The official media World Wide Web once published an article: Without Ukraine, there would be no China’s national defense achievements
[The Epoch Times, March 1, 2022](The Epoch Times reporters Xu Yiyang and Gu Xiaohua interviewed and reported) After Russia invaded Ukraine, because the CCP’s “little pink” inhumane remarks implicated the Chinese in Ukraine, there appeared Chinese exclusion in Ukraine tide. Before that, Ukraine has always regarded the CCP as a “good partner” and has strongly supported the CCP in military, economic and trade areas.
On February 26, a video on the social media platform Twitter went viral. In the video, a suspected Chinese student in Ukraine angered the CCP and made inhuman remarks, which made the Chinese in Ukraine become rats crossing the street and reduced to the point where they dare not admit that they are Chinese.
The international student said in the video: “I saw the information just now that many Chinese people joked on the Internet that the war in Ukraine was good, and the more people died, the better. In this case, I will have a little Ukrainian daughter-in-law. Such remarks have been criticized. The Ukrainian media has concentrated on the translation and reporting, and now basically all Ukrainians know about it. In those air-raid shelters in Kyiv, even old men, old ladies, and young people came up to ask Chinese students, are you really like this? As a result, many students did not Dare to stay in the subway.”
“I hope the ‘keyboard warriors’ in China will keep your words and give us a chance to survive.” He continued, “Do you know what my buddies at Kyiv Agricultural University (Agricultural University) are doing outside today? Someone directly When asked which country you are from, they said we are Japanese. We dare not even say that we are Chinese. Thanks to you! Are you so short of wives? Many people, you actually said that you died well, you can have a Ukrainian wife to play with.”
He also said that in a place in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, “a Chinese person seems to have been shot. How many Chinese people will be killed and shot in this place in the future, thanks to your keyboard. Hero’s credit.”
On the same day on February 26, a Chinese netizen who claimed to be in Ukraine “l0nGnnn-” also posted on Weibo, calling on China‘s little pinks to stop making fun of the war.
She wrote on Weibo: “Now the words about the adoption of Ukrainian beauties in China have been widely reprinted by foreign media and Ukrainian media, which has led to anti-China sentiment among Ukrainians. The war is becoming more and more fierce, and it is very likely that air strikes will evolve into gun battles.”
“Because of your ridicule, (Chinese) international students have no way to follow the locals to shelter in air raid shelters in large numbers, and now local residents can get guns for free, which means that they can shoot indiscriminately in the name of defending the country, and now we have to He hides all the characteristics that reveal his identity as a Chinese, and he is afraid that the next person to be hurt by mistake will be himself.”
Called queuing to “accommodate Ukrainian beauties”
The Chinese Internet is full of such remarks: “I am willing to contribute a small amount, there are still two vacant rooms at home, and I am willing to accommodate Ukrainian girls aged 18 to 24 to avoid the harm of war.”
“I only care about whether Ukrainian beauties can be safely imported into China.”
“The war in Ukraine means that men in this country will suffer heavy casualties, so there will be many women left. It seems that I have a good chance of getting rid of the order.”
Feng Jun (pseudonym), a Chinese student in Ukraine, confirmed in an interview with The Epoch Times that due to the spread of some Chinese domestic public opinion to Ukraine, Ukrainians believed that the Chinese were cynical about the invasion, and some Chinese claimed to want the Ukrainians to be scorned. His wife and daughter were sent to China, which led to a particularly serious anti-China sentiment in the local area. He also told reporters that there were indeed Chinese students injured by guns.
On the day of the Russian invasion, the Chinese embassy in Ukraine called on Ukrainian Chinese to post the CCP’s five-star flag in prominent places; on February 26, the Chinese embassy retracted the above remarks, saying that they should not reveal their identities and display identifying signs.
In this regard, Feng Jun said that now no one dares to hold the five-star flag of the CCP, and all the Spring Festival couplets posted on the door have been torn off.
Regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the CCP’s official position once said: “China always respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries.” However, the Ukraine issue is complex and unique, and China “understands Russia’s legitimate concerns on security issues.”
Chinese state media hyped the Russian invasion as a “rescue of Ukraine” with the aim of “demilitarizing and de-Nazification” of Ukraine. On the Internet in China, many Chinese believe that Ukraine should fight and applaud.
Ukraine has been helping the CCP develop its armaments
“Ukraine has played a major role in the CCP’s military development.” Chen Weijian, editor-in-chief of Beijing Spring, a monthly magazine that focuses on China‘s democratic movement, said in an interview with The Epoch Times.
He said that after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Ukraine was in a state of transition, with many military facilities, including some military technicians, who have been helping the CCP.
“There is a saying that it is because of Ukraine that the CCP’s military strength has only accelerated for 20 years. I don’t know if there is so much, but it is certain that Ukraine has greatly helped the CCP’s military. We know that the Liaoning aircraft carrier was bought from Ukraine.” The Varyag’, and the Ukrainian side also provided the design drawings of the ‘Varyag’.”
The article quoted analysts as saying that as of January 2014, Ukraine had exported about 30 categories of military technology to China, including power systems for aircraft carriers, large ships, large transport aircraft designs, supersonic advanced trainers, tank engines and air vehicles. key equipment such as air-to-air missiles.
The article revealed that the Ukrainian military industry has been thoroughly understood by the CCP. “For 20 years, China (the CCP) has obtained almost all the military technology it wants from Ukraine.”
The article also stated that after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the CCP used the so-called “double-introduction project” to hunt down Ukrainian military talents. Following the example of South Korea’s talent recruitment plan, the CCP has invited many top experts from Ukraine.
At that time, there was no uniform standard for experts’ salaries. Depending on the qualifications and contributions of the experts, it was generally US$1,500 to US$2,000 per month, and US$3,000 to US$4,000 per month for well-known experts. Transfer its technological achievements through personal relationships.”
Li Jie, an expert from the Chinese Navy, described the work at that time, saying that these Ukrainian experts attached great importance to the friendship between China and the Soviet Union.
The article also stated that the Sino-Ukrainian military-industrial cooperation, in addition to the transfer of the “Varyag”, a large-scale landmark project, has performed most prominently in the power systems of ships, tanks, and aircraft, especially various types of engines.
The article said that many of the CCP’s surface ships, “including the ‘Varyag’, as well as the gas turbine DN/DA-80 used by the ‘China Aegis’ ship, and the ‘Khalid’ main battle tank developed by China for Pakistan The diesel engine 6TD-2E used, the AI-222 engine used in the new generation of advanced trainer aircraft Falcon-15, and the engine suitable for plateau mountain helicopters are all from Ukraine.”
Ukraine used to attach great importance to its relations with the CCP
According to the information released on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China, China and Ukraine established diplomatic relations on January 4, 1992; in 2001, they established a comprehensive friendly and cooperative relationship, and in 2011, they jointly announced the establishment of a strategic partnership.
The CCP claims that Ukraine attaches great importance to its relations with the CCP, and its principled positions on issues such as Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Falun Gong all stand on the same side as the CCP.
China was one of the first countries to recognize Ukraine’s independence, claiming to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.
In terms of economic and trade relations, Ukraine is China‘s third largest trading partner in Eurasia after Russia and Kazakhstan, and China is Ukraine’s largest trading partner. In the first half of 2021, the bilateral trade volume between China and Uruguay reached 9.37 billion US dollars; in 2020, the bilateral trade volume between China and Uruguay was 14.66 billion US dollars.
In April 2011, the CCP and Ukraine launched a bilateral cooperation mechanism to conduct comprehensive cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, agriculture, aerospace, science and technology, culture, education, and health.
