In video call, Biden presses China’s Xi on Russia support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Face to face by video, President Joe Biden laid out to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday the consequences the Chinese would face from the US if they provide military or economic assistance for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. There was no indication he got any assurance in return. China’s Foreign Ministry, in … Read more

How much can — and will — China help Russia as its economy crumbles?

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his China’s counterpart Xi Jinping during a signing ceremony following the Russian-Chinese talks on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 11, 2018. Sergei Chriikov | AFP | Getty Images Sanctions, asset freezes and withdrawals of international companies are hammering the Russian economy … Read more