Limits after all: Chinese President Xi Jinping with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in March 2023. Image: kremlin.ru / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 4.0
As the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit draws to a close, the strength of the relationship between Moscow and Beijing has come under the spotlight. Although Moscow has increased impetus to deepen ties with Beijing since the Ukraine war, there are still difficulties beneath the surface.
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Research Fellow, Russian and Eurasian Security