Speaking at a news conference after the NATO summit, Biden asserted that China’s economic future is tied to the West, not Russia

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U.S. President Joe Biden, who has arrived in Europe with a busy schedule, will attend the NATO, G7 and EU summits on Wednesday, calling on Allies to unite on sanctions against Russia.At a news conference after the NATO summit, Mr. Biden said bluntly that he believed Russia should be expelled from the GROUP of 20, but added that it would be up to the group to decide.Biden again made clear the US position that it does not want China to aid Russia, but stressed that this is not a “threat”, just to ensure that China understands the “consequences” of such a move.He also told the conference that China’s economic future is more closely tied to the West than Russia’s.Biden held a press conference after the NATO summit Thursday, reaffirming the U.S. position on the Ukraine crisis and stressing that NATO countries are as united as ever, according to a press release on the White House website.Earlier on the same day, NATO summit issued a joint statement, decided to increase aid to Ukraine, military deployment, member countries’ military expenditure.Biden said NATO countries will continue to “build on that.”According to Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin miscalculated because he had hoped for a split in NATO before the conflict with Ukraine escalated, but “NATO has never been more united.”Biden also threatened NATO with immediate response if Russia used chemical weapons in a war.Based on the evidence and data obtained by Russia, Russia has recently repeatedly expressed its concerns about the US military biological program in Ukraine.But the United States has strongly denied this, pointing to the possibility that Russia has used chemical weapons in Ukraine.Asked if he thought Russia should be expelled from the G20, Mr Biden answered in the affirmative but said he had only raised the possibility and that it would be up to the G20 to decide.He also said he wanted Ukraine to attend the G20 meeting if the plan was not feasible.At the press conference, Mr Biden reiterated the US position that it did not want China to aid Russia, but said this was not a “threat” but to make sure Beijing understood the “consequences” of doing so.Mr Biden also said he thought China understood that its “economic future will be more tied to the West than Russia”.On the evening of March 18, the presidents of the United States and China held a video call and had a candid and in-depth exchange of views on China-Us relations, the Taiwan issue, the situation in Ukraine and other issues of common interest.It was the first video call between the two presidents since November last year.The two sides agreed that the call was constructive and committed the working teams of the two countries to follow up in a timely manner.On the Ukraine issue, the US claimed that China would face “influence and consequences” if it helped Russia, while The Chinese side reminded the US that “the bell must be unlocked”.Wu Xinbo, director of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University, said in an interview with Guanchuan.com that the United States has repeatedly put pressure on China over the Ukraine issue, but this will not work for China. “China does not accept this.”In the phone conversation, The Chinese side also pointed out the direct cause of the current situation between China and the US, namely, “Some people in the US have failed to implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state and failed to follow through on Biden’s positive remarks.”The Chinese side stressed that the US side misread and misjudged China’s strategic intentions.On March 23, local time, Biden arrived in Brussels, Belgium.According to the White House, Biden will attend three summits in a row Monday — NATO, G7 and European Union — before visiting Poland, a neighbor of Ukraine.According to US media and White House officials, Mr Biden’s trip is a “show of solidarity” with European Allies.But the transatlantic relationship, which is dominated by the US and characterized by Europe’s reliance on US military capabilities, is no longer sustainable, according to an analysis by The US Defence News Network.The war in Ukraine has shown that the US is in fact dangerously overextended.This article is an exclusive article, shall not be reproduced without authorization.