Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping have met nearly 30 times in the last six years. Photo: Reuters

China confident about Russia ties amid power shift in Moscow

  • Relations between the two countries have grown closer on their presidents’ watch
  • Western pressure will ensure that continues, even if the next Russian leader is not as powerful, observers say
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Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping have met nearly 30 times in the last six years. Photo: Reuters
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Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a reporter with the South China Morning Post in Beijing, where she focuses on China’s diplomacy and defence policy.

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.