It’s fortunate that, up until now, United States President Joe Biden has resisted calls to start World War 3 in Ukraine by sending U.S troops to the embattled region.
Unfortunately, the warmongers in his cabinet appear busy at work trying to start World War 3 on a different front.
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has bluntly warned China that it would face “consequences” if it helped Russia evade sanctions or offered support to Russia to help it weather the economic impact of current sanctions.
The Chinese government has not officially commented on the threats but Hu Xijin, the former editor-in-chief of China’s Chinese Global Times newspaper and a close associate of senior CCP members, has bluntly stated that “If Sullivan thinks he can persuade China to participate in sanctions against Russia, he will be disappointed.”
What’s more, Chinese President Xi Jinping recently called Russia “China’s most important strategic partner” and blamed the United States and NATO for pushing Russia-Ukraine relations “to a breaking point.”
Pundits have long warned that China is watching the world’s reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to gauge what the international reaction would be if China were to invade Taiwan.
While China’s maneuvering in the region hasn’t gotten much attention since the Ukraine war started, China has become increasingly aggressive against the self-governed island in the last two weeks.
It has sent a record number of fighter jets into Taiwan’s air defense zone in the last couple of weeks, warned that “no one and no force” could stop the CCP from taking Taiwan by force, and stated that military support for Taiwan would bring about the “worst consequences”.
The warnings are an ominous echo of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statements to nations considering becoming embroiled in the Ukraine conflict.
However, China, like Russia, cannot “go it alone” in an increasingly ever-connected world.
China is Russia’s largest export destination and Russia needs Chinese trade more than ever in order to stay afloat financially.
At the same time, China relies heavily on Russian gas, and it needs the food Russia produces in abundance to feed its own population.
What’s more, China relies on Russia’s goodwill at the UN Security Council.
While China has been careful to hedge it bets and avoid blatantly contravening Western sanctions in order to keep its economy stable and avoid negative consequences, it is clearly doing whatever it can to extend Russia a lifeline.
Its move won’t be forgotten should China invade Taiwan in the future, as Russia would likely not only refuse to condemn Chinese aggression, but even offer tacit support for the move.
If China were cut off from Western nations and markets as a result of its invasion of Taiwan, it would need Russia’s trade and friendship more than ever and Russia would likely be more than happy to help an ally.
What’s more, the fact that Russia is almost completely cut off from Western markets means that it has nothing to lose and so can do whatever it pleases to help China weather sanctions that would certainly result from an invasion of Taiwan.
The mainstream media is pushing a narrative that the Ukraine war is pushing Russia and China apart.
However, a close look at reality shows that this isn’t the case.
While China is uneager to risk economic sanctions by providing Russia with everything it wants, it has done a lot to help Russia since the conflict began and is showing an openness to providing even more aid and assistance.
At the same time, it has become increasingly aggressive against Taiwan; should it decide to strike the self-governed island, U.S. President Joe Biden would likely find it impossible to manage the crisis.
Unlike Ukraine, Taiwan actually has U.S. soldiers stationed on the island and the United States has a mutual military defense treaty with the island.
Should China decide to make a move, the many warmongers in the Biden administration would likely look for a way to turn the conflict into World War 3.
Such a situation would not have arisen if President Biden had not provoked Russia into invading Ukraine in the first place, but he did, pushing Russia and China even closer to each other and putting the world at risk of what could turn into a nuclear war.