This Friday the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mao Ning, expressed support of the nation to the citizens of kyiv in the face of the war against Russia: “We have always attached importance to the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.”
When asked about a potential involvement of China in the war, to help the Ukrainian capital, Ning clarified that for the moment the priority is to calm the situation as soon as possible through dialogue and negotiation. “It is the fundamental way to solve the problemcommented the delegate.
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Similarly, the spokesperson reported that Beijing’s wish It would be that the international community could come together to prevent the growth of tensions and the escalation of the situation, as well as play a constructive role in the political resolution of the conflict. “China has always done this,” Mao said.
During the G20 summit, which took place in Bali, Indonesia, the Ukraine crisis was one of the topics that caused the most speculation. As noted by Sky News, a draft of the G20 communiqué said that “most members strongly condemned the war in Ukraine”.
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Although Xi Jinping is denied to condemn their former ally, and defended Moscow despite expressing concern over the crisis, there are signs the powerhouse may be beginning to distance itself from Vladimir Putin.
The tense exchange of Xi Jinping with the Prime Minister of Canada
Last week it was revealed that during the G20 summit in Indonesia, the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, and the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, they had a tense exchange.
In front of the cameras, the leader of the Asian giant accused the Canadian for “leaking to the newspapers” the conversation they had in the framework of a bilateral meeting they had previously held. The criticism was face to face and with an interpreter in between.
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“Not appropriate”Xi told Trudeau, an awkward smile on his face but almost a challenge. “If there is sincerity, we should have a discussion based on mutual respect. If this is not the case, the result will be unpredictable,” the Chinese president concluded.
For his part, Justin Trudeau stated in front of Xi Jinping himself that “In Canada we believe in free, open and frank dialogue. And that’s what we’re going to continue doing.”