Russian Pres. Putin Hosts Chinese Pres. Xi

March 22, 2023
A photo from Moscow, Russia

We are now witnessing the changes that haven’t been seen for more than a century, and we are pushing them together. Take care, dear friend!

Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian President Vladimir Putin towards the end of the their three-day visit in Moscow.

Why It Matters: Russia hosted Chinese President Xi for a three-day state visit this week. Prior to the trip, China said it wanted to help negotiate peace in the Russia-Ukraine war. While no reports indicate a change in the war after the two leaders' visit, they declared an ongoing economic partnership in which China committed to using more Russian energy sources and Russia to integrate more Chinese companies in its economy. Bottom line: The two nations deepened their commitment to one another and continue to push for policies that counter the West.

Meanwhile, In Ukraine: Japan's prime minister, Fumio Kishida, visited Kyiv on Tuesday to show support amid the war. The move further establishes Japan as an ally, thus also distinguishing itself from nearby China and North Korea.

Putin hosts Xi in the Kremlin with imperial palace pageantry (The Associated Press)

Xi and Putin Bind China and Russia’s Economies Further, Despite War in Ukraine (The New York Times)

by Jenna Lee,