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Beijing, Moscow and Kyiv locked in secret negotiations

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui and Russian President Vladimir Putin. © Alexey Nikolsky/EPA/Sputnik/Kremlin pool
China was caught offguard by the Russian invasion of Ukraine but Beijing reacted quickly, looking at the war as an opportunity to explore new investment possibilities there and positioning itself as a key contact in Ukraine, while also reviving the idea of a possible armed intervention in Taiwan. [...] (607 words)
Issue dated 14/03/2022 Reading time 3 minutes
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