Recent rhetoric by American officials vividly comes across as grandstanding or being hopelessly arrogant. In the case of Russia-Ukraine conflict, after the US acknowledged there is no evidence that China has sent lethal military support to Russia after days of relevant sensational hypes, Washington turned its spears against China’s neutral stance again. US National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby made a blatant call: China should satisfy the US’ needs to support Ukraine in its self-defense.
In a recent interview, Kirby said that “we would be happy to see steps from China to help Ukraine in terms of their self-defense,” Sputnik News reported on Saturday.
This is unreasonable logic. If Kirby wants to talk about “self-defense,” it might as well offer some assistance to Russia for self-defense in real sense against NATO’s provocative eastward expansion.
Kirby is not calling on China to support Ukraine’s self-defense. He is inciting China to change its neutral stance toward the conflict, and to join the US to fan the flames. It shows the US is determined to protract the war to the end, Yang Xiyu, a senior research fellow at the China Institute of International Studies, told the Global Times.
On the other hand, the US is well aware that China will not change its stance, but it appeals so anyway. This is simply another US trick to shift blame on China for the ongoing crisis. After the US provoked the war, it wants China to bear the consequences.
China’s Position on the Political Settlement of the Ukraine Crisis, released on February 24, illustrated crystal clear China’s stance and suggestion for seeking a way out of this conflict. The US turned a cold eye to it. Worse, it has been smearing and undermining China’s efforts for peace. Because peace in Ukraine in not in US interests. That’s why it would rather turn the region into a “meat grinder.”