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Ukraine conflict: China is Russia's best hope to blunt sanctions, but wary 

Business Standard | 26/02/2022 03:52 PM | Click to read full article

China is the only friend that might help Russia blunt the impact of economic sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine, but President Xi Jinping's government is giving no sign it might be willing to risk its own access to US and European markets by doing too much.

Even if Beijing wanted to, its ability to support President Vladimir Putin by importing more Russian gas and other goods is limited.