外文标题：Hoping to isolate Russia, US woos China on Ukraine
The Obama administration is stepping up its attempts to court China's support for isolating Russia over its military intervention in Ukraine.
With official comments from China appearing studiously neutral since the Ukraine crisis began, President Barack Obama spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping late Sunday in a bid to get Beijing off the fence.
The call was their first known conversation since Russian forces took control of Ukraine's pro-Moscow Crimea region. It came amid signals that Russian President Vladimir Putin was hardening his position on Crimea, which is due to vote on joining Russia this weekend in a referendum the U.S. and its allies have vowed not to recognize.
In making his case, Obama appealed to China's well-known and vehement opposition to outside intervention in other nations' domestic affairs, according to a White House statement.
However, it remained unclear whether China would side with the U.S. and Europe or with Moscow, which has accused the West of sparking the crisis in Ukraine with inappropriate "meddling" in the internal affairs of the former Soviet republic. China is a frequent ally of Russia in the U.N. Security Council, where both wield veto power.
All China will do is to show sympathy to Ukrainian people and ask for peace talk between Russia and the West. But Obama's expectation of China's alignment to isolate Russia is never gonna happen. He's too naive when dealing with China.
Obama has just met Dalai Lama with strong protest from China. Now he turned around and asked China for help. Shame on you America!!
Does anyone seriously believe China would side with America?
the US sounds desperate
China! Russia is making America cry, TELL RUSSIA TO STOP IT CHINA!
We are a joke to China and Russia with this moron we have as a President. What an embarrassment
Wooing the Chinese? With who, Michelle?
Ask who? China? Boy, there is no end to Obama's stupidity....
Right, so the U.S. is currently building up a military force to surround China and is openly supporting countries opposed to China's interests but wants China to support the U.S.???? good luck with that.
So far, none of statements that come out of DC make USA look good at world stage!
No need to woo China over Ukraine aren't RAMBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
EU has backed out after seeing the real thing what happened in Kiev. So US moved to China. US was the main financier of the coup. US started financing opposition in early November. Training camps were build in December and people from other cities were called to take a part of the coup for $25 a day. US spent nearly $5B on this coup.
So, what do you think, is this the right thing to do?
Obama threatens China not to borrow more money, if they do not cooperate.
And I'm hopping China spits in the face of US government hypocrisy !!
America is exporting finearms, confrontations to the world, China, on the other hand, is exporting daily products, peace to the world!
I am just wandering if Chines dude asked Obama if he can have Taiwan if he supports Obama on Ukraine issue?
Michelle....it looks like Barry has pooped his pants again. Can you make sure to change his diaper?
How long did it take to isolate Iran? Oh yes, 30 some years, would one century be enough for Russia?