Biden administration raised issues with Beijing over Chinese language corporations’ non-lethal assist in Russian conflict effort

Biden administration raised concerns with Beijing over Chinese companies' non-lethal aid in Russian war effort

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The Biden administration has recently raised concerns with China about evidence it has suggesting that Chinese companies have sold non-lethal equipment to Russia for use in Ukraine, in an effort to ascertain how much Beijing knows about the transactions, according to two US officials.

That equipment includes items like flak jackets and helmets, multiple sources familiar with US and European intelligence told CNN, but stops short of the more robust military assistance that Russia has requested.

The equipment transfers are “concerning,” one of the US officials said, but at this stage, it’s not clear to Washington whether the central government is aware of it. Although state-owned enterprises dominate China’s economy, not all are subject to day-to-day oversight.

Some US officials believe that the Chinese government knows about the equipment transfers and should…

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