China will pay high price for Putin's invasion
The longer Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine goes on, the higher economic and diplomatic price China will have to pay for supporting him.
On March 16, at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Chinese judge voted with the Russian judge against an order, passed 13-2, to Russia "to immediately suspend its military operations in Ukraine."
The Chinese media does not use the words "war" or "invasion", only the Russian wording of "special military operation in Ukraine".
This support is the result of an unprecedented joint declaration signed by Putin and President Xi Jinping on February 4 during the former's visit to Beijing ahead of the Winter Olympics. ...