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Putin's China Visit Highlights Military Ties That Worry the West

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President Putin attended a trade fair in a northeastern Chinese city and visited a state-backed university known for its defense research. The visit demonstrated the growing economic and military ties between Russia and China amidst Western pressure. It followed talks between Putin and President Xi Jinping of China, emphasizing their strategic alignment and personal connection. The leaders strolled in a Beijing park and had a tea ceremony together. The meeting culminated in a joint statement pledging closer cooperation in sectors like energy, space, and the military. This show of camaraderie conveyed disdain towards Washington’s pressure on Beijing to withdraw support from Moscow.