Most American citizens don’t realize how “cozy” the communist leaders are, and how often they communicate and deal with each other, even with the United States. Will this friendly relationship create a disaster for the United States?
The President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, who was elected in 2012, has been known to get cozy with fellow Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Before this year the pair met 37 times, and last month, days before the Ukraine invasion, they met again to issue a 5,000-word joint statement that expressed a “distribution of power in the world” which included criticism of the United States at least six times.
During that time, Xi and Putin guaranteed that China and Russia’s friendship had “no limits.” Xi stated there would be “no wavering” with the partnership, and agreed to Putin’s accusations of the Western betrayal in Europe.
It’s been known that Xi fondly refers to President Putin as a “best friend.”
Back in 2018, the two “friends” showed off their friendship by making pancakes together, relaxing on a boat cruise in 2019. Putin gave Xi a few birthday gifts that included cake and ice cream, for his 66th birthday.
According to sources, Xi expected Putin to take over Ukraine with iron fists, but instead, he’s seeing sloppy warfare take place. Putin’s recent battle setbacks might have neutralized the confidence the Chinese military planners might have had for taking Taiwan by force.
Last Friday the New York Times reported, “Over three months, senior Biden administration officials held half a dozen urgent meetings with top Chinese officials in which the Americans presented intelligence showing Russia’s troop buildup around Ukraine and beseeched the Chinese to tell Russia not to invade, according to U.S. officials.”
Experts say that communist China was never interested in stopping Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Ultimately, the Chinese Communist Party benefits from the invasion and war in the long run.
The CCP will watch and learn the United States playbook on how things are done, and how the US deals with the conflict between foreign countries, not to mention how President Biden and Vice President Harris handles delicate decisions. Experts say that sharing any type of intelligence with Communist China could expose the United States’ sources and procedures of intelligence gathering in Russia.
China is “holding the trump card”, says Stephen Roach of Yale University, going on to say the best thing to do is “broker a peace deal” between Russia and Ukraine.
With such influential communist leaders in a so-called “pact” of friendship, Biden will need to take this relationship into consideration when making strategic Presidential decisions.