Jul 13, 2022
In General Discussions
The Ministry of Defense of Japan announced on July 2 that three Russian warships were now on the sea 70 kilometers south of Yonaguni Island, and then sailed northeastward along the sea off Hualien and passed through the waters between Yonaguni Island and Iriomote Island. . It is worth noting that this is the first time in the history of the Russian fleet that it has been spotted in this sensitive western Pacific sea. At the same time, Putin said in a phone call to Xi Jinping on June 15 to celebrate his birthday: "The Russian side supports the global security initiative proposed by the Chinese side, and opposes any forces to interfere in China's internal affairs under the pretext of the so-called Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other issues." The way of sending a fleet to sail on the east coast of Taiwan shows its ability to intervene in the Taiwan issue. However, from China's standpoint, they have always maintained that "the Taiwan issue is China's internal affairs" and always opposed Company banner design the interference of so-called "foreign forces". In particular, with Russia's current naval strength, in this sensitive sea area, "success is more than failure." How could China be happy to see Russia come in to mess with it? In fact, since the start of the Russian-Ukrainian war, China's situation has been very embarrassing. On the one hand, it has to maintain friendly relations with Russia on the surface, but it also tries to maintain a certain distance so as not to be dragged down by Russia. Spread in muddy water. Therefore, according to the content of the conversation between Putin and Xi Jinping on June 15, although Putin was almost one-sided, he released the "goodwill" of a quasi-strategic alliance to China. However, according to the content of the call released by Xinhua News Agency, Xi Jinping did not respond relatively enthusiastically to Putin. RTS54UM4 Photo Credit: Reuters / Dazhi Image Shi Yinhong, a recently retired professor of Renmin University of China and an expert on Chinese international relations, pointed out: According to the Xinhua News Agency report, Mandarin and Xi did not reiterate the "comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination", but only "emphasized the relatively low-level pragmatic bilateral cooperation." , which is intriguing.” In fact, this means that although Putin wants to create a "pro-Russian and anti-American effect", Xi Jinping has carefully chosen every word, limiting the so-called "strategic cooperation" between Russia and China in a "positive list" to " Strengthen communication and coordination in important international and regional organizations such as the United Nations, BRICS, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization," and "promote solidarity and cooperation between emerging market and developing countries.