Ukraine is a fan of the CCP’s “One Belt, One Road”
In 2017, Ukraine joined the CCP’s “One Belt, One Road” project and became an important hub for Europe.
Large Chinese companies operating in Ukraine include state-owned COFCO Corp, state-owned builders China Pacific Construction Group and China Harbour Engineering Co. (CHEC), and telecom equipment giant Huawei.
Data from the Ukrainian Embassy in China shows that in the first three quarters of 2020, Chinese companies invested $75.7 million in projects in Ukraine.
According to the statistics of the Ministry of Commerce of the Communist Party of China, in 2019, the direct investment flow of the Chinese Communist Party in Ukraine was 53.32 million US dollars; as of the end of 2019, the stock of Chinese direct investment in Ukraine was 158 million US dollars.
In Donetsk, which has just declared independence from Ukraine, Power Construction Corp of China signed a $999 million deal with Wind Farm LLC in April 2021 for 800 MW of wind power Field Agreement.
In 2019, China Harbour Engineering Company completed a dredging project in the port of Chornomorsk. The Port of Chernomorsk is located on the coast of the Black Sea in southern Ukraine and is one of the main ports of Ukraine. According to the contract, the total cost of the project is about 15 million US dollars.
China Pacific Construction Group signed an agreement to build a subway line in the capital Kyiv in 2017; while Huawei, which helps Ukraine develop its mobile network, won a bid to install a 4G network in the Kyiv subway in 2019.
In 2016, COFCO Agriculture, a wholly-owned subsidiary of COFCO, launched a $75 million grain terminal project at the seaport of Nikolaev in southern Ukraine.
China tore up treaty with Ukraine
In December 2013, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, and the then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych signed the “Sino-Ukrainian Friendship and Cooperation Treaty” (referred to as the “Treaty”) and the “Sino-Ukrainian Joint Cooperation on Further Deepening Strategic Partnership”. Statement” (referred to as the “Declaration”).
In Article 4 of the Treaty, the CCP undertakes to unconditionally refrain from using or threatening to use nuclear weapons against Ukraine, a non-nuclear-weapon state, in accordance with the CCP’s statement of security assurances to Ukraine on December 4, 1994.
Article 5 states: “The Chinese side supports the Ukrainian side’s policy on maintaining the national unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”
Article 6 states: “Either Contracting Party shall not take any action that would prejudice the sovereignty, security or territorial integrity of the other Contracting Party.”
“Either Contracting Party shall not allow a third country to use its territory to undermine the national sovereignty, security or territorial integrity of the other Contracting Party.”
“Either Contracting Party shall, in accordance with its own laws and the international treaties to which it is a party, allow the establishment of any separatist, terrorist or extremist organization or group on its own territory that undermines the sovereignty, security or territorial integrity of the other Contracting Party, and shall prohibit its activities.”
In the “Statement”, the CCP once again claimed: “In the event that Ukraine is invaded by the use of nuclear weapons or threatened by such aggression, it will provide Ukraine with corresponding security guarantees.”
Xie Tian, a professor of marketing at the University of South Carolina Aiken School of Business and the John Olin Palm Chair Professor, said in his commentary that the CCP, on the issue of Ukraine, has no credibility and is now in a dilemma.
He said that Russia and Ukraine had disputes, and the CCP, which had a good relationship with both sides, would have had an excellent opportunity to demonstrate its diplomatic strength in the international arena, which neither the United States nor the European Union had at all. It is a pity that the senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China and Zhongnanhai are full of fat, good at power struggle, infighting, and suppressing the people, but they are neglected in international relations and international exchanges, and they have missed a good opportunity.
He believes that in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the CCP is likely to choose the party with the largest fist and the strongest power, that is, Russia, as the object of support. The consequence of doing so is that the CCP may lose its interests in Ukraine, and it may also have to bear the consequences of the Western sanctions against Russia, which will affect Chiyu.
Responsible editor: Lian Shuhua#