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Don’t believe any of what China says about Putin’s Ukraine war

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Beijing is pretending to play impartial on Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, however the giveaway is how the Chinese language Communist Get together has the fully state-controlled media echoing Russia’s propaganda.

The orders plainly went out — as a rapidly deleted message on Horizon Information, a social media account below Beijing Information, by accident revealed: “No posts unfavorable to Russia or with pro-Western content material ought to be printed.”

Final week, for instance, whereas the remainder of the world noticed actual photos of besieged Ukrainian cities and the slaughter Russian forces have left of their wake — the 45-foot trench filled with civilian corpses in Bucha, and all of the our bodies littering the city — China’s Individuals Each day shared a video on the social-media platform, Weibo, “displaying” Russia giving humanitarian help to Ukrainians outdoors of Kharkiv.

Greater than 3 million folks watched that bull.

Proper from the beginning, Chinese language networks amplified Russian disinformation, quoting Russian officers’ false claims that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had fled the capital and that Ukrainian troopers surrendered on the invasion’s first day.

And China’s Phoenix TV has issued reviews whereas embedded with Russian troops outdoors now-destroyed Mariupol of civilians supposedly welcoming the Russian forces.

Beijing has refused to sentence the invasion in any respect, as an alternative asserting that america and NATO are at fault for Putin’s warfare. Xi Jinping even instructed President Joe Biden that the US and NATO are “the crux” of the issue.

In the meantime, Ukraine’s safety service, the SBU, says China is responsible for a serious pre-invasion cyberattack on Ukraine’s navy and nuclear amenities, with 1000’s of hacking makes an attempt on 600-plus Websites belonging to the protection ministry in Kyiv and different establishments.

Possibly that was a favor to Russia for delaying the invasion till after the Beijing Olympics completed, as Xi reportedly requested.

In spite of everything, Putin and Xi declared their evil-best-friendship on Feb. 4, the opening day of the Olympics, saying in 5,000-word joint assertion, “Friendship between the 2 States has no limits, there are not any ‘forbidden’ areas of cooperation.”

For now not less than, the invasion has awoken the West to Putin’s true nature. However the world nonetheless must admit that Xi is each bit as a lot an enemy of civilization.