China is providing military support to Russia’s offensive in Ukraine, which will shortly be one year old. February 4, China is giving the Russian military with the necessary equipment for its special military operation in Ukraine, despite sanctions and export bans imposed by the West. Chinese state-owned defense firms have shipped navigation equipment, jammer technologies, and fighter-jet parts to sanctioned Russian state-owned defense firms.
that China gave the Russian military tens of thousands of shipments of dual-use commodities or products with both commercial and military applications.
During the arrival of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Beijing, China’s support for Russia as it conducts war against Ukraine was expected to be a topic of conversation. However, Blinken postponed his trip due to tensions between the United States and China over a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon spotted hovering over American territory on Saturday.
Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Kremlin, stated that Russia possessed the sufficient technological potential to ensure its security and conduct its offensive (in Ukraine), adding that this potential was constantly being enhanced.
Moscow is highly dependent on imports for dual-use technology.
While Russia can supply the majority of its fundamental military requirements domestically, it relies significantly on imports for dual-use technologies. Officials from Western nations previously stated that their economic constraints on Russia will cripple its military by targeting shipments of computer chips, infrared cameras, and radar technology, among others.
Customs and corporate records indicate, however, that Moscow is still able to import this technology through countries that haven’t joined American-led efforts to cut it (Russia) off from global markets, adding that many export-controlled products continue to flow through the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkey.
C4ADS’s journal also demonstrated that Chinese firms, both state-owned and private, have been the predominant exporters of dual-use commodities. Naomi Garcia, an analyst at C4ADS, stated that despite international inspection and sanctions regulations, Chinese state-owned defense enterprises continued to deliver military-applicable components to Russian state-owned defense companies that were subject to sanctions. Garcia stated that these Russian enterprises were directly utilizing these components in the conflict in Ukraine.
What do the documents reveal?
Poly Technologies, a Chinese state-owned defense corporation, sent navigation equipment for M-17 military transport helicopters to the Russian military export company JSC Rosoboronexport on August 31, 2016. Earlier that month, Nanan Baofeng Electronic supplied Rosoboronexport with a telescopic antenna for the RB-531BE military vehicle via an Uzbek state-owned defense corporation.
And on October 24, 2022, AVIC International Holding Corp supplied $1.2 million worth of Su-35 jet fighter components to AO Kret, a subsidiary of the Russian state-owned defense conglomerate Rostec.
Wang Shaofeng, general manager of Fujian Baofeng Electronics Co., that a third party may be illegally using his company’s name, which does not contain the word “Nanan.” Shaofeng noted that his company does not manufacture telescoping antennas and has no record of delivering to any state-owned Uzbek defense company.
Beijing claims the charge is unfounded.
Liu Pengyu, a spokesperson for the Chinese embassy in the United States, the charge that Beijing is assisting Russia has no factual basis and is solely speculative and purposefully exaggerated.