China Condemns U.S., Strengthens Russia Ties

The United States is “devising various tactics to suppress China,” and its imposed sanctions on Chinese companies have reached “bewildering levels of unfathomable absurdity,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on March 7.

If [the U.S.] only wants itself to prosper, but denies other countries legitimate development, where is international fairness? If it persistently monopolizes the high end of the value chain and keeps China at the low end, where is fairness and competition?
–Wang Yi

Trade with Russia: While the relationship between China and the U.S. is deteriorating, ties with Russia will be strengthened in the coming months, Wang said. He praised the “strategic guidance” of Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin that resulted in the two countries reaching a record high trade of $240 billion in 2023.

China’s exports to Russia were up 54 percent in 2023 compared to the year before. Its imports of Russian oil also soared after Russia was sanctioned by the U.S. and the West over its invasion of Ukraine. China now buys 45 to 50 percent of Russia’s oil exports.

Prophesied partners: As China grows increasingly hostile toward the U.S., it will work more closely with Russia. The Trumpet and our forerunner magazine, the Plain Truth, have watched the trend of Russia and China allying for more than six decades. Bible prophecy says that these two, along with other Asian nations, will build the largest military alliance the world has ever seen.

Learn more: Read our Trends article “Why the Trumpet Watches Russia Allying With China.”