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Xi-Putin Meeting Looms Large As Chinese President Arrives in Uzbekistan

From L: China's President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Mongolia's President Ukhnaa Khurelsukh hold a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) leaders' summit in Samarkand on September 15, 2022. Alexandr Demyanchuk / SPUTNIK / AFP

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, in a blaze of media attention, especially around his possible meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting could have implications for the Ukraine crisis and beyond.

Some Western commentators have read the ‘no-limits’ partnership between Russia and China as implying that China will lend more concrete support as Russia faces setbacks in Ukraine.

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