President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin arrive with other leaders for a group photo during the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, on May 15. Photo: AFP

North Korea will be top of the agenda as Xi meets Putin in Moscow

Andrew Hammond says while the primary emphasis will be on deepening the Sino-Russian partnership, presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin will find their meetings overshadowed by concerns over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and the risk of a pre-emptive US strike

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis

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President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin arrive with other leaders for a group photo during the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, on May 15. Photo: AFP
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