The European Union and the United States have criticized China for allegedly spreading “disinformation” about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and warned that quiet support for Moscow would not be without consequences. “[Chinese] state media has parroted the Kremlin’s lies, and conspiracy theories, including absurd claims that Ukraine and NATO and the EU pose a security threat to Russia,” US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman complained at the end of her multi-day talks with senior EU officials in Brussels. In addition to China’s role in the Ukraine war, the talks also focused on issues such as Taiwan, economic pressure from Beijing and the Indo-Pacific, according to a joint statement.
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