Xi Jinping has met Vladimir Putin more times than any other foreign leader since he took power in 2013. Photo: AFP

China looks to Russia, Central Asia for support amid tensions with US

  • President Xi Jinping will meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next month and address economic summit in St Petersburg
  • Diplomatic flurry will also include regional security forums in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Xi Jinping has met Vladimir Putin more times than any other foreign leader since he took power in 2013. Photo: AFP
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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Beijing last week. Photo: AFP

China, Iran to forge closer ties due to common threat from United States, analysts say

  • Beijing remains keen to resolve its trade war with Washington but stronger economic relations with Tehran seem inevitable, observers say
  • Foreign ministers from China and Iran met in Beijing on Friday
Topic |   US-China relations

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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Beijing last week. Photo: AFP
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