How is the Chinese officialdom, press, or intelligentsia discussing Russia's possible use of nuclear weapons in the Ukraine war?

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Oct 02, 2022 11:43 PM 0 Answers
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It's certainly known that the Chinese press and officials have openly blamed NATO and the USA more specifically for the war in Ukraine.

On the other hand, China officially has a "no first use" policy for nuclear weapons.

So, how have Chinese circles of power or their press/academic proxies discussed the various open calls of Russian officials like those of Kadyrov for the use of (low yield) nuclear weapons in Ukraine, or the slightly more vague allusions of Putin to "all weapons at our disposal"?

I don't really expect Chinese officials to publically delve into these Russian statements (would be glad to be proven wrong though), but in a country like China, in which press and academia often are well aligned to the power, one can get a feeling of how the officialdom may be leaning from the press and academics. So, if Chinese officials said nothing on the matter of Russian officials' open calls or allusions to the use nuclear weapons in defense of their recently expanded country, what are the Chinese press or academics saying about these open calls and allusions to the use of nuclear weapons?

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