On April 22, 2014, Qiushi, a journal of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, published an article on China’s “Move to the West.” It discussed a “balancing strategy” of how China is to deal with the U.S. return to the Asia-Pacific and to “break through America’s containment of China.”
According to the article, China has good trade and economic relationships with European countries, Central Asia (the former Soviet Union Countries), Pakistan, and Iran. However, China’s “Move to the West” plan involves seeking Russia’s understanding and support. Currently, the conflict between Ukraine and Russia is escalating and both sides want China’s support. China must implement projects involving cooperation with Ukraine and also stand with the Russia together against NATO’s eastward expansion. China will continue its involvement in the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and the China-Russia strategic cooperation. Meanwhile, China will seek development in the Oceans as well. However, the United States always creates conflict so as to contain us. We must resolve the problems in the neighboring countries in terms of economic dependence on China, moving outward politically from China, and pressure from marine power.
Source: Qiushi, April 22, 2014