During the summit between the European Union and China, the president of the European commission Ursula von der Leyen insisted that China take an active position in resolving the crisis between Russia and Ukraine. It has come to the point of, in some way, inviting it to limit the purchase of gas and oil in order to comply with the sanctions imposed by Europe.
But China doesn’t like it when someone tells them what to do and how to do it. The EU, both as an institution and as individuals, is unable to manage the relationship with China and to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Silence is better. But how can you today, first call in two years, talk to Xi Jinping about Xinjiang, Taiwan and human rights or tell him not to buy gas?