Beijing's position on Ukraine will continue to be "objective" and "fair", foreign minister Wang Yi told his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of a United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday.
China hopes that all parties will not give up on their dialogue efforts, a foreign ministry statement on Thursday cited Wang as saying.
Moscow plans to conscript some 300,000 troops in an apparent escalation of its attack on Ukraine in a war that has left thousands dead, displaced millions and reduced towns to rubble.
Meanwhile, Wang told a French presidential aide that Beijing appreciates President Emmanuel Macron's public expression of opposition to a "new Cold War".
He said China supports France's active efforts to broker peace. (Xinhua/Reuters)