British Journal of Chinese Studies

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Vol 13 No 1 (2023)

China's Ukraine Policy: The Challenge of Analysis

John Gittings
School of Oriental and African Studies, China Institute
Published January 28, 2023
How to Cite
Gittings, J. (2023). China’s Ukraine Policy. British Journal of Chinese Studies, 13(1), 98-104.


China’s Ukraine policy is often blurred and ambiguous, and fails to provide answers to some important questions. However there are signs of growing disquiet over Russia’s invasion, and China can be said to be neutral in the strict legal sense. Those in the modern China field will find their expertise an advantage, and may have the opportunity to put questions to Chinese colleagues and friends.

  • UN Charter,
  • Ukraine,
  • Xi Jinping,
  • Vladimir Putin,
  • sovereignty,
  • intermediate zone,
  • immediate ceasefire,
  • humanitarian aid,
  • neutrality
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