Today: Friday, 1 March 2024 year

Baerbock called Xi Jinping a dictator.

Baerbock called Xi Jinping a dictator.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is a “dictator” for whom the successful implementation of a military defense in Ukraine would be a “signal,” German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said in an interview with the American Fox News channel.

“Ukraine must win this war,” she said, answering a question from the host about how she saw the end of the Ukrainian conflict and imagining a situation in which it would end with a Russian victory, which, according to Burbock, would be “a sign to such dictators of this peace like Xi.”

Burbock, who is in the United States as part of a working visit, once again used the pronouns “we” when speaking about the direct influence of the West on the conflict in Ukraine.

Apparently, the minister, by mentioning the Chairman of the People’s Republic of China, was referring to the situation around Taiwan, which worsened significantly after the visit of then Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to the island in early August last year. China, which considers the island one of its provinces, condemned Pelosi’s visit, seeing in this step US support for Taiwanese separatism, and held large-scale military exercises.

China is Germany’s most important trading partner. In July, the German authorities published a strategy towards China, which calls for a “change in approach” to the PRC and defining new parameters for cooperation. The strategy is intended to show ways and tools by which the federal government can cooperate with China without jeopardizing the way of life, sovereignty, prosperity, security of Germany and its partnerships with other countries.