- Tension between US and Russia over Ukraine
- There is also a situation of tension between China and America regarding Taiban
- Amidst tension with America, both the countries will hold talks
Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will hold a digital summit on Wednesday on bilateral ties and international issues. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin did not mention any specifics and said details would be released after Wednesday’s video meeting.
“The two heads of state will comprehensively review China-Russia relations and cooperation in various fields this year,” Wang said at a news conference on Monday. will be prepared.
Significantly, these talks are going to take place amid tensions between Russia and Western countries over the gathering of thousands of Russian soldiers near the Ukrainian border. US President Joe Biden said last week that if Russia invaded Ukraine again, it would impose harsh sanctions with a serious impact on the economy.
To this, Putin’s foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov said that Russian troops are within their borders and they have not threatened anyone. The atmosphere of tension between America and Russia has been going on for a long time. A similar situation is also between America and China.
China is also facing sanctions for persecution of Uighur Muslims, especially minorities, and crackdown on pro-democracy movements in Hong Kong. In such a situation, cooperation between China and Russia has increased in recent years to counter America’s dominance in the international economic and political system.
Tensions between China and the US have also been strained due to issues such as trade, technology, and threats to Taiwan. Wang said the China-Russia bilateral meeting is expected to “further enhance the high-level mutual trust between the two sides”.