Playing the Long Game: Ukraine’s Approach to China
By Rakshith Shetty
Zelenskyy has good reasons for not antagonizing Xi. But given Beijing’s “no-limits partnership” with Moscow, will Ukraine's efforts ever pay off?
Explaining China’s Diplomatic Strategy on Ukraine
By Jianli Yang
China has been sending strong signals that it plans to use its economic clout to bring Ukraine to the bargaining table – to Russia’s benefit.
China’s Xi to Meet Putin as Beijing Seeks Bolder Global Role
By Karl Ritter
Xi will visit Moscow on March 20-22 as speculation grows China is going to push harder for a diplomatic settlement to the war in Ukraine.
Xi Bets on His Own Personal Diplomacy in Russia, Ukraine
By Joseph Webster
Not lacking for self-confidence, Xi’s decision to insert himself into Russia-Ukraine mediation presents outsized opportunities and risks for Beijing, especially in Europe.
China Continues to Play Both Sides in the Ukraine War
By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s top diplomat toured Europe to try to explain Beijing’s “neutral” position on the conflict – but topped it off with a visit to Russia.
China Says It’s Seeking Role in Ukraine Peace Settlement
By Associated Press
As the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion looms, China's positioning on the Ukraine war is coming under increased scrutiny.
China-Ukraine Relations: Kyiv’s Balancing Act
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Yurii Poita.
The Cost of the War to the China-Ukraine Relationship
By Bonnie Girard
Ukraine was not one of China’s largest partners, but they had important ties in a number of areas that will be difficult to replace.
China Cannot Condone Russia’s Aggression in Ukraine
By Lunting Wu
China’s attitude toward the Ukraine war stems from functional calculations, diplomatic and military bonds with Kyiv, strategic considerations, and normative reflection.
China Was Woefully Unprepared for the Russia-Ukraine War
By Chauncey Jung
The fact that Beijing was caught off guard hints at the fragility of its partnership with Russia.
Why China Will Not Support a Russian Invasion of Ukraine
By Mu Chunshan
The reputational cost – both on the international stage and with the Chinese people – would be great if Beijing threw its support behind Russian aggression.
Ukraine in China-Russia Relations
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Bonny Lin.