Russia saw Xi Jinping’s state visit as a loud signal to the West
It is noted that against the backdrop of the ongoing Russian special military operation on Ukraine this status is an obvious gesture of support Moscow from the side Beijing.
“The visit is an indicator that the two countries regard each other as friends and allies and there are no significant problems between them,” the article says.
In addition, the status of the visit as “state” serves as a signal to the West and a response to the improvement of anti-Chinese alliance systems such as AUKUS. Thus, the PRC demonstrates that the republic “has someone to build an alliance with,” says MK. At the same time, the material emphasizes, the state status of the visit Xi Jinping to Russia does not mean China’s rejection of its outwardly neutral status in the Ukrainian conflict.
Former Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin declaredthat Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to Russia will be a “peace visit”.
President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on March 20-22 in Russia. During the talks, they will discuss topical issues of further development of bilateral relations.