Xi Jinping has allied with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. This comes as China's response to Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan in August of 2022. Revenge is a dish that needs to be served cold.
China does not need any sort of confrontation with the United States given the extensive economic ties between the two countries. However, Beijing is not ready to sit and watch Washington breaking the One China principle — it will have to respond even to the detriment of its economic interests.
On July 28, Chinese President Xi Jinping asked US President Joe Biden in a telephone conversation to find ways to prevent then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from visiting Taiwan. Xi then assumed that the United States was officially adhering to One China model.
Biden did not hear him. He told Xi that he couldn't do anything because US Congress is an independent branch of government. At the same time, though, Pelosi, like Biden, is a member of the Democratic Party. The party could have put pressure to stop Pelosi given the danger of escalation around the island.
Back in August, many speculated about Xi's response to Pelosi's visit. After Pelosi enjoyed herself in Taiwan, many assumed that Xi Jinping showed weak response to USA's arrogant behavior. It has now become clear what kind of response Beijing has opted for. China has decided to side with Russia in its proxy war with the West. Just a step away from a direct confrotnation in Ukraine or nearby.
Xi took revenge beautifully. He refused to speak with Biden on the phone. He will probably refuse to speak with Volodymyr Zelensky too, although the White House would want him to. He may eventually call Zelensky, but only under appropriate and suitable conditions. It is not difficult to guess what conditions they can be exactly — one can find them in Beijing's peace plan for Ukraine.
The main condition is a ceasefire and the lifting of unilateral sanctions. This can be possible only if the Kyiv regime capitulates. It is likely that the Kremlin has been discussing the Chinese leader joining peacekeeping functions lately. Such a development will dramatically increase Beijing's influence in the world, especially in the global South.
The relations between China and the USA started aggravating sharply after the Chinese balloon incident. A harsh note from the Chinese Foreign Ministry forced Anthony Blinken to cancel his trip to Beijing. Biden has not taken the message — he will continue to escalate.
In another extreme move, the US plans to file lawsuits against China for the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, March 20, Joe Biden signed an executive order to declassify available information about the origin of the virus. The Wuhan laboratory will surely make countless headlines all over the world very soon, and the world will face a massive global information campaign to blacken and demonise China.
The outcome of the campaign has undoubtedly been decided in advance, and Xi probably knew that too. Therefore, his rhetoric in negotiations with Vladimir Putin is more than just definite. Russia and China will work together to establish Eurasian courts outside Western jurisdiction.
One is left to wonder whether Washington can withstand the fight on two fronts. This looks doubtful because of the following reasons:
Accession of the Kharkiv region to the Russian Federation will be the next phase of the special military operation. It is the Kharkiv region, from where the armed Forces of Ukraine have been shelling Russia's Belgorod