China called out the U.S. hypocrisy when Washington dismissed Beijing’s peace proposal.
“The U.S. says China’s position cannot be seen as impartial,” Wang Wenbin, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, said. “Does that mean pouring weapons into the conflict should be seen as impartial? Does that mean causing the crisis to escalate should be seen as impartial?”
Russian President Vladimir Putin has embraced the Chinese peace plan and said the foundation is there for a peaceful resolution, but he said the plan could only be advanced when considered by the West and Kyiv.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday held the Biden administration’s position that any peace plan for Ukraine backed by China must be bad. He insisted Monday that any peace deal backed by China would be nothing more than a “stalling tactic” to cement gains by Russians.
He said the Chinese plan must recognize the territorial integrity of Ukraine and involve Russian troops exiting the country.
“Any plan that does not prioritize this critical principle is a stalling tactic at best or is merely seeking to facilitate an unjust outcome. That is not constructive diplomacy,” Blinken said. “Calling for a ceasefire that does not include the removal of Russian forces from Ukrainian territory would effectively be supporting the ratification of Russian conquest.”
President Joe Biden told ABC News in an interview last month that the “idea that China is going to be negotiating the outcome of a war that’s a totally unjust war for Ukraine is just not rational.”
“Putin’s applauding it, so how could it be any good?” Biden said. “I’ve seen nothing in the plan that would indicate that there is something that would be beneficial to anyone other than Russia, if the Chinese plan were followed.”
Qin Gang, China’s foreign minister, said the “principal contradiction in the world today is not the so-called ‘confrontation between democracy and authoritarianism’ that a handful of countries have played up, but rather the struggle between development and the containment of development.”
TREND FORECAST: It is an indisputable fact: Peace is a dirty word that is prohibited in America. Washington bans it and the mainstream media blackballs all those who propose Peace on Earth Goodwill to all.
China and Russia have called out hypocrisy from Washington when it comes to criticizing Moscow’s “war of aggression” and Beijing’s peace proposal.
Illustrating the long history of endless U.S. war, Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s, criticized the U.S. during the G20 meeting in New Delhi, India, last month:
“If you think that the United States has the right to declare any country in the world a threat to its national interests, the way it did with Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria—ten thousand kilometers away across the Atlantic Ocean, then you would not be asking any questions. Whereas Russia had issued warnings for more than 10 years (and not just once on the eve of the attack, as was the case in Iraq and other places): ‘Guys, what you are doing is going to end badly.’ We are not talking about some faraway place, but right on our borders, in territories where Russians have lived for centuries. In a word, if this is not what you call a double standard, then I am not foreign minister.”