Ukraine is urging China to use its economic and political influence on Russia to help end the war.
President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, is appealing for direct talks with China’s President, Xi Jinping.
Reports say the conflict has killed at least 5,327 civilians in Ukraine and forced some 12 million people from their homes.
In June at a summit President Xi Jinping expressed concern over the conflict in Ukraine describing it as an alarm for humanity.
The conflict has affected the supply of grain and contributed to food shortages and rising global prices.
President Zelenskyy revealed his position in an interview with the South China Morning Post.