Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin pictured at a G20 summit in Japan. The US President has repeatedly pushed for Russia to be readmitted to the G7. Photo: AP

How Donald Trump’s efforts to readmit Russia to G7 could backfire and drive Moscow closer to Beijing

  • US’s President’s olive branch was seen as effort to drive a wedge between China and Russia, but observers say it may prove counterproductive
  • Vladimir Putin’s 20-year rule has seen relations with China warm and even the lure of seeing sanctions lifted may not be enough to reverse the trend
Topic |   US-China relations
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin pictured at a G20 summit in Japan. The US President has repeatedly pushed for Russia to be readmitted to the G7. Photo: AP
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