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Law’s Juscelino Colares discusses the adversarial relationship between Russia and China

Russia-Ukraine war: What’s in it for China?

Juscelino F. Colares, JD, PhD; Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law, School of Law

International Business Times: Juscelino Colares, the Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Law, noted that over much of their common history, China and Russia have considered each other as adversaries. “A Russian victory and domination of Ukraine would see a resurgent Russia challenge Chinese power in the Eurasian landmass, particularly as Russia would continue controlling massive hydrocarbon resources (including in Kazakhstan) while boosting agricultural prowess by controlling Ukraine as an export breadbasket.”