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China’s Support for Russia Galvanised the West – SCMP

Beijing has failed to convince the West of its self-proclaimed neutrality on the Ukraine war, as political winds shift rapidly

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Outraged by China's tacit backing for a brutal Russian war on its doorstep and frustrated by Beijing’s stubborn refusal to engage in serious dialogue on Ukraine, the EU has all but given up hope that China might help. Photo: Reuters.


Within days of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China watched the United States and its allies thrash Moscow’s economy with astonishing speed, coordination and power. Now officials in Washington are looking ahead towards a once-unthinkable possibility: in a future moment of crisis, would those same economic weapons work against China too?

In the weeks since Washington unleashed the broadest sanctions in history against Russia, studies are already under way within US President Joe Biden’s administration to learn how similar economic tools might one day affect Beijing, the South China Morning Post reported.

Read the full report: South China Morning Post.





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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.


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