in ,

China Warns Ukraine on Crimea Ties

China Warns Ukraine on Crimea Ties

News Topic 77:

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian’s Regular Press Conference on March 15, 2021

CCTV: On March 12, G7 foreign ministers and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy issued a joint statement on NPC’s adoption of a decision on improving HKSAR’s electoral system. Do you have any comment?

Beijing cautions Kiev that China’s trade ties with Crimea should not be politicized
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian said Chinese enterprises “have been historically maintaining contacts with Crimea”

Beijing cautions Kiev that China’s trade ties with Crimea should not be politicized

BEIJING, March 15./TASS/. China has urged Ukraine not to politicize cooperation between Chinese companies and Crimea, sustained according to market rules, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Monday. “Chinese companies maintain contacts with Crimea and cooperate with it based on market principles.

Help us grow. Support The Duran on Patreon!

Report

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Duran.

What do you think?

17 Points
Upvote Downvote
Avatar
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
27 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Fitzcoffin
Fitzcoffin
March 17, 2021

A most illuminating talk – one of Alexander’s best for quite a while. However, I doubt Russia expects much active support from China vis a vis Ukraine any more than in Syria. Both powers continue to adopt a cautious approach to US aggression knowing they are dealing with a fast declining power. Time is on their side. Unfortunately for Ukrainians, I expect its leaders are far more interested in enriching themselves than the interests of those they govern, so I ‘ll b surprised if they change course for a while. .

Gambler's Ruin
Gambler's Ruin
Reply to  Fitzcoffin
March 18, 2021

China is an oriental society. Its public face is always constrained but what it does in private is the essential. There’s no burning reason for China to publicly show a strength in support, at the moment IMO anyway.

J Garbo
J Garbo
Reply to  Gambler's Ruin
March 24, 2021

Forget “oriental society”. I’ve lived there 35 yrs. It’s business first. China’s warning the Kiev puppets lay off Chinese biz and is supporting trade partnership with Russia. This “face” thing is western nonsense.

Terry R
Terry R
Reply to  Fitzcoffin
March 18, 2021

Yes you are right about unfortunate for Ukrainians. Latest polling in Ukraine (16 March) shows nearly 70% of population assess the economic situation in Ukraine as “very bad” or “rather bad”. And I concur with Alexander’s analysis on this episode; top notch!

Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
March 17, 2021

Poor little silly Kyiv clown. He thought it would all be fun and games playing “The president”.Like in his silly TV Show. But this is reality. Maybe he should just go back to giving concerts with his silly band. And i guess in time he will – if he’s lucky.

Dear Mr. Mercouris, i highly appreciate your knowledge and analysis. But please, dont’ t take the silly joker in Kyiv and his mouthpieces for “Ukraine”. To say that ukraine is hostile to Russia is – excuse my french – patently absurd.

Life imitating Art
Life imitating Art
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
March 18, 2021

Ukraine is beautifully represented as a clown show by its comedian president. What could be more appropriate?

Life imitating Art
Life imitating Art
Reply to  Life imitating Art
March 18, 2021

A tragicomedy even the Roman playwright Plautus would be proud of.

Ukraine, A True Thugocracy
Ukraine, A True Thugocracy
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
March 18, 2021

No doubt when the fascists gave him his marching orders, he folded like a cheap umbrella.

Ukraine, a True Thugocracy
Ukraine, a True Thugocracy
Reply to  Ukraine, A True Thugocracy
March 18, 2021

I’ve always wondered, does the US give the fascists their marching orders or do they work them out on their own while the US sits idly by, issuing some minor admonishment from time to time while they train and arm them (much like al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria), like that Sen. Leahy with his fluff-piece bill against Azov. To me, the entire modus operandi is a mirror of the CIA’s Iranian coup, where they hired street thugs and organized crime as provocateurs to accomplish the task. Heck, they’ve even done similar with the Mafia in the US itself. Why… Read more »

Last edited 26 days ago by Ukraine, a True Thugocracy
Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
Reply to  Ukraine, a True Thugocracy
March 18, 2021

My impression is that the US has lost all interest in Ukraine after they failed to get a hold on Ukraine’s Golden Soil. Others are stepping in. And that, in my view, is a good thing.

