China Is Choosing Its Words Carefully To Not Denounce Russian Attacks On Ukraine.

Beijing has refused to denounce Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, claiming that it will not jump to conclusions and instead accusing the US of inflaming the region’s risk of conflict. China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying dodged half a dozen questions about whether Beijing would consider Russia’s assault on Ukraine an invasion during a tense press briefing on Feb. 24 that lasted over 90 minutes. “All sides must exercise restraint and prevent the situation from spiraling out of control,” she said, echoing Beijing’s request. Despite the fact that the “present state of events is not what we would expect to see,” she advised the parties involved to “give peace a chance” and reduce tensions via disagreements. China is not actively participating in the crisis, according to Hua, and has been acting properly by supporting de-escalation. “Why are you so fascinated with…

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