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China, Russia take another step closer, agreeing to strengthen coordination on Asian affairs

The neocons and liberal hawks actually managed to repair the Sino-Soviet split.

By , South China Morning Post

  • Senior diplomats ‘reach broad consensus’ to boost strategic communication and jointly maintain regional peace and stability in virtual talks
  • Meanwhile, China’s envoy to Russia welcomes Vladimir Putin’s visit to Beijing for the Winter Games next week, highlighting the nations’ friendship

Senior Chinese and Russian diplomats have agreed to step up coordination on Asian affairs, the latest sign the neighbouring countries are moving closer amid growing pressure from the West.

The agreement was reached on Tuesday during a virtual meeting between Liu Jinsong, head of the Asian affairs unit at China’s foreign ministry, and Ovchinnikov Alexey Mikhailovich, who heads the Russian foreign ministry’s Asia-Pacific department.

“The two sides had a friendly and in-depth exchange of views on the current situation in Asia, their respective regional and national policies, regional cooperation and regional hotspot issues, and reached broad consensus,” according to a Chinese foreign ministry statement on Wednesday.

The statement said the two sides agreed to further “strengthen strategic communication and coordination on Asian affairs, jointly maintain regional peace and stability, and promote cooperation and development”.

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