Beijing on Thursday said that special envoy Li Hui told Ukraine "there is no panacea to resolve the crisis" as he repeated calls for Kyiv and Moscow to engage in talks to end the war.
Li, special envoy for Eurasian affairs, visited Ukraine on Tuesday and Wednesday, where he held talks with Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and other officials.
He is the highest-ranking Chinese official to visit Ukraine since Russia's military offensive began in February 2022.
"There is no panacea to resolve the crisis, and all parties need to start from themselves, build mutual trust and create conditions to stop the war and talk," said Li, according to a statement by the Foreign Ministry.
Li's visit to Kyiv was part of a European tour to promote Beijing's proposals to end the conflict.
Li added in his talks with Ukrainian officials, including Kuleba, that China would "continue to provide assistance to Ukraine within its capabilities".
President Xi Jinping met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in March.
In April, he spoke by phone for an hour with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. (AFP)