Besides, Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) also said China’s relationship with Moscow is “one of the most crucial bilateral relationships in the world.”
After Russia invaded Ukraine, the U.S., Europe, and other countries imposed sanctions on Russia. At the same time, China affirmed its alignment with Russia.
At a press briefing on the sidelines of the Chinese parliament’s annual meeting, Wang Yi said, “No matter how perilous the international landscape, we will maintain our strategic focus and promote the development of a comprehensive China-Russia partnership in the new era,”
He added, “The friendship between the two peoples is iron clad.”
This was the first time China officials had officially confirmed their readiness to get directly involved, as Beijing has long called for a diplomatic solution to the issue.
On March 5, The Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a phone call with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi over the Ukraine crisis.
The two discussed what the State Department called “Moscow’s premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified war against Ukraine.”
Ned Price, the State Department spokesman, spoke on behalf of Bliken, saying, “The Secretary noted the world is watching to see which nations stand up for the basic principles of freedom, self-determination, and sovereignty.”
Price added, “He underscored the world is acting in unison to repudiate and respond to the Russian aggression, ensuring that Moscow will pay a high price.”
In response, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stated that China expressed concern over recent words and deeds from the U.S. side that interfered with China’s internal affairs regarding Taiwan.
In addition, Wang supposed that China’s stance on the Ukraine “issue” is “based on the merits of the matter concerned.” He also called on the U.S. to stop supporting “Taiwan independence.”

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