XI Jinping: Russia and China may form an alliance before which NATO will be powerless

Chinese President XI Jinping in his speech on Friday the 1st of July, noted the strategic need for an alliance between Russia and China, which he believes will determine the future world order.

“The world is on the brink of radical changes. We see how the EU is gradually crumbling and the US economy is collapsing. This will end in a new world order. So, in 10 years we will have a new world order unlike anything before in which the key will be the Union of Russia and China,” said XI.

In his opinion the relations of Russia and China should not be confined to the economic relations, these countries should create an alternative military alliance.

“We are now witnessing the aggressive actions by the United States against Russia and China. I believe that Russia and China may form an alliance before which NATO will be powerless and it will put the end to the imperialist aspirations of the West,” he said.

Also XI is confident that China needs to modernize its army.

“The creation of an army that conforms to the international status of our country, is a strategic task. We must combine economic development with the development of defense to modernize the army, to make it modern and standardized… We should comprehensively promote reform in the military sphere, to create an army that is disciplined and can win,” said XI Jinping, speaking at the solemn meeting on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the Communist party of China.

 

Xi opposes monopolization of global governance

The world order should be decided not by one country or a few, but by broad international agreement, said Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Friday.

“It’s for the people of all countries to decide through consultations what international order and global governance systems can benefit the world and people of all nations,” Xi said here at a rally marking the Party’s 95th founding anniversary.

Xi said China will actively participate in the building of global governance system and strive to contribute Chinese wisdom to the improvement of global governance.

“China will work with people of all countries to push the world order and global governance system toward a more just and reasonable direction,” he said.

China advocates that people of all countries join together to change pressure into power, risks into opportunities, and replace confrontation with cooperation and monopolies with win-win deals, said Xi.

China will always follow a path of peaceful development and an opening up policy featuring mutual benefit and win-win deals, he added.

The purpose of China’s foreign policy is safeguarding world peace and promoting common development, according to Xi.

“China is willing to expand common interests with other countries, build a new type of international relations with cooperation and mutual benefit as its core values,” said Xi.

The president noted China’s development of a more comprehensive model of international cooperation, such as the “Belt and Road” initiatives.

“We are not growing our sphere of influence, but supporting mutual development of all countries. We are not building our backyard garden, but a public garden for all countries,” he claimed.

“China advocates a community of common destiny of mankind, and opposes the Cold War mentality and zero-sum game. China holds that regardless of size, strength and wealth, all countries are equal, and all peoples have the right to choose their own development paths,” said Xi.

China opposes imposing one’s will on others, interfering with other countries’ domestic affairs and the strong bullying the weak.

“However, China will never give up our lawful rights. Chinese people do not believe fallacy and nor are we afraid of evil forces. Chinese people do not make trouble, but we are not cowards when involved in trouble,” said Xi. Endi

 

China, Russia pledge ‘unswerving’ partnership

June 26, 2016

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed to beef up mutual support and enhance the political and strategic mutual trust.

Hailing the role of close high-level contact in advancing bilateral ties and promoting regional and global development, Xi said the establishment of the strategic partnership of coordination 20 years ago demonstrated the strategic nature of the bilateral ties.

This year also marks the 15th anniversary of the signing of the China-Russia Good-Neighborly Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation, which Xi said affirmed the two countries’ friendship from generation to generation.

The above two strategic decisions serve the fundamental interests of the two countries and the two peoples, and conform to the trend of times, Xi said.

He called for more political mutual support between the two countries.

China and Russia should support each other on issues concerning core interests and constantly strengthen political and strategic mutual trust, Xi said.

Noting that both nations are the world’s major economies and emerging markets, he said they should deepen pragmatic cooperation and alignment of interests, and push forward the dovetailing of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) for broader regional economic cooperation.

China and Russia have seen increasing cultural activities and people-to-people exchanges in recent years, which help promote mutual understanding and traditional friendship between the two peoples, Xi said.

He also called on the two countries to carry out closer coordination on major international and regional hot spot issues, so as to jointly safeguard the security of the neighborhood.

China and Russia should resolutely safeguard the purposes and principles of the UN charter, the basic norms of the international relations, global strategic balance and stability, as well as international justice, Xi said.

The two countries should advocate disputes settlement through friendly consultations and peaceful negotiations and be committed to establishing a new type of international relations featuring reciprocity and cooperation, so as to safeguard international peace and development.

As China’s strategic coordination partner, Russia stands ready to extend mutual support and understanding on issues concerning each others’ core interests and major concerns, Putin said.

He called for more cooperation in trade, energy, high technology, security and people-to-people exchanges, as well as synergizing the construction of the EEU and the Belt and Road Initiative.

Russia and China share similar positions in international affairs, and it is necessary for them to maintain close communication and coordination, Putin said.

The two heads of state signed a joint statement on the bilateral relations, a joint statement on strengthening global strategic stability and another on promoting the development of information and cyber space after their talks.

Xi and Putin also witnessed the inking of 30-plus cooperation deals, covering such areas as economy and trade, foreign affairs, infrastructure, technology and innovation, agriculture, finance, energy, media, Internet and sports.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and top legislator Zhang Dejiang also met with Putin on Saturday.

Li said during the meeting that China stands ready to align with the EEU proposed by Russia and reach institutional arrangements on trade and investment at an early date.

He also vowed to expand the scope of energy cooperation in areas such as oil and gas, nuclear energy, coal and electricity, promote mutual investment and big-project cooperation, and conduct financial cooperation in currency swap, payment system, and within multilateral framework.

When meeting with Putin, Zhang said exchanges and cooperation between the two countries’ legislative bodies have been productive, as they learned from each others’ legislative experiences, helped advance economic, trade and local-level cooperation, and coordinate and cooperate with each other in multilateral parliamentary orginazations.

He called on the two countries’ legislative bodies to maintain sound communication so as to provide legal support for bilateral cooperation in various fields.

Putin is currently on a state visit to China, and this is his fourth trip to China since Chinese President Xi Jinping took office in 2013.

 UPDATE

In regard to the quotations posted above and attributed to President XI.

This text was published across multiple Russian language sources attributing it to President XI’s July 1st speech, or his meeting with President Putin. I can’t verify the authenticity, since I don’t know Chinese and can only rely on the Russian language sources. As we know it, the West keeps a lid on what’s going on between China and Russia.

For further references see: here  and here

A very important opinion of V. Pyakin:

Why China was made into a nuclear power.

[Can anyone contribute the translation?]

He says that China had many opportunities to attack Russia over the centuries, the last was in 1990s, but it never did.

He says that China understands that if Russia is destroyed, China will disappear also. The West seeks to turn all of the Chinese people into mindless murderers fashioned from the Ukrainian Right Sector to de-populate the Eurasian territories for the West. The Chinese government stands against all of these plans.  The West puts huge pressure on China today to abandon its peaceful stance, but the Western governments fail to make China to act against it’s own national interest and national character. Chinese want to protect their culture and nation, and refusing to become the world Gendarme.

Thank you for your interest,

Scott

The Essential Saker: from the trenches of the emerging multipolar world