“China’s Position on Ukraine War Tells a Tale

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News Article

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“China’s Position on Ukraine War Tells a Tale


In the event of February 24 marking a year to the Russia-Ukraine War, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), unlike any other country, released a position paper calling for the “Political Settlement of the Ukraine Crisis” suggesting that “dialogue and negotiation are the only viable solution to the Ukraine crisis”. China’s position paper on the surface appears quite elaborative and expansive. For instance, in vouching to play a constructive role, Beijing’s position on the war remains: “Conflict and war benefit no one. All parties must stay rational and exercise restraint, avoid fanning the flames and aggravating tensions and prevent the crisis from deteriorating further or even spiraling out of control. All parties should support Russia and Ukraine in working in the same direction and resuming direct dialogue as quickly as possible, so as to gradually deescalate the situation and ultimately reach a comprehensive ceasefire”.

Publication Date

Spring 2-27-2023