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About 90% of the electronics imported by Russia come from China

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May21,2024

Close 90% of the electronics that Russia imports comes from China

Russia satisfies up to 90% of its dependence on the import of microelectronics from supplies to China and directs these products to the production of tanks, shells and other weapons.

This was stated by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Tuesday during hearings in the Senate of the US Congress, Ukrinform's own correspondent reports.

"We have not seen China transfer real weapons to Russia for their use in Ukraine. North Korea does it, Iran does it, China – No. But we see that China provides enormous support to the defense and industrial base of the Russian Federation,” the US Secretary of State noted.

He specified that 70% of all machines, imported by Russia, come from the People's Republic of China. In addition, according to him, 90% of microelectronics also comes to Russia from China.

«Much of this goes to the development of the defense-industrial base, and as a result, we see how Russia produces tanks, artillery ammunition at a record pace”, Blinken noted.

In order to counteract this, the United States is taking appropriate steps. First of all, work is being done to identify these supplies and warn the Chinese side. According to the US Secretary of State, he spoke about it, including directly to Xi Jinping, during a recent visit to China.

In addition, the US is discussing these issues with European countries with which Beijing is targeting trade.

«It is impossible for China, on the one hand, to declare that it is looking for better relations with the countries of Europe, and on the other hand to fuel the biggest threat to European security since the end of the Cold War,' Blinken said.

In addition, the Secretary of State added, the United States severely restricts the activities of Chinese companies that violate the embargo regime for Russia.

«We have already imposed sanctions against more than 100 legal entities in China that supplied dual-use products and other things that are on the sanctions lists. We will continue to do this, and we are working on coordinating our efforts with European and other partners,” the US Secretary of State emphasized.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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