Despite Western pressure, China in no hurry to reduce Russia support

SpaceWar.com reports: “Despite Western calls on China to cut its support for Moscow’s war against Ukraine by limiting supplies of dual-use materials and weapons components to Russia, Beijing has no interest in dropping its backing for President Vladimir Putin, analysts say.

While China does not want to upend its ties with the West, and insists it is not sending lethal weapons to Moscow, Washington has stressed that Russia would struggle to sustain its assault on Ukraine without Beijing.

On Thursday, Putin arrived in China on a two-day visit as Moscow is seeking more support from President Xi Jinping for the war effort in Ukraine following multiple rounds of Western sanctions.

The high-profile talks follow Xi’s summit last week in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron, who welcomed ‘commitments’ of China to ‘control strictly’ the exports of dual-use goods while also evoking concern about ‘information that we may have’ about violations by certain Chinese companies…”

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