‘Very high level’: Putin plays up Russia’s economic ties with China
In talks with Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Guoqing, Putin says growing trade is based on the political relationship between the two countriesRussian leader says overall relations are at an ‘absolutely unprecedented historical level’China-Russia relationsLiu ZhenPublished: 9:48pm, 12 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
“The relationship between Russia and China in this area – the area of economic cooperation – has reached a very high level … and the results are not only good but excellent,” a statement from the Kremlin quoted Putin as saying to Zhang.
“[This is] all a derivative of what has been achieved in the political field,” the Russian leader said, adding that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow in March – his first abroad in his third term as president – was “a sign that relations between Russia and China have reached an absolutely unprecedented historical level”.
Despite economic pressure from the West, China has continued to deepen its “no-limits partnership” with Russia, including in trade.