Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping pictured in Vladivostok last year. Photo: Reuters

Vladimir Putin to roll out red carpet for Xi Jinping as Russia and China seek to move closer in face of growing US mistrust

  • Xi’s visit likely to see both ties trying to strengthen a key strategic partnership as trade war hits Beijing’s relations with US
  • Meeting between two presidents is second in recent weeks, and they are likely to meet again at the G20 summit in late June
Topic |   US-China tech war

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Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping pictured in Vladivostok last year. Photo: Reuters
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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

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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