The Biden administration on Wednesday stepped up its warnings to China over the consequences it could face for helping Russia work around US sanctions. According to Reuters, the administration warned China against taking advantage of business opportunities presented by the sanctions.
The US doesn’t want China to help Russia access goods included in export control measures or process transactions banned by Western sanctions. On his way to Europe with President Biden, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the G7 would soon announce joint measures aimed at preventing Russia from getting around sanctions.
“That’s not specifically about China, but it will apply to every significant economy and the decisions that any of those economies take to try, in an intentional and active way, to undermine or weaken the sanctions that we put in place,” Sullivan said.
Last week, Sullivan warned of unspecified “consequences” for China if it helps Russia evade sanctions. The US has also warned China against helping Russia in its war in Ukraine, but Beijing has strongly denied that it plans to get involved and has repeatedly called for a diplomatic solution.
While the US wants China to cooperate on its Russia policy, the Biden administration just added new sanctions on Chinese officials. On Monday, the State Department announced visa restrictions on Chinese officials over alleged “repressive acts.”
8 thoughts on “US Sets Red Lines for China Helping Russia Skirt Sanctions”
Zhao Lijian’s map of the international community:
Heh…in the big picture, that ain’t much, is it Brockland!
The West did have superior economic power, but they chose to ‘Reset’ that.
Short of making the rest of the real world order really disappear, our supra-elites have likely made a major miscalculation.
Backstabbing your own mostly-trusting middle classes, is not the same as re-conquering an untrusting world of former imperial victims.
Won’t it be fun when major world players start sanctioning Amerikkka? Russia (wheat), Iran (oil) and China (everything).
If Amerikkka wants Venezuelan oil, I sincerely hope that Maduro forces Bye-Done to lay prostrate before him and kiss his feet.
And then tell him, No way, Jose.
No one is listening to the US anymore other than their client states and even they will begin to abandon Rome soon.
Set all the Red Lines you want… Trades of Russia China would continue as usual…!
Does the railroad from China that supplies western Europe route through Moscow?
Is that panic I hear coming out of Washington? Maybe the rest of the world is getting numb from all of our threats and sanctions and are beginning to see our tantrums as the desperate flailing of a dying empire.
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