Beijing. China has reiterated its strong support for Russian President Vladimir Putin, dismissing reports of a change in its strategy towards Russia after the crucial meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC). The same Congress of the CPC had approved President Xi Jinping for a record third term of 5 years. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a telephonic conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Thursday.
Wang has been elected to the 24-member Politburo, the ruling Communist Party’s most influential body, and has emerged as Xi’s top official on foreign policy matters. He will assume his new post in March next year.
China will support Russia
After the party congress, Wang was the first to call Lavrov to highlight China’s continued importance to Russia. “China is willing to deepen exchanges at all levels and take bilateral relations and cooperation to new heights in all fields,” Wang said, according to official Xinhua news agency. During talks with Lavrov, Wang said that China will continue to strongly support Russia in the future so that the Russian people under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin can come out of difficulties, overcome all obstacles and implement their development strategy goals and become a force on the global stage. To further strengthen the status of Russia.
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In the 20th Congress of the Communist Party that ended on Monday She On Sunday, he was elected General Secretary of the ‘Communist Party of China’ for a record third time for a five-year term. He is the first Chinese leader after party founder Mao Zedong to be elected to the position for a third term.
Xi Jinping is considered equal to Mao
All the country’s presidents before Xi, except Mao, followed the rule of retiring after a 10-year term for nearly three decades. Xi Jinping, considered to be Mao’s equivalent, is likely to remain in power for the rest of his life. There was speculation that Xi may make some changes in his post-Congress stance of full support in light of the setbacks to Putin in his fight in Ukraine. In fact, Putin told Xi last month during a meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand that he understood China’s “questions and concerns”. Several Chinese experts, including former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, have said that Xi Jinping could reduce the attitude of full support for Putin in light of the new realities.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 28, 2022, 23:18 IST