Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (second right) speak at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Uzbekistan, on September 16, 2022. Photo: Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (second right) speak at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Uzbekistan, on September 16, 2022. Photo: Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
Tiong Wei Jie
Opinion

Opinion

Tiong Wei Jie and Li Mingjiang

China’s subtle change of stance on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine should not go unnoticed

  • While China remains committed to the Sino-Russian partnership, recent diplomatic efforts show it is also concerned about protecting its global image
  • Beijing’s calls to respect sovereignty and opposition to the use of nuclear weapons suggest a quiet disapproval of Moscow’s military actions

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (second right) speak at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Uzbekistan, on September 16, 2022. Photo: Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (second right) speak at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Uzbekistan, on September 16, 2022. Photo: Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
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