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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to raise concerns over China’s support to Russia during his upcoming trip to China.

State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller confirmed this discussion topic, noting that the situation was serious. Miller said, “What we have seen over the past months is that there have been materials moving from China to Russia that Russia has used to rebuild that industrial base and produce arms that are showing up on the battlefield in Ukraine.”


The materials in question, including drone and missile technology, satellite imagery, and machine tools, fall short of lethal assistance but contribute significantly to Russia’s ongoing military efforts in Ukraine. The US has consistently expressed concerns to China about aiding Russia’s war effort, especially following the declaration of a “no limits partnership” between Russia and China just weeks before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

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A spokeswoman from the Chinese embassy responded to these concerns last week, saying, “China is not a party to the Ukraine crisis,” and arguing that “normal trade between China and Russia should not be interfered with or restricted.” This stance comes amid heightened scrutiny of China’s role in the conflict.


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