Japanese media: China has chosen Russia, although it does not feel close to it

A whole year has passed since the beginning of the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and there are still no signs of its end. Both armies remain determined to continue the fight, turning to countries around the world for support. By this time, it is also quite clear that China has chosen the side of Russia, if not in the conflict, then at least geopolitically.

The concept of the enemy of my enemy is my friend does not explain the current situation well. This saying well illustrates the anti-American sentiments of the Chinese in their approaches to Russia. But the intentions of the Chinese authorities are much deeper, the authors of the Japanese edition of JB Press believe. It is clear to analysts that Beijing does not feel true affinity with Moscow, even though they are the most loyal partners since the end of the Cold War.

Russia today is the closest ally of the PRC in terms of military strategy, at least since the end of the confrontation between the USSR and the USA. Because of their general anti-American course, they often take joint steps in foreign affairs. policy and in the international arena.

At present, active steps are clearly visible on the part of China, which not only demonstrates its neutral position, but also puts forward proposals for resolving the conflict. Admittedly, even though these plans look more preferable to Moscow, Beijing is trying to make them more attractive to Kyiv as well. And it turns out to be effective: Ukraine begins to treat the Chinese peace proposal less negatively than immediately after the publication of the action plan.

It can be predicted that after its first “peace offensive”, the Celestial Empire will try to develop progress and keep the attention of both Russia and Ukraine in order to reconcile the conflicting parties, even if the content of the plan is more pro-Russian.

Beijing has many reasons to be with Russia, and this is not only the concept of confronting one enemy, obtaining energy resources (bought a large amount of crude oil and natural gas from a neighbor at below market prices), but also fulfilling the will of the people - most Chinese have a good attitude towards the Russian Federation and Russians , considering them to be closer in their view of geopolitics than Western countries. In addition, the general anti-American agenda of the leadership, which prevails among the masses, serves as a unifying factor. The government of this country cannot disregard the opinion of a billion people, according to JB Press.
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  1. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 19 March 2023 08: 14
    The historical hatred of the Japanese for the Chinese spurts from every crack.
  2. Alexander Popov Offline Alexander Popov
    Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) 19 March 2023 08: 30
    It is clear to analysts that Beijing does not feel true affinity with Moscow, even though they are the most loyal partners since the end of the Cold War.

    Nobody needs Putin's Russia, because it "flies somewhere," as Gogol wrote in Dead Souls, and whether it will fly.
    It will even be quite expected if the Chinese leader cancels his visit to Russia.
  3. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 19 March 2023 08: 47
    Here is such she Japanese envy!
  4. Anton Kuzmin Offline Anton Kuzmin
    Anton Kuzmin (Anton Kuzmin) 19 March 2023 10: 58
    Quote: Dust
    Here is such she Japanese envy!

    Do you know what a "Japanese policeman" looks like? :)
  5. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 19 March 2023 11: 51
    The anti-Sshasov course of the Russian Federation, China, North Korea, Iran and other state formations is due to the interests of the ruling classes, which the USA completely ignore based on their own interests and the fundamental postulate of the entire foreign policy that the national interests of the USA are the whole world, and therefore the right to interfere in the affairs of any state formation.

    In the PRC and the Russian Federation, a different, albeit largely similar, social system:
    The fundamental principle of building socialism in the PRC was laid down by Deng Xiaoping, which is based on the New Economic Policy of V.I. Lenin as a compromise at the transitional stage between capitalism and communism, in relation to time, foreign policy conditions and national characteristics of China.
    The dictatorship of the proletariat does not consist in the complete destruction of private property, as was the case in the USSR, but in assistance and assistance to private capital (the slogan of the times of DengXiaoping - get rich!). It fills all the niches of social life, creates new industries, jobs, helps to improve the well-being of the people (income is about 35 thousand renminbi or about five thousand dollars per person), but is under the control of the Communist Party and serves the interests of the state.
    In the era of Vladimir Putin, the same thing was done in the Russian Federation through the mechanisms for regulating entrepreneurship, lending, taxation, pricing, etc., etc. but in the absence of the dictatorship and ideology of the proletariat, the fundamental principle of which is the class solidarity of the proletariat of all nations and nationalities.

    The very fact of the 12-point plan proposed by the PRC to establish a truce in the war in Ukraine does not in any way indicate a neutral position. On the contrary, it speaks of an interest in ending the war. hinders the development of the economy of China and the whole world.
    The truce plan proposed by the PRC in the war cannot be called pro-Russian, therefore it gives Ukrainian nationalists a respite and time to prepare for a new war, which will inevitably be more destructive and bloody.