On March 25, 2013, Wen Wei Po published an article titled “It Is of Great Significance for China and Russia to Strengthen Military Cooperation.” Xi Jinping, Chairman of the PRC and the Central Military Commission, visited the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and the Russian Armed Forces’ Operational Command Center. Xi Jinping is the first foreign leader ever to be allowed inside the Russian Armed Forces’ Operational Command Center, the "heart" of the Russian military establishment.
“In recent years, the United States has implemented the ‘return to the Asia-Pacific’ strategy and instigated Japan to provoke the Diaoyu (Senkaku) Islands dispute in Asia. Thus the risk of an accidental Sino-Japanese battle is rising; Japan’s attitude on the South Kuril Islands has turned firm. Therefore, China and Russia need to support each other and maintain the international order in the post-World War II era.”
Source: Wen Wei Po, March 25, 2013