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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken rebuked China for supporting Russia after he met with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi for more than five hours on Saturday.
In a press conference on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Bali, Indonesia, Blinken said, “the G20 nations came together to address some of the most critical challenges facing people around the world, including the far-reaching consequences of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, particularly growing food insecurity, rising energy prices.”
“We heard the majority of countries condemn Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine,” he added.
However, he said, “What you hear from Beijing is that it claims to be neutral. I would start with the proposition that it’s pretty hard to be neutral when it comes to this aggression.”
“There’s a clear aggressor, there’s a clear victim, there’s a clear challenge not only to the lives and livelihoods of people in Ukraine but there’s a challenge to the international order that China and the United States as permanent members of the Security Council are supposed to uphold,” Blinken added.
“I don’t think that China is, in fact, engaging in a way that suggests neutrality,” he said.
“More than 11 million people in Ukraine have fled their homes since the aggression began. That is more than a quarter of Ukraine’s entire population. These are tremendous numbers, and they’ll only increase as the war continues,” he said.
More than four months now into this brutal invasion, the PRC (China) is still standing by Russia, cycling Russian propaganda around the world,” Blinken added.
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