Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping will be visiting Moscow soon as China and Russia continue to draw closer together in the face of similar Western pressure.
Putin made the announcement while hosting China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, in Moscow. “We await a visit of the President of the People’s Republic of China to Russia, we have agreed on this,” Putin said. “Everything is progressing, developing. We are reaching new frontiers.”
Wang said China and Russia have reached “new levels of cooperation” and expects trade between the two nations to reach $200 billion per year by 2024, up from $185 billion in 2022. He expressed favor for a multipolar world and said China and Russia together have withstood pressure from other countries.
“Together we support multipolarity and democratization in international relations,” Wang said. “This fully meets the course of time and history; it also meets the interests of the majority of countries.”
Wang is the highest-level Chinese official to visit Russia since the invasion of Ukraine. The trip comes amid US accusations that Beijing is “considering” providing Moscow with military assistance, a claim the Chinese Foreign Ministry rejected.
While China and Russia have increased ties over the past year as they’re both facing sanctions and military buildups from the US and its allies, there’s no sign yet that Beijing has provided weapons for Moscow’s war effort or that it’s interested in doing so. Wang said at the Munich Security Conference over the weekend that China plans to present a peace proposal to end the war in Ukraine.
5 thoughts on “Xi Jinping to Visit Moscow as China and Russia Draw Closer Together”
If we were only a type 1 civilization, control over energy. would never be an issue to start a world war.
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The surfer manifesto is enjoy life, have fun in nature and leave Earth more fertile when you go. It’s as simple as that.
Kardashev scale? We could have been a type 2 civilization by now or at least with several colonies in the solar system if we could remove the parasites globally. The government systems is the problem and one global government is worst solution of all.
Putin recognizes that the West does not want to confer Russia as a partner. So, Russia is swinging to the East. A shame. Things should be different.
I don’t think Russia and China wants to be together at all, given long standing tensions over territory (Russia stole most of Qing Manchuria and aided in Mongolia in seceding). But I guess this is what happens the Empire raises tensions with them both. We’ll see this forced marriage turns out. I do think, however, the the world is once again sinking into dangerous tribalism and weak UN is not going to stop another World War that is being brewed by the military industrial complex.
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