Belarusian servicemen block a street in Minsk on August 30 during a rally by opposition supporters protesting against disputed presidential election results. Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched through the city calling for an end to strongman Alexander Lukashenko’s rule. Photo: TUT.BY/ AFP Belarusian servicemen block a street in Minsk on August 30 during a rally by opposition supporters protesting against disputed presidential election results. Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched through the city calling for an end to strongman Alexander Lukashenko’s rule. Photo: TUT.BY/ AFP
Belarusian servicemen block a street in Minsk on August 30 during a rally by opposition supporters protesting against disputed presidential election results. Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched through the city calling for an end to strongman Alexander Lukashenko’s rule. Photo: TUT.BY/ AFP
Raffaello Pantucci
Opinion

Opinion

Raffaello Pantucci

Why China playing bystander to the trouble in Eurasia is not ideal

  • Beijing’s reluctance to get involved in the unrest in Belarus, Nagorno-Karabakh and Kyrgyzstan is in line with its traditional attitude towards conflicts that do not impinge on its own security
  • However, given Beijing’s growing global influence, its disinterested posture muddies the waters for others trying to resolve unrest

Belarusian servicemen block a street in Minsk on August 30 during a rally by opposition supporters protesting against disputed presidential election results. Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched through the city calling for an end to strongman Alexander Lukashenko’s rule. Photo: TUT.BY/ AFP Belarusian servicemen block a street in Minsk on August 30 during a rally by opposition supporters protesting against disputed presidential election results. Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched through the city calling for an end to strongman Alexander Lukashenko’s rule. Photo: TUT.BY/ AFP
Belarusian servicemen block a street in Minsk on August 30 during a rally by opposition supporters protesting against disputed presidential election results. Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched through the city calling for an end to strongman Alexander Lukashenko’s rule. Photo: TUT.BY/ AFP
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