Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Kremlin in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

China and Russia to close ranks in united front against American pressure following Xi Jinping’s meeting with Vladimir Putin

  • Moscow and Beijing could be about to upgrade their relationship to something close to an alliance as both try to fend off pressure from the West, sources say
  • After meeting with Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin tells Tass that the two nations’ agreement on global issues is at ‘an unprecedentedly high level’
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Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Kremlin in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.