How important is the “Chinese factor” of the Russian war against Ukraine – and what does it even mean? How to make sense of the bilateral relations between Beijing and Moscow and their impact on the hostilities unleashed by Russia on Ukrainian soil? There is little doubt that China watches developments in Ukraine very closely, learning the lessons and evaluating the possibility of military action against Taiwan.
However, we don’t have enough clarity beyond this, so Ukraine In Flames #98 explores how and why China amplifies selective Russian disinformation, the forms and level of Chinese support for Russia, what is this support driven by and what should the world do to prevent this support from growing.
- Marcin Jerzewski, Head of Taipei office at European Values Center for Security Policy;
- Petro Shevchenko, China-focused analyst;
- Nataliya Butyrska, Asia-focused expert on international relations;
- Yurii Poita, Head of the Asian section at the New Geopolitics Research Network.