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China Looks to Show World It Can Broker Russia-Ukraine Peace

  • Beijing floats peace plan that draws skepticism in US, Europe
  • China seeks to counter narrative that it’s allied with Russia
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China Looks to Show It Can Broker Russia-Ukraine Peace
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A year after declaring a “no-limits” partnership with Russia, China is now seeking to convince the world it’s a neutral actor that can help end the war in Ukraine. It won’t be easy. 

Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi is set to visit Moscow in the coming days after floating a fresh peace proposal to end the conflict triggered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Beijing’s effort has been disparaged by the US, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken accusing China of privately weighing whether to give Russia weapons even while saying “they haven’t crossed that line yet.”