China Accuses U.S. Of Using Ukraine As 'Cannon Fodder' To Bring Down Russia

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Last month a US Navy destroyer sailed close to Chinese-controlled islands in the South China Sea, to assert freedom of navigation rights
Representation. A U.S. Navy destroyer in the South China Sea.

China has warned the U.S. of "unimaginable consequences" against "Nato's eastward expansion in the Asia-Pacific region," and said the U.S. was using the war in Ukraine to satisfy its power ambitions. 

Chinese foreign vice-minister Le Yucheng made a scathing attack on the U.S at an online security forum held Friday, reported South China Morning Post.

Le said the U.S. was flexing its muscles at the door of China and was "putting up together various anti-China circles." Washington was also making "a big fuss about the Taiwan issue to test the red line. "Isn’t this a version of Nato’s eastward expansion in the Asia-Pacific region? If it is allowed to go on, the consequences will be unimaginable and will eventually push the Asia-Pacific into a fire pit," Le added. 

Accusing the U.S. of sacrificing Ukraine for its own geopolitical interests, Le said it was "ridiculous" to blame China for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

He accused the U.S. of "failing Europe" and benefitting from the war. "Obviously, what they care about is not peace talks to end the war, not the lives of the Ukrainian people, but to use Ukraine as consumables and cannon fodder to bring down Russia, and use the lives of Ukrainians to satisfy their own great power ambitions and achieve their own geostrategic goals," he said.

"By sacrificing Ukraine, they are weakening Russia, controlling Europe, and continuing hegemony, what a multi-benefit deal. No wonder they are so happy with it," he added. 

Le also spoke about U.S. intervention in the Taiwan issue, saying the sanctions and isolation "could absolutely not scare China."

"China must be unified, and will be unified," he said. "What kind of storms haven’t we weathered in the more than 70 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China?" he said. He said over the years, the U.S. has already taken coercive measures such as tariffs, reducing cooperation, and arresting people on espionage charges but was not able to break China.

"Not only has China not collapsed, but we are still thriving with each passing day. What else do we have to fear?" he added.

He reiterated China's stance that Taiwan was an internal affair and must not be compared to Ukraine. "Some people emphasize respect for a country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity when talking about Ukraine, but blatantly step on the red line of ‘one China’ and support Taiwan independence," Le told the online forum. 

Last month a US Navy destroyer sailed close to Chinese-controlled islands in the South China Sea, to assert freedom of navigation rights

Photo: US NAVY / Rawad MADANAT

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