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President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Beijing on a state visit aimed at highlighting his close ties with Chinese President Xi Jinping and increasing support for Russia's economy during the war.

Footage from Chinese state broadcaster CCTV showed Putin's plane arriving in the early hours of Thursday. The Russian president was greeted by a guard of honor before his entourage was escorted into a black limousine along with a number of police officers on motorbikes.

The visit will take place as follows russian economy The country's dependence on China has increased in the face of intensifying Western sanctions over a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

After a significant increase in trade between China and Russia after the outbreak of war, there are signs that Beijing will back down slightly. China's exports to neighboring countries fell in March and April following a steep decline in the United States. Threatens to target Chinese banks He was accused of aiding and abetting sanctions evasion.

Analysts expect Putin to discuss ways to circumvent these sanctions during his visit to Beijing, which includes his 43rd meeting with Xi.

China refuses to condemn Russia's aggression in Ukraine, insisting that independent relations with Russia are its own problem. The United States has accused the Chinese government of supporting President Putin's war machine. Combined supplies.

Tensions between China and the United States have also increased after President Joe Biden announced hefty tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, solar cells, semiconductors and other high-tech products this week.

Ahead of his two-day visit, Putin sought to portray Russia and China as united in the goal of building a new “multipolar world” and put on hold the prospect of negotiations with Ukraine, which he said were due to security concerns. He said it depends on the warranty.

Chinese leaders have said little publicly about the visit. Analysts said the Chinese government is focused on stabilizing the key trade markets between the EU and the US and preventing further tariff increases.

As the world's largest exporter, china economy Although the company has made great strides in recent years in diversifying into emerging markets, it remains heavily dependent on its ability to sell to developed markets.

Trade with China is becoming a major issue in the United States as the presidential election approaches.Biden announces tough action on Tuesday Tariffs on $18 billion worth of Chinese goods It was his most important action on trade with China as president.

Summarize this content to 100 words Stay informed with free updatesJust sign up for russian politics myFT Digest — delivered straight to your inbox.President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Beijing on a state visit aimed at highlighting his close ties with Chinese President Xi Jinping and increasing support for Russia's economy during the war.Footage from Chinese state broadcaster CCTV showed Putin's plane arriving in the early hours of Thursday. The Russian president was greeted by a guard of honor before his entourage was escorted into a black limousine along with a number of police officers on motorbikes.The visit will take place as follows russian economy The country's dependence on China has increased in the face of intensifying Western sanctions over a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022.After a significant increase in trade between China and Russia after the outbreak of war, there are signs that Beijing will back down slightly. China's exports to neighboring countries fell in March and April following a steep decline in the United States. Threatens to target Chinese banks He was accused of aiding and abetting sanctions evasion.Analysts expect Putin to discuss ways to circumvent these sanctions during his visit to Beijing, which includes his 43rd meeting with Xi.China refuses to condemn Russia's aggression in Ukraine, insisting that independent relations with Russia are its own problem. The United States has accused the Chinese government of supporting President Putin's war machine. Combined supplies.Tensions between China and the United States have also increased after President Joe Biden announced hefty tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, solar cells, semiconductors and other high-tech products this week.Ahead of his two-day visit, Putin sought to portray Russia and China as united in the goal of building a new “multipolar world” and put on hold the prospect of negotiations with Ukraine, which he said were due to security concerns. He said it depends on the warranty.RecommendationChinese leaders have said little publicly about the visit. Analysts said the Chinese government is focused on stabilizing the key trade markets between the EU and the US and preventing further tariff increases.As the world's largest exporter, china economy Although the company has made great strides in recent years in diversifying into emerging markets, it remains heavily dependent on its ability to sell to developed markets.Trade with China is becoming a major issue in the United States as the presidential election approaches.Biden announces tough action on Tuesday Tariffs on $18 billion worth of Chinese goods It was his most important action on trade with China as president.
https://www.ft.com/content/f77028c8-c960-4d10-b0eb-4c511924a4d5 President Vladimir Putin arrives in China to strengthen closer ties with Xi Jinping

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