Chinese Dual-Use "Lifeline" to Russia: Study


Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Chinese exports to Russia have risen by more than 60 percent

Nathaniel Sher writes in Canegie Politika (link) that this trade is "nothing short of a lifeline to Russia's economy."

China has emerged as the largest supplier of not only commercial goods, but increasingly of dual-use components covered by Western export controls. 

Despite the sensitivity around dual-use trade with Russia, China’s General Customs Administration continues to report bilateral transactions, even in areas subject to the Western export controls. In 2023, China was responsible for approximately 90 percent of Russia’s imports of goods covered under the G7’s high priority export control list . 

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