Ukraine crisis not something we want to see: Chinese president tells Biden

“The current trend of peace and development is facing serious challenges,” Xi told Biden at the summit held via videoconferencing.


BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping told his US counterpart Joe Biden on Friday and the Chinese president tells Biden that the “Ukraine crisis” is not something “we want to see”. At the same time, he appealed for joint US-China cooperation in fulfilling ‘international obligations’ for world peace and stability.

Ukraine Crisis Not Something We Want To See: Chinese President Tells Biden
Joe Biden meets virtually with Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. File

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“The current trend of peace and development is facing serious challenges,” the Chinese president tells Biden at the summit held via videoconferencing. The world is neither calm nor stable. Ukraine crisis is not something we want to see.


Xi made the remarks amid US criticism of Beijing for not condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It is noteworthy that there are close relations between China and Russia.

China‘s Foreign Ministry quoted Xi saying: “Conflicts and disputes are by no means one’s interest and the international community should attach importance to peace and security. Xi also called for getting China-US relations back on track, going through turmoil on many issues including Taiwan.

“As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and the world’s two major economies, we must move China-US relations on the right track,” he said.

However, it is not clear whether he has appealed for an end to the Ukraine crisis, as there has been no clarification on his remarks.