US confronts China over companies’ ties to Russian war...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in Beijing, China on 4 February 2022. Russia and China declared a “no limits” relationship before the war and US officials believe that China initially intended to sell lethal weapons to Russia for use in the battlefield. The people familiar with the administration’s thinking characterised the state-owned enterprises’ activities as knowingly assisting Russia in its war effort. A finding that Chinese companies were supporting the invasion would have troubling implications on US policy toward both Russia and China. Russia and China declared a “no limits” relationship before the war and US officials believe that China initially intended to sell lethal weapons to Russia for use in the battlefield.
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