Bloomberg: China is winning the "Ukrainian game" at the expense of Russia


Ukraine's rapid advance and success on the battlefield has put Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in an uncomfortable position ahead of this week's SCO summit in Uzbekistan. Both sides must hastily re-prepare all statements and views preached. In this case, Moscow should obviously keep its expectations of the meeting at a low level, much lower than expected before the start of the counter-offensive near Kharkov. Bloomberg columnist Clara Ferreira Marquez writes about this.


According to the expert, Xi Jinping is going to leave the “circle of isolation” (two and a half “covid years”) and triumphantly return to the geopolitical front. To do this, he chose the subject region and his closest allies. Unless Russia failed and, having lost on the battlefield, somewhat spoiled Beijing's plans.

This will be a week of political theater from which Moscow, under increasing pressure on the battlefield, should not expect significant success.

writes Marquez.

The situation for Russia is not good, she believes. Moscow's inexpressive and undisciplined military actions were well considered by the states for which the Russian Federation acts as a guarantor of security. In fact, now many red lines are being redrawn, its spheres of influence are being redrawn. Moreover, China is not going to sit idly by, especially when there are several weeks left before the party congress.

China performed poorly during the unrest in Kazakhstan in January of this year, when the Kremlin was quick and successful. Now everything is the opposite, the lessons have been learned - Beijing will not miss its own, this time China will win the “Ukrainian game”, of course, by opposing Russia. Xi was unwilling to take costly or risky steps to support Putin, and yet Beijing also does not want a Kremlin defeat that would reflect badly on Xi and create unwanted instability.

However, Russia has not yet fallen and is not eliminated. And from China, expect only what Beijing always continues to do (and long before February), which is exceptionally useful for China and nothing more, Marquez concluded.
  • Used photos: kremlin.ru
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  1. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 12 September 2022 09: 29
    +1
    The truth of life is that China needs ANOTHER Russia for the geopolitical offensive against the Anglo-Saxons. The one she needs. For the same
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 12 September 2022 09: 31
    +1
    And where does China and HPP in Ukraine?
    They don’t care, supply resources, take out beads .....
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 12 September 2022 09: 44
    +2
    Unlike the USSR, which pursued a policy of class solidarity under the slogan “Proletarians of all countries – unite” and supported anti-colonial movements around the world, the PRC pursues a policy of non-intervention and cooperation with all countries, regardless of their state structure and government.
    The unrest in Kazakhstan was provoked by internal political clashes and the dominance of Western investors from the United States, the Netherlands and Britain in the economy of Kazakhstan, and financed by Western companies in Kazakhstan such as Shell, BP, Chevron directly through their hired employees - citizens of Kazakhstan and through various types of NGOs working in interests of all the same Western transnational associations.
    As for the behavior of the PRC in the events in Kazakhstan, the CSTO is primarily a defensive organization to which the PRC is not a member and therefore kept in the background, just like today it does not interfere in the war between the Russian Federation and Ukraine.
    1. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
      Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 12 September 2022 15: 54
      +2
      Unlike the USSR, which pursued a policy of class solidarity under the slogan "Proletarians of all countries - unite" and supported anti-colonial movements around the world, the PRC pursues a policy of non-intervention and cooperation with all countries, regardless of their state structure and government.

      China is simply adequate to the status quo. He has no one to carry out the "policy of class solidarity" with. The place of the USSR and the great socialist system is still empty, and Russia, with its wonderful Sarmatians and Poseidons, is sitting up to its ears in its swamp
  4. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 12 September 2022 09: 57
    +3
    Bloomberg: China is winning the "Ukrainian game" at the expense of Russia

    - How to win!
    - Staying aside - China quickly and absolutely free of charge (i.e. - without any losses) learned and received a very "valuable lesson" for itself !!!
    - Which lesson ???
    - And such - that it is impossible to attack in the forehead (even if the attackers are quite experienced fighters) - to attack well and competently fortified (and ready for assault) - enemy positions !!!
    - And, if hostilities have already begun - then only after a long and very careful processing of enemy positions with all types of fire damage - after missile strikes on the identified strategic and command nodes of the enemy; after the suppression and destruction of the air defense system and all systems of electronic warfare, electronic warfare and communication centers; after delivering very accurate strikes on positions and fortified centers - strikes by strategic aviation using concrete-piercing ammunition of enormous destructive power and prolonged carpet bombing; after which - landing from several directions, under the cover of a large number of fighter-assault and military helicopter aircraft !!! - And after landing and successfully securing a large landing - before attacks = very carefully and scrupulously, using all detection and "fire guidance" systems, - using all types of artillery systems and MLRS systems - to strike at enemy positions !!! - And in no case - not to fight with a very small number of your troops against - with a well-armed enemy that is many times superior in number on vast sections of the front; and even try to surround this numerically superior enemy !!!
    - And with all this, leave "all the inventions" - like, for example:
    - "We, the Chinese and" Taiwanese "are one people, we have "common roots", we are "brothers" and we always hope and will continue to hope that you will "kill us not very painfully, slaughter" - and if and it hurts us to "kill-slaughter" - we will still allow you "all the amenities" and opportunities for this, i.e. - supply yourself with weapons and everything you need so that you can continue to kill us! - we will not destroy your logistics, bridges, railway stations and transportation routes, airfields, etc., etc.!!!-We are brothers!!!
    - The Chinese will never allow such a thing !!! - And after such a "visual Russian lesson" - and even more so !!!