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China’s Russia Dealings Irk US, but Don’t Breach Sanctions | Business News
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China’s Russia Dealings Irk US, but Don’t Breach Sanctions | Business News

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business WriterBEIJING (AP) — China’s support for Russia through oil and gas purchases is irking Washington and raising the risk of U.S. retaliation, foreign observers say, though they see no sign Beijing is helping Moscow evade sanctions over its war on Ukraine.Beijing's importance as a lifeline to Russian President Vladimir Putin rose Monday after the 27-nation European Union, the main market for fossil fuels that supply most of Moscow's foreign income, agreed to stop oil purchases.President Xi Jinping’s government declared ahead of Russia's Feb. 24 attack that it had a “no limits” friendship with Moscow and has kept the West guessing about whether it might bail Putin out.China rejects the sanctions as illegal because the United States, Europe and Japan cut off Russia...