'Deeply concerned' over Ukraine war, China vows to 'promote dialogue'
Beijing vows to submit a plan aimed at finding a "political solution" to end the war before the war's anniversary on February 24.
Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang said, on Tuesday, that Beijing is "deeply concerned" about the war in Ukraine, which is "intensifying and even getting out of control."
Beijing has vowed to submit a plan aimed at finding a "political solution" to end the war before the war's anniversary on February 24.
"It has been nearly a year since the crisis in Ukraine escalated across the board," Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang said at a conference on global security in Beijing.
Qin called on the "countries concerned to stop adding fuel to the fire as soon as possible, to stop shifting the blame to China."
Beijing would "offer Chinese wisdom for the political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, and work with the international community to promote dialogue and consultation, address the concerns of all parties and seek common security," he tersely stated.
"Today Ukraine, Tomorrow Taiwan"
Regarding Taiwan, Qin urged countries to "stop making an uproar by shouting 'Today Ukraine, Tomorrow Taiwan.'"
"The pressures and attempts to contain China, coming from the outside, are getting stronger and stronger, they are getting worse and worse, posing a serious threat to China's sovereignty and security," he said.
Addressing the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, China's top diplomat Wang Yi reiterated that Beijing opposed attacks on nuclear power plants, protested the use of biochemical weapons, and expressed willingness to work with all parties.
Wang is scheduled to arrive in Moscow this week for talks on his penultimate stop on a European tour that has taken him through France, Italy, Hungary, and Germany.
The high-level visits follow allegations by US senior diplomat Antony Blinken that China could be "considering providing deadly support" to Moscow ranging "from ammo to the weapons themselves."
Beijing on Monday dismissed the claims, accusing Washington of "spreading fake information."
"It is the United States and not China that is endlessly shipping weapons to the battlefield," China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said.