Search: China,Sanctions (52 materials)


China in a Dilemma over its Support to Russia?

... pushed for harder sanctions on Russia, whereas the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, and Latvia have sent military aid to Ukraine.Source: Unsplash A closer look at Beijing’s relations with Moscow in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis indicates China’s proclivity to leverage the sanctions to gain economic benefits. While it was looking for heavy discounts on the purchase of Russian oil/oil products and gas, it was at the same time denying supply of Russian oil to Asia through tankers, thus depriving Moscow of economic benefits....


New Crisis Brings New Opportunities for Chinese Business and Russia

As eight years ago, in the wake of the “post-Crimea” wave of sanctions, China’s principal calculation is that Russia would supposedly offer “special and privileged” terms of operation to Chinese business On 20 March 2022, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui said that Chinese business in Russia should “seize ...


End of Diplomacy? Or a Toast for the Swedish Masters

... there should be no doubt, that Beijing has been deeply involved and consulted in Moscow’s planning of the “special military operation” in Ukraine. This level of coordination gives Kremlin the justified confidence that “the World is big” and no sanctions can tip Russia. We already see the contours of the West deeply humiliated and Russia succeeding with it objectives in Ukraine. Like Russia in Europe, China has during the past decades built up the necessary power to act in East Asia, and the decision to resolve the Taiwan issue in a very foreseeable future is undoubtedly already made in Beijing. That will deal the final devastating blow to the fiction ...


A New Sino-Russian Entente? Limits of Cooperation on Ukraine and Beyond

... little appetite for shielding Moscow from its consequences, e.g. by undermining a threatened Western sanctions regime. Here, too, both sides may share a long-term interest in reducing their dependence on a U.S.-centric financial system, but at present, China’s greater trade links with the U.S. and EU make it acutely vulnerable to secondary sanctions. Even in Russia, commentators have been skeptical if Chinese companies would be willing to incur such risks, citing their past compliance with U.S. regimes. China’s support for Russia’s policy towards Ukraine might also jeopardize its own ...


The ‘Thousand Grains of Sand’ To Acquire Ukrainian Military Technology

Ukraine’s rejection of the Chinese bid to buy a major stake in the Ukrainian aviation company Motor Sich through off-shore companies seems to have irked Beijing. Furthermore, Ukrainian authorities froze shares and imposed sanctions on Chinese individuals and entities involved in the deal. Subsequently, Beijing has reportedly employed covert tactics to acquire Ukrainian military technology. China is interested in Ukraine’s defence-industrial complex. For many years, China’s intelligence service used the cover of public organisations to lure gullible Ukrainian engineers and technologists to move to China to establish and work in Chinese ...


Results of 2021: Sanctions Policy

... against the financial director of the company, Meng Wanzhou, who was under house arrest in Canada. The Chinese side released two previously detained Canadian citizens. The good news for China ends there. All previously established legal mechanisms for sanctions against China continue to operate. A lot of them had appeared under Trump. They include the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, legislation on the rights of ethnic minorities in the PRC, and trade restriction regimes against big Chinese companies that are, according to the ...


Will the U.S. Sanction India for S-400s or Grant it Waiver?

... multi-alignment policy to flexibly adapt to these changing circumstances. Bilateral relations with Washington would suffer, at least for the short term, which might hamper the Quad’s efficiency and thus indirectly advance Chinese interests. Waiving the sanctions, however, would send a powerful signal to China that India is treated as an exceptional partner by the U.S. That could in turn prompt Beijing to consider the South Asian country to be an even greater threat to its security than before, since it would confirm its leadership’s suspicions that ...


U.S. Sanctions Push Huawei to Re-Invent Itself and Look Far into the Future

... our all-out fight.” Regardless of how encouraging the Chinese tech giant heiress’s words may sound, the fact remains that the company remains a target of U.S. prosecution and sanctions—something that is not about to change anytime soon. When the Sanctions Bite Ivan Danilin: A New Stage in the U.S.–China Tech War: Huawei and Other U.S. Targets It was former U.S. President Donald Trump who in May 2019 signed an order that allowed the then-Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to halt any transactions concerning information or communications technology ...


Sino-Russian Relations Are Still Not an Alliance, but They Are More Than Partnership

... relations with the West. What do you think? Human rights sanctions are rather of a signaling nature. They do not affect the economy much. However, there is a potential for targeted sanctions, which may be more painful for both countries. We will see more sanctions against China and Russia in the future. Yes, this is a new normal. A joint statement by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov opposed politicization and double standards on human rights issues. How can China and Russia join ...


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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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