China Leader Xi Jinping Plans Russia Visit—Expected to Push for Peace Talks

From a Wall Street Journal story by Austin Ramzy, Keith Zhai, and Laurence Norman headlined “China’s Xi Jinping Plans Russia Visit as Putin Wages War in Ukraine”:

Chinese leader Xi Jinping is preparing to visit Moscow for a summit with Russia’s president in the coming months, according to people familiar with the plan, as Vladimir Putin wages war in Ukraine and portrays himself as a standard-bearer against a U.S.-led global order.

Beijing says it wants to play a more active role aimed at ending the conflict, and the people familiar with Mr. Xi’s trip plans said a meeting with Mr. Putin would be part of a push for multiparty peace talks and allow China to reiterate its calls that nuclear weapons not be used.