” Ichina, once again, calls on all parties to exercise restraint. On the eve of the Russian invasion, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s statement would further suggest that Beijing is avoiding getting involved in the Ukrainian crisis. Western analysts have been debating for several weeks on the possible support that Xi Jinping could bring to his Russian counterpart.
Against the evidence of an alignment with Moscow, some object to the legacy of the Cold War, the split between the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China in the 1960s and the deep mistrust that then developed between the two great communist states. And underline the divergent interests between a Russia embarked on a risky adventure and a concerned China.
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