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Time: 2022-03-21 08:46
- Newspapers: Central News Agency
- Contributing Editor: News Editor
Ukraine was invaded by Russia, and the saying “Ukraine today, Taiwan tomorrow” suddenly spread throughout the public opinion field. However, Chinese scholars believe that Russia and China are both besieged by the West. In the hearts of Chinese people, the situation in Ukraine will instead create the fear of “Russia today, China tomorrow”.
The Voice of America (VOA) Chinese website reported that Zhao Tong, a scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing, believes that China’s logic of thinking about the Ukrainian war reflects the same “anti-West” consensus with Russia. China and the U.S. have confrontational positions from time to time, and there may be a showdown in the end, which makes it hard for China not to worry. The way the West is now dealing with Russia will one day be used by China.
Wang Yiwei, director of the Institute of International Affairs at Renmin University of China, pointed out that while Russia is at war with Ukraine, the United States is keeping an eye on China. The thorn in the eye is China.
As for the phrase “Ukraine today, Taiwan tomorrow”, Wang Yiwei believes that there are still problems in cross-strait relations, but it will not be a misunderstanding. Why should it be compared with Ukraine? Could it be that the United States sanctioned Russia for the Ukraine issue, and then it will do the same with China on the Taiwan issue? Wang Yiwei claimed that the Ukraine issue is just an exercise by the United States to decouple and sanction China on the Taiwan issue? The U.S.’s constant “spoofing of such actions” will make the Chinese people have the idea of ”Russia today, China tomorrow”.
Zhao Tong believes that the Ukrainian war may be a lesson for the situation in the Taiwan Strait. In recent years, Chinese society has been filled with the idea that “the military reunification of Taiwan is at your fingertips”, in order to complete the great cause of China’s reunification and show the “rise of a great power”, but this optimism will be re-examined due to this war, which will help China’s decision-making circle in In the future geo-strategic development, make a more prudent and calm judgment.
Huang Jiezheng, an associate professor at the Institute of International Affairs and Strategy at Tamkang University, said that Russia has always had a “chip color” in the rivalry between the United States and China. However, when Russia’s international prestige and influence decline due to the light start of the war, the competition between China and the United States will become more prominent.
Huang Jiezheng believes that if Russia’s prestige and influence decline, it is likely to evolve into a rivalry between the United States and China, then the pressure felt by China will become more prominent.
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