The Chinese leader and the president of the Council of Europe met in Beijing on Thursday. About the war in Ukraine, trade, climate, human rights, the Covid-19 pandemic and Taiwan.
Charles Michael once again called Xi Jinping to rely on Russia for influence Invasion of Ukraine. “President Xi has made it clear that China does not supply Russia with weapons and that nuclear threats are not acceptable,” he said.
Xi Jinping on relations with the European Union
– China and Europe differ in terms of history, culture, level of development and ideology. It is natural for both sides to have different opinions on some issues. They should maintain communication and coordination in a constructive way,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry statement was quoted as saying.
“To jointly protect the political foundation of China-EU relations, it is necessary to respect each other’s fundamental interests, especially sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, and refrain from interfering in each other’s internal affairs,” the Chinese president stressed.
Russia’s war with Ukraine. Whose side is China on?
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, China has been a center of balance due to its close ties with Russia on the one hand and conflict with the United States on the other. Officially, Beijing remains neutral on events in Ukraine.
After finishing the last one Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba expressed his hope that officials in Beijing would look at Russian aggression against Ukraine “impartially and as honestly as possible.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed hope that China would send a “signal to the Russian Federation about the need to balance the balance and end the war.”
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