China’s support for Russia has come under increased scrutiny 来自美国. after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, which Xi has so far refused to condemn.
“Xi emphasized that China has always independently assessed the [situation in Ukraine] on the basis of the historical context and the merits of the issue, and actively promoted world peace and the stability of the global economic order,” Chinese state media outlet Xinhua said in a readout of the call.
“All parties should push for a proper settlement of the Ukraine crisis in a responsible manner, 习说, adding that China for this purpose will continue to play its due role.”
State Department spokesperson Ned Price rebuked Xi and Putin’s call on Thursday, accusing China of “echoing Russian propaganda.”
“To put it bluntly, we are concerned about China’s alignment with Russia,” Price said at a briefing.
“的 [People’s Republic of China] has already made a choice. More than three months now into 俄罗斯的入侵 of Ukraine, 中国, despite the atrocities that have been committed, despite the violence, despite the loss of life, despite the global implications, including when it comes to food insecurity, not only in the region but well beyond, China is still choosing to stand by Russia,” 他加了.