Ukraine: China's Burning Bridge to Europe?
Source: https://supchina.com/2021/12/30/russia-might-invade-ukraine-what-will-china-do/ Illustration by Alex Santafe As the world monitors Russia's military buildup on the Ukrainian border, the actions of Russia's strategic partner in China are worth watching as well. China has been Ukraine's top trade partner since 2020 and views Ukraine as a critical entrepôt for its Belt and Road Initiative ambitions. Agricultural exports from Ukraine have also become important for China i
Another Speedbump on China's Belt and Road? Unrest in Kazakhstan
Toppled Statue of Kazakhstan's Former President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Taldykorgan in eastern Kazakhstan: Upstream As 2021 drew to a close, President Xi Jinping highlighted the priority of self-sufficiency in key commodities for China. In light of ongoing trade tensions with important suppliers such as the United States and Australia, Xi called for setting a 'strategic baseline' for self-sufficiency in certain commodities such as soybeans and energy resources. Chinese leader