China once again confirmed its good relations with Russia. – The friendship between the peoples of China and Russia is “very solid” and the two countries have broad prospects for cooperation – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday.

The Chinese authorities did not condemn Russian aggression against Ukraine, opposed calling it an invasion, spoke out against sanctions against Russia, and indicated their intention to maintain normal economic relations with Moscow.. They also supported Russia’s demands for NATO, calling them “legitimate security concerns”.

There is only one person in the world who can influence Putin. On CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia,” economist Stephen Roach said: He is the leader of China, President Xi Jinping.

As emphasized, it would be wrong if Beijing has strengthened its partnership with MoscowWhen the whole world is putting extraordinary pressure on Russia. – China cannot afford to continue down this path – it would be a mistake of historical significance for Xi Jinping – pointed out.

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China has also offered its role as a mediator. Wang also indicated that China is ready to cooperate with the international community on possible mediation between Russia and Ukraine, if necessary, Xinhua news agency said.

Economist Stephen Roach added that the “best thing” China could do now was negotiate a peace agreement between Russia and Ukraine.

Ukraine is not Taiwan?

Thus, the Chinese Foreign Ministry chief answered a question about the possibility of an armed conflict in the context of fears that China would “do what Russia did to Ukraine” to seize Taiwan by force. – According to the description of the Chinese state-owned news agency Xinhua.

stability of regions

We must focus on the long-term stability of the region and the creation of a balanced, effective and sustainable security mechanism in Europe – He said at a press conference behind the scenes of the annual session of the Chinese Parliament.

Wang assessed that “the current situation in Ukraine” did not appear suddenly and that the reason for this was “complex reasons.” He reiterated his previous position that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of “all states” should be respected, but stressed the need to resolve “legitimate concerns about the security of all states.”