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Beijing is walking a fine line between support for Russia and not angering the west too much

By Marcin Kaczmarski, Lecturer in Security Studies, University of Glasgow
Natasha Kuhrt, Senior Lecturer in International Peace & Security, King's College London
Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping have announced they will work together more closely to offset US pressure as part of Putin’s two-day state visit to China.

Putin is seeking to firm up his relationship with Xi, to send a signal to the rest of the world about Russia’s status, and to offset economic and political pressure from the west over the Ukraine war. And he has been partly successful, on the political front at least.

Russia has become increasingly reliant on China…The Conversation

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