While the Western media may be crowing about alleged Ukrainian victories against Russia, which have been fully dependent on Biden blindly giving away multiple billions, it appears that Chinese President Xi Jinping has hurled a serious curveball at the Biden administration.
China, which is well-documented for its highly suspect relationship with Biden’s son, Hunter, has decided to make a sudden move amid the Russian defeats, starting with the president’s first departure from the nation in more than two years.
Unlike most other world leaders, especially world leaders of massive economies such as China’s, Xi has remained inside China since January 2020, acquiring a reputation as one of the world’s most reclusive leaders both during and after the pandemic.
For this reason, his decision to leave China for the first time since the start of the pandemic, specifically to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, has raised both eyebrows and alarm across the West.
After all, whatever has motivated Xi to leave the nation and meet Putin is unlikely to be something that is favorable for the United States, media glee over Russia aside.
George Magnus, who authored of Red Flags, a book detailing the various challenges faced by Xi, underscores the extent to which Xi’s move should constitute a major alarm bell for much of the West.
“It is all about Xi in my view: he wants to show just how confident he is domestically and to be seen as the international leader of nations opposed to Western hegemony,” Magnus declared.
In other words, Xi is not even remotely fazed by Biden’s attempts to pressure him into disapproving of the Russian invasion.
On the contrary, Xi has decided to leave China and meet with Putin personally, clearly illustrating his lack of fear regarding whatever non-response Biden is likely to come up with.
After all, Xi didn’t invest in “the Big Guy” for nothing.
In fact, such an investment was likely the equivalent of pennies given how richly China has profited, both politically and financially, ever since Biden took over the White House.
“Privately I imagine Xi will be most anxious about how Putin’s war is going and indeed if Putin or Russia are in play at some point in the near future because China still needs an anti-western leadership in Moscow,” Magnus continued.
Which is precisely why China is likely to devise some kind of plot with Russia to ensure their continued partnership ensures both nations get exactly what they want while the Democrats spin their wheels.
After all, Biden’s “tough talk” and “tough sanctions” against Russia achieved exactly nothing, aside from astronomical inflation in the United States and Europe.
The talk and sanctions did even less with China, which is now enjoying discounted oil from Russia, which it is undoubtedly reselling at a much higher price to beleauged citizens across the United States and Europe.
Clearly, Xi is not at all fazed by Biden or the West in general.
According to Alexander Korolev, who served as a senior lecturer in politics and international relations at UNSW Sydney, the visit “shows that China is willing to not only continue ‘business as usual’ with Russia but even show explicit support and accelerate the formation of a stronger China-Russia alignment.”
Of course, the alignment is stronger.
Strike while the iron is hot, and it’s been red-hot ever since the Democrats took over, particularly after the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“Beijing is reluctant to distance itself from Moscow even when facing serious reputational costs and the risks of becoming a target of secondary economic sanctions,” Korolev continued.
Likely because Beijing knows the power it holds, especially with non-existent leadership in the White House.
Perhaps the entire White House should have been playing a little bit more attention to a February 4, 2022 statement, which was released a grand total of 20 days before the invasion.
“Friendship between the two States has no limits, there are no ‘forbidden’ areas of cooperation,” Russia and China declared.
In addition, Xi has met Putin at least 38 times over the course of his presidency, whereas Biden is still scrambling to get one meeting in person, as revealed by National Security Council coordinator John Kirby.
“We’re still working on dates and locations and teams. That work is continuing, but no resolution yet,” Kirby declared.
Yeah well, Kirby may be “continuing” his work for quite some time, given the White House’s attempts to bully China into not supporting Russia.
“We’ve made very clear our concerns about business as usual with Russia as particularly when it comes to energy security. We’ve been very, very clear about that publicly. And I can assure you, we’ve been clear about it privately,” Kirby declared.
Well, since Xi has now agreed to meet Putin person before meeting Biden at all, China’s position has become quite “clear” as well …
Author: Jane Jones