China refuses to condemn Russia over military actions towards Ukraine

Insights 02/28/22, 01:56

Russia sent troops into Ukraine, a sovereign country, triggering a slew of sanctions from numerous countries against Moscow. However, China refused to condemn Russia. In a regular press conference in Beijing on Feb. 24, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying gave speeches around the Russia-Ukraine issue. When AFP reporters asked whether China ...

Xi asks Putin to negotiate, EU freezes Russian officials’ assets

China 02/28/22, 00:47

Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked Putin to "negotiate" to resolve the conflict with Ukraine as Russian troops step up the invasion. According to the Financial Times, Xi told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to use "balanced negotiations" in a phone call on Feb. 25. Xi reiterated that China respects all countries' ...

China Central Television spreads fake news: ‘Zelensky left Kyiv’

Insights 02/28/22, 00:36

The Chinese state TV station CCTV released a piece of Russian news on Saturday, Feb. 26, that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had left Kyiv. As reported by CCTV news, Russian State Duma Chairman Volodin informed on social platforms on Feb. 26 that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky left Kyiv on the 25th ...

Either stand with ‘peaceful truckers’ or ‘left-wing fascists’ says Trump

Opinion 02/28/22, 00:28

Former President Trump warned authorities to choose carefully between an activist movement or extreme tyranny. Donald Trump expressed solidarity with the Freedom Convoy trucker movement at the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference. He also urged political leaders to be on the right side of history. "A line has been crossed: you are ...

Biden heads home to Delaware despite Russian nuclear order

D.C. 02/28/22, 00:13

Joe Biden took a break from Russia-Ukraine tensions at the weekend. The president and first lady left the White House for their home state of Delaware on Feb. 25. The couple was photographed departing from Washington on the Marine One helicopter despite Russian nuclear forces raising their alert status for a "special ...

Russian invasion of Ukraine makes Beijing not dare to act rashly

China 02/27/22, 19:16

After Russia launched an attack on Ukraine, Beijing watched cautiously when the world isolated Russia both economically and diplomatically; they hold a wait-and-see attitude but are unwilling to give up their attempt to unify Taiwan by force. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying at a Press Conference on Feb. 24, said, ...

British politician: China using Putin ‘as a plaything’

China 02/27/22, 19:02

According to 9news, Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the British Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, said Friday, Feb. 25, that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a terrible leader used as a pawn by China's regime. Tugendhat said, "I think what we're going to see is a very, very ugly conflict I hope for ...

China and Russia accuse US and NATO of causing Ukraine crisis

Insights 02/26/22, 21:29

In a phone call on Thursday, Feb. 24, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed the situation in Ukraine with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi (王毅). Both foreign ministers agreed that Kiev's refusal to carry out the Minsk agreements, which the UN approved, is the cause of the current crisis. They also ...

Swedish Olympic champ donates gold medal to Chinese prisoner

Human Rights 02/26/22, 13:15

According to Reuters, Swedish speed skater Nils van der Poel donated one of his two gold medals to human rights activist Gui Minhai. In 2020, he was sentenced to 10 years in a Chinese prison for so-called "illegally providing intelligence overseas." Gui was born in China but holds Swedish citizenship. Before ...

​​China reacts to Russia-Ukraine crisis

Insights 02/26/22, 12:48

In recent days, China has criticized the U.S. for rising tensions over Ukraine and the escalation of economic sanctions against Russia. On Saturday, February 26, the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China published a five-point position statement on the Ukraine issue by Foreign Minister ...

Beijing rejects calling Russia’s action in Ukraine ‘invasion’

Insights 02/25/22, 16:05

China denied that Russia's actions in Ukraine amounted to an "invasion" and urged all parties to exercise restraint, even as it advised its citizens to stay at home or at least take the precaution of displaying a Chinese flag if they needed to go out. According to Reuters, Russian forces on ...

US: China-Russia relations navigate toward ‘destructive’ world order

China 02/24/22, 15:24

State Department spokesman Ned Price said during a daily press briefing on Feb. 23 that every responsible government in the world, including China, should persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate the Ukraine issue. Price expressed "great concern" about the course of China-Russia relations, referring to an improved "no limits" collaboration ...

Chinese regime interested in Ukraine’s defense-industrial complex

Insights 02/24/22, 15:16

Since Ukraine rejected China's bid to acquire a majority stake in Ukrainian aviation company Motor Sich and imposed sanctions on Chinese individuals and entities involved in the transaction, Beijing has reportedly used covert tactics to acquire Ukrainian military technology. In one of his blogs for the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), ...