China on Monday March 7, reiterated its position on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, calling for all parties involved to engage in dialogue.
The countries involved should keep in mind the “long-term peace and stability of the region and put in place a balanced, effective, and sustainable European security architecture,” Wang said.
“No matter how sinister the international situation is, both China and Russia will maintain their strategic determination and continuously push forward the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination in the new era,” he said.
According to customs data revealed on Monday, Chinese trade with Russia saw a surge in the run-up to the war in Ukraine.
Exports to Russia rose 41% in January and February compared to the same period in the previous year.
This was the fastest rate among China’s major trading partners in the first two months of the year, outpacing trade with the European Union and the United States.