China fails to support Kremlin

August 29 2008

By Stefan Wagstyl in London, Charles Clover in Moscow and,Geoff Dyer in Beijing

At a central Asian summit in Tajikistan, Mr Medvedev was unable to persuade Hu Jintao, the Chinese president, or other regional leaders to give explicit backing to Russia’s intervention or its decision to recognise the independence of the two breakaway regions, South Ossetia and Georgia.