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China resumes shuttle diplomacy as Ukraine war drums get louder

The Chinese Foreign Ministry announcement on Wednesday that Beijing’s Special Representative on Eurasian Affairs Li Hui will set out from home on March 2 on a “second round of shuttle diplomacy on seeking a political settlement of the Ukraine crisis” may seem a mismatch. 

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Putin and Xi celebrate ten years of the BRI with most of the global south

Russian President Vladimir Putin was the guest of honour at China’s celebration of ten years of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) held on October 17-18 in Beijing, where everyone who was anyone in the development world attended the party.

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How China and Russia can help us avoid escalation in the Middle East

Washington needs all the help it can get to prevent a regional conflagration.

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Will Xi Jinping’s Gamble on Vladimir Putin Pay Off?

As Xi and his Russian counterpart meet, both are facing calls to do more to ease tension in the Middle East, amid fresh scrutiny of a relationship that looks increasingly one-sided.

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Asia-Pacific is where China-Russia “no limits” partnership will be put to test

The power dynamic in Northeast Asia is undergoing a dramatic change against the backdrop of the “no limits” strategic partnership between China and Russia. The collapse of Kiev’s counteroffensive” and abject defeat in the war with Russia may compel Biden administration to put “boots on the ground” in western Ukraine, triggering a global confrontation, and, equally, the US-China relations are at their lowest point since their normalisation in the 1970s, while Taiwan issue may potentially turn into a casus belli of war.

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China to the West: Don’t tell us what to do on Russia

Back off, says Beijing’s Moscow ambassador.

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Russia-China trade remains strong despite Western pressure

The current geopolitical situation associated with the conflict in Ukraine has spurred a de-dollarization trend

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Racing to Multipolarity

The myopic focus on weakening Russia has had the unintended consequence of strengthening China.

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‘Russia alone can already confront the entire West…’

The Russian media reported that President Vladimir Putin made an extraordinary gesture as President Xi Jinping left the Kremlin following the state dinner last week on Tuesday evening by escorting him to the limousine and seeing him off.

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China’s Foreign Policy: Lessons for the United States

China’s orchestration of the renewal of diplomatic relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia should be a wakeup call to the Biden administration’s national security team, particularly to Antony Blinken’s Department of State. China’s success exposes flaws in American national security policy, particularly the policy of nonrecognition as well as the reliance on the use of military force to achieve gains in international politics. Our instruments of power are not working.