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China did not participate in Ukrainian peace formula meeting in Davos

China did not participate in Ukrainian peace formula meeting in Davos Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

In response to inquiries from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China regarding the country's non-participation in the meeting on the Ukrainian peace formula in Davos on January 14, no clear explanation has been provided. However, officials said that Beijing supports all efforts aimed at achieving peace, according to Radio Free Europe report.

Mao Ning, the ministry's spokesperson, emphasized that China's position on the "crisis" in Ukraine remains consistent and clear, focusing on facilitating peace negotiations.

"After the full escalation of the crisis in Ukraine, China maintains communication with relevant parties, including Ukraine. We will continue to work with the international community to play a constructive part in the political resolution of the crisis, welcoming and supporting all efforts aimed at achieving peace," she said.

Regarding whether Ukraine requested a meeting between President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the head of the Chinese delegation, Li Qiang, in Davos, the spokesperson said that she had no information on such a request.


In preceding events, at the fourth meeting of national security and foreign policy advisers in Davos, representatives presented five points of the peace formula, addressing the withdrawal of Russian troops, cessation of hostilities, restoration of justice, environmental safety, prevention of escalation and war recurrence, and confirmation of the war's end.

However, China was notably absent from the meeting on the Ukrainian peace formula.

Ukrainian peace formula

The Ukrainian peace formula was proposed by President Zelenskyy during the G20 summit in November 2022 to halt Russia's full-scale invasion.

It includes:

  • provisions for radiation and nuclear safety
  • food security
  • energy security
  • release of all prisoners and deportees
  • adherence to the UN Charter
  • restoration of territorial integrity and global order
  • withdrawal of Russian troops
  • justice
  • ecocide prevention, immediate nature protection
  • prevention of escalation and confirmation of the war's end.