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Xi Jinping is running out of time to make a decision that would abandon Vladimir Putin and put him on better terms with Joe Biden. (Nikkei montage/Reuters/Getty Images)
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Analysis: China needs to drop Putin now, scholar insists

Government adviser says Beijing needs to be on the right side of history

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He was the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize.

"China cannot be tied to Putin and needs to be cut off as soon as possible."

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