New Chinese President Honors Russia With His First International Trip

March 26, 2013  •  From

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Friday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The trip to Russia is Xi’s first international visit since taking office on March 14.

The scale of Friday’s reception underlined the close ties between the two Cold War-era rivals. The countries now cooperate closely on energy interests and their shared aspiration to curtail the influence of the United States around the world.

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