The main task of the US leader Joe Biden at the talks in Geneva with Russian President Vladimir Putin is to push Moscow to break with Beijing. However, his attempts are doomed, since Biden has nothing to give in return, according to experts interviewed by the Chinese newspaper Global Times.
“Biden knows that such attempts will not succeed, but he will make every effort. This is the main goal that he wants to achieve after the talks with Putin,” Lu Xiang, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said.
According to the publication, analysts believe that the United States has nothing to offer Russia, while the Russians “have very sad and painful memories of how they were betrayed and fooled by the United States.”
“Since Obama, every new US president has tried to reset relations with Russia, but each time it ends in a confrontation. This proves that there are deep structural conflicts in Russian-American relations,” Jin Canjong, Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations at the People’s University of China, said.
According to the Global Times, China is not at all concerned about Biden’s diplomatic efforts to steer Moscow away from Beijing, as “the strong and close personal relationship between the leaders of the two countries is based on a high level of mutual trust, similar values and broad common interests shared by the two major powers.”