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It is difficult for China to stick to its position on Russia's war

Jun 29, 2023

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken believes that it is becoming increasingly difficult for China to maintain its position on Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

This is reported by CNN.


According to him, China's position on the war in Ukraine is "getting more and more challenging" for Beijing to maintain.

"Beijing has had to walk a very challenging line on this from day one. On the one hand, finding ways to support Russia — including diplomatically advancing its arguments, its false arguments, around the world — (and) at the same time, trying to seem neutral and trying to present itself somehow as a peacemaker," Blinken said.

He also said that he mentioned Russia and its invasion during his visit to Beijing last week. At the same time, the two sides "agreed that it's something that we need to keep talking about".

"There may come a point, if there is an opening for genuine diplomacy and negotiation, where China can play a positive and productive role. That's still, alas, I think far in the future. But I think some of the tensions between the dual roles that China is trying to play are more and more apparent," the secretary of state said.

In his opinion, China will support Russia because it is "a friendly neighbor and comprehensive strategic partner of coordination for the new era”.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 29/06/2023

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