In the ongoing war in Ukraine, China’s biggest fear is Russia becoming a democracy, says political analyst Victor Shih at a panel of the Brown China Summit. But “rationally, I agree that China would not intervene in any way,” says Shih.
The Brown Daily Herald:
Because of its shared border with Russia, China wants to avoid the possibility of Russia democratizing, Shih said. This creates a situation where Putin “can make bigger military gambles … knowing that financially, China’s going to come to its aid.”
“Rationally, I agree that China would not intervene in any way,” he added. “On the other hand, this (conflict) is a credible threat to China. … The situation is evolving, so I guess we’ll see.”
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