The PRC, despite the international cordon of sanctions and export controls, supplies Russia with navigation equipment, jamming technologies, and parts for fighter jets, the Wall Street Journal writes , citing Russian customs documents.
Journalists analyzed more than 84,000 deliveries. The products are received by Russian state-owned defense companies under Western sanctions. We are talking about dual-use goods that are used for both commercial and military purposes. For example, on August 31, 2022, the Chinese state company Poly Technologies supplied navigation equipment to the Russian state military export corporation Rosoboronexport for M-17 military transport helicopters, the newspaper writes. The customs documents also include examples of exports of parts for weapons used by Russian forces in Ukraine.
In December, the WSJ noted that China is still taking a cautious stance, trying to walk the fine line between supporting the Russian invasion and condemning the war in Ukraine. China is trying to extract the maximum benefit from Russia's weak position, and also not to bring relations with the US and the EU to a catastrophe, since the state is extremely dependent on Western technologies.
China's support for Russia while it is at war with Ukraine was to be discussed during Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's visit to Beijing this weekend. This trip was postponed indefinitely due to a Chinese balloon in the sky over the US. He drifted in the airspace between North and South Carolina off the east coast of the United States. February 4 "Chinese reconnaissance balloon" was shot down.