China backs Russia on Ukraine conflict with eye on Taiwan
U.S. response monitored by Beijing for clues about cross-strait implications
The U.N. Security Council addresses the situation between Russia and Ukraine on Jan. 31 in New York.
BEIJING/NEW YORK -- China's support of Russia over the Ukraine conflict at the United Nations on Monday brought a rift with Western nations into sharp relief as Beijing gauges the U.S. response.
China's U.N. ambassador Zhang Jun, speaking at a Security Council meeting on Ukraine, called for "Russia's legitimate security concerns to be taken seriously and addressed."
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