China and Russia strengthen ties with new economic deals


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Open this photo in gallery: Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands prior to their talks in Beijing on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.Alexander Astafyev/The Associated Press Gathering in the Japanese city of Hiroshima this past weekend, leaders of the G7 issued a stern condemnation of both China and Russia, and particularly Beijing’s tacit support for Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Any hope of undermining that relationship, however, appears to have been futile, as China and Russia moved to further strengthen their partnership in the face of Western hostility. Landing in a Beijing decked out with...