A child refugee from Kharkiv plays in the humanitarian aid centre of Dnipro city council, Dnipro, Ukraine, on March 28. China should guide the conflict towards a rapid end because reducing human suffering is the right thing to do. Photo: EPA-EFE
A child refugee from Kharkiv plays in the humanitarian aid centre of Dnipro city council, Dnipro, Ukraine, on March 28. China should guide the conflict towards a rapid end because reducing human suffering is the right thing to do. Photo: EPA-EFE
Dong Lei
Opinion

Opinion

Dong Lei

China need not pick a side in Russia-Ukraine war, but it should mediate for peace

  • Blindly accepting the West’s ‘good-vs-evil’ narrative risks prolonging the crisis, and China is right to resist pressure to choose a side
  • Instead, it must focus its efforts on securing a speedy resolution to avert further bloodshed and a global food crisis

A child refugee from Kharkiv plays in the humanitarian aid centre of Dnipro city council, Dnipro, Ukraine, on March 28. China should guide the conflict towards a rapid end because reducing human suffering is the right thing to do. Photo: EPA-EFE
A child refugee from Kharkiv plays in the humanitarian aid centre of Dnipro city council, Dnipro, Ukraine, on March 28. China should guide the conflict towards a rapid end because reducing human suffering is the right thing to do. Photo: EPA-EFE
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