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China’s Imports From Russia Hit Record on Energy Price Rises

  • Exports keep weakening, now at lowest level since March 2020
  • China has declined to sanction Russia after it invaded Ukraine
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Chinese imports from Russia surged to a record in April, likely due to soaring global energy prices, while exports fell to the lowest level since the early months of the pandemic. 

Chinese companies bought $8.9 billion worth of goods from Russia in April, an almost 57% jump from the same month a year ago. That rise came even though total imports from the whole world were unchanged and underline the closeness of ties between the two nations.