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 |   China-Russia relations

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

Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy joined the Post in 2018. She previously wrote about China tech, business and society for SupChina and has a bachelor's in literature from Yale University and a master's from Columbia Journalism School.