A Russian-run online store on the Chinese e-commerce platform JD.com thanked Chinese shoppers for their support as it sold out of most items, including chocolate and fabric softener, saying it showed the country’s friendship in these “difficult” times.
The online shop front of the ‘Russian State Pavilion’ store, which says it is endorsed by the Russian Embassy to China, displayed multiple ‘sold-out’ signs on products ranging from KDV candies to chocolate wafers. It also offered pre-sales for St. Petersburg vodka, at 528 yuan ($83.57) for six bottles.
China has refused to condemn Russia’s attack on Ukraine or to call it an invasion, and has repeatedly called for a negotiated solution. Chinese social media users have overwhelmingly favoured Russia’s position in the conflict, with many blaming NATO expansion.
A man identifying himself as Sergey Batsev, a representative from the non-profit Business Russia, posted a short video to the online store, stating, ‘Dear Chinese friends, thank you for your support to Russia and Russia State Pavilion at this difficult time. We see the friendship of old Chinese friends under this complicated and constantly changing international situation.’
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