China and Russia Issue Joint Statement on Global Governance

President Putin and General Secretary Xi unveil a vision for new world order. 

Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement that forecast the “transformation of the global governance architecture and world order.” That transformation would be marked by the progress of concepts and initiatives that Moscow and Beijing conceived separately, often in opposition to the United States and its allies in the West, and now could develop into an integrated challenge to American power. 

While the statement does not specifically mention Ukraine, Beijing has joined Moscow in opposing NATO enlargement and accepting Putin’s vision for a new European security order. Russia returned the favor by opposing the new Australia-U.S.-U.K. security agreement, endorsing the One China Policy, embracing the Russia-India-China cooperation format, and affirming its role in the Arctic. 

On Sunday, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan stated, “We believe that Beijing will end up owning some of the costs of a Russian invasion of Ukraine and that they should calculate that as they consider their engagements with the Russian government over the next couple of weeks.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and Secretary Blinken as diplomatic solutions are still being sought.
  • For National Security Advisor Sullivan as he provides recommendations to the president.
  • For officials in the Departments of State and Defense as they closely monitor threats from Russia and China.

Sources: CNBC, Washington Examiner 


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