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Congress Takes Aim at China to Keep Up Pressure on Russia

  • Rubio proposes sanctions if China helps Putin skirt sanctions
  • Sentiment building as Biden set to talk with Xi on Friday
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China Says Sanctions Don’t Solve Problems

Congress is turning its sights on China to prevent Russia from skirting economic penalties levied by the U.S. over the invasion of Ukraine.

Sentiment is rising for so-called secondary sanctions on any country or entity that helps Russia evade sanctions. On Thursday, Republican Senator Marco Rubio introduced a bill specifically aimed at Chinese financial institutions that conduct transactions with Russian entities through any alternative to the SWIFT financial messaging system.