China backtracks on statements about Ukraine’s sovereignty

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Ambassador LU Shaye’s remarks on the Ukraine issue were not a statement of politics, but an expression of personal views during a televised debate, the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in France said in a statement.

On territorial sovereignty, the Chinese side’s position is consistent and clear. The Chinese side respects the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of all countries and upholds the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, he said. The Chinese side respects the status of sovereign countries of the republics after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, he added. 

On the issue of Ukraine, China’s position is consistent and clear, according to the statement. 

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