Changing Tact

First, biting the hand that feeds you. The people most supportive of the Russian invasion of Ukraine are not Russians. Anti-war messages on Weibo and WeChat are all deleted. Those that cheer the Russian forces on are allowed to go viral.

By a vote of 13 to two, with Vice-President Kirill Gevorgian of Russia and Judge Xue Hanqin of China dissenting, the ICJ ruled that Russia “shall immediately suspend the military operations that it commenced on 24 February.”

China’s position is not neutral. But for how long can China go on supporting Russia – which is just about its only ally. Will China eventually change tact?