Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Samarkand on September 16. Photo: AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Samarkand on September 16. Photo: AFP
Dong Lei
Opinion

Opinion

Dong Lei

Why is the US provoking China if it needs Beijing to help end the Ukraine war?

  • It is peculiar how Washington expects help from China on Ukraine while maintaining a campaign of hectoring and humiliation, including on China’s refusal to condemn Russia, and on Taiwan
  • Much as Nixon’s visit to Beijing reshaped the US-China relationship, peaceful means can be found to end both cross-strait tensions and the Ukraine conflict

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Samarkand on September 16. Photo: AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Samarkand on September 16. Photo: AFP
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