The highest Beijing official to date has stated that China will not sell arms to any warring side of the Russo-Ukrainian war that escalated upon Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin’s orders on February 24, 2022 that saw the first full-scale invasion on the European continent since World War II.
China’s Foreign Minister Qin Gang made the explicit statement over the weekend during a news conference with his German counterpart Annalena Baerbok, who visiting the country on official business.
"Regarding the export of military items, China adopts a prudent and responsible attitude," he said as cited by Voice of America. "China will not provide weapons to relevant parties of the conflict, and manage and control the exports of dual-use items in accordance with laws and regulations."
Last month, Chinese leader Xi Jinping visited Moscow and on April 13 he announced that his defense minister, Gen. Li Shanfu, would visit Russia next week.
An op-ed by Volodymyr Fesenko in today’s Kyiv Post discusses Chinese foreign policy and its potential implications for Ukraine.
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