Russia and China ties ‘strengthened by pressure from West’


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Pressure from the West is strengthening Russia’s ties with China, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing. Mr Mishustin’s visit comes as Russia is increasingly turning to China for diplomatic and economic support amid growing isolation over its invasion of Ukraine. In opening remarks at his meeting on Wednesday with Chinese premier Li Qiang, Mr Mishustin did not mention the 15-month-old war that China has refused to criticise. Li Qiang and Mikhail Mishustin met in Beijing(Alexander Astafyev, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP) He focused instead on economic co-operation between the neighbours that...