Chinese leader Xi Jinping with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Uzbekistan, September 15, 2022
I joined India’s WION News on Friday to evaluate the visit of China’s leader Xi Jinping to Moscow, scheduled for March 20-22.
I focus on the likely discussions about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and why the primary obstacle for China’s “peace plan” — and its move to become a diplomatic superpower — is Vladimir Putin.
I also explain why other countries, including the US and European governments, will not be unsettled by the visit — provided China does not provide significant military assistance to Russia.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Russia has been confirmed for next week.
The visit comes on the heels of an offer from China to broker peace in #Ukraine.@ShivanChanana talk to @ScottLucas_EA, political analyst, for perspective
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Putin is an obstacle to China’s peace plan? The US said it will reject any peace plan China proposes. They don’t even want a ceasefire.