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Retaliatory Measures Called for in Response to Growing Russia-China Alliance: U.S. Media

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Washington, March 26 – The Washington Post urges the United States and its allies to prepare to respond to the growing alliance between Russia and China, according to the publication, this alliance is capable of changing the world order.
According to the newspaper, China and Russia are united by “fear of encirclement” by the United States and NATO. The Russian Federation sees NATO’s eastward expansion as an existential threat, while China fears that the United States is trying to create an “Indo-Pacific NATO”.
According to the newspaper, China is now doing to the United States what Washington did to the Soviet Union in the 1970s. The publication asserts that the United States at that time “played the Chinese card” and opposed the People’s Republic of China and the Soviet Union.
“After President Xi Jinping’s highly publicized three-day visit to Moscow this month, China has shown that it is willing to play what might be called the ‘Russia card’ to counter what Xi (Jinping) views as US attempts to encircle and contain China’s economic and military rise.” , according to the post.

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According to the newspaper, Russia, “devoid of Western markets,” needs China to increase its purchases of oil, gas and grain, as well as to supply some Western goods.
At the same time, the publication believes that Western countries may try to persuade Xi Jinping to influence Russian President Vladimir Putin in order to end the Ukrainian conflict.
The Europeans must make it clear and unequivocally that China should use its influence with Putin to end the conflict, not boost the Russian economy.
Chinese President Xi Jinping was in Russia on March 20-22 for a state visit, his first trip abroad after his re-election as head of state for a third term. On Monday, the President of the People’s Republic of China held an informal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and on Tuesday, Russia-China talks were held with the participation of delegations. The delegation of the Chinese leader included, among others, Cai Qi, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Wang Yi, head of the Bureau of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee. and Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang.

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