Xi Jinping said China was looking to build “beneficial cooperation on the basis of equality and mutual respect”. Photo: AFP

Xi Jinping warns that resistance to globalisation, power politics are threatening world order

  • Chinese president says Beijing will defend multilateralism, ‘insist on opening up’ and address challenges such as climate change
  • Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, slams Washington over its recent trade restrictions on Chinese tech firm Huawei in opening speech at St Petersburg forum
Topic |   Russia

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Xi Jinping said China was looking to build “beneficial cooperation on the basis of equality and mutual respect”. Photo: AFP
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who have voiced mutual admiration on many occasions, sail towards St Petersburg on the Neva River. Photo: Xinhua

Can friendship between Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin really be pillar of China-Russia relations?

  • Chinese leader ‘honoured’ by visit to St Petersburg, hometown of his counterpart
  • Commentator says mutual appreciation may not be basis for power relationship
Topic |   US-China relations

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who have voiced mutual admiration on many occasions, sail towards St Petersburg on the Neva River. Photo: Xinhua
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