The peace proposal includes plans to uphold the sovereignty of both forces, abandon a "Cold War mentality" and ensure that nuclear power plants are kept safely. China is also calling for the stop of all "unilateral sanctions," a direct hit at the sanctions imposed by the United States and 37 other allies following the Russian invasion.
"Unilateral sanctions and maximum pressure cannot solve the issue; they only create new problems," read the proposal. "China opposes unilateral sanctions unauthorized by the UN Security Council. Relevant countries should stop abusing unilateral sanctions and 'long-arm jurisdiction' against other countries, so as to do their share in deescalating the Ukraine crisis and create conditions for developing countries to grow their economies and better the lives of their people."