Kirby: China and Russia Are 'Cozying Up' in Public and We'll 'Have to See' if China Will Be 'a More Responsible Power'

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On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” White House National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby reacted to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi saying that the state is consenting to bolster its ties to Russia by stating that the 2 countries are “cozying up to each other, astatine slightest successful the nationalist space.” But the 2 countries “don’t person a agelong past of moving good together. And so, we’re going to person to spot however this plays out.” And China volition person to determine if it is “going to beryllium consenting to beryllium a much liable powerfulness successful the portion and crossed the globe.” Kirby besides stated that China’s actions successful Taiwan are not the “actions of a liable power.”

Kirby stated, [relevant speech begins astir 5:40] “We person agelong been proceeding China and Russia benignant of cozying up to each other, astatine slightest successful the nationalist space. But we request to retrieve that these are 2 countries that are not strategically aligned connected each issue. They don’t person a agelong past of moving good together. And so, we’re going to person to spot however this plays out. It’s certainly, we don’t believe, successful China’s involvement to sidle up to Russia erstwhile Russia has present been — present successful their astir sixth period present of an unprovoked penetration of Ukraine and a Russia who is further and further isolated from the planetary community. But China has a prime to make. I mean, they’re going to person to take whether that’s who they privation to beryllium aligned with, that’s the absorption they privation this to spell oregon are they going to beryllium consenting to beryllium a much liable powerfulness successful the portion and crossed the globe.”

Host Gillian Turner past asked, “Have you seen immoderate indications that they’re consenting to beryllium a more, I deliberation you said liable actor, going forward.”

Kirby responded, “I would accidental based connected what we’re seeing, Gillian, conscionable successful the past fewer days, clearly, what they’re doing we don’t find to beryllium the actions of a liable power. And that we’ve been thing but wide astir urging them to deescalate the tensions, halt these exercises, halt the bellicose rhetoric that are doing thing to lend to bid and information not lone successful and astir Taiwan, but successful the occidental Pacific writ large.”

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