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China tries to walk diplomatic tightrope over Ukraine crisis

China is facing a dilemma over the Ukraine crisis as it seeks to balance its concern about maintaining good relations with Russia and protecting its international standing and approach to Taiwan.International relations experts said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to formally recognise Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine as independent …

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Russia-backed rebels begin Ukraine evacuation; West fears pretext to invade

Russian-backed separatists packed civilians onto buses out of breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine on Friday, a shock turn in a conflict the West believes Moscow plans to use as justification for all-out invasion of its neighbour.Warning sirens blared in Donetsk after it and the other self-proclaimed region, Luhansk, announced an …

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