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February 9, 2016
China-Russia Relations on the Rise and the Xi-Vlad “Bromance”

Another great FT piece, this one on China-Russia relations, which Vladimir Putin described as “on the rise and undergoing the best period in their centuries-long history.”

Some key highlights of the piece, as I see it:

  • Xi Jinping chose Russia as his first foreign trip as President
  • Putin and Xi Jinping have met more than a dozen times since 2013
  • Xi Jinping sat at Putin’s side last year during Russia’s 70th anniversary celebrations of the defeat of Nazi Germany
  • Putin has said that Russia-China relations areĀ “on the rise and undergoing the best period in their centuries-long history.”

The piece, however, also smartly notes that the high-level bromance between the two leaders is not matched by the deep business and cultural linkages that either country has with the West.

I had written for Quartz awhile back on theĀ “bromance” between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Xi Jinping-Vladimir Putin bromance is also worth watching.

 

For the full article, see below:

China-Russia Ties on the Rise