Congressman Lawler calls China bad actor after Moscow meeting

March 20, 2023

Mid Hudson News

WASHINGTON – Following a meeting in Moscow on Monday described by China as a peacemaking effort between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Congressman Mike Lawler (R, NY-17) issued a statement about his concerns surrounding the visit. The meeting was Xi Japing’s first trip to Russia since the invasion of Ukraine.

“I am deeply concerned about Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow today,” said Congressman Lawler. “The fact that Xi would give Vladimir Putin the international diplomatic recognition he so desperately craves indicates how bad of an actor China is on the global stage.”

Lawler called Xi and Putin “a pernicious pair who are busy plotting dominance of Eurasia. The United States and our allies must continue to apply diplomatic pressure to ensure that the entire Eurasian region does not fall under their control and influence.”

In a letter published in the Chinese state media that turned heads around the globe, Putin welcomed Xi to Moscow calling Xi his “good old friend.”