On Friday, China announced a 12-point proposal to end the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
The CCP called for a ceasefire and peace talks, an end to sanctions against Russia, and sovereignty of all countries to be upheld.
BREAKING: Playing the new leader of the world, China just called for peace talks and a cease-fire between #Russia and #Ukraine as part of a 12-point plan to end the war. Your reaction. pic.twitter.com/KbhBa1eTf4
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) February 24, 2023
According to Fox News, China’s 12-point proposal includes the following:
China’s plan for peace, outlined in 12 points, consists of the following: Respecting the sovereignty of all countries; Abandoning the Cold War mentality; Ceasing hostilities; Resuming peace talks; Resolving the humanitarian crisis; Protecting civilians and prisoners of war; Keeping nuclear power plants safe; Reducing strategic risks; Facilitating grain exports; Stopping unilateral sanctions; Keeping industrial and supply chains stable; Promoting post-conflict reconstruction.
A key complaint of the position paper is the increasing influence of military blocs across the globe, which China asserts pits nations against each other — China has historically expressed contempt for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
“The security of a country should not be pursued at the expense of others. The security of a region should not be achieved by strengthening or expanding military blocs,” the paper stated. “The legitimate security interests and concerns of all countries must be taken seriously and addressed properly. There is no simple solution to a complex issue.”
How pathetic for the Biden administration that the authoritarian CCP regime is attempting to negotiate peace between Russia and Ukraine?
Joe Biden and NATO ignored the idea of peace talks Friday.
These are the 12 points in China’s proposal. They sound pretty reasonable tbh.
-Respecting the sovereignty of all countries
-Abandoning the Cold War mentality
-Resuming peace talks
-Resolving the humanitarian crisis
-Protecting civilians and POWs
-Keeping… https://t.co/kXDHM1aaPg pic.twitter.com/TJKIN13S8S
— Clandestine (@WarClandestine) February 24, 2023
“The idea that China is going to be negotiating the outcome of a war that’s a totally unjust war for Ukraine is just not rational,” Biden said in an ABC News interview.
"The idea that China is going to be negotiating the outcome of a war that's a totally unjust war for Ukraine is just not rational," Pres. Biden tells @DavidMuir of China's peace plan. https://t.co/DSROdHF7Kb pic.twitter.com/lSH32uwYcr
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) February 25, 2023
From Republic World:
NATO’s secretary general Jens Stoltenberg has said that China’s calls for peace talks between Russia and Ukraine doesn’t have much credibility. According to a report from The Guardian, Stoltenberg went to the extent of warning China’s President Xi Jinping against arming Russia. Stoltenberg, who is in Estonia, was asked about China’s 12-point position paper on Ukraine. “China doesn’t have much credibility because they have not been able to condemn the illegal invasion of Ukraine and they also signed just days before the invasion an agreement between President Xi and President Putin on a limitless partnership with Russia,” he said.
“Military support today is the way to achieve a peaceful agreement tomorrow,” he added. “We are monitoring closely what China is doing and we have seen signs that they may be considering sending lethal aid to Russia … this would be a very big mistake,” he continued. It is unclear how these warnings will go down in Beijing. Beijing has a lot of resentment against the West and it is quite possible that these warnings might in fact end up convincing China that it needs to back Russia with lethal aid. As of now, China has avoided supplying lethal aid to Russia. The only nations who have sent lethal aid to Russia are Iran and North Korea. However, their capability is rather limited, compared to the capability of China.
The Biden administration has funneled billions of American taxpayer dollars to Ukraine instead of pushing for peace talks.
In fact, the Biden administration will send an additional $10 billion to Ukraine to escalate the conflict.
BREAKING: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announces that the United States will send an additional $10 billion in economic assistance for Ukraine. Estimates of total US economic and military aid to Ukraine now range from $115 billion to $200 billion in the last 12 months. pic.twitter.com/wpop1aH5Z4
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 23, 2023
Surprisingly, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky suggested he’s open to China’s proposal.
“I believe that the fact that China started talking about Ukraine is not bad,” Zelensky said Friday.
“But the question is what follows the words. The question is in the steps and where they will lead to.”
The plan released by China’s Foreign Ministry mainly reiterated long-held positions, and analysts said Beijing would be an unlikely broker.
But some observers warned that Ukraine and its allies need to tread carefully, saying that rejection of what China sees as its peace overture could move Beijing closer toward providing arms to Russia instead.
Volodymyr Fesenko, head of the Kyiv-based Penta Center independent think tank, believes that Zelenskyy “will try to play with China… in order not to allow China and Russia to come closer together.”
“As long as China comes up with peacemaker initiatives, it will be forced to maintain neutrality and to abstain from supplying weapons and direct military assistance to Russia,” Fesenko told The Associated Press.
Ukraine also might see “a scenario in which China is at least pressuring Russia to contain the use of nuclear weapons and create a mechanism to control nuclear power plants in Ukraine,” he said.
For Beijing’s part, it needed to clarify its stance, whether or not Kyiv and Moscow pay much heed, said Shi Yinhong, a professor of international relations at Beijing’s Renmin University.
“China feels it necessary to repeat its self-perceived neutrality at this juncture, to save some international influence by not only criticizing NATO but also distinguishing itself from Russia’s behavior,” Shi said.
Zelensky also said he wants to meet with Xi Jinping to discuss China’s proposal.
JUST IN: The President of China, Xi Jinping, will be meeting with President Zelensky to discuss China’s 12-point peace plan for resolving the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Why isn’t Joe Biden doing this?https://t.co/odw3ZkpfSU
— Proud Elephant 🇺🇸🦅 (@ProudElephantUS) February 24, 2023
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he plans to meet China’s leader Xi Jinping to discuss Beijing’s proposals on ending the war in Ukraine.
Speaking on the first anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion, he said the proposal signalled that China was involved in the search for peace.
There’s no indication yet from Chinese authorities when such a meeting would occur.
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