At the invitation of President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir V. Putin visited China on 4 February 2022. The Heads of State held talks in Beijing and took part in the opening ceremony of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games.
The Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China, hereinafter referred to as the sides, state as follows.
Today, the world is going through momentous changes, and humanity is entering a new era of rapid development and profound transformation. It sees the development of such processes and phenomena as multipolarity, economic globalization, the advent of information society, cultural diversity, transformation of the global governance architecture and world order; there is increasing interrelation and interdependence between the States; a trend has emerged towards redistribution of power in the world; and the international community is showing a growing demand for the leadership aiming at peaceful and gradual development. At the same time, as the pandemic of the new coronavirus infection continues, the international and regional security situation is complicating and the number of global challenges and threats is growing from day to day. Some actors representing but the minority on the international scale continue to advocate unilateral approaches to addressing international issues and resort to force; they interfere in the internal affairs of other states, infringing their legitimate rights and interests, and incite contradictions, differences and confrontation, thus hampering the development and progress of mankind, against the opposition from the international community.
The sides call on all States to pursue well-being for all and, with these ends, to build dialogue and mutual trust, strengthen mutual understanding, champion such universal human values as peace, development, equality, justice, democracy and freedom, respect the rights of peoples to independently determine the development paths of their countries and the sovereignty and the security and development interests of States, to protect the United Nations-driven international architecture and the international law-based world order, seek genuine multipolarity with the United Nations and its Security Council playing a central and coordinating role, promote more democratic international relations, and ensure peace, stability and sustainable development across the world.
The sides share the understanding that democracy is a universal human value, rather than a privilege of a limited number of States, and that its promotion and protection is a common responsibility of the entire world community.
The sides believe that democracy is a means of citizens’ participation in the government of their country with the view to improving the well-being of population and implementing the principle of popular government. Democracy is exercised in all spheres of public life as part of a nation-wide process and reflects the interests of all the people, its will, guarantees its rights, meets its needs and protects its interests. There is no one-size-fits-all template to guide countries in establishing democracy. A nation can choose such forms and methods of implementing democracy that would best suit its particular state, based on its social and political system, its historical background, traditions and unique cultural characteristics. It is only up to the people of the country to decide whether their State is a democratic one.
The sides note that Russia and China as world powers with rich cultural and historical heritage have long-standing traditions of democracy, which rely on thousand-years of experience of development, broad popular support and consideration of the needs and interests of citizens. Russia and China guarantee their people the right to take part through various means and in various forms in the administration of the State and public life in accordance with the law. The people of both countries are certain of the way they have chosen and respect the democratic systems and traditions of other States.
The sides note that democratic principles are implemented at the global level, as well as in administration of State. Certain States’ attempts to impose their own ”democratic standards“ on other countries, to monopolize the right to assess the level of compliance with democratic criteria, to draw dividing lines based on the grounds of ideology, including by establishing exclusive blocs and alliances of convenience, prove to be nothing but flouting of democracy and go against the spirit and true values of democracy. Such attempts at hegemony pose serious threats to global and regional peace and stability and undermine the stability of the world order.
The sides believe that the advocacy of democracy and human rights must not be used to put pressure on other countries. They oppose the abuse of democratic values and interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states under the pretext of protecting democracy and human rights, and any attempts to incite divisions and confrontation in the world. The sides call on the international community to respect cultural and civilizational diversity and the rights of peoples of different countries to self-determination. They stand ready to work together with all the interested partners to promote genuine democracy.
The sides note that the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights set noble goals in the area of universal human rights, set forth fundamental principles, which all the States must comply with and observe in deeds. At the same time, as every nation has its own unique national features, history, culture, social system and level of social and economic development, universal nature of human rights should be seen through the prism of the real situation in every particular country, and human rights should be protected in accordance with the specific situation in each country and the needs of its population. Promotion and protection of human rights is a shared responsibility of the international community. The states should equally prioritize all categories of human rights and promote them in a systemic manner. The international human rights cooperation should be carried out as a dialogue between the equals involving all countries. All States must have equal access to the right to development. Interaction and cooperation on human rights matters should be based on the principle of equality of all countries and mutual respect for the sake of strengthening the international human rights architecture.
The sides believe that peace, development and cooperation lie at the core of the modern international system. Development is a key driver in ensuring the prosperity of the nations. The ongoing pandemic of the new coronavirus infection poses a serious challenge to the fulfilment of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is vital to enhance partnership relations for the sake of global development and make sure that the new stage of global development is defined by balance, harmony and inclusiveness.
The sides are seeking to advance their work to link the development plans for the Eurasian Economic Union and the Belt and Road Initiative with a view to intensifying practical cooperation between the EAEU and China in various areas and promoting greater interconnectedness between the Asia Pacific and Eurasian regions. The sides reaffirm their focus on building the Greater Eurasian Partnership in parallel and in coordination with the Belt and Road construction to foster the development of regional associations as well as bilateral and multilateral integration processes for the benefit of the peoples on the Eurasian continent.
The sides agreed to continue consistently intensifying practical cooperation for the sustainable development of the Arctic.
The sides will strengthen cooperation within multilateral mechanisms, including the United Nations, and encourage the international community to prioritize development issues in the global macro-policy coordination. They call on the developed countries to implement in good faith their formal commitments on development assistance, provide more resources to developing countries, address the uneven development of States, work to offset such imbalances within States, and advance global and international development cooperation. The Russian side confirms its readiness to continue working on the China-proposed Global Development Initiative, including participation in the activities of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative under the UN auspices. In order to accelerate the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the sides call on the international community to take practical steps in key areas of cooperation such as poverty reduction, food security, vaccines and epidemics control, financing for development, climate change, sustainable development, including green development, industrialization, digital economy, and infrastructure connectivity.
The sides call on the international community to create open, equal, fair and non-discriminatory conditions for scientific and technological development, to step up practical implementation of scientific and technological advances in order to identify new drivers of economic growth.
The sides call upon all countries to strengthen cooperation in sustainable transport, actively build contacts and share knowledge in the construction of transport facilities, including smart transport and sustainable transport, development and use of Arctic routes, as well as to develop other areas to support global post-epidemic recovery.
