Below are excerpts from the message from the official Chinese embassy.
At the request of German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a phone discussion with her on February 26, 2022.
The two sides discussed their points of view.
Wang Yi said, the Cold War has long gone, and it’s necessary for NATO to reconsider its positioning and responsibilities.
China believes that the Cold War mentality based on bloc confrontation should be completely discarded.
Wang Yi said China disapproves of the use of sanctions to solve problems, still less unilateral sanctions that have no basis in international law.