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China is Building Weapons for Russia

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Recent U.S. intelligence assessments have shed light on China’s substantial involvement in supporting Russia’s military operations, which includes not only a surge in technology and equipment sales but also a partnership in weapons manufacturing essential for the Kremlin’s war efforts.

China is facilitating what is described as Russia’s most significant military expansion since the Soviet era by supplying vital materials and technologies. According to U.S. officials, this support includes machine tools and microelectronics, fundamental components in manufacturing missiles, tanks, and aircraft. These tools and technologies represent more than mere commercial transactions; they are critical in maintaining the robustness of Russia’s military endeavors.

Detailed intelligence indicates that nearly 70% of Russia’s machine tool imports, crucial for ballistic missile production, came from China in the last quarter of 2023. Furthermore, about 90% of the microelectronics used in Russian military hardware last year were sourced from Chinese suppliers. This level of dependency underscores the strategic alignment between Beijing and Moscow, significantly enhancing Russia’s production capabilities at a time when it faces international sanctions and global isolation.

Moreover, the cooperation extends beyond terrestrial boundaries. China and Russia are reportedly working together to enhance Moscow’s satellite and other space-based capabilities. This development not only augments Russia’s military effectiveness but also poses a long-term threat to European security. One senior U.S. official expressed concern, stating, “Russia is undertaking its most ambitious defense expansion since the Soviet era and on a faster timeline than we believed possible early on in this conflict.”

In response to these developments, U.S. officials are mobilizing diplomatic efforts to encourage China to withdraw its support for Russia. This involves high-level discussions and visits by U.S. diplomats to both Europe and China, aiming to leverage international pressure against Beijing’s current stance. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen are at the forefront of these efforts. During a recent European trip, Blinken emphasized, “Our view is that one of the most game-changing moves available to us at this time to support Ukraine is to persuade the PRC [People’s Republic of China] to stop helping Russia reconstitute its military industrial base.”

Despite these diplomatic maneuvers, the U.S. faces a challenging task. China, while avoiding the direct provision of lethal military equipment, continues to supply materials and technologies that have substantial military applications. This nuanced approach allows Beijing to maintain a veneer of non-involvement in direct combat support while significantly bolstering Russia’s military capabilities.

The implications of Sino-Russian military cooperation are profound, not only for the immediate conflict in Ukraine but for the broader geopolitical landscape. It challenges the effectiveness of international sanctions imposed on Russia and complicates the diplomatic relations among major world powers.

The ongoing support from China is more than a lifeline for Russia; it’s a testament to the strategic alliances that continue to shape our world’s geopolitical fabric. China’s support for Russia in face of the sanctions and Western opposition to the Russia-Ukraine war, make this a bold and sinister move that flies in the face of the civilized world.

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