The sides are taking serious action and making an important contribution to the fight against climate change. Jointly celebrating the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, they reaffirm their commitment to this Convention as well as to the goals, principles and provisions of the Paris Agreement, including the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities. The sides work together to ensure the full and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement, remain committed to fulfilling the obligations they have undertaken and expect that developed countries will actually ensure the annual provision of $100 billion of climate finance to developing states. The sides oppose setting up new barriers in international trade under the pretext of fighting climate change.
The sides strongly support the development of international cooperation and exchanges in the field of biological diversity, actively participating in the relevant global governance process, and intend to jointly promote the harmonious development of humankind and nature as well as green transformation to ensure sustainable global development.
The Heads of State positively assess the effective interaction between Russia and China in the bilateral and multilateral formats focusing on the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, protection of life and health of the population of the two countries and the peoples of the world. They will further increase cooperation in the development and manufacture of vaccines against the new coronavirus infection, as well as medical drugs for its treatment, and enhance collaboration in public health and modern medicine. The sides plan to strengthen coordination on epidemiological measures to ensure strong protection of health, safety and order in contacts between citizens of the two countries. The sides have commended the work of the competent authorities and regions of the two countries on implementing quarantine measures in the border areas and ensuring the stable operation of the border crossing points, and intend to consider establishing a joint mechanism for epidemic control and prevention in the border areas to jointly plan anti-epidemic measures to be taken at the border checkpoints, share information, build infrastructure and improve the efficiency of customs clearance of goods.
The sides emphasize that ascertaining the origin of the new coronavirus infection is a matter of science. Research on this topic must be based on global knowledge, and that requires cooperation among scientists from all over the world. The sides oppose politicization of this issue. The Russian side welcomes the work carried out jointly by China and WHO to identify the source of the new coronavirus infection and supports the China – WHO joint report on the matter. The sides call on the global community to jointly promote a serious scientific approach to the study of the coronavirus origin.
The Russian side supports a successful hosting by the Chinese side of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2022.
The sides highly appreciate the level of bilateral cooperation in sports and the Olympic movement and express their readiness to contribute to its further progressive development.
The sides are gravely concerned about serious international security challenges and believe that the fates of all nations are interconnected. No State can or should ensure its own security separately from the security of the rest of the world and at the expense of the security of other States. The international community should actively engage in global governance to ensure universal, comprehensive, indivisible and lasting security.
The sides reaffirm their strong mutual support for the protection of their core interests, state sovereignty and territorial integrity, and oppose interference by external forces in their internal affairs.
The Russian side reaffirms its support for the One-China principle, confirms that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, and opposes any forms of independence of Taiwan.
Russia and China stand against attempts by external forces to undermine security and stability in their common adjacent regions, intend to counter interference by outside forces in the internal affairs of sovereign countries under any pretext, oppose colour revolutions, and will increase cooperation in the aforementioned areas.
The sides condemn terrorism in all its manifestations, promote the idea of creating a single global anti-terrorism front, with the United Nations playing a central role, advocate stronger political coordination and constructive engagement in multilateral counterterrorism efforts. The sides oppose politicization of the issues of combating terrorism and their use as instruments of policy of double standards, condemn the practice of interference in the internal affairs of other States for geopolitical purposes through the use of terrorist and extremist groups as well as under the guise of combating international terrorism and extremism.
The sides believe that certain States, military and political alliances and coalitions seek to obtain, directly or indirectly, unilateral military advantages to the detriment of the security of others, including by employing unfair competition practices, intensify geopolitical rivalry, fuel antagonism and confrontation, and seriously undermine the international security order and global strategic stability. The sides oppose further enlargement of NATO and call on the North Atlantic Alliance to abandon its ideologized cold war approaches, to respect the sovereignty, security and interests of other countries, the diversity of their civilizational, cultural and historical backgrounds, and to exercise a fair and objective attitude towards the peaceful development of other States. The sides stand against the formation of closed bloc structures and opposing camps in the Asia-Pacific region and remain highly vigilant about the negative impact of the United States’ Indo-Pacific strategy on peace and stability in the region. Russia and China have made consistent efforts to build an equitable, open and inclusive security system in the Asia-Pacific Region (APR) that is not directed against third countries and that promotes peace, stability and prosperity.
The sides welcome the Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapons States on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races and believe that all nuclear-weapons States should abandon the cold war mentality and zero-sum games, reduce the role of nuclear weapons in their national security policies, withdraw nuclear weapons deployed abroad, eliminate the unrestricted development of global anti-ballistic missile defense (ABM) system, and take effective steps to reduce the risks of nuclear wars and any armed conflicts between countries with military nuclear capabilities.
The sides reaffirm that the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons is the cornerstone of the international disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation system, an important part of the post-war international security system, and plays an indispensable role in world peace and development. The international community should promote the balanced implementation of the three pillars of the Treaty and work together to protect the credibility, effectiveness and the universal nature of the instrument.
The sides are seriously concerned about the trilateral security partnership between Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom (AUKUS), which provides for deeper cooperation between its members in areas involving strategic stability, in particular their decision to initiate cooperation in the field of nuclear-powered submarines. Russia and China believe that such actions are contrary to the objectives of security and sustainable development of the Asia-Pacific region, increase the danger of an arms race in the region, and pose serious risks of nuclear proliferation. The sides strongly condemn such moves and call on AUKUS participants to fulfil their nuclear and missile non-proliferation commitments in good faith and to work together to safeguard peace, stability, and development in the region.
Japan’s plans to release nuclear contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean and the potential environmental impact of such actions are of deep concern to the sides. The sides emphasize that the disposal of nuclear contaminated water should be handled with responsibility and carried out in a proper manner based on arrangements between the Japanese side and neighbouring States, other interested parties, and relevant international agencies while ensuring transparency, scientific reasoning, and in accordance with international law.
