China insists it ‘opposes war’ after President Biden warns US will ‘impose costs’ if it backs Russian invasion of Ukraine
- During a call with Joe Biden, Xi Jinping called for “dialogue” between NATO, the United States and Russia
- The call came amid US fears Beijing could help fund Putin’s war machine
- Biden had ‘outlined consequences’ if China sent support for invading Russia
China yesterday insisted it ‘opposes war’ after Joe Biden warned the US would ‘impose costs’ if it backed Vladimir Putin’s assault on Ukraine .
The US president held a tense two-hour video call with China’s Xi Jinping amid US intelligence concerns that Beijing could help fund Putin’s war machine.
The White House said on the call, President Biden “outlined the implications and consequences if China provides material support to Russia as it carries out brutal attacks on Ukrainian cities and civilians.”
The US president held a tense two-hour video call with China’s Xi Jinping amid concerns from US intelligence. Beijing could help fund Putin’s war machine
In a reading of the appeal, Beijing said President Xi (pictured with Vladimir Putin in 2019) had said “all parties should jointly support Russia and Ukraine in dialogue and negotiation”.
While China said President Xi had presented a “six-point initiative on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine”.
In a reading of the appeal, Beijing said President Xi had said “all parties should jointly support Russia and Ukraine in dialogue and negotiation…which will lead to peace.”
But he also urged NATO and the United States to have a “dialogue with Russia to settle the heart of the Ukraine crisis”, suggesting some sympathy for Moscow’s assertion that it has legitimate concerns about the situation. expansion of NATO.
The statement did not assign any blame to Russia, but said President Xi had “stressed that China does not want to see the situation come to this…China stands for peace and opposes war.”