China is deeply worried that the Ukraine conflict will continue to escalate.
China urged certain countries to quit “fueling the fire” in an apparent jab at the US.
China’s top diplomat Wang Yi would arrive in Moscow on Tuesday.
China is “deeply concerned” that the Ukraine war could spiral out of control, foreign minister Qin Gang said on Tuesday, urging certain countries to quit “fueling the fire” in an apparent jab at the US.
Beijing, which signed a “no limits” cooperation with Moscow last year, has not condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The US has warned of repercussions if China gives military assistance to Russia, which Beijing denies.
“China is deeply worried that the Ukraine conflict will continue to escalate or even spiral out of control,” Qin said in a speech at a forum held at the foreign ministry.
“We urge certain countries to immediately stop fuelling the fire,” he said in comments that appeared to be directed at the United States, adding that they must “stop hyping up ‘today Ukraine, tomorrow Taiwan'”.
Qin’s remarks came as Russia’s news agency reported that China’s top diplomat Wang Yi would arrive in Moscow on Tuesday, ahead of President Xi Jinping’s “peace speech” on Friday, the anniversary of the Ukraine invasion.
According to a Chinese foreign ministry official, Wang’s visit to Russia will be an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, China released a document on Xi’s centerpiece security initiative, the Global Security Initiative (GSI), which aspires to safeguard the notion of “indivisible security,” a concept approved by Moscow.
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