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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Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin say they want to increase cooperation between China and Russia. Photo: EPA-EFE

Russia’s Vladimir Putin points to US$20 billion worth of deals as evidence of close ties with China

  • Relationship between two countries based on concrete policies not just words, president says
  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping says he wants to create a better business environment between the two sides
Topic |   US-China relations

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Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin say they want to increase cooperation between China and Russia. Photo: EPA-EFE
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