China tells U.S. that it no longer wants to mediate.

Goes on to tell the U.S. NATO and the E.U. To face up to their part in causing this war.

Here is the exact message from Chinas foreign minister

“On March 5, 2022, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the latter’s request.

Wang Yi said, at present, the top priority in China-U.S. relations is still to advance and implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state in their virtual meeting. China expresses grave concern over the U.S. side’s recent words and deeds that run counter to the above-mentioned goal. Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory, and the Taiwan question is China’s internal affair. The U.S. side should return to the true meaning of the one-China principle, stop encouraging and supporting “Taiwan independence” moves, stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, and uphold the larger interests of China-U.S. relations with concrete actions.

The two sides exchanged views on the Ukraine issue.

Blinken briefed Wang Yi on the U.S. views and position on the current situation in Ukraine. Wang Yi said, the evolution of the situation in Ukraine up to now is not something China wants to see. The Ukraine issue is complicated, which not only concerns the basic norms governing international relations, but also is closely related to the security interests of various parties. Efforts should focus on not only solving the current crisis, but also maintaining long-term peace and stability in the region. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China always decides its position and policy based on the merits of the matter itself. China believes that the Ukraine crisis should be resolved in accordance with the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. First, respect and safeguard all countries’ sovereignty and territorial integrity. Second, stay committed to peacefully solving disputes through dialogue. We hope that the war will stop as soon as possible, the situation on the ground will be eased, the life and property safety of civilians will be effectively guaranteed, and a large-scale humanitarian crisis will be prevented.

Wang Yi pointed out, the Ukraine crisis can only be solved through dialogue and negotiations. China supports every effort conducive to easing the situation and seeking political settlement. China opposes any moves that fan the flame, add fuel to the flame and escalate the tensions rather than promote a diplomatic solution. China will continue to speak out and do its best for peace. We encourage direct negotiations between Russia and Ukraine. Though talks may not go smoothly, the international community should continue to render collaboration and support until results and peace are achieved. We also encourage the United States, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the European Union to engage in equal-footed dialogue with Russia, face up to the frictions and problems accumulated over the years, pay attention to the negative impact of NATO’s continuous eastward expansion on Russia’s security, and seek to build a balanced, effective and sustainable European security mechanism in accordance with the principle of indivisible security.”

So China has told the western organisations to look at their own contribution to this, stop sanctioning Russia and to assist the Ukraine and Russia entering into negotiations with both countries interests in mind.

I wonder what Mandarin is for “pull your heads in“

Here is a bit more of an idea of what is going through the minds of the leaders in china’s in regard to this invasion.

“The US and the EU keep urging China to play a bigger role to “mediate” the Russia-Ukraine conflict, but in fact, Chinese analysts said that what the West wants is to push China to follow it to one-sidedly sanction Russia, without resolving the key security concerns of both sides, which was caused by US’ long-standing strategy to poison Russia-Ukraine and Russia-EU ties. 

If NATO keeps up its expansion to threaten Russia, and the US keeps intensifying the tension with sanctions, weapons supplies and military deployments, no one can promise the conflict would be effectively and fundamentally mediated, experts said on Sunday. They noted that Washington only wants to maximize the damage to Russia and use the situation to further legitimize its military presence in Europe, while the EU is much more sincere and desperate to ask for help as it’s more directly affected by the conflict.”

Pretty clear what their thoughts are there.

The World Bank has warned that both sides of the Atlantic are going to put even more pressure on what was already high inflationary times saying the inflation shock will likely hot double digits.

Yes Russia has invaded but the fall out from this is now up to the response from the Western powers.

It appears more and more that no thought is being put into these attacks on the Russian economy and are simply knee jerk reactions.

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