The Chinese authorities are ready to work together with Russia to promote universal development and support the statement of Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, about the unacceptability of the West’s desire to occupy a dominant position on the world stage, as stated by the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian.
“China intends, together with Russia, to promote the intensification of cooperation between all countries, to create new incentives for universal peaceful development […] I want to emphasize that the Sino-Russian comprehensive partnership relations in the new era are as solid as a rock. At the same time, the cooperation of our countries is not aimed at defeating someone,” the spokesman explained.
According to him, China and Russia “cooperate for the sake of mutual development, taking into account each other’s interests.”
“China has always pursued an independent policy, contributes to the maintenance of peace throughout the world, makes an active contribution to global development, ensures the preservation of international order,” Lijian concluded.
These statements came as Lavrov said on Monday that Western countries “do not want to have any rivals in the international arena that are more or less comparable in influence,” and this attitude explains their “hysteria towards the rise of China,” which accepted the rules of the game and “outplayed the West on its own field.”