Wei Jingsheng Foundation News and Article: A1398-W1001



Release Date: June 19, 2021


Topic: The New China-U.S.-Russia Triangle Relations -- Wei Jingsheng

标题:中美俄新三角关系 -- 魏京生


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The New China-U.S.-Russia Triangle Relations

-- Wei Jingsheng



The US President Biden and the Russian President Putin met in Geneva. President Putin laughed at their first small-scale meeting, as he got what he wanted from the beginning. What does he want? That is an admission of Russia's position as a big country, for the purpose of enhancing Putins political position in his country. This time, President Biden calculated very well and poked at Putin at the right spot, to the degree that Putin had to laugh as he just sat down, which is a little gaffe for him and not fitting his calm and serious training by the KGB.


The status of a great power seems to be a need not only for Putin himself, but a psychological need of the Russian people as well. It is just like the Chinese at the end of the Qing Dynasty, who were accustomed to be the little people of a big country, and were not used to others looking down at them. The experience of being looked down upon after the disintegration of the Soviet Union has become more and more unaccustomed to Russians. Putin has been tossing things up and down in the past few years, yet was welcomed by his people because he is giving some kind of comfort to the publics psychology. If Russia can be recognized by the big powers, of course it is more important than just comfort. It is an unexpected joy, so Putin can't help but to laugh.


If the Biden administration wants to concentrate on dealing with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), it naturally needs to relieve the pressure on the west. If Putin wants domestic support and shows himself by making trouble in the West, then he needs to relieve the pressure on the east. This is why Putin wooed China a few years ago. Now that Putin has received domestic support, there is no need to increase the support by making trouble for the West. Both sides got what they wanted, which can be said to be a win-win situation.


The media often ridicules Biden for saying wrong things, but he does have very good advisors and assistants. The understatement of his opening remarks set a tune for an eased US-Russian relationship, and that Russia will not make trouble for the West. Now the CCP is miserable. Through the screams and furious behaviors of the wolf warriors of Xi Jinping, we can estimate that they feel bad as well.


Why is it bad? The relationship between the CCP and Russia is not as strong as a rock as the two sides have claimed. Xi Jinping spent a lot of money on Russia though the purchasing of high-priced oil and also helped with the high-speed railways in Russia; however, the contentions in Central Asia and historical territorial issues are conflicts affecting the interests of China and Russia, as well as the psychology of the people. It is impossible for the Chinese people to regard Russia as a friend and for the Russians to lift their vigilance against China. It's just that politicians of both countries are pretending to be affectionate to each other in order to fight against the West.


Does Russia have to confront the United States? Not necessarily. First, Russia is no longer opposed to Western ideology, or even though it is very different, it is not in a state of opposition. Second, Russia is watching the rapid economic development in China and is also aware of the importance of cooperating with the West. If the contradiction can be alleviated to replace China's trading position, Putin will laugh again. Why not?


The only obstacle is the uncomfortable social mentality of the people, and there has long been no antagonistic contradiction in the struggle for world hegemony. In the past, Western countries made serious mistakes. A mental inertia alienated the well-intentioned Yeltsin government. A group of mentally handicapped scholars used shock therapy to harm the Russian economy, and then took the advantage to expand NATO eastward. This aroused the resentment of the Russian people and pushed the Russian people's social mentality to hostility.


This long-term accumulation of bad mentality gives the CCP an opportunity. Since the era of Jiang Zemin, the CCP has used various interests to lure Russia to join the anti-US alliance. But Russias upper-level leaders are not fools, and they know their own interests as well. They are just stumped by the political situation. Now the Biden administration is helping Putin get rid of domestic obstacles. As time goes by, normal relations between the United States and Russia will gradually develop. Russia does not need to unite with the CCP to fight against the West, so Xis wolf warriors are as upset as if their own parents had died.


Of course, with Putins shrewd character, there will be a lot of bargaining and twitching in the process of gradual easing of relations with the United States. These are all technical details, and the business nation of the United States does not lack these detailed calculations either. All that is left is time, as long as no more mistakes are made.



(This English version is translated by Ciping HUANG, without any compensation. Wei Jingsheng and the Wei Jingsheng Foundation appreciate her decades of contribution, especially for allowing the use and distribution of her translations of these commentaries.)


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(Written and recorded on June 16, 2021. Broadcasted by Radio Free Asia on June 17, 2021.)


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Wei Jingsheng Foundation News and Article: A1398-W1001



Release Date: June 19, 2021


Topic: The New China-U.S.-Russia Triangle Relations -- Wei Jingsheng

标题:中美俄新三角关系 -- 魏京生


Original Language Version: Chinese (Chinese version at the end)








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