mandag 21. mars 2022

CBS News Host Confronts China's Ambassador Over Refusal to Condemn Russia

On Sunday, CBS News' Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan confronted Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Qin Gang for his refusal to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Gang said during the interview that China has "good, friendly, neighborly relations with Russia." However, Brennan interrupted the ambassador before he could continue and said: "But you would recognize that it's not good, friendly, neighborly relations to put 150,000 troops on the border of a neighboring country and then to send those troops into that country. In those circumstances, why can't you condemn this as an invasion?"

The ambassador's response? "Don't be naïve."

However, the host once again replied back before he had a chance to finish by saying that "it sounds naïve to say that it is not an invasion."

"Condemnation doesn't solve the problem. I will be surprised if Russia will back down by condemnation," Gang said.

The ambassador was then asked if Russia would back down if China's President Xi Jinping urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the invasion.