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EU Analysis Suggests China May Send Tech Hardware to Help Putin

  • EU leaders met with President Joe Biden in Brussels Thursday
  • Summit talks addressed China’s potential influence on Russia
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WATCH: There are growing indications that China’s “no limits” relationship with Russia does, indeed, have limits. Stephen Engle reports.Source: Bloomberg

European Union officials suspect that China may be ready to supply semiconductors and other tech hardware to Russia as part of an effort to soften the impact of sanctions imposed over the invasion of Ukraine. 

The EU is concerned that China is ready to help President Vladimir Putin’s government weather the economic penalties it has put in place along with the U.S., the U.K. and Japan with particular focus on the availability of high-tech components, according to two people with knowledge of the bloc’s internal assessments.