For a long time China has maintained a non-intervention position in an almost neutral fashion. Usually China urge both sides to maintain dialogue and respect international laws, that's it. Whenever China is making deals with other countries the actions are constrained to China and the partner country only. The recent Ukraine peace proposal marked a shift in the policy. China is directly confronting American interest in a region far away from home. China officially is taking a position in the crisis. Will this be the beginning of a China actively wrestling influence against Americans?