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Putin can’t hide how dependent he is on Beijing

16 May 2024

9:04 PM

16 May 2024

9:04 PM

Vladimir Putin has arrived in China for a two-day state visit, the first since the start of his fifth term as president. The trip began in Beijing, where Putin met with Chinese premier Xi Jinping for the first of several talks.

There remained a distinct sense that once again Putin has come to Beijing with begging bowl in hand

The meeting began with the effusive pleasantries that have become a standard part of any interaction between the two leaders.

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