Global Times Writes, at the SCO Summit, China Provided an Anchor of Stability for a World in Turmoil
Sept. 18, 2022 (EIRNS)—China’s semi-official, leading English-language daily, Global Times published a lengthy article by staff reporters which summarizes the Chinese perspective on the achievements of the SCO summit. It cites remarks by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the end of the trip, to the effect that “Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to Central Asia from [Sept. 14-16] Wednesday to Friday is a strategic move to break U.S.’ ‘encirclement’ of China by expanding the ‘circle of friends’ at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization,” and that the SCO serves an example to the whole world for “promoting the healthy and just development of international relations.” President Xi met with the leaders of ten different attending nations in bilateral talks on the sidelines of the summit.
Deng Hao, secretary-general of the China Center for SCO Studies, elaborated on the SCO meeting in comments to Global Times, noting that “the U.S.-led West is now putting extreme pressure on Russia while not reducing its containment of China, Deng said.” Deng commented:
“The geopolitical stakes are at an unprecedentedly high level. Against this backdrop, the sense of crisis and uncertainty facing the vast majority of developing countries has clearly increased. Countries that have not entered the West’s ‘small clique’ have attached great importance to this visit of President Xi and are eagerly looking forward to his visit. This visit is believed to bring confidence and hope to the world.... Because they saw China’s development, and are more in agreement with the ideas and propositions put forward by China,”
“There are more than 200 countries around the world, the vast majority of which do not follow the U.S. and many are fed up with the selfish and self-serving attitude of the superpower. More countries have asked to join the SCO as they want to get a sense of stability, security and development, that is, a chance to get out of trouble and achieve revitalization,” Deng said.