‘We’re Ready To Team Up With Russia’, Xi Tells Putin
September 22, 2022
At the recent Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Uzbekistan Xi told Putin that “We’re ready to team up with Russia” and the two countries performed joint naval patrols and military drills in the Pacific Ocean just hours before the conference.
The two leaders agreed that the end of a unipolar world where the US dominates is just around the corner during their highly anticipated bilateral encounter on Thursday outside of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Uzbekistan. In his opening remarks, Putin referred to it as “ugly” and emphasised that the “vast majority” of countries have rejected American control.
The West’s “attempts to create a unipolar world have recently taken on an absolutely ugly shape and are absolutely unacceptable to the vast majority of nations on the planet,” the Russian leader told Xi, according to a state media translation, were “absolutely unacceptable to the vast majority of nations on the planet.” The geopolitical flashpoints of Ukraine and Taiwan were also a major topic of discussion. However, a lot of Western pundits are already capitalising on a veiled allusion to China’s Xi voicing “concerns” on the situation in Ukraine.