Russia's reliance on China deepens

CHINA - China's military, economic and political ties with a weakened Russia a year after Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine continue to deepen, even as Beijing presents itself to the West as a responsible global leader working toward peace. China has cultivated an important strategic partnership without itself becoming an international pariah — an approach that is likely to continue as the war drags on.

Beijing has not condemned Russia's invasion and appears to be largely following basic international conventions regarding the war. Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned Putin not to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, and there's no evidence that China has sent direct lethal military aid to Russia — though the US says Beijing is considering it.

China "was not directly concerned in the conflict, but was not standing idly by," Wang said at the Munich Security Conference last week, adding the peace plan would be based on “the sovereignty of all countries."

Western leaders appeared skeptical at this announcement, the Financial Times reported. “Who doesn’t want guns to stop firing? Except we have to be incredibly wary of the kind of traps that can be set,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at the conference.

Europe hasn't entirely soured on China either, as trade ties between Europe and China remain strong. Beijing's attempt to drive a wedge between European countries and the US by encouraging Europe to exer cise an "independent" foreign policy toward both Russia and China has also made little headway.

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