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    US Confronts China over Companies’ Ties to Russian War Effort

    US Confronts China over Companies’ Ties to Russian War Effort

    — The Biden administration has confronted China's government with evidence that suggests some Chinese state-owned companies may be providing assistance for 's war effort in Ukraine, as it tries to ascertain if is aware of those activities, according to people familiar with the matter.

    The people, who asked not to be identified discussing private deliberations, declined to detail the support except to say that it consists of non-lethal and economic assistance that stops short of wholesale evasion of the sanctions regime the U.S. and its allies imposed after Russian forces invaded Ukraine.

    The trend is worrying enough that U.S. officials have raised the matter with their Chinese counterparts and warned about the implications of supplying material support for the war, the people said, though they declined to provide details of those contacts. President Xi Jinping has avoided criticizing Russia over the war but has also offered to play a role in peace talks and come out against the use of nuclear weapons in the conflict.

    A spokeswoman for the National Security Council declined to comment, as did the Central Intelligence Agency. The Chinese Embassy in Washington didn't respond to two emails seeking comment. While the information isn't clear-cut and remains the subject of debate, U.S. officials said they agree the Russia-China relationship is extremely close now and China is doing more…

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