China responded to US accusations of supporting Russia in the war in Ukraine

China responded to US accusations of supporting Russia in the war in Ukraine 0

(Dan Tri) – China spoke out after the US said that Beijing is supporting Russia in the two-year war with Ukraine.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin (Photo: Reuters).

China on April 23 criticized the US for making `baseless accusations` when it said that Beijing provided Russia with components to help Moscow strengthen its military capabilities.

China and Russia have increased economic cooperation and diplomatic contacts in recent years.

Ahead of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s planned visit to Beijing this week, Washington has accused China of helping Russia carry out its largest military production operation since the Soviet Union.

`When it comes to Russia’s defense industrial base, the main contributor at this time is China,` Blinken said last week.

On April 23, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin emphasized: `The US has announced a large-scale aid bill for Ukraine and at the same time made baseless accusations against normal trade activities.

He criticized the US accusations and aid efforts to Ukraine as `completely irresponsible and China resolutely opposes it`.

US officials said China did not provide direct military support but provided dual-use components and parts to help Russia boost military production when the US aid proposal for Ukraine was delayed in

Mr. Blinken listed equipment that China has given Russia as `machinery, tools, semiconductors and other dual-use items that have helped Russia rebuild the defense industrial base that sanctions

Blinken has pledged to raise the issue with Chinese officials in Beijing this week, as well as calling on them to influence Russia to help end the war.

Beijing has long denied accusations it is supporting Russia’s fight in Ukraine and insisted it would not accept `criticism or pressure` over its relationship with Moscow.

`On the Ukraine issue, China always maintains an objective and legitimate stance, actively supports peace negotiations and promotes political solution,` Mr. Wang said on April 23.

`China has always implemented regulations on the export of dual-use items. China is not a creator or participant in the Ukraine crisis and has never added fuel to the fire. We will not accept this.

Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined four main principles to resolve the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

`First, we should prioritize maintaining peace and stability and not pursuing selfish interests. Second, we should cool down the situation instead of adding fuel to the fire.

Third, we should create the conditions to restore peace and restrain further escalation of tensions.

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