Following the massacre of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, the EU has once again urged Beijing to take a clear stand against Russia’s war of aggression. As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, China has a special responsibility to maintain international peace and security, EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen told the EU Parliament plenary on Wednesday. “Nobody can be neutral when faced with such naked aggression against civilians.” Von der Leyen said this was also stressed at the EU-China summit last Friday. “We made clear how crucial it is for us in Europe, but also for the rest of the world, to take a clear stance.”
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