Chinese PRESIDENT XI JINPING Leaves China For First Time Since the Coronavirus Plague Began to Meet Russian PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN. DOES THIS CONFIRM THAT WORLD WAR III IS AFOOT?

 

File Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese PRESIDENT XI JINPING Leaves China For First Time Since the Coronavirus Plague Began to Meet Russian PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN. DOES THIS CONFIRM THAT WORLD WAR III IS AFOOT?

Xi Jinping will leave China this week for the first time in more than two years for a trip to Central Asia where he will meet Vladimir Putin just a month before Xi is poised to cement his place as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong.

The trip, his first abroad since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, shows just how confident Xi is about his grip on power in China and just how perilous the global situation has become: Russia’s confrontation with the West over Ukraine, the crisis over Taiwan and a stuttering global economy.

Xi is due on a state visit to Kazakhstan on Wednesday and will then meet Putin at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s summit in the ancient Silk Road city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan, according to Kazakhstan and the Kremlin.

Source: Cyprus Mail, Reuters News Service

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