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Amid the roar of nationalism, a few antiwar voices in China emerge over Ukraine crisis

By Lily Kuo

28 Feb 2022 · 4 min read

With petitions, poetry and one-man protests, a small but increasingly bold contingent of Chinese residents has spoken out against Moscow's incursions against Ukraine directly contradicting their own government's firm support of its Russian partner.

While such voices have been nearly drowned out by a deafening chorus of pro-Russian and anti-Western sentiment, their opinions show opposition to China's new tilt toward Russia as it seeks to shore up the alliance to counter Western influence.

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