Xi Jinping is going to ask Vladimir Putin for support
Beijing expects that cooperation with Moscow will allow it to win the dispute between the two largest economies of the world. China alone cannot cope with the U.S., the U.S. press reported.
The summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) leaders started today in Bishkek. President of China Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in person on the margins of the event. According to CNN, the main topic of their talks will be Russian assistance to China in the economic confrontation with the United States.
American journalists note that China is “exhausted” by the trade war with the United States. For this reason, the “weakened” Chinese leader has high hopes for a “best friend”. – the President of Russia. For the sake of success in the trade war with the U.S., China agrees to extend a hand of friendship to its main geopolitical competitor in Asia, India.
The U.S. notes that the difficult situation in which China finds itself is beneficial to Russia. Moscow understands that the outcome of the trade war will largely depend on which side it will take. The Russian authorities will certainly take advantage of this situation in their own interests.
In the Kremlin, meanwhile, Russia’s participation in the trade war between China and the U.S. is not commented on in any way. Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that the SCO summit agenda will include completely different issues: the situation in Afghanistan, the settlement of the situation in Syria, and the Iranian nuclear issue.
In his speech, Vladimir Putin emphasizes the attention of his colleagues to “the need to further enhance the contribution of the SCO to the formation of the global order under the central role of the UN, to expand cooperation between the SCO and the UN and other international bodies, primarily on the issues of coordination of joint efforts in the fight against extremism and terrorism,” said a representative of the presidential administration, quotes TASS.