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Huanqiu: Close Ties between China and Russia Will Benefit Both in Foreign Policy

On March 23, 2013, Huanqiu published an opinion piece on Xi Jinping’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Moscow. The article discussed how the two countries can benefit from strategic energy cooperation. It said, "Since China will ultimately become the biggest importer of oil from Russia, it means that, as long as both countries can build a strong basis for trust with each other, China and Russia will have strategic close ties with each other." The article also stated that the cooperation between China and Russia will not harm either country’s relationship with the Western world. It continued, “The strong alliance between the two will not be enough to threaten the Western world, but the strategic partnership would be strong enough for either country to face the isolation and attacks from the outside world.” 

Source: Huaqiu, March 23, 2013