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Ukraine war

China signals shift on Ukraine as Russia accused of atrocities

Xi calls conflict a 'war' for first time as it threatens No. 2 economy

China's Xi Jinping is balancing close ties with Russia while warning of a "large-scale humanitarian crisis" as casualties mount in Ukraine.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China appears to be shifting its tone on the war in Ukraine, as Beijing counts the costs of defending a Russian ally accused of war crimes and braces for the economic fallout from Western-led sanctions.

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