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Economic impact of war in Ukraine, Western sanctions on Russia spark growing concern in China

Top Chinese leaders have over the past week raised the importance of ensuring food and energy security for the nation of 1.4 billion. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
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BEIJING - As turmoil in Ukraine caused global prices for commodities and energy to surge, top Chinese leaders have over the past week raised the importance of ensuring food and energy security for the nation of 1.4 billion.

Analysts say the comments reflect increasing concern in Beijing over the economic impact of the war in Ukraine and Western sanctions on Russia, and will reinforce thinking on self-sufficiency among the Chinese leaders.

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