Putin claims America is hurting itself by refusing to expand trade relations with China
By Arsenio Toledo // Feb 12, 2024

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently claimed that America is only "hurting" itself by refusing to expand trade relations with China.

Putin made this claim during his interview with Tucker Carlson, the video and full transcript of which were published on Thursday, Feb. 8 – the same day Putin held a lengthy phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the massive trade volume between the two nations.

"Do Chinese businesses have small presence in the United States? Yes. The political decisions are such that they are trying to limit the cooperation with China. It is to your own detriment, Mr. Tucker, that you are limiting cooperation with China," said Putin. "You are hurting yourself. It is a delicate matter and there are no silver bullet solutions." (Related: War between the U.S. and China over Taiwan could cost the global economy a staggering $10 TRILLION.)

Putin noted the difference between American and European policies regarding trade with China.

"The cooperation with China keeps increasing. The pace at which China's cooperation with Europe is growing is higher and greater than that of the growth of Chinese and Russian cooperation," he said. "Ask Europeans: Aren't they afraid? They might be, I do not know. But they are still trying to access China's market at all costs."

Burgeoning China-Russia trade part of creating new multipolar world order

On Thursday, Putin and Xi had a lengthy phone conversation on the eve of the Lunar New Year, during which they both rejected what they called U.S. interference in their domestic affairs and bragged about their close ties and burgeoning trade relations.

In a briefing to journalists, Assistant to the President of Russia for Foreign Policy Yuri Ushakov provided details of the call between the two leaders. He noted that the two leaders once again spoke of creating a "multipolar, fairer world order" in the face of supposed U.S.-led efforts to contain Moscow and Beijing. He added that Putin and Xi will continue to have "close personal interaction," but there are no plans for state visits for the time being.

Data from both nations notes that, since Moscow was cut off from many Western markets following the beginning of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine in February 2022, trade between Russia and China has blossomed. From January to November 2023, trade between the two nations hit $218.2 billion, according to data from Chinese customs.

In 2023, Russia became China's top supplier of crude oil, leapfrogging over Saudi Arabia. This comes as both nations are currently set to press on with joint energy projects this year. Trade between both nations is also being increasingly done without the use of the American dollar. Ushakov claimed that around 90 percent of transactions between China and Russia were denominated in rubles or yuan.

Chinese state media have called for Moscow and Beijing to "cultivate new momentum for cooperation" amid growing hostility from the United States.

"The two sides should strengthen strategic cooperation, safeguard the national sovereignty, security and development interests of their respective countries and resolutely oppose external interference in their internal affairs," said Xi in a statement.

Watch Tucker Carlson's full interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

This video is from the Health Ranger Report channel on Brighteon.com.

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