Six more years of Putin will worry many countries. But not China

Indeed, President Vladimir Putin’s continuation in power can be seen as worrisome by many countries due to his aggressive foreign policy and the geopolitical assertiveness that Russia has shown under his leadership. However, China may not share the same concern.

The relationship between China and Russia has grown significantly stronger in the last few years. Economically, the two countries have developed strong ties, with China becoming Russia’s largest trading partner. Politically, both countries have found common grounds in challenging the US-led global order.

Furthermore, they have cooperated on various international issues, such as North Korea and Syria, and have frequently sided with each other at the United Nations on matters of international concern. The two countries have also increased their military collaboration.

So, the continuation of Putin’s presidency potentially means a continuation of this positive bilateral relationship for China. However, it’s also important to note that this doesn’t necessarily mean China supports or condones all of Russia’s behavior or policies. The relationship between the two countries is complex and multi-faceted.

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