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Renaud Girard: “The rest against the West”


CHRONICLE - The leaders of the urbanized youth of the countries which one qualified formerly "of the third world" are more and more numerous to accuse of hypocritical the democratic catechism come from the occident.

Frequent proponents of "wishful thinking", the Western mainstream media repeatedly pointed out that nothing of importance - neither arms sales contract, nor declaration of support for the war in Ukraine - had been signed during the visit that the Chinese president made to his Russian counterpart in Moscow, from March 21 to 23, 2023, and that it was therefore a flop for Vladimir Putin.

But Westerners do not understand that in geopolitics the symbolic always takes precedence over the material.

Xi Jinping is not a man who practices diplomatic tourism.

When he goes to Moscow and hugs a Putin who has just been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC), he wants to send a powerful message to his Western rivals .

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It is a message of challenge.

Of refusal of any moral primacy that the West holds over the rest of humanity.

"Your democratic principles and your variable-geometry international justice, you can...

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Source: lefigaro

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