(PresidentialHill.com)- The United States has sent veiled warnings to China not to get involved in Russia’s war in Ukraine, but it appears as if that’s exactly what’s about to take place.
Media outlets have reported recently that Xi Jinping, the president of China, is set to meet with Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, in the near future. Reuters reported recently that neither leader nor the governments of the countries they lead have confirmed that the meeting will take place.
However, the Kremlin has announced in the past that the nations had come to an arrangement so that Xi could visit Russia.
Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Kremlin, didn’t provide many details to reporters recently, only saying “[w]hen there is such readiness, we will let you know.”
China has often been feared as potentially jumping into the Russia-Ukraine war, at least by supporting Russia with money, weapons and other supplies. Yet, some actions that it’s taken recently have intimated that they may take a different approach.
China released a peace plan for the war recently, and they also served as the leaders of the negotiated deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia, where the nations will now resume their normal diplomatic relations while re-establishing embassies in each other’s country.
On the surface, these two actions would seem to suggest that China is taking more of a neutral stance in the war with Russia and Ukraine, even though previous actions would suggest that they would be more likely to side with Russia.
In fact, China has indeed supported Russia throughout the year-long conflict thus far, just as western nations like the United States have consistently supported Ukraine. These actions worry western nations about how viable China really could be as a true intermediary for Russia and Ukraine.
In fact, many political pundits believe that China wouldn’t have the ability to remain neutral in the negotiations, since they’re certainly not neutral now. Many people believe that China has ulterior motives and that their plan for peace and suggestion to serve as intermediary could just all be for looks and image, while they’re not at all genuine in their aims.
Talk has also swirled that China may soon decide to support Russia by providing them critical military help so that it can continue to push forward in the war in Ukraine. China hasn’t endorsed the invasion to this point, though the two countries have strengthened their relationship during the war – as a united front against the western nations that are always against them.
China is actually embroiled in similar claims that Russia is making over Ukraine. The Communist country says that they have sovereignty over Taiwan, which is an independent nation. The United States and other western nations have threatened them not to take action against the country.
About a month ago, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he warned his counterpart in China against his country sending any “lethal support” to Russia to help them in their war against Ukraine.