Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) greets his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in Shanghai in 2018. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) greets his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in Shanghai in 2018. Photo: Xinhua
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Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko looks to ‘ironclad friend’ China for support

  • ‘Europe’s last dictator’ seeks to strengthen ties with Beijing amid mounting pressure from the West over the EU refugee crisis and claims of election fraud
  • But some Chinese observers warn that getting too close to Minsk could be more trouble than it’s worth – and even risks upsetting Russia

Topic |   Belarus
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) greets his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in Shanghai in 2018. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) greets his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in Shanghai in 2018. Photo: Xinhua
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