Carlyle A. Thayer
Russian and Chinese interests always aren’t congruent.
At the G20 Hangzhou summit earlier this month, China made clear that Russian president Vladimir Putin was a top guest. Both China and Russia claim that their bilateral relations are the “best ever’ and demonstrate an “unprecedentedly high level of trust.” Putin described the relationships as a “comprehensive partnership and strategic collaboration.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the work at the G20 summit in China reflected the interests of all countries of the 20, including Russia.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the upcoming Group of 20 (G20) summit, the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s official said Wednesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Saturday in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, which is preparing to host a summit of the world’s 20 major economies.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking part in an informal meeting of BRICS leaders on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou on Sunday.