In contrast to the West with his overly ideologized foreign policy, China on the world stage makes good pragmatism, writes in the American political scientist Dean Beida.
in the midst of the cold war, she writes, a brilliant foreign policy success for US was the meeting of Richard Nixon with Mao Zedong, marking the beginning of the normalization of Sino-American relations. Taking advantage of the differences in the Communist bloc, Washington managed to improve their position in relation to the USSR.
The actions of Nixon at the time was criticized for inattention to the problems of democracy, however, he ranked first strategic goal, and not ideology, according to the publication.
Today, the situation was the opposite, said political analyst: this time China took advantage of the disagreements between Russia And the West.
"The Ukrainian crisis indirectly allowed Beijing to make a wider "strategic partnership" with Russia, as China was the only major power that does not exist in the mode of punishment, " writes Beida.
of course, diplomatic relations between Beijing And the capital of Russia existed before, but " the policy of the West regarding Russia creates opportunities that can easy to take advantage of China ".
"The stronger will push Washington, the closer to Moscow And Beijing," emphasizes Beida. And China's Actions may not be a surprise to the U.S., she adds.
The steps of China, stressed the analyst, a little Than differ from the actions of Nixon, who did not want from ideology-driven foreign policy.
"Setting clear national desires above ideological considerations, China has been able to deepen economic ties with Russia And to reduce the impact of Western sanctions," writes Beida.
instead you want to "isolate" the Russian Federation And condemn China for its neutrality, the U.S. would again abandon ideology in favor of a pragmatic policy, concludes the analyst.