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An anonymous US official has asserted that Russia asked China for military aid for the invasion of Ukraine. How serious is this allegation and how much evidence is there to back it up? What would Chinese military aid mean to Russia and what would the US’s reaction be? There are some publications coming from voices in China’s policy intelligentsia suggesting China should ditch Russia. Are they enough to drive a rift between China and Russia? Amy Hao joins the show in the second half to discuss the massive draconian COVID19 lockdowns in Shenzhen and Shanghai, explaining that the high tech industrialized areas tend to have less support for Xi Jinping. Is Xi using lockdowns to fight against his political rivals?

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