The sides believe that the U.S. withdrawal from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, the acceleration of research and the development of intermediate-range and shorter-range ground-based missiles and the desire to deploy them in the Asia-Pacific and European regions, as well as their transfer to the allies, entail an increase in tension and distrust, increase risks to international and regional security, lead to the weakening of international non-proliferation and arms control system, undermining global strategic stability. The sided call on the United States to respond positively to the Russian initiative and abandon its plans to deploy intermediate-range and shorter-range ground-based missiles in the Asia-Pacific region and Europe. The sides will continue to maintain contacts and strengthen coordination on this issue.
The Chinese side is sympathetic to and supports the proposals put forward by the Russian Federation to create long-term legally binding security guarantees in Europe.
The sides note that the denunciation by the United States of a number of important international arms control agreements has an extremely negative impact on international and regional security and stability. The sides express concern over the advancement of U.S. plans to develop global missile defence and deploy its elements in various regions of the world, combined with capacity building of high-precision non-nuclear weapons for disarming strikes and other strategic objectives. The sides stress the importance of the peaceful uses of outer space, strongly support the central role of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in promoting international cooperation, maintaining and developing international space law and regulation in the field of space activities. Russia and China will continue to increase cooperation on such matters of mutual interest as the long-term sustainability of space activities and the development and use of space resources. The sides oppose attempts by some States to turn outer space into an arena of armed confrontation and reiterate their intention to make all necessary efforts to prevent the weaponization of space and an arms race in outer space. They will counteract activities aimed at achieving military superiority in space and using it for combat operations. The sides affirm the need for the early launch of negotiations to conclude a legally binding multilateral instrument based on the Russian-Chinese draft treaty on the prevention of placement of weapons in outer space and the use or threat of force against space objects that would provide fundamental and reliable guarantees against an arms race and the weaponization of outer space.
Russia and China emphasize that appropriate transparency and confidence-building measures, including an international initiative/political commitment not to be the first to place weapons in space, can also contribute to the goal of preventing an arms race in outer space, but such measures should complement and not substitute the effective legally binding regime governing space activities.
The sides reaffirm their belief that the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction (BWC) is an essential pillar of international peace and security. Russia and China underscore their determination to preserve the credibility and effectiveness of the Convention.
The sides affirm the need to fully respect and further strengthen the BWC, including by institutionalizing it, strengthening its mechanisms, and adopting a legally binding Protocol to the Convention with an effective verification mechanism, as well as through regular consultation and cooperation in addressing any issues related to the implementation of the Convention.
The sides emphasize that domestic and foreign bioweapons activities by the United States and its allies raise serious concerns and questions for the international community regarding their compliance with the BWC. The sides share the view that such activities pose a serious threat to the national security of the Russian Federation and China and are detrimental to the security of the respective regions. The sides call on the U.S. and its allies to act in an open, transparent, and responsible manner by properly reporting on their military biological activities conducted overseas and on their national territory, and by supporting the resumption of negotiations on a legally binding BWC Protocol with an effective verification mechanism.
The sides, reaffirming their commitment to the goal of a world free of chemical weapons, call upon all parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention to work together to uphold its credibility and effectiveness. Russia and China are deeply concerned about the politicization of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and call on all of its members to strengthen solidarity and cooperation and protect the tradition of consensual decision-making. Russia and China insist that the United States, as the sole State Party to the Convention that has not yet completed the process of eliminating chemical weapons, accelerate the elimination of its stockpiles of chemical weapons. The sides emphasize the importance of balancing the non-proliferation obligations of states with the interests of legitimate international cooperation in the use of advanced technology and related materials and equipment for peaceful purposes. The sides note the resolution entitled ”Promoting international Cooperation on Peaceful Uses in the Context of International Security“ adopted at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on the initiative of China and co‑sponsored by Russia, and look forward to its consistent implementation in accordance with the goals set forth therein.
The sides attach great importance to the issues of governance in the field of artificial intelligence. The sides are ready to strengthen dialogue and contacts on artificial intelligence.
The sides reiterate their readiness to deepen cooperation in the field of international information security and to contribute to building an open, secure, sustainable and accessible ICT environment. The sides emphasize that the principles of the non-use of force, respect for national sovereignty and fundamental human rights and freedoms, and non-interference in the internal affairs of other States, as enshrined in the UN Charter, are applicable to the information space. Russia and China reaffirm the key role of the UN in responding to threats to international information security and express their support for the Organization in developing new norms of conduct of states in this area.
The sides welcome the implementation of the global negotiation process on international information security within a single mechanism and support in this context the work of the UN Open-ended Working Group on security of and in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) 2021–2025 (OEWG) and express their willingness to speak with one voice within it. The sides consider it necessary to consolidate the efforts of the international community to develop new norms of responsible behaviour of States, including legal ones, as well as a universal international legal instrument regulating the activities of States in the field of ICT. The sides believe that the Global Initiative on Data Security, proposed by the Chinese side and supported, in principle, by the Russian side, provides a basis for the Working Group to discuss and elaborate responses to data security threats and other threats to international information security.
The sides reiterate their support of United Nations General Assembly resolutions 74/247 and 75/282, support the work of the relevant Ad Hoc Committee of Governmental Experts, facilitate the negotiations within the United Nations for the elaboration of an international convention on countering the use of ICTs for criminal purposes. The sides encourage constructive participation of all sides in the negotiations in order to agree as soon as possible on a credible, universal, and comprehensive convention and provide it to the United Nations General Assembly at its 78th session in strict compliance with resolution 75/282. For these purposes, Russia and China have presented a joint draft convention as a basis for negotiations.
The sides support the internationalization of Internet governance, advocate equal rights to its governance, believe that any attempts to limit their sovereign right to regulate national segments of the Internet and ensure their security are unacceptable, are interested in greater participation of the International Telecommunication Union in addressing these issues.
The sides intend to deepen bilateral cooperation in international information security on the basis of the relevant 2015 intergovernmental agreement. To this end, the sides have agreed to adopt in the near future a plan for cooperation between Russia and China in this area.
