South China Morning Post reported that China’s embassy is insideRussiaAmbassador Zhang Hanhui revealed on the 10th that the Russian PresidentPutinThis year I will visit China and communicate with the Chinese stateXi JinpingThey have met several times to strengthen the China-Russia front against Western powers.
Zhang Hanhui recently accepted an exclusive interview with a Russian news agency and mentioned that China and Russia are preparing for “numerous meetings” between the leaders of the two countries this year. “I believe Putin’s visit to China (this year) will definitely yield results” and “China is looking forward to his arrival.”
If Putin visits China, it will be his 19th visit to China since becoming President in 2000.
Additionally, Russia will host the 2024 BRICS summit in Kazan in October, which founding member China is also expected to attend.
Beijing and Moscow have grown closer in recent years amid rising tensions with the West.
In February 2022, Xi Jinping and Putin announced the deepening of the “unlimited” partnership between China and Russia. Three weeks later, Russia invaded Ukraine and was immediately sanctioned by the United States and its allies.
In March last year, Xi Jinping visited Moscow for a state visit; In October the same year, despite being wanted by the International Criminal Court, Putin went to China to meet Xi Jinping. The two also talked from time to time, the most recent being the Lunar New Year celebration on the 8th. At the time, both sides expressed that close exchanges would be maintained and “a more diverse and just world order will be created.”
On the other hand, China and Russia are not only deepening their trade relations, but also carrying out numerous cooperation and exchanges in military, artificial intelligence and space. The alliance between China and Russia is clear.