I think there are several layers to China's position, each with different considerations behind it.
Some personal takeaways:
1. Given the #Taiwan issue, #China has always been most committed to territorial integrity. I can hardly imagine CN supporting Russia to recognize part of #Ukraine to be independent & launch military operation, which would create legitimacy for other countries’ intervention in TW
Mar 1 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
Hundreds of #Chinese nationals are being evacuated fr #Ukraine amid escalating conflict.
GT learned fr Chinese embassy in #Ukraine on Feb 28, more than 600 CN students were evacuated fr Kiev & Odessa to Moldova, fr where they will go to Romania awaiting chartered flight back home
On Mar 1, another 700-800 #Chinese citizens are to be evacuated from #Odessa and 900 from #Kiev, organized by the embassy, to Moldova and Poland. They will be escorted by #Ukrainian military and police.