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Ukraine shows how China will not get far posing as a peacemaker

Success brokering Saudi-Iran detente is not carrying over to Russia's war

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Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping arrive for a signing ceremony at the Kremlin on March 21: China's interests lay much closer to Russia's.   © Sputnik/Kremlin/Reuters

Alexander L. Vuving is a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii. The views expressed in this article are his own.

Russia's war in Ukraine is causing tectonic shifts in the global strategic landscape. These shifts have created big opportunities for China, which is now seeking to burnish its credentials as a rising global peacemaker.

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