On Tuesday, Foreign ministers from China and Russia did a show of unity in their meeting in the face of criticism for human rights and against western sanctions.
Wang Yi and Sergey Lavrov rejected external objections to their authoritarian political systems. They said they are working to advance global progress on climate change and the coronavirus pandemic.
On Monday, At their first meeting in Nanning, Lavrov and Wang blamed the United States for meddling in other countries’ concerns. They urged it to return to Iran’s nuclear deal, something that the new government of President Joe Biden has approached cautiously. Russia and China have close ties with Tehran.
The two diplomats reiterated that message Tuesday at a press conference, where Wang strongly criticized coordinated sanctions by the European Union, Britain, Canada, and the United States against Chinese officials for human rights violations in China’s remote western region Xinjiang.
Wang said countries have to come together to oppose all kinds of unilateral sanctions. The international community will not take these measures.
Lavrov said the sanctions have brought Russia and China closer together and accused the West of “imposing its rules on everyone else, something they believe should rule the world order.”
If Europe breaks down those links, simply kill all the methods that have been developed over the years, Then, possibly, impartially, leads to the fact that our relationship with China is developing faster than what remains of relationship with European countries.
In the joint assertion declared after the meeting, the two ministers stated that no country should force its government on others.
The statement said Intervention as a developing democracy in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation is unacceptable.
China claims that members of the Uyghur community and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang have voluntarily participated in professional training courses and de-radicalization and denies allegations that more than a million people have been held in prison-like re-education camps. Xi Jinping, Where they are forced to deny their culture and vow loyalty to the Communist Party and its leader. Media, foreign governments, and activist groups claim that abuses, including forced labor and imposed birth control, continue to occur.
On Monday, China reacted quickly to the EU standards by forcing bans against ten citizens and four European institutions involved in hurting China’s affairs and “maliciously declaring disinformation and falsehoods.
Xinjiang has recorded violent incidents against the government. Still, Beijing claims its grand security campaign brought peace to the region in recent years.
China and Russia competed for the leadership of the communist world during the Cold War. Still, they have established a strong relationship in recent years fueled by opposition to the United States and cooperation on military, technological, and natural resource trade issues.