“Xi seems to find it very important to have Russia as a strategic counterweight to the US, both diplomatically and militarily,” said Julian G. Ku, a professor of constitutional law at Hofstra University who studies China and international law. “But if Putin is ousted, or if Russia is dramatically weakened, it undermines Xi’s core foreign policy strategy to aggressively defend China’s interests against the US and other countries.”

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