Chinese President Xi Jinping with then US vice-president Joe Biden, in Beijing in December 2013. Photo: TNS
Chinese President Xi Jinping with then US vice-president Joe Biden, in Beijing in December 2013. Photo: TNS
Ukraine war

Why China won’t get dragged into Russia’s war on Ukraine

  • The US has warned Beijing of the ‘costs’ of siding with Moscow, with which it recently pledged a ‘no-limits’ friendship
  • It would be a mistake to overstate the strength of those ties, as China would be wary of potential global blowback, say observers

Chinese President Xi Jinping with then US vice-president Joe Biden, in Beijing in December 2013. Photo: TNS
Chinese President Xi Jinping with then US vice-president Joe Biden, in Beijing in December 2013. Photo: TNS
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