New era of Sino-Russian tandem begins

Global Times
Thursday 21st March, 2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Russia is about two things: managing global relations between great powers and expanding economic opportunities. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s priorities are roughly the same. Even though specific Chinese and Russian interests may differ, there is enough common ground between them to ensure even closer cooperation between Beijing and Moscow in the next few years. While falling considerably short of an alliance, the Sino-Russian tandem is becoming a feature of world politics. Both China and Russia, which see themselves as independent, though unequal,…

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