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Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, kicked off his visit to Moscow. Yang on Tuesday met Nikolai Patrushev, the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, for the 16th round of China-Russia strategic security consultation. The West has paid close attention to this high-level meeting between China and Russia, and connects the recent meeting between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the summit on June 16 between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin to this meeting, trying to figure out the subtle influence between the two groups of relations.
In our view, those speculations are just over-thinking. The China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination…
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