The sides underline that Russia and China, as world powers and permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, intend to firmly adhere to moral principles and accept their responsibility, strongly advocate the international system with the central coordinating role of the United Nations in international affairs, defend the world order based on international law, including the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, advance multipolarity and promote the democratization of international relations, together create an even more prospering, stable, and just world, jointly build international relations of a new type.
The Russian side notes the significance of the concept of constructing a ”community of common destiny for mankind“ proposed by the Chinese side to ensure greater solidarity of the international community and consolidation of efforts in responding to common challenges. The Chinese side notes the significance of the efforts taken by the Russian side to establish a just multipolar system of international relations.
The sides intend to strongly uphold the outcomes of the Second World War and the existing post-war world order, defend the authority of the United Nations and justice in international relations, resist attempts to deny, distort, and falsify the history of the Second World War.
In order to prevent the recurrence of the tragedy of the world war, the sides will strongly condemn actions aimed at denying the responsibility for atrocities of Nazi aggressors, militarist invaders, and their accomplices, besmirch and tarnish the honour of the victorious countries.
The sides call for the establishment of a new kind of relationships between world powers on the basis of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and mutually beneficial cooperation. They reaffirm that the new inter-State relations between Russia and China are superior to political and military alliances of the Cold War era. Friendship between the two States has no limits, there are no ”forbidden“ areas of cooperation, strengthening of bilateral strategic cooperation is neither aimed against third countries nor affected by the changing international environment and circumstantial changes in third countries.
The sides reiterate the need for consolidation, not division of the international community, the need for cooperation, not confrontation. The sides oppose the return of international relations to the state of confrontation between major powers, when the weak fall prey to the strong. The sides intend to resist attempts to substitute universally recognized formats and mechanisms that are consistent with international law for rules elaborated in private by certain nations or blocs of nations, and are against addressing international problems indirectly and without consensus, oppose power politics, bullying, unilateral sanctions, and extraterritorial application of jurisdiction, as well as the abuse of export control policies, and support trade facilitation in line with the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The sides reaffirmed their intention to strengthen foreign policy coordination, pursue true multilateralism, strengthen cooperation on multilateral platforms, defend common interests, support the international and regional balance of power, and improve global governance.
The sides support and defend the multilateral trade system based on the central role of the World Trade Organization (WTO), take an active part in the WTO reform, opposing unilateral approaches and protectionism. The sides are ready to strengthen dialogue between partners and coordinate positions on trade and economic issues of common concern, contribute to ensuring the sustainable and stable operation of global and regional value chains, promote a more open, inclusive, transparent, non-discriminatory system of international trade and economic rules.
The sides support the G20 format as an important forum for discussing international economic cooperation issues and anti-crisis response measures, jointly promote the invigorated spirit of solidarity and cooperation within the G20, support the leading role of the association in such areas as the international fight against epidemics, world economic recovery, inclusive sustainable development, improving the global economic governance system in a fair and rational manner to collectively address global challenges.
The sides support the deepened strategic partnership within BRICS, promote the expanded cooperation in three main areas: politics and security, economy and finance, and humanitarian exchanges. In particular, Russia and China intend to encourage interaction in the fields of public health, digital economy, science, innovation and technology, including artificial intelligence technologies, as well as the increased coordination between BRICS countries on international platforms. The sides strive to further strengthen the BRICS Plus/Outreach format as an effective mechanism of dialogue with regional integration associations and organizations of developing countries and States with emerging markets.
The Russian side will fully support the Chinese side chairing the association in 2022, and assist in the fruitful holding of the XIV BRICS summit.
Russia and China aim to comprehensively strengthen the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and further enhance its role in shaping a polycentric world order based on the universally recognized principles of international law, multilateralism, equal, joint, indivisible, comprehensive and sustainable security.
They consider it important to consistently implement the agreements on improved mechanisms to counter challenges and threats to the security of SCO member states and, in the context of addressing this task, advocate expanded functionality of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure.
The sides will contribute to imparting a new quality and dynamics to the economic interaction between the SCO member States in the fields of trade, manufacturing, transport, energy, finance, investment, agriculture, customs, telecommunications, innovation and other areas of mutual interest, including through the use of advanced, resource-saving, energy efficient and ”green“ technologies.
The sides note the fruitful interaction within the SCO under the 2009 Agreement between the Governments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member States on cooperation in the field of international information security, as well as within the specialized Group of Experts. In this context, they welcome the adoption of the SCO Joint Action Plan on Ensuring International Information Security for 2022–2023 by the Council of Heads of State of SCO Member States on September 17, 2021 in Dushanbe.
Russia and China proceed from the ever-increasing importance of cultural and humanitarian cooperation for the progressive development of the SCO. In order to strengthen mutual understanding between the people of the SCO member States, they will continue to effectively foster interaction in such areas as cultural ties, education, science and technology, healthcare, environmental protection, tourism, people-to-people contacts, sports.
Russia and China will continue to work to strengthen the role of APEC as the leading platform for multilateral dialogue on economic issues in the Asia-Pacific region. The sides intend to step up coordinated action to successfully implement the ”Putrajaya guidelines for the development of APEC until 2040“ with a focus on creating a free, open, fair, non-discriminatory, transparent and predictable trade and investment environment in the region. Particular emphasis will be placed on the fight against the novel coronavirus infection pandemic and economic recovery, digitalization of a wide range of different spheres of life, economic growth in remote territories and the establishment of interaction between APEC and other regional multilateral associations with a similar agenda.
The sides intend to develop cooperation within the ”Russia-India-China“ format, as well as to strengthen interaction on such venues as the East Asia Summit, ASEAN Regional Forum on Security, Meeting of Defense Ministers of the ASEAN Member States and Dialogue Partners. Russia and China support ASEAN’s central role in developing cooperation in East Asia, continue to increase coordination on deepened cooperation with ASEAN, and jointly promote cooperation in the areas of public health, sustainable development, combating terrorism and countering transnational crime. The sides intend to continue to work in the interest of a strengthened role of ASEAN as a key element of the regional architecture.
