China accuses NATO of calling Beijing an ‘accomplice’ in Russia-Ukraine war


the world timesChinese state media, recently accused NATO of singling out Beijing as an “accomplice” in the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

In a column published on Wednesday, the world times wrote that recent “rhetoric” by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg “appears to have attempted to cast China as an ‘accomplice’ to Russia” in Russia’s war on Ukraine.

“The West has descended into extreme madness, and that’s pretty sick. It’s also a symptom of the growing abnormality of the international community under the coercion of the United States and its allies,” the statement said. editorial.

The “rhetoric” discussed by the world times The editorial came at a press conference on Tuesday when Stoltenberg called on China to join other NATO countries in condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“China should join the rest of the world in strongly condemning Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine,” Stoltenberg said. “Thus, China has an obligation as a member of the UN Security Council to uphold and uphold international law. And the Russian invasion of Ukraine is a flagrant violation of international law, so we call [China] clearly condemn the invasion and of course not support Russia. And we are watching closely for any sign of China’s support for Russia.”

In addition to accusing NATO of calling China an “accomplice”, the world times further criticized the treaty organization saying it is a “puppet of the United States”. world times also spoke about his position on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine saying “there is no absolute right and wrong, because the geopolitics, history and culture between them are too complicated”.

“Their tensions are a difficult problem to resolve. In this context, portraying their military conflict as good versus evil is not rational and detrimental to dealing with it,” said the world times wrote.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine more than two weeks ago, China has yet to take a concrete position on the ongoing war. Earlier this month, the Chinese Red Cross announced it was sending humanitarian aid to Ukraine, followed by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who said Beijing and Moscow had a “solid as the rock”.

However, on Monday, Chinese Ambassador to Ukraine Fan Xianrong said China “will respect the path chosen by Ukrainians because it is the sovereign right of every nation.”

Fan’s statement was backed by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian, who said, “China supports all efforts that are conducive to calming down the situation in Ukraine and achieving a political settlement. “.

Newsweek contacted NATO for comment, but did not receive a response in time for publication.

The Global Times, a Chinese state media outlet, recently criticized NATO, saying the organization had named China an “accomplice” in Russia’s war on Ukraine. Above, Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen at the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People on March 11, 2022 in Beijing.
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