While the U.S. and NATO are throwing gasoline on the fire and sending heavy weapons to Ukraine, and Russia is hinting at nuclear weapons, China is proposing a 12-point peace plan.
China is concerned about the evolution of the Russian-Ukrainian war. Suspected by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken of wanting to provide weapons to Moscow, Beijing retorts by calling on all parties to wisdom, dialogue and find the paths to peace.
“Cessation of hostilities”
The document published on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs follows the “comprehensive security initiative” proposed in Munich by Wang Yi, the former foreign minister. The latter advocated a political settlement of the conflict. From now on, China intends to place itself as a key intermediary in this war to avoid a third world war.
What does China propose? First, “respect the sovereignty of all countries”. This is the first article. Second, “to renounce the Cold War… It is necessary to oppose any country seeking its own security at the cost of others, to prevent the confrontation of blocs, and to work together for peace and stability on the Eurasian continent.”
Beijing also calls for “Cessation of hostilities (Article 3). Conflicts and wars do no good to anyone.”
China’s peace plan, concerned about the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and proposes to “support Russia and Ukraine so that they work in the same direction to resume direct dialogue as soon as possible, gradually promote the de-escalation of the situation and finally achieve a comprehensive ceasefire.”
Beijing says it “opposes any unilateral sanctions not authorized by the United Nations Security Council. The countries concerned should stop abusing unilateral sanctions and extraterritorial jurisdictions against other countries” and wants to see “favorable conditions created for economic development and the improvement of people’s welfare in developing countries.”