A great article,maybe the US will wake up to the fact that Russia and China will support each other. If not they may have to face the circumstances outlined in this awesome article published on RT this morning. It should spoil the breakfasts of many US and NATO warmongers:
“A war with Russia would be unlike anything the US and NATO have ever experienced”
Excellent and realistic take in the article, thank you Bob.
The 80s was also my time in the US Marines. The Col. is right about being ready for casualties. We were taught from the beginning we would not last long against Soviet forces and anybody else would probably kill us too, so dish out what you could before your number was called. We were extremely vicious and it was for good reason. There was almost zero college money either after your tour was over. It was A M F when you left.
The attitude of US leadership now is completely candy ass. But, what else would you expect from presidents since Clinton on down. My guess is that veterns will not arrive home to ´thank you for your service´ crap. Whole units, BCTs even, whole naval deployments, will just disappear in a hurry. The bodies may never be recovered within the life times of the families.
I hope we don´t go stupid. My best to all.
Behold a constitution for a more just world. I especially like and applaud the bit about bio-weapons that the States are developing (and perhaps using in the last couple years) in their domestic and foreign labs. Something that American oligarchs obviously have access to.
The issue of US/CIA labs abroad will be dealt with urgently. Bulgaria just signed an agreement with the US where Bulgarian soldiers will be used as lab rats according to brave Dilyana Gaytandzhieva.
Part of the reasons for the present version of the nuclear doctrine of the Russian Federation is to highlight that any biological weapon attack on the Russian Federation will be met by a nuclear response.
Great blueprint for a more peaceful and equal world; in particular, by strengthening cooperation between the two great Eurasian powers.
As promised, China and Russia intend to wake up BWC (Biological Weapons Control). I am glad to see them pursuing this track because (though neither China nor Russia say it) I believe SARS-Cov-2, which caused so much dislocation in the world, came from a U$ bioweapons lab.
Dr. NG Maroudas,
‘’I believe SARS-Cov-2, which caused so much dislocation in the world, came from a U$ bioweapons lab.’’
I agree with your above statement. Perhaps we’re supposed to be coy about naming suspects but Fort Detrick, Maryland comes immediately to mind because of its dodgy history.
The United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID; pronounced: you-SAM-rid) is the U.S Army’s main institution and facility for defensive research into countermeasures against biological warfare. It is located on Fort Detrick, Maryland and is a subordinate lab of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC), headquartered on the same installation.
USAMRIID is the only U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) laboratory equipped to study highly hazardous viruses at Biosafety Level 4 within positive pressure personnel suits.
Following the cease and desist order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in which the USAMRIID laboratory at the base was shut down in August of 2019 for at least two “breaches of containment”, the announcement to resume operations on a “limited scale” was made on November 25, 2019. The two breaches reported to the CDC by USAMRIID staff demonstrated failures of biosafety level 3 and 4 protocols in the Army laboratory to “implement and maintain containment procedures sufficient to contain select agents or toxins”.
Russia and China are on the right track in their efforts to strengthen Biological Weapons Control.
The US media is already crying about this meeting. Then they string in the troops on Ukrainian border nonsense. US leadership is the worst I have seen. In terms of geopolitics, do they have any clue what they have done? The worst thing one of the big three could do is make it a 2 vs 1. Yesterday, the US official threatening sanctions said Russia couldn’t live without the West and trade with US, EU. Certainly it is unpleasant, but where they’re not is room for growth. Every time a sanction has occurred, it has been filled domestically. I remember hearing cries about “we built everything in Soviet Union, now I have to use imported diapers”. Well, there are less and less of these things to be upset about, thanks to the US. The EU is the most disgraceful, turning into a play space for the specially challenged US to move around their toy soldiers and cut off economic ties vital for the EU.
Oh, bright news for the US, they raided an ISIS leader in the “there is NO ISIS in Idlib, freedom zone”. Zone A occupants are too brainwashed to understand any of it. Scott Ritter, on RT, wrote a warning about this nonsense and the Western Troll lords are calling him a Pedo and not being banned. I don’t have hope for Western Society. There are good people, but the system is a runaway train, steaming towards a bridge out.
Lord have Mercy…
A lot of joint statements, if this is not a formal alliance, it is quite close. There are a lot of points to emphasize, but at glance a couple of things struck me:
“The Russian side welcomes the work carried out jointly by China and WHO to identify the source of the new coronavirus infection and supports the China – WHO joint report on the matter.”
So Russia shares the vision that no lab-leak occurred in Wuhan and only further research can answer. Then they write:
“The sides emphasize that domestic and foreign bioweapons activities by the United States and its allies raise serious concerns and questions for the international community regarding their compliance with the BWC. The sides share the view that such activities pose a serious threat to the national security of the Russian Federation and China and are detrimental to the security of the respective regions.”
This issue of the US bio-weapon labs all across the world is deadly dangerous but rarely discussed. Here they are explicitly stating that such activities are a “serious threat”. I’m wondering what they know about this topic, especially for the lab located in Georgia accused of forbidden experiments on soldiers.
In any case, for these activities and related experiments, a strong condemnations of the scientific community should be done, similar to the Einstein-Russel manifesto of 1955. Science cannot be done without a strong sense of ethical limits.
Perhaps all US bio labs in the States surrounding Russia should be smoked with extreme prejudice. No warning. Just do it. None of them are in NATO.
Russia and China are ‘informed’ about the origin of the new corona virus for w/reliable reason. In the early outbreak of the virus (early 2020, Feb/Mar 2020?) a Taiwanese Christian professor, who co-hosted a tv program educating the masses about eating and living one’s way to a healthy life. He was/is doing that for the simple reason that the masses do not have access to advance medical/ scientific info to guide them. He was the first scientist to point out that the Wuhan virus is 3rd generation or “grandchild” (3G), and found there only. The 1G (or what he called “grandfather strain” is found only in the USA. He did mention about 2G found in Europe, Hawaii, & Australia, and in other parts in Asia (China, Japan…). In fact he had several, I think 5 strains of the virus mapped out on a world map. Unfortunately, I did not save nor forward the article.
