Beijing says it will be ‘prudent and responsible’
China’s foreign minister said Friday that Beijing will not sell weapons to parties involved in the conflict in Ukraine and will regulate the exports of items with dual use.
Qin Gang responded to U.S. and other countries’ concerns that China might be considering military aid to Russia, which Beijing backs politically and rhetorically while formally saying it remained neutral.
“On exporting military products, China will be prudent and responsible,” Qin Gang said at a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock.
“China will not provide weapons to relevant parties of the conflict, and will manage and control exports of dual-use items in accordance with laws and regulations,” he added.
Qin Gang also reiterated China’s willingness to facilitate peace talks to resolve the conflict and said that all parties should remain “objective and calm”.