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China has a responsibility to stop Russian aggression

Xi's failure to dissuade Putin at summit puts onus on Beijing to act

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 11. (Xinhua via AP)

At a press conference following the close of the National People's Congress, Premier Li Keqiang discussed China's efforts to broker peace in Ukraine but avoided condemning Russia. He also opposed sanctions.

But while China was hosting the Beijing Winter Paralympics, a massive loss of life continued at the hands of Russian brutality. The fact that host-nation China in effect turned a blind eye is an outrage to humanity.

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