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So China refused Russia’s requests for help in the war in Ukraine – Corriere.it

From Paul Salom

The Russians, in crisis over the fallout from the war in Ukraine, asked the Chinese for help (militarily, technologically, and financially), but Xi Jinping avoided offering it for fear of exposure to Western sanctions. The Washington Post reveals that there are tense contacts between officials of the two countries, united by friendship without borders

all his life Mao Zedong long live conflict relationship with Russia. Since, before the victory of his peasant revolution, he fought to make the Soviet envoys understand that the workers in China did not have the strength to lead the class struggle (mainly because they were few), the helm was endowed with the arrogance of Stalin and his successors regarded him as a kind of approximate relative of International Socialism And it was always unbearable.

Who knows what Mao will think todayReversal of roles between Moscow and Beijing: In the original capital of the communist movement, PCUS practically no longer exists (in any case it no longer has power); In the East, on the other hand, the sky, at least in theory, is still red, the Communist Party of China firmly in command and socialism with Chinese characteristics (which the Fathers of Realizing Marxism considered smoke in the eyes) have transformed a backward, overpopulated and isolated country into a second economy. in the world and in The first strategic adversary of the United States.

If it was the Chinese Communists who went to Moscow for the pilgrimage, now the trip is taking place in the opposite direction. And the The Washington Post
in an article based on informed sources, now explains how The Russians, in crisis due to the unexpected stalemate in Ukraine, (desperately) asked the Chinese for help.

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Moscow is in dire need of Military, technological and financial supplies.

Beijing The only ally that can make a difference.

Here, however, the inevitable force of Realpolitik. Because if the president Xi Jinping announced his unconditional support for Putin from the beginningaccusing the United States and the West of causing the war against Ukraine through the provocative expansion of NATO eastward, In fact He was careful not to get into a collision course with Washington
.

The rhetoric, as it emerges from the dialogues reported by the American daily, is simple: at the political and diplomatic level, China, along with Russia, considers Western sanctions an illegal violation, and military aid to Kiev an illegitimate risk, to the point of ensuring Moscow its full support on the international stage.

But, Faced with the test of facts, the Chinese practically did not move a finger. On the contrary: many large companies (for example, telephone giants) left Russia. Banks and tech groups are careful not to continue doing business with Moscow In order not to impose secondary sanctions on the US side.

No weapon system (and maybe even spare parts) ever crossed the very long border between the two giants worldwide.

Hence, the Russians insistently asked their partners to fulfill all the promised commitments, at least to honor the economic-strategic agreements that preceded the invasion that began on February 24.

According to the Washington Post, Exchanges between officials of the two countries were tense.

And the Results not seen: China – says the anonymous source from the Chinese side – remains a strong supporter of Russia’s reasons, we consider the sanctions illegal, but we cannot ignore national interests in this matter: and The Beijing government has always put the welfare of the Chinese people at the forefront of every consideration.

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In other words: Unless a system is found that eliminates the primary and secondary effects of sanctions, the People’s Republic will not move a finger in order not to risk being harmed in turn.

sign of it The measures taken so far at the political and economic level by the White House and the West are effective despite everything.

They may not be fast (at least not as fast as desired), but in the long run they have put the heroes of this crisis in a corner. However, the game is in full swing: it is not known how long it will last.

Jun 3, 2022 (change on Jun 3, 2022 | 14:26)