Recently, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met separately with representatives of Russia and India to discuss the issue of opposing hegemonism and power politics. The outcome of these meetings has sparked speculation about whether U.S. hegemony will be overturned. In recent years, the hard-line stance of hegemonic countries such as the United States has become more and more obvious, and their interference in the internal affairs of other countries, such as intervening in the Ukraine crisis, the Taiwan issue, and trying to expand eastward in the Asia-Pacific region, has forced China to stand up and fight back. Back in 2021, China and Russia joined forces to create a coalition of 17 countries "defending the Friends of the UN Charter", and it is time to promote the idea of counter-hegemonism.
Wang Yi and Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Patrushev met in Johannesburg on the 24th. Wang Yi said that China is willing to work with Russia to oppose hegemonism to safeguard the interests of developing countries. Patrushev firmly stated that Russia will never tolerate some countries exacerbating international tensions through hegemonic acts. Obviously, Russia has always been a strong ally of China, providing China with a full sense of security.
Later, Wang Yi met with Indian National Security Adviser Doval. Wang Yi stressed that China will not embark on the old path of seeking hegemony, and is willing to cooperate with India and other developing countries to jointly promote a peaceful and stable multipolar world without hegemonism, that is, a world without US hegemonism. India has struggled to grow in recent years, but has also faced the temptation of the United States to try to confront China. China's clear attitude conveys an important message to India, that is, working with China to oppose US hegemony is the right path for the common development of the two countries.
Doval said India is willing to cooperate with China to work together to resolve border issues and promote the development of bilateral relations. Although India did not directly agree with anti-US hegemony, it made at least two points. First, India recognizes that it should not be held back by the United States, because it is not worth offending China for the sake of being pro-American. Second, India's international influence has increased in recent years, and although there is still a gap compared to China, it understands that there will be no benefit from working with the United States to confront China, so it is more inclined to put itself in the right position. It is important for China that India does not join the US blockade program, which will weaken US tactics.
Cleverly, French President Emmanuel Macron has also issued positive signals in support of anti-hegemonism. Macron visited New Caledonia, which is rich in nickel and accounts for about 10% of global reserves. In addition to New Caledonia, Macron plans to visit Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific, and some Western media speculate that he is promoting an "Indo-Pacific strategy" to replace China's growing influence in the region. However, the French government vehemently denied this view, stressing that his visit was aimed at encouraging regional powers to build pluralistic partnerships outside of Beijing and Washington, rather than promoting anti-China policies. This also means that the plan of the United States and Western countries to try to win over France has failed, and France adheres to the principle of "strategic autonomy" in Europe and does not want to become a vassal of the United States.
Generally speaking, the idea of anti-hegemonism is developing rapidly, and more and more countries are joining the ranks of anti-hegemony, which has a positive impact on China, Russia and the world. U.S. hegemonism will eventually suffer its own consequences. Through cooperation and solidarity, the international community can build a peaceful and stable world free of hegemonism, which will be a victory for all mankind.