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Volodymyr Zelenskyy, left, has Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin wondering what his next move will be. (Nikkei montage/Sputnik/Reuters, European Union 2023/Reuters, and AP)
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Analysis: Macron's labeling of Russia as 'vassal state' goes viral in China

Xi Jinping tries to obscure G-7 summit by sending envoys to Ukraine

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff 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.

French President Emmanuel Macron's comments that Moscow is, in effect, becoming a vassal state of China have reverberated across China.

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