China and Russia say they will co-operate at ‘new level’


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Russian prime minister Mikhail Mishustin (2nd-L) and Chinese premier Li Qiang (2nd-R) attend a signing ceremony in Beijing on May 24th, 2023. Photograph: THOMAS PETER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Chinese premier Li Qiang said on Wednesday that China was willing to work with Russia to promote their pragmatic co-operation and take it to a “new level”. His comments come as Russia’s prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, visits Beijing, where he is expected today to sign bilateral agreements with China. Mr Mishustin met President Xi Jinping and will sign a series of deals on infrastructure and trade during his China visit, Moscow’s foreign...