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China will not abandon Russia, but it will not be much help either

Adventurous operation to rescue Moscow not high on Beijing's agenda

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A musician plays guitar March 9 outside a currency exchange office that halted operations in St. Petersburg, Russia. China has little interest in undertaking an adventurous rescue operation of the Russian economy.   © AP

Jacob Mardell is a research fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS). Francois Chimits is an analyst at MERICS.

More than a month into Russia's invasion of Ukraine, there is still little hope that Beijing will waver in its public support of Moscow.

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