Owen Matthews Owen Matthews

China is playing the long game over peace in Ukraine

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi at the Munich Security Conference [Getty]

At the Munich Security Conference over the weekend, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi announced that his country was currently in consultations with ‘our friends in Europe’ over the framework of a peace proposal for Ukraine. It is to be laid out in full by President Xi Jinping on the first anniversary of Vladimir Putin’s invasion – 24 February.

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