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Wang Jixian – political influencer in Odessa

Wang Jixian proudly shows his solidarity with Ukraine

He has become accustomed to the nightly strikes and the howling of sirens, says Wang Jixian. On his 38th birthday, the explosions came so close that black, oily dust settled on the windows of his top-floor apartment. Wang lives and works in the Ukrainian city of Odessa. Some media have called him the “last Chinese in Odessa”. What is certain is that within a few weeks, Wang has become one of the most recognizable Chinese in this conflict.

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