Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin have pledged to maintain a united front. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus poses test for Russia and China’s friendship

  • Moscow and Beijing have become increasingly close in recent years, but border closures and imported cases have ‘cast a shadow’ over their relationship
  • One observer said the two countries have ‘passed this test so far’ but a thaw between the US and Russia may pose a challenge for the future
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin have pledged to maintain a united front. Photo: Reuters
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