On the first day of a state visit intended to bring peace to Ukraine, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin and praised the close connections and strategic visions held by China and Russia.
While the Chinese side is increasingly presenting itself as a peace broker, especially after the security deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the United States’ double game of causing crisis and proposing solutions is not only coming to an end but also Washington openly objecting to the calls for a ceasefire in Ukraine.
For example, ahead of the meeting between Putin and Xi, White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby declares that any “call for a ceasefire” in Ukraine is “unacceptable.”
Additionally, in a sign of NATO escalation in Ukraine, the Polish ambassador to France said: “Either Ukraine will defend its independence or we will be forced to enter into this conflict.”
On the other hand, Chinese President Xi Jinping believes the world is heading toward a multipolar world and there is no power that can stop it:
“The world today is going through profound changes unseen in a century. The trend of peace, development and win-win cooperation (multi-centric international relations) is irreversible. The transition to a multipolar order is unstoppable.”— Xi Jinping
In this video, we discuss the possibility of moving to a multipolar world headed by China and Russia and whether the United States will accept to share their previous hegemonic status or if are they going to escalate and trigger a direct war.
Kevork Almassian is an award-winning political commentator from Syria. He is the founder of Syriana Analysis and is known for his contribution to the literature on the Syrian war.