China’s Support of Russia’s War in Ukraine Major Concern for U.S., Says Official

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping in Beijing on May 16, 2024. Kremlin Image

The United States is “profoundly concerned” over China’s “feeding Russia’s war machine” to bolster its forces in Ukraine, while Beijing is also professing it wants better trade relations with the West, the State Department’s top official for East Asia and the Indo-Pacific said last week.

Daniel Kritenbrink, assistant secretary of state for east asian and pacific affairs, said, “China can’t have it both ways.” He added...

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