Ukraine crisis: How far can China go in supporting Russia?
28 February 2022 | 12:28 pm
China has paid lip service to respecting the "territorial integrity" of Ukraine but has so far refused to call Russia's invasion what it is. Beijing could soon be forced to make an uncomfortable decision.
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