23rd Mar 2023


China's Huawei sign deal to build Russia's 5G network

Russia's top cellphone operator MTS has signed an agreement with China's Huawei to develop 5G technology, with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin at the signing ceremony in Moscow. US president Donald Trump banned US companies from selling high-tech equipment to Huawei in May over suspicions it is used for spying by Beijing, while more than ten EU countries are preparing to auction 5G licences this year.

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How much can we trust Russian opinion polls on the war?

The lack of Russian opposition to the Russo-Ukrainian War is puzzling. The war is going nowhere, Russian casualties are staggering, the economy is in trouble, and living standards are declining, and yet polls indicate that most Russians support the war.

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