The “New York Times” spoke of possible Chinese support for Russia, which was vehemently denied by Beijing, and discussions were underway in Italy to “manage” the rivalry between China and the United States.
Two senior U.S. and Chinese ambassadors began talks in Rome on Monday amid tense news amid reports in the New York Times that Russia was seeking China’s economic and military assistance to wage war in Ukraine and avoid Western sanctions.
Jake Sullivan, the US president’s national security adviser, eagerly met with Yang Jiechi, the most senior official for Chinese Communist Party diplomacy. The discussions are being held at a large hotel in the Italian capital. The US embassy in Italy said no statement would be issued to reporters following the meeting. The two officials and their teams will “discuss current efforts to manage the rivalry between our two countries and the impact of Russia’s war on Ukraine on regional and global security,” said Emily Horn, spokeswoman for the National Security Council. White House.
“America Spreads False News”
Russia has asked China to provide military equipment for the war and economic assistance to overcome international sanctions, according to the New York Times, citing anonymous officials on Sunday. These officials did not specify the exact nature of the assistance requested or whether China responded.
Beijing responded angrily to this information on Monday, although it did not specifically deny it. Chinese diplomat Zhao Lijian told reporters: “Recently, the United States has been spreading false news against China.
“We are closely monitoring how China provides material or economic assistance to Russia,” Jack Sullivan told CNN on Sunday. “We have informed Beijing that no country will compensate for Russia’s losses due to sanctions” imposed since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24. “There will be absolute consequences if there are significant measures aimed at avoiding obstacles!”
Since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24, the Chinese Communist regime has supported its alliance with Moscow and has not called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to withdraw its troops from Ukraine. If it aids Russia, “China will expose itself to significant sanctions. Denial opens the door to cooperation with the West, “said Richard Haas, chief of The Christian Science Monitor’s Washington bureau.
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