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Feb 22, 2023

In the year since Russia invaded Ukraine, U.S.-China relations have continued to deteriorate; one factor is Beijing’s continued support of Moscow’s position and rhetoric. What does Beijing gain from its tacit backing of Russia? How successful have the U.S.-led sanctions been at stemming Russia’s war effort? As China reopens its economy and looks to rebuild its international business and diplomatic relationships after three years of Covid lockdowns, how does its relationship with Russia affect China’s strategic, economic, and diplomatic goals?

Yun Sun discusses the dynamics among China, Russia, and the United States in an interview conducted on February 17, 2023.

0:00-0:45 introductions 

0:45-10:07 What is China’s impact on the war? China-Russia trade and relations

10:07-13:28 Ukraine-Taiwan parallels 

13:28-20:34 China in the middle

20:34- 23:42 The impact on U.S.-China relations

23:42- The future of China-Russia relations 

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