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China presents its “position on resolving Ukrainian crisis”

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The Chinese Foreign Ministry has published its plan to resolve the war in Ukraine. The 12-point program is titled “China's position on the political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. It reads as follows.

Respecting the sovereignty of all countries. Universally recognized international law must be strictly observed. Equal and uniform application of international law should be promoted, while double standards must be rejected.

Abandoning the Cold War mentality. “The security of a country should not be pursued at the expense of others,” there should be no strengthening or expanding military blocs. All parties should oppose the pursuit of one’s own security at the cost of others’ security.

Ceasing hostilities. “Conflict and war benefit no one. All parties must stay rational and exercise restraint.”

Resuming peace talks. Dialogue is the only viable solution to the Ukraine crisis.

Resolving the humanitarian crisis. All measures conducive to easing the humanitarian crisis must be encouraged and supported. Humanitarian operations should follow the principles of neutrality and impartiality, and humanitarian issues should not be politicized.

Protecting civilians and prisoners of war (POWs). Parties to the conflict should strictly abide by international humanitarian law. China supports the exchange of POWs between Russia and Ukraine.

Keeping nuclear power plants safe. China opposes armed attacks against nuclear power plants and supports the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in playing a constructive role in promoting the safety and security.

Reducing strategic risks. Nuclear weapons must not be used and nuclear wars must not be fought.

Facilitating grain exports. All parties need to implement the Black Sea Grain Initiative and support the UN in playing an important role in this regard.

Stopping unilateral sanctions. Unilateral sanctions and maximum pressure cannot solve the issue; they only create new problems.

Keeping industrial and supply chains stable. All parties should earnestly maintain the existing world economic system and oppose using the world economy as a tool or weapon for political purposes.

Promoting post-conflict reconstruction. The international community needs to take measures to support post-conflict reconstruction in conflict zones. China stands ready to provide assistance.

Although China calls for an end to the war in its program, it is in fact promoting the continuation of the war. The Wall Street Journal earlier wrote, citing Russian customs documents, that China was supplying Russia with navigation equipment, radio jamming technology and fighter jet parts to circumvent sanctions.

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