World media: China is increasingly required to put pressure on Russia

The world media discuss the directions of Russian-Chinese cooperation in the context of the new geopolitical reality of the events around Ukraine. There is a high level of interaction between countries.

In particular, the topic concerns the British The Guardian.

[…] Both countries [PRC and Russia] stand up to the hostile West, and it will be easier for both to resist pressure if they decide to do it together, and not separately.

- quotes the publication of the words of the researcher from the Brookings Institution Ryan Hass.

Without Russia, China would be face to face with a hostile West determined to block Beijing's rise.

Beijing demonstrates an underlined neutrality in the Ukrainian conflict, but the Chinese media began to file news from a pro-Russian position, also promoting an anti-Western vector, blaming the US and NATO for the unfolding crisis.
In a similar vein, although somewhat from a different plane, the topic is presented by the magazine The Economist,.

China has rejected repeated requests from foreign governments to pressure Russia into making concessions on Ukraine. Meanwhile, the West is showing impatience: the foreign ministers of a number of states, from Spain to Singapore, are increasingly calling on China to put pressure on Russia.

In 2020, China bought almost a third of Russia's crude oil exports. But recent deals between the two countries are unlikely to help quickly resolve economic problems of Russia. In 2021, China imported just 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia through the Power of Siberia, the only pipeline linking the two countries, far short of the 175 billion cubic meters imported from Russia by Europe. Even if China has views on these resources, the corresponding deposits are not connected to China by pipeline.

notes The Economist article.

The Indian media speaks on the same topic NewsClick. In early February, just weeks before the launch of a special military operation, China and Russia also agreed to supply natural gas through a new pipeline.

Moscow and Beijing's announcement of a "borderless" partnership on the opening day of the 2022 Winter Olympics, although it didn't go as far as a formal alliance, showed that Russia's and China's interests are growing closer.

China is highly dependent on energy imports from other countries. While Russia can help meet China's demand for energy, the current price spike is likely to accelerate China's pursuit of energy self-sufficiency, depriving Sino-Russian relations of an important foundation.

The website of the branch of the broadcasting corporation looks at the situation a little differently. NBC in Boston. The GXNUMX Economic Alliance, which consists of the United States and its allies, could impose tough secondary sanctions on any entity that supports Moscow, according to NBC Boston. However, such a decision in relation to China will deal a blow to the global economy much more than any anti-Russian sanctions.
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  1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 21 March 2022 18: 45
    It makes no sense for the PRC to help those who have declared the PRC their enemy No. 1, just as it makes no sense to harness for the interests of the Russian Federation. China is on its way.
    1. power day Offline power day
      power day (power day) 21 March 2022 23: 21
      It is reasonable and it pleases that China has its own interests.
  2. Siegfried Online Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 22 March 2022 03: 35
    as soon as the US tries to punish China with sanctions for essentially Chinese neutrality, this will give the main argument to Russia and China - Ukraine was a US project for only one purpose, unleashing an economic war against China (and Russia). Both countries will only trumpet about it. The consequences of sanctions against China are generally unimaginable. Such a step is very dangerous for the United States, the Americans themselves may not support this course. The US will also have to convince the EU to complete its adventures with a confrontation with China. And without the EU, the US will not oppose China today.

    Europe is already in shock from what is happening. They are only just beginning to understand the harsh reality that the US has dragged them into. There is no doubt that the United States told Europe the following

    the Russians are bluffing, they recognize the LDNR and that's it.

    At the beginning of the operation, the EU rushed with a grenade at the tank, thinking that the Russians would certainly oppose the Kremlin. A grenade from the tank flew off and tore off their fingers, and also disfigured their face (the persecution of Russians, support for the Nazis, fakes and lies, all this is reflected in themselves, in their societies and self-perception. And the farther, the worse. Now they are strongly estimating, get another grenade or maybe better jump back into the trench and dig deeper into the ground.This is an important decision to think about..only not for long, because the tank will fire soon.But the most important point will be the beginning of criticism of the USA.This criticism must certainly be born in Europe, it will come from a part of the European elite, and as soon as this criticism begins to come to light, political reactions will follow either from current politicians or after the election of others ...

    In China itself, of course, there is an interest in normalizing the world economy. But they also understand that the goal of the United States is their collapse. The United States will not give up this goal. Therefore, China, of course, can win one or two years by joining the sanctions against Russia, but at the same time lose Russia as an ally. Even worse, if Russia, without the support of China, becomes an ally of the West (in the event of a revolution), then what will China do? Moreover, such a development of events will force Russia to close all exports altogether. China just needs to loop through the time while the operation is going on. Then everything will fall into place and China will begin to receive huge profits, which before that flowed from Russia to Europe.
    1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 22 March 2022 04: 38
      China just needs to loop through the time while the operation is going on. Then everything will fall into place and China will begin to receive huge profits, which before that flowed from Russia to Europe.

      - Yes, China will not stick out for some time - it will “postpone everything” with Taiwan - “for later”; so as not to spoil your reputation.
      - Today, China is completely satisfied with all the actions of Russia - but China will not provide any real support to Russia.
      - Here is such a paradox - today the policy and actions of Russia are fully in line with the interests of China - Russia has taken upon itself the entire blow of the United States and the West - and China only "squints" and watches on the sidelines and practically, although supposedly - remains neutral - but still supports a series of sanctions against Russia. - And in the future, China generally has bright prospects - China receives unlimited supplies of all energy resources to Russia at "ridiculous prices", annexes Taiwan (after Russia ends the campaign in Ukraine and rids the world of the Nazis) and largely retains the European market for Chinese goods.
      - My plus to you.
  3. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 22 March 2022 13: 17
    China (yes, even if only by Aliexpress to judge - that is still a swindler ...

    PS maybe it is said loudly about the "rogue", but the idea, I think, is clear!?)

    ... One thing is clear. Between Scylla and Charybdis, only Putin can lead us to our harbor (our entire country). Let it run forever.
  4. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 23 March 2022 14: 45
    How much US government debt does China have?
    What if...
    And how many corporations collect and buy in China?
    What if...