Then there two other scientists who detailed their respective understanding of the corona virus, but both converge on the one point that the virus was lab manufactured. One of the reason was that there was no recognizable & progressive link for the new virus w/earlier strains. The new corona virus’ spike protein was cultivated in the lab to reach a point where it is prominent protruding, & could easily penetrate the human cells.
What is clear from the above is that the corona virus that surfaced in Wuhan does not establish China as its origin. In other words the virus was cultivated and imported from the domain where the “grandfather” is!
Tellingly, some in the west, notably Bill Gates and Fauci are predicting more & virulent viruses will appear in the future. If the origin is not established soon enough we can expect those rats to dish out more harrowing scenarios as enacted in the rollout of c19 & its variants.
Btw, that Taiwanese professor is a known face, responsible, respected & trusted personality, on China’s national tv health programs too. His take would carry a lot of weight bc he is not given to exaggeration or unsubstantiated info. He does very careful and thorough research for the shows he is involved in.
What an outbreak of hope and sanity…..also 5-eyes worst nightmare…..
I feel a lot better having read this….
A highly interesting and comprehensive document focusing on a set of real proposals for real world progress and development and reduction in conflict and tensions.
US ruling elites are so infused with empire arrogance and notions of “full spectrum dominance”, it seems unlikely to impossible that they could even really comprehend the real intentions and visions that are contained in this joint Russia and China statement. US elites are blinded and literally mentally unstable due to their post WW II decades of domination, endless wars, and racist arrogance. What will it take to be rid of them since it seems wakening them from their power mad stupor is difficult to impossible?
Empire arrogance is no more. We are dealing with open Satanists. An American oligarch comes out every few months to “friendly” warn us about some flu variant. The variant is proclaimed by national governments and no-one takes the oligarch in for questioning?! The oligarch instead increases his already vast wealth by one third in the last two years.
If we want to stay humans, if we want to save our kids – the oligarchs and their puppet politicians need to be brought to justice. It is either us or them. Strong nation states free from NGOs are the only answer.I hope American patriots wake up. The time is now.
Actually, the WEF and Klaus Schwab would be applauding the text of this joint statement. It glorifies the WHO (which they control), promotes vaccines as destiny, and cements the UN as the basis for human future, which the WEF also seem to control, or at least have undue influence over. I saw no caution in the joint text, against non-state actors aka billionaire oligarchs, wielding undue global influence.
I think that issue is addressed in I
what text in section 1 addresses that? Please spell it out.
I saw a green light for oligarchs, in veiled terms, being “democracy is a means of citizens’ participation in the government of their country with the view to improving the well-being of population and implementing the principle of popular government. ”
Are some citizens not more equal than others? I saw that text as being a sop to the Davos crowd, with ‘popular government’ being something that can be measured to suit them, just like Biden “winning” the US election.
It is precisely in those lines you mentioned “The sides believe that democracy is a means of citizens’ participation in the government of their country with the view to improving the well-being of population and implementing the principle of popular government.” that they think people has the power to lead their own democracy, of course you have to think about it in terms of their democracy nowadays, you can read about how the democracy in China works here http://thesaker.is/sitrep-how-democratic-is-china/ and I do not know any link where you can read about how democracy works in Russia but I have read that Russians hate the western democracy style.
I think you are right about your worries related to oligarchs in that sense I think the democracy in China style is better that the one in western style for reference read this article https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56448688
I concur. Seems like the sides are onside with Klaus already.
It’s Friday and very good one, too. So very happy for Russia and even China. So very good to read so much good news not only for Russia and China but the world.
I know not everything is cotton candy a bubble gum, I’m no Pollyanna, Russia isn’t perfect, but Russia is definitly at least, atleast trying to do right.
I honestly can not stand the sick moral filth western culture has become. Just yesterday again had the blessing to help open the eyes of another fellow American. Topic was the secretary of transportation how that celebrated pervert married to another man the two have adopted children, two boys. Gave me the chance to point out anotber positive about the so called kgb murder (that’s what so many of Americans are convince of about Presodent Putin) that it was President Putin who put a stop to Russian children being allowed to be adopted by American becuase America has normalized homosexuals adopting children. A true reason why our wicked government hates honorable President Putun so.
I may not be able to pick up a weapon and fight being a bit past the ideal age (still got tne will though) but I sure can be a soldierin the war to spread truth and help others to see. I was once blind but now see, by the grace of God in heaven I see.
Enough of that. Today is a good day. Seriously thank you God for blessing Russia. A strong Russia will also be a blessing to all of the world. Amen.
Thanks for letting me share my thoughts. God bless all God fearing people everywhere.
The sentiment is good BUT the notion that democracy actually exists in China is a joke, right?
Democracy doesn’t exist anywhere.
Fair point but I certainly would not support their social credit system that the west seems hell bent on implementing. I’m sure we (in the west) are on course to do so but I do hope people continue to fight this (ie gillets jaunes)
French Bloke, you don’t know what the social credit system is all about. Perhaps you have to read the Chinese explanation of what this is, because you’re just looking at it from a western perspective. You don’t have to support it because you don’t get it. The issue is that the Chinese like it, because it is a simple system and their jails are not overrun with simple things like jaywalking, and yet, jaywalkers get their punishment. And if they say ,, sorry, we screwed up, the social credit system gives them the points back. It is a fair system if you need to handle 1.4 billion people. Very unlike the private prison system in the US that functions on slave labor.
About Democracy, go and search the very many Chinese sitreps posted on this site, to get an idea of democracy.
i recommend reading Ramin’s excelent series on china, which starts here http://thesaker.is/a-necessary-revolution-in-discussing-chinas-cultural-revolution-an-8-part-series-1-8/
then you will be able to better make your own mind about the subject.
Truth is a luxuries & freedom only illusion *
That’s about all.
The section on biological weapons is important.
America has lost the race on missile offence and defense.
They would lose any conventional war against either Russia or China..
Nuclear weapons would be suicidal for the USA.
But no one knows what they have in their many biological weapons labs.
Those have been funded for decades to give a last ditch option.
For times such as this.
Madaline Albright said 500,000 dead Iranian children was a price worth paying.
Would America consider bioweapons a price worth paying to cling on to hegemony?
