China should see through Vladimir Putin’s latest nuclear ploy and call him out on it

Foreign Dispatch

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Chinese president Xi Jinping at talks in Moscow. Photo: Vladimir Astapkovich

Andreas Kluth

Only days ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping was paying Russian president Vladimir Putin a visit – to discuss their collaboration, but also to talk him out of nuclear escalation and into a peace process with Kyiv. Then Putin did the exact opposite.