Posted: 23.06.2022 17:43:00

Jinping explains global threat of military alliance expansion

Chinese President Xi Jinping shared his view during the opening ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum stating that expansion of military alliances will lead to a security dilemma, RIA Novosti reports


Xi Jinping urged to turn to history and trace how the policy of alliances in the world led to new wars. "The tragedies of the past tell us that hegemony, group politics and bloc confrontation bring no peace or security, but will only lead to wars and conflicts,” he said.

The Chinese leader correlated this with the ongoing situation around Ukraine. According to him, the crisis in this country ‘reminds us that blind faith in the so-called ‘position of strength’ and attempts to expand military alliances and seek one’s own security at the expense of others will only land oneself in a security dilemma’.

Xi Jinping believes a hope for peace is possible only if everyone remembers the bitter lessons of the war. He urged the international community ‘to jointly oppose hegemonism and power politics’ and ‘to build a new type of international relations based on mutual respect and justice’.