The US is Looking for Allies to Support Sanctions on China Over Russo-Ukrainian Conflict
Over the past few weeks,the United States has been discussing with its allies the possibility of sanctioning China in the case that it provides military aid to Russia for the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, a report by Reuters indicated.
Per the sources Reuters was in contact with, the Biden regime is still in the early stages of its discussions with allies with the goal of building up support from several countries, especially those in the Group of 7 (G7), in order to coordinate support for any potential sanctions campaign against China.
However, Press TV reported that it is still unclear what specific sanctions the US will put forward.
The talks come during a time when US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has repeatedly accused China of flirting with the idea of providing lethal military aid to Russia ranging “from ammunition to the weapons themselves,” a year after Russia launched its military incursion into Ukraine.
The allegations have been sharply criticized by the Chinese who have declared that the US is in no position to make such assertions. “It is the United States and not China that is endlessly shipping weapons to the battlefield,” declared Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin on February 20.
“China’s comprehensive collaborative partnership with Russia is based on the basis of non-alignment, non-confrontation and non-targeting of third parties, and is a matter within the sovereignty of two independent countries,” Wang added. “We will never accept the US pointing fingers at Sino-Russian relations or even coercing us.”
Thus far, there hasn’t been any concrete evidence demonstrating China’s alleged role in supporting Russia militarily during the Russo-Ukrainian conflict. China issued a 12-point peace plan for Ukraine and Russia to bring the Russo-Ukrainian conflict to an end.
In this plan, China stressed the respect for territorial integrity and called out excessive NATO expansion.
While China’s trade policies and weaponization of immigration must be addressed through nationalistic means — trade decoupling and immigration restriction — there is no reason for the US to get into a direct military confrontation with it. In many ways, China is acting like a responsible actor here by putting forward a peace plan that will end this otherwise preventable conflict.
If China is able to bring about peace in Ukraine, it will be one of the biggest diplomatic breakthroughs of the past few decades. It will deal a major blow to the US’s credibility, since it will be viewed as an agent of chaos on the world stage, while China will be perceived as an agent of peace and harmony.