Will China Help Russia Evade Western Sanctions?

This February, Chinese leader Xi Jinping welcomed Russia’s Vladimir Putin to the Beijing Olympics. Afterwards, the two countries published a joint statement, saying their friendship “has no limits.”

Now, that friendship is being put to the test.

With Putin waging war on Ukraine, and with more than 2,000 dead in Ukraine, the West is doing something unprecedented—slapping coordinated sanctions on Russia.

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