Think what you like. The real conversations are going on behind the scenes, as they always do.
Xi has a problem. The Chinese aren't stupid. They know that Xi meeting someone charged with war crimes looks bad and, much as they don't care for what the USA thinks, they care very much about Europe. They also know what the western agencies know about "Putin" in terms of him not being in charge/alive/well. Xi would be talking with Peskov, Patrushev and Lavrov. If there's a meeting with "Putin" it will be for the cameras ... just as Putin in Crimea and Mariupol is for the cameras. The statement quoted above, put out by the drunk foreign secretary, was for the cameras (and the domestic/world home audiences).
But everything is still very much up in the air. Ukraine (Kuleba) abstained from voting on the proposal yesterday (but were actually expected to vote against). We have been here before, when Lavrov went to G9 and had a funny turn before being recalled to Moscow.
Militarily Russia is now even weaker with commanders on the ground right across the front complaining about lack of munitions and having to conduct infantry assaults with no artillary cover. I'll post a video clip if I can find it. Ukraine, meanwhile, is militarily much stronger than it was. It would be good news for all concerned if they didn't have to prove it in the coming months.
I agree that China does care what europe thinks . But China already knows europe is starting to turn against it too . Eastern Europe in particular is becoming more hostile to China . I do believe your source is becoming too optimistic sadly , as much as I wish the stuff you were saying to be true
From all of this , we are very much living in a new Cold War . We have to be a lot more vigilant at eastern efforts to destabilise us too. Had Putin bided his time , he actually might have succeeded .