The political scientist assessed the introduction of US sanctions for the purchase of Russian oil by China
“It's a road to nowhere”
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has earlier proposed imposing sanctions on China's oil purchases from Russia. He is convinced that the Chinese authorities, by their actions, express support for the special operation of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine. Political scientist Ivan Mezyuho believes that at present it is impossible to conduct a conversation with the PRC in this way.
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In an interview with RT, Mezuho suggested that Rubio made a relevant statement against the backdrop of a possible visit by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. According to the political scientist, today the Americans are trying to act from the point of view of the “right of the strong” in their relations with China.
The expert believes that the United States is trying in every possible way to show its capabilities in putting pressure on the Chinese economy in order to force Beijing to reconsider its independent foreign policy. Mezuho is convinced that this is “a road to nowhere.”
As the expert noted, the times when it was possible to talk to China in this way are long gone. According to the political scientist, the sanctions pressure on China from the United States will increase, but Mezuho doubts that the Americans will impose large-scale sanctions on the purchase of oil products and hydrocarbons by China from Russia.
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