lørdag 26. februar 2022

Many in China draw parallels between Ukraine and Beijing's claim on Taiwan

Beijing on Thursday called for restraint following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but said the movement of troops wasn't an invasion, and came against "a very complicated historical background." "China is closely monitoring the latest situation. We call on all sides to exercise restraint to prevent the situation from getting out of control," Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing in Beijing. "This is perhaps a difference between China and you Westerners. We won't go rushing to a conclusion," she said, adding that countries' "legitimate security concerns" should be addressed through dialogue.

The Russian attack comes weeks after Putin met with ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) general secretary Xi Jinping ahead of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, where the two sides signed a friendship pact aimed at countering U.S. global influence.