. art573 Offline art573
    art573 (Artyom Vladimirovich Yarovikov) 9 March 2022 17: 41
    And what, China is a Western country and a Western player? Naive clowns... Each agglomeration of the world has its own goals. If the West wants to live worse and fight, this does not mean that everyone around the world wants to fight according to far-fetched Nazi fascist ideas.
  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 9 March 2022 17: 48
    Few people approve of the spread of US jurisdiction over the whole world, but they are forced to follow in order to avoid economic, and consequently social consequences, and the PRC cannot but reckon with this.
    That is why "the Chinese side, in turn, demanded that the United States, when discussing Russian-Ukrainian relations, take into account the interests of Beijing and not allow them to be infringed."
    It follows from this that the PRC, in principle, does not object to sanctions as long as they do not affect the interests of the PRC - its own shirt is closer to the body and the Chinese too.
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 9 March 2022 17: 57
      A war correspondent from China is working in Ukraine on the side of the Russian troops, and China is actively discussing plans to de-Americanize Taiwan.
    2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
      Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 10 March 2022 12: 50
      The first sign - China refused to supply Russian airlines with spare parts for aircraft, but Russia intends to look for the possibility of deliveries from other countries, including Turkey and India. This was announced to journalists by the head of the airworthiness department of aircraft of the Federal Air Transport Agency Valery Kudinov, Interfax reports.
      1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
        Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 10 March 2022 13: 19
        I forgot to remind you - Turkey is a NATO member and has been asking for the EU for two decades, and
        India is a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations, economically closely connected with the EU and the USA, persistently wooing in QUAD and AUKUS
  3. kalita Offline kalita
    kalita (Alexander) 9 March 2022 17: 55
    Today sanctions against Russia, and tomorrow against China. Russia and China are partners and should not listen to any trash.
  4. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 9 March 2022 18: 01
    Extreme arrogance is characteristic of gentlemen. laughing
    I wonder if citizens from a parallel reality really believe what they say?
    Have they convinced themselves that they can indicate, demand, and the whole world owes them?
    Or maybe everyone understands, but are forced to pretend that they believe in it? While they see that they are demanding something from Russia, China and others, a trifle believes that they are in force. Otherwise, all sorts of Honduras and Micronesia will begin to spit in their backs.
    Well, let them continue in the same spirit, the bitterer the disappointment will be. Time will put everything in its place. Spring will show who, where, when laughing
  5. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 10 March 2022 08: 41
    China must follow the rules we set

    China is a civilization with 5 years of history and dares to be ordered by an upstart 200 years old. China has seen more than a dozen such upstarts in its lifetime and is still standing. Where are the rules pointers?
  6. What are you waiting for Taiwan junk?
    The wind blows towards the mainland...
  7. Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 10 March 2022 14: 20
    public statements are one thing, another is profit and gray schemes
    Russian authorities remember they did not sell to Iran from 300 after Western sanctions
    so even if China refuses something, there is nothing new
    and the world is changing faster than newspaper news
    today you can’t, tomorrow you can, not here so close ...
  8. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 10 March 2022 16: 28
    China always supports in words, and shows by actions that we are only interested in us as a supplier of raw materials at half price. Most of their sanctions campaign is supportive.