China’s Top Diplomat Meets Putin in Moscow, Shows off New Partnership

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China’s top diplomat Wang Yi met with Vladimir Putin in Moscow Wednesday, showing off their new, strategic partnership amid concerns about China’s potential military support to Russia. “We are ready to deepen our strategic partnership” Wang said. In response, Putin told Wang that the relations between the two countries have reached a new stage. “Everything is progressing, developing. We are reaching new frontiers” Putin said. Putin also expressed his anticipation for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow during the meeting.