Xi Jinping has become the President of China for the third time. After this, for the first time, the Chancellor of Germany has gone on a visit to China. German Chancellor Scholz appealed to Xi Jinping to put pressure on Putin to stop the attacks. Common citizens are being killed and the city is being destroyed, he said.
The German chancellor said that he had discussed with President Xi Jinping and that his warning of a nuclear threat was irresponsible and a source of tension. If Russia uses nuclear weapons, it will cross the line drawn by various countries around the world, he said.
The Chinese President avoided criticizing Putin, did not even request Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine, but warned against the use of nuclear weapons. Since the start of the war between Russia and Ukraine, China has maintained friendly relations with Russia. During the war, the Chinese Foreign Ministry criticized the West.
Even after the US embargoed trade with Russia, China still imported and exported large quantities of goods from Russia. Now Russia is suffering losses in Ukraine. Therefore, it appears that China has changed its tune.
For the first time in a conference in Uzbekistan, Xi Jinping raised questions regarding Ukraine. Putin confirmed it. The late Premier of China, Li Keqiang, also said that the world cannot tolerate more tension regarding Ukraine in the future.