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China’s Xi to visit Russia for Putin talks

Xi and Putin in Beijing, China on Feb. 4, 2022. Associated Press/Photo by Alexei Druzhinin File

China’s Xi to visit Russia for Putin talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to Moscow on Monday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said the leaders are expected to discuss major regional and international issues, bilateral trade, and their economic partnership. The visit will be Xi’s first trip to Russia in nearly four years. The countries have continued to strengthen their ties through joint military exercises, trade agreements, and frequent meetings.

Will the leaders discuss Ukraine? China has not explicitly condemned Russia’s invasion, but Beijing last month released a proposal on the war that calls for peace talks. The position paper also calls for an end to unilateral sanctions, and Beijing has said the territorial integrity of all countries should be respected.

Dig deeper: Listen to Cal Thomas’ report on The World and Everything in It podcast about the dangers of China’s aggressive agenda.

Lauren Canterberry

Lauren Canterberry is a reporter for WORLD. She graduated from the World Journalism Institute and the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, both in 2017. She worked as a local reporter in Texas and now lives in Georgia with her husband.

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