China wary of US agenda after Ukraine war erodes relationship with Europe


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If the United States is the big geopolitical winner from the Ukraine war, China and the European Union are among the losers. And the relationship between China and Europe has been one of the first casualties of the war, as they have found themselves on different sides. Officially, China is neutral in the conflict and while it did not endorse Vladimir Putin’s invasion, it has never condemned it. Beijing has refused to join the US and the EU in sanctioning Moscow but it has avoided breaching western sanctions. But China has given economic and diplomatic support for Russia, buying its...