Chinese President Xi Jinping set to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday on the eve of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. Photo: AP

China, Russia urged to continue efforts to defang US-dollar sanctions weapon

  • Beijing and Moscow are seeking to forge closer economic ties in the face of Trump administration’s escalating pressure on China and continued sanctions on Russia
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping set to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday on the eve of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum
Topic |   China economy

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Chinese President Xi Jinping set to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday on the eve of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. Photo: AP
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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
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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