Xi Jinping shakes hands with “best friend” Vladimir Putin after a joint news conference in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: EPE-EFE

Is China and Russia’s ‘marriage of convenience’ Donald Trump’s worst strategic blunder?

  • Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin have ushered in a new era for bilateral ties, after Washington labelled them as ‘revisionist powers’ and its biggest threat
  • US president’s increasingly hostile and confrontational approach has brought Beijing and Moscow closer, according to analysts
Topic |   US-China relations

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Xi Jinping shakes hands with “best friend” Vladimir Putin after a joint news conference in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: EPE-EFE
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Shi Jiangtao

Shi Jiangtao

A former diplomat, Shi Jiangtao has worked as a China reporter at the Post for more than a decade. He's interested in political, social and environmental development in China.