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Post time 2014-4-1 17:08:29 |Display all floors
The situation in Crimea, Ukraine, has escalated in recent weeks. A recent referendum showed that the overwhelming majority of Crimeans want emancipation from Ukraine and want to join Russia (though both Kiev, the EU, and the US have questioned its authenticity). The situation has caused friction between cold war rivals, the US and Russia. But where does China stand on the matter?


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Post time 2014-4-2 00:46:01 |Display all floors
China should side with Russia......... as if Russia falls China is next on the cards.
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Post time 2014-4-2 05:41:12 |Display all floors
raton Post time: 2014-4-2 00:50
China sits on the fence and a large pole no to fall either site. The US always falls in the cesspo ...

There will come a time when China will have to come off the fence....
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Post time 2014-4-2 09:58:55 |Display all floors
The plight of the ethnic Russians in the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania explains why Russia does not want to see the same repeated in Ukraine. Hillary Clinton did not do her homework comparing Crimea to Sudetenland.

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Post time 2014-4-2 10:26:12 |Display all floors
If China sides with the US, does that mean US will not back Japan in containing China ?
Certainly not, as the US would still want Japan to be the pivotal point for them to regain APAC standing.
And of course, US will still continue to sell arms to Japan and claim they will always be there to standup for diaoyu island. If china sides US and offended Russia, it does certainly be seen as a miscalculated move.

If China support Russia where now US & EU impose sanctions, the gas sold to EU could be diverted to China to feed their people and possibly at a lower tariff. That translates to better the lives of chinese and more losses for EU.

In short, what's there for China to gain if they support US. Xi visit to EU recently would have crafted a new plan where EU could import energy from China.
EU bans gas import from Russia but that does not STOP china to purchase Russia imported gas and resell to EU right ? Could the US stop all this activity ??? Unless they force a sanction against China for doing so. BUT would any gas flowing in pipeline bears any label as if "Made in Russia' or "Made in China" ?
Overall Chinese is making the right strategic bet.

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