WaPo Editorial Board (Off Mic)
WaPo Editorial Board (Off Mic)
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
March 18, 2021

Most Americans these days have the attention span of a neutrino, and a mind to match.

John C Durham
March 17, 2021

Best on Earth News Reports.

TravelAbout
TravelAbout
March 18, 2021

Well if Ukraine nationalizes the company who is left to buy their products? Russia? nope, US? nope and now China, nope! The joke is on Ukraine!!!

Life imitating Art
Life imitating Art
Reply to  TravelAbout
March 18, 2021

Don’t forget the EU, that gave it their middle finger over increasing agricultural exports (to name one) to them, at the expense of their domestic producers. Their farm lobbies are a powerful lot.

Eddy
Eddy
Reply to  TravelAbout
March 18, 2021

What Ukrainian products are you talking about ? The only ones I know about, are land and young women.

Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
Reply to  Eddy
March 18, 2021

You are forgetting cheap citizenship in a country where everything goes and not all the young women have gone abroad. Comes in handy for some people these days.

Gambler's Ruin
Gambler's Ruin
March 18, 2021

Normally, China would be existentially adverse to relations with a breakaway autonomous region, so doing business with Crimea shows the strength of the relationship between China and Russia as well as China’s increasing willingness to give the US the finger. It’s a significant show of strength on its part. Washington’s disastrous meddling in Ukraine and Syria (et, al.) has well overstepped the bounds of reason. It’s opened a geopolitical pandora’s box and would do well to understand its folly in having done so instead of doubling down on an ever increasing losing hand. But no, I certainly don’t expect it… Read more »

jpthiran
March 18, 2021

…so many big fans of the most sinister dictatorship on earth and the biggest explorer of slave work in all the history of human kind…amazing!…I wonder why all that!…

jpthiran
Reply to  jpthiran
March 18, 2021

…anyway, what is relevent that motor sich returns to Ukraine and the Chinese return to there hole!…lol…

Ukraine; the true thugocracy
Ukraine; the true thugocracy
Reply to  jpthiran
March 18, 2021

If I were Motor Sich, I’d try to cut a deal with Briggs Stratton to make lawn mower engines. All its Japanese competitors have the Chinese bang theirs out on weekends, so no go there.

Oops, I forgot. Briggs with China too. Sorry, too late. No tickee, no washee, ukee. Guess its time to spell it correctly now, Motor Sick. Try motorized egg beaters.

Killer Biden
Killer Biden
Reply to  Ukraine; the true thugocracy
March 18, 2021

PS: Biden murders Eastern Ukrainian moms and their kids just so that Junior can get another snort of coke.

Last edited 26 days ago by Killer Biden
Smokin' Joe's Brain Cell
Smokin' Joe's Brain Cell
Reply to  Killer Biden
March 18, 2021

That’s a slanderous lie. the deal with sonny was he’d STOP a snort for every 100 mortar shells fired on civilians and for every 10 rockets. We haven’t worked out tank shells yet.

Smokin' Joe's Brain Cell
Smokin' Joe's Brain Cell
Reply to  Smokin' Joe's Brain Cell
March 18, 2021

I had to up his Ukraine cut to 30% to seal the deal but it’s all in the art of the deal. Munch on that one, Donny.

Democracy Dies in Bloodlust
Democracy Dies in Bloodlust
Reply to  Smokin' Joe's Brain Cell
March 18, 2021

Donny at least got Syrian oil for his killing instincts. Old man Biden’s only got the blood of innocents and twenty pieces of silver to show for it.

pjthiran
pjthiran
Reply to  Ukraine; the true thugocracy
March 18, 2021

You sound like you’re really upset with Ukraine. Time to develop a thicker skin for war crimes perpetrated by our ‘friends’.

Huge Sucking Sound in the Distance
Huge Sucking Sound in the Distance
Reply to  jpthiran
March 18, 2021

Ukraine’s hole ain’t big enough for ’em? I thought it’d be big enough to swallow up the whole of Europe.

Huh?
Huh?
Reply to  jpthiran
March 18, 2021

Who’s applauding the US? I though were were mostly its critics here.

Germany-CDU scandal completes Merkel’s disastrous tenure as Chancellor

MyPillow CEO says new social network coming soon. Will be “safe place” for speech