Xi, Putin hold first meeting since Ukraine war
06 January 2023 | 10:31 am
Few recent meetings had been as highly anticipated as the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
As Ukraine presses its counteroffensive against Russian occupying forces in the south, Moscow’s doing some nuclear muscle flexing, conducting military exercises simulating response to a nuclear attack and accusing Kiev of planning to launch one.
As tensions between China and the US endure, experts say the latest signals from the 20th Party Congress suggest it's unlikely that Beijing will soften its stance.
The German chancellor's trip to China has an economic emphasis but Scholz vowed not to shy away from difficult issues. There are concerns at home in Germany and abroad about the visit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said civilians should be evacuated from the region of Kherson. Meanwhile, the G7 agreed on the need for a mechanism to help Ukraine repair its critical infrastructure. DW has the latest.
Setting up a special international tribunal to try Russia's aggression against Ukraine would be an important signal, Claus Kress of the University of Cologne told DW — even if there were no convictions.
China's leader holds more power than ever before. Beijing denies having an accelerated timeline on Taiwan "reunification," but defense analysts say military preparation has been ongoing for years.
Joe Biden intends to explore China's "red lines" and determine any conflict of interest in the meeting, an official has said. The meeting will be the first since Biden became president.
Allies in the Standing Committee back their leader's strict lockdown policy despite damage to the economy. Industrial Guangzhou's 19 million residents have been told to stay home.
As Biden and Xi prepare to meet in person as top leaders for the first time, experts say the meeting is aimed at preventing competition from spiraling and predict there may be no breakthrough in the relationship.
US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping sought to "manage" differences in their first face-to-face encounter since Biden took office.
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