Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang said Tuesday that China would communicate with all relevant parties in its efforts to push for a ceasefire in Ukraine.
Qin made the comments alongside his German counterpart, Annalena Baerbock, in Berlin. “As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and responsible major country, China will neither watch the fire from the other bank nor add fuel to the fire,” he said,
“China is willing to maintain communication with relevant parties, including Germany, to achieve an early ceasefire,” Qin added. After Chinese President Xi Jinping recently held a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Beijing announced it would send a special envoy to Ukraine to work toward a ceasefire.
China is sending Li Hui, a fluent Russian speaker who served as the Chinese ambassador to Russia for 10 years until 2019. Other countries have joined Beijing’s calls for peace in Ukraine, including Brazil. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Tuesday that he would offer Brazil as a mediator to settle the war in Ukraine on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Japan later this month.
Qin also warned against EU plans to sanction Chinese companies for allegedly supporting Russia’s war effort. According to Financial Times, the EU has a list of potential sanctions that includes eight Chinese companies over claims that they’re selling equipment that could be used in weapons.
“There is a normal exchange and co-operation between Chinese and Russian companies . . . [this] must not be disrupted,” Qin said. He warned that China would respond to any EU sanctions.
“We are against states introducing extraterritorial or one-sided sanctions on China or any other country according to their own domestic laws. And if that were to happen we would react strictly and firmly. We will defend the legitimate interests of our country and our companies,” he said.
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Naturally China would react to EU applying sanctions should EU opt to do so, if EU applies sanctions it would only be one sided if China did not react, and it would not disrupt the Chinese companies trade with the Russian companies, in the sense that EU would be able to interfere with their trade directly.
What the Chinese appear to fail to understand is that EU might regard it as EU defending the legitimate interests of their countries and our their companies. And naturally if EU takes such actions then China would be well within its rights to apply sanctions right back on EU (most of these Chinese companies are already under US sanctions).
If EU is going to apply sanctions to these companies it’ll be because they believe these companies are in breach of EU’s sanctions on Russia and thus not applying sanctions to the Chinese companies while applying them to EU and companies of other countries would not only run counter to EU’s interests but also further twist market forces in a for EU unfavorable way.
Brussels is about to announce the 11th round of sanctions and the reporting about those appear to be involving countries that are helping Russia evade sanctions by having the sanctioned goods imported than shipped off to Russia.
If those happen China’s claims of no military support of Russia becomes not exactly true and are sanctionible actions if enforced (which would be fun to see just how Brussels would do so;-)
The way the article is formulated enforcement indeed sanctioning them requires that all members agrees upon it, so not qualified majority – if this is the case then they will only be sanctioned if it is really enjoying very broad political support.
The Russians announced after the last batch their economy was not being significantly impacted so if the reporting holds true (it’s a big secret until they tell us officially) it won’t matter if there is sanctions or the more likely senerio reduction of such trade or even more obuscation so the full majority you share about won’t go for official sanctions.
Besides that upcoming BRICS meeting is said to be entertaining a basket of currencies to compete with the dollar which will damper the ability for western sanctions to work.
Only they actually have already told us that their economy is being significantly impacted for a fairly easy to understand run through of the recently by the Russians published figures watch this video.
So while the people who predicted that the Russian economy would break were clearly wrong, anyone claiming that the Russian economy is not severely affected is equally wrong – sanctions especially on an economy as self sufficient as the Russian one were always going to take time to work.
You can also look to the acknowledgement by Russian pundits on RT of their difficulties equipping and supplying the troops on the front – it is not as if they are not getting anything, but it certainly is the case that they are getting less and worse equipment than they would had there been no sanctions.
The entire conflict will over in days provided the proverbial WEST stops sending military aid .
Ukraine will have to surrender.
EU’s top diplomat says he knows how to stop Ukraine conflict ‘immediately’ [RT]
Ukraine will have to surrender and Russia can take all the land it occupies. Russia will then take a few more years to recover and then come back for more Ukrainian land and begin another BS war with Kazakhstan in the name of peace.
So yes, in the name of peace and to avoid a nuclear war, we must let Russia takes whatever it wants from its neighbors.
EDIT: Just like the EU diplomat, I too know a way to stop the conflict immediately. That is by Putin pulling the F out of Ukraine. It takes two to Tango and Putin is one of the dancers.
Russia cannot move against Kazakhstan because China specifically prohibited it. They did it with flowery words but they did it none the less. Look up the statement Chinese made when xi visited Kazakhstan the last time.
If China can bring peace to the bloodshed, let them. We know Washington is completely incapable of diplomacy these days and has a pandemic of the neocon virus.
It is becoming clearer every day which Nations want peace in the world and which do not.
Dude, I checked my math and China. is. on. the. list. for. regime. change. right. after. Russia. Do you think the Chinese know or pretending not to know? That’s not the question. Are they readying their ICBMs while they’re acting very stupid or are they really very stupid? That’s the question. (Sarcasm alert)
That warning about sanctions is because Brussels’ next round of sanctions is reportedly going after nations that receieve goods then trans-ships them on to Russia to get around certain sanctions.
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