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Tensions Rise: Vladimