Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

China and Russia seek closer economic ties to counter US pressure as Xi Jinping prepares to meet Vladimir Putin

  • The two leaders are expected to meet in Moscow on Wednesday, a day before the start of the St Petersburg Economic International Forum
  • In the midst of mutual tensions with the US, trade between the two countries last year rose 24.5 per cent largely due to greater Russian energy exports to China

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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