As Russian and Ukrainian tensions rise, China becomes a major player.
China, if it wanted to, could cripple the United States.
To that point, the Chinese have now told Secretary of State Blinken that the United States needs to yield to Russia regarding the Ukraine tensions.
Yield, or Else
Sadly, we are extremely reliant on China.
I have stated many times that once phone call from Putin to Xi, and we would get crippled.
Without the Chinese supply chain, our manufacturing comes to a screeching halt.
In fact, that may be a reality regardless, as reports surfaced yesterday regarding a massive computer chip shortage that could halt numerous industries around the nation.
China is now flexing its muscle on the Ukraine issue, with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reaching out to Secretary of State Blinken on Wednesday.
He stated, “The security of one country cannot be at the expense of the security of other countries, and regional security cannot be guaranteed by strengthening or expanding military blocs.
“Russia’s reasonable security concerns should be taken seriously and resolved.”
The “reasonable” concerns he speaks of is Ukraine possibly joining NATO.
Russia also wants to keep the United States and its allies from operating in any territories of its allies in the area.
Basically, Russia is saying that it wants to dominate the region without any possibility of resistance.
China is now telling the United States to allow that to happen.
Blinken stated, “There are important things to work with if Russia is serious about working with them.
“But there’s no doubt in my mind that if Russia were to approach this seriously and in a spirit of reciprocity, with the determination to enhance collective security for all of us, there are very positive things in this document that should be pursued.
“We can’t make that decision for President Putin.”
On Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian reiterated China’s support for Russia on this front, stating, “There is no ceiling to China-Russia mutual trust, no forbidden zone in our strategic cooperation, and no limit on how far our long-standing friendship can go.
“China and Russia see each other as a priority in our respective diplomacy, which is a strategic choice based on our respective long-term development. … We take no interest in and will not create the so-called alliances and small cliques put together out of selfish interests with the Cold War mentality featuring a binary thinking of seeing others either as a friend or an enemy.”
The line in the sand has been drawn, and Biden’s backbone is about to be tested.
Source: Washington Examiner