Is this the reason Russia has confronted America now?
Before someone decides anything is a price worth paying?
Reaction to the Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China
February 04, 2022
Overall I find the Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China statement shocking. Many of the passages seems as though I am either reading the writings of Klaus Schwab or David Rockefeller.
Certainly the indivisibility of national security is sensible idea for anyone seeking peace between the countries of the world. Also, building economic alliances and expanding influence while developing other countries is an important idea behind BRI.
Others are obvious to even the most brain dead.
“Some actors representing but the minority on the international scale continue to advocate unilateral approaches to addressing international issues and resort to force; they interfere in the internal affairs of other states, infringing their legitimate rights and interests, and incite contradictions, differences and confrontation, thus hampering the development and progress of mankind, against the opposition from the international community.”
This is a reference to United States activity since 1947 and the creation of the Central Intelligence Agency. Too bad the United States did not have the foresight to create a Belt and Road for the Western Hemisphere to raise the standards of both North and South America, instead of the disastrous path it took.
Some statements are curious to the point of embarrassment and were completely unnecessary.
“The sides note that Russia and China as world powers with rich cultural and historical heritage have long-standing traditions of democracy, which rely on thousand-years of experience of development, broad popular support and consideration of the needs and interests of citizens”
This is an absurd statement. Why was it included? It is almost laughable by any measure. Stalin?? The Chinese Dynasties going back millennia? This is democracy?
What shocks me the most is that many of the paragraphs seem as though they were written at the World Economic Forum and align with much of the propaganda of the “Great Reset”.
“The ongoing pandemic of the new coronavirus infection poses a serious challenge to the fulfillment of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
Russia and China are fully in agreement with Agenda 2030, which is one the most anti-human consolidation of wealth into the hands of the few. Sustainable development is code for de-industrialization and the crushing of human imagination. It’s based on the philosophy of Malthus, which was proven false 220 years ago.
Several statements strike me as self-contradictory.
…”as every nation has its own unique national features, history, culture, social system and level of social and economic development, universal nature of human rights should be seen through the prism of the real situation in every particular country, and human rights should be protected in accordance with the specific situation in each country and the needs of its population.”
Then, in the very next statement they seem to contradict what the just stated.
“The states should equally prioritize all categories of human rights and promote them in a systemic manner. Promotion and protection of human rights is a shared responsibility of the international community.”
Who decides the systematic process? They just stated that every nation should decide on their own.
There are so many statements that smack of the same language code used to implement for the New World Order.
“The sides strongly support the development of international cooperation and exchanges in the field of biological diversity, actively participating in the relevant global governance process, and intend to jointly promote the harmonious development of humankind and nature as well as green transformation to ensure sustainable global development.”
When they state “the development of international cooperation and exchanges in the field of biological diversity, actively participating in the relevant global governance process” or “intend to jointly promote the harmonious development of humankind and nature”
This is pure World Economic Forum agenda code for supporting trans-humanism and the ownership of the entire natural world?
There are too many examples to cite here, but most disturbing is that many more statement in the document seem to be the same mantras being used by the West.
AI Havermann, China has been around for 200 generations.
Russia has been around for 40 generations.
America has been around for 10 generations.
There are many lessons future Americans will learn from studying this era.
How to avoid going from sole Superpower to basket case in 30 years may be one.
True, but they in no way were democratic. I specifically focus on the statement concerning democracy. I am well aware of the long history of both cultures, but no where in that history is a tradition of democracy. Focus on the specifics of what I said.
Al Haverman, you are just perhaps uninformed shouting democracy. China has a long history of democracy, in word and deed. But then again, unless people go and find out for themselves, they will keep shouting some version of democracy that is not Chinese.
Shocking to see you state that China has a long tradition of democracy –unless I’m missing something. Do you have any references? (This is no way contradicts China’s magnificant culural history…)
This is how their structure actually works. There is a grassroots democracy that usually blows people’s brains once they understand it. But it took me years to learn. This is long and detailed.
AI Havermann, in the document above Presidents Putin and Xi define democracy as the opinion of the people who live under it, if they say it is democratic, it is so.
We in the West define democracy as the choice between the blue team or the red one. Heavily influenced by the media who can promote or destroy whomever they please.
If we can call that democracy, what right do we have to question anyone else’s definition of democracy?
Democracy is tyranny by the majority. What is being lost to the world is a Constitutional Republic. A democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for dinner. In a Constitutional Republic, it is two wolves and a sheep, but the sheep has a gun.
Today, on david icke’s podcast, he played a short recording of mr schwabe boasting about is ‘leaders programme’ and who were now in positions of power. apart from mercal, macron and truedo he claimed pesident putin was one of his prodegies. i coud not beieve it but there it was in his own words. can anyone convince me he was just boasting, flinging names about for effect or do you think it might be true?
I Agree 100% . Basically as long as you agree with the collaboration of Russia & China and everything they say all is well according to them😳
Sorry, but you are educated by the alt media.
Go and check everything that you say here please:
People go crazy if the word China is mentioned and they go into paroxysms of 2030 numbers without an idea what is inside of there, why Russia works according to that plan, and why China works according to that plan.
It does not matter how much education one does, there is always a new one that is alt-media educated.
So, go and educate and read the full thread there.
Al Havermann, I am in total support of your post. I read the joint statement above with horror; it’s like Klaus himself wrote it.
Look at the Chinese Mandate of Heaven concept, which determined the emperor’s legitimacy by how well the people were doing. Look at Confucianism, and its emphasis on duty to the people governed.
I guess the Uighurs aren’t included in all this love and peace…being that China is EXPANDING its camps😳
What utter nonsense is this? What lies are you telling? Which camps and where are they expanding?.
The Uighurs are actually quite fine and a Uighur lit the Olympic torch. (Yes, Sadam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction! This is a western fairy story, one lie upon the other – made by a German guy called Adrian Zenz who is a weird kind of Christian and an Australian think tank called Aspi – all funding by NED and the US military.)
Go and read all the Chinese material on this site and you will see the real story. Go check here, at the bottom, a section called Extra Reading.
People that are not educated on these western fairy stories and keenly pass it on, need to understand that they are warmongers, nothing less.
Thank you amarynth. I have to pinch myself sometime to remember where I am with all this blinkenesque quotage around…
“The sides intend to develop cooperation within the ”Russia-India-China“ format, as well as to strengthen interaction on such venues as the East Asia Summit, ASEAN Regional Forum on Security, Meeting of Defense Ministers of the ASEAN Member States and Dialogue Partners. Russia and China support ASEAN’s central role in developing cooperation in East Asia, continue to increase coordination on deepened cooperation with ASEAN, and jointly promote cooperation in the areas of public health, sustainable development, combating terrorism and countering transnational crime. The sides intend to continue to work in the interest of a strengthened role of ASEAN as a key element of the regional architecture.”
I find it very telling that the “Russia-India-China” format has been mentioned along with ASEAN.
Before I begin, I want to acknowledge that I rarely post comments, because I am usually just reading and keep my opinions to myself (since politically there’s not really much I can add to the many well stated comments and analysis.) So I help in other ways such as translating videos every now and then. I’m more of a conspiracy realist in general, and have missed out on certain closed topics when I was absent at times. Today however, by reading this article, and the previous one by Xi Jinping relating to Agenda 2030 and World Economic Forum, I really want to give my intake on it. And this is through my own opinions and independent research, not any alternative media.
This joint-statement comes at a time when the Winter Olympics began, games that the Saker agrees Russia should pull out of due to the false WADA doping allegations against it and international shaming. Not to mention that previous Olympics have seen occultism, including for example the 2012 London Summer Olympics esoterically spelling out Zion, having a one-eyed mascot and several performances that appeared as rituals. But these are not as important, what I want to highlight is this one quote of Russia and China in support of Agenda 2030:
“In order to accelerate the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the sides call on the international community to take practical steps in key areas of cooperation such as poverty reduction, food security, *vaccines and epidemics control*, *financing for development*, *climate change*, sustainable development, including green development, *industrialization*, *digital economy*, and infrastructure connectivity.”
On the surface, this all seems practical and common sense. But the main problem here is that these goals would still include the IMF, World Bank and other criminal UN organizations such as the WHO (which has ties to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). There must be a dismantling of at least the World Bank and IMF in order for there to be real steps towards a truly peaceful world. If they remain in the emerging multi-polar world order, this will be a huge red flag. Especially considering that Agenda 2030 is directly related to the previous UN Agenda 21, which was proposed in 1992 and even presented by such non-trustworthy people as Nancy Pelosi. Many truther conspiracies of population reduction according to the Georgia Guidestones are still popular, and Agenda 2030 is at the center of it. It also doesn’t help that the industrialization and digital economy that is mentioned above could be attributed to the Great Reset of the World Economic Forum. The so-called ‘sustainable growth’ does not mention the goals to secretly privatize oceans even further, continue to geoengineer the skies, build megacities, larger surveillance states, continuing GMO use, compulsory inoculations, etc. These are all not in benefit for humanity.
A concerning thing for all developing and 1st world countries is the dangerous promotion of 5G, which has 10x more thinner and damaging EMF radiation for the body. China of all places should be against it, considering that Wuhan was the first city in the world that tested it out in November 2019. It certainly caused respiratory illness among other diseases, but instead of putting it on hold until actual scientific research came out to prove its lack of safety, the West also started setting up those towers.
I know this is kind of jumbled all over the place, but I am just extremely wary of the UN’s goals. They need a complete overhaul to avoid the path of dystopia which was started by the unipolar dominated West, otherwise the future will have a lot of digital fascism with RFID chips, health narratives being regulated by the multi-polar UN (which is certainly being misdirected currently in our unipolar world), and worst of all – transhumanism and AI merging. Russia and China must oppose all forms of playing God. If they come out with a joint-statement opposing mass robotization of our industries and transhumanism, this will be a huge step in the right direction. Otherwise large corporations and monopolies led by billionaires will continue without any opposition; people like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos will play a big role in neurolink and other anti-natural law agendas.
We can only hope that Russia and China has the power and will to reverse the Rockefeller-Rothschild dominated course that has been set up through the UN for decades. Thank you for your attention.
Dear SCT Leo, and good to see you.
I have an article for you to read, but it is published on one of the sites that we are prohibited from posting, because the US State Department canceled them.
It is by Matthew Ehret, and is called: Do Xi Jinping’s Davos Remarks Prove He Is a Globalist Shill? ‘By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them’. If you do not find it, let me know on email and I will give you a link.
Hey Amarynth, thank you for the link! I have some feedback to share with you about that, which I will email shortly.
I follow Matt (and Cynthia) and they are usually right on the ball. So I was surprised at his mention of the LaRouche PAC in the article on the “site that can’t be mentioned”. I am not sure if he is aware but Helga Zepp-LaRouche kicked the LPAC into touch almost a year ago as no longer representative of the LaRouche ideals.
You’re so cool! I do not believe I’ve read something like
that before. So nice to find someone with some genuine thoughts on this subject.
Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up. This web site is one thing
that is required on the web, someone with some originality!
How can the enlightened people in the west be part of this, rather than go down with the ugly WEF ship?
The sanity, decency, and humanity of this Russia/China alliance is hope for the world.
I would be more hopeful about this alliance if they weren’t pushing the fakedemic narrative along with climate change narrative. For a bloc of nations supposedly doing a better job than the ‘west’, it’s not promising to hear that they are on side with the two big scams being pushed by the ‘west’. The fact that the ‘sides’ are onside with the WEF and WHO who are pushing these scams along with the IPCC, makes me wonder if there is any hope. Covid scam is being used to remove freedoms and so is the climate change scam. One thing I have learned during the past two years is how much of the current science is total bs. Sad to hear that Russia and China are still pretty much the same as the west.
Hi. Do you have a pdf version of the Russia/China Statement? Would you mind emailing me a copy please? I can’t seem to get any pages to load through my search engines (Brave & Duck Duck Go). Keen to read it. My email is [email protected]