China and the Global Power Play in Ukraine

Countries Flag 3D Rendering on Economic, Cooperation

As Russian troops continue to bombard Ukrainian cities and the Ukrainian government reports more than 2,000 people killed since Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion last week, alliances – both formal and informal – are shaping a new post-Ukraine, world order.

As Russia – the world’s third largest superpower – faces condemnation, crippling sanctions and isolation from global financial systems in moves largely led by the world’s leading superpower, the U.S., China – the world’s second largest superpower and Russia’s largest trading partner – has opposed sanctions and remains the only world power that the Russian President can rely on.

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