Opposition to Washington has helped bring Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin together. Illustration: Henry Wong

China and Russia forge deeper ties thanks to their common enemy: the United States

  • Inauguration of a new US$55 billion gas pipeline this week helps cement increasingly close Beijing-Moscow ties that are moving beyond economics into security
  • Many observers say the two countries’ growing security cooperation may evolve into something closer to a military alliance
Topic |   Russia

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Opposition to Washington has helped bring Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin together. Illustration: Henry Wong
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The landmark pipeline will transport natural gas from Siberia to northeast China. Photo: Reuters

Russia turns on taps on gas pipeline to China as Moscow looks east for new markets

  • The Power of Siberia will transport the fuel into Heilongjiang and beyond, easing Russian reliance on European buyers
  • Supplies could make China Russia’s second-biggest gas customer after Germany
Topic |   Vladimir Putin

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The landmark pipeline will transport natural gas from Siberia to northeast China. Photo: Reuters
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