Advances in Social Behavior Research

Advances in Social Behavior Research

Vol. 3, 01 March 2023


Open Access | Article

How is the 2022 Russo-Ukrainian War Being Portrayed in China?

Angel Zhang * 1
1 Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, College of Arts and Science, Boston University, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Social Behavior Research, Vol. 3, 341-346
Published 01 March 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Angel Zhang. How is the 2022 Russo-Ukrainian War Being Portrayed in China?. LNEP (2023) Vol. 3: 341-346. DOI: 10.54254/2753-7048/3/2022497.

Abstract

China has a complicated relationship with Russia who used to be Soviet Union. Recently, Xi Jinping has aligned closely with Putin. As Russia’s friend, in the 2022 Russo-Ukrainian war, does China support Russia, standing the opposite of the world? China’s official attitude can be ambiguous, but what is the real attitude? What are mass people’s attitudes in China? Therefore, this paper studies from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the mass people’s comments to figure out China’s real attitude behind the word games.

Keywords

2022 Russo-Ukrainian war, Sino-Russo relationship

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The datasets used and/or analyzed during the current study will be available from the authors upon reasonable request.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Educational Innovation and Philosophical Inquiries (ICEIPI 2022), Part II
ISBN (Print)
978-1-915371-09-6
ISBN (Online)
978-1-915371-10-2
Published Date
01 March 2023
Series
Lecture Notes in Education Psychology and Public Media
ISSN (Print)
2753-7048
ISSN (Online)
2753-7056
DOI
10.54254/2753-7048/3/2022497
Copyright
01 March 2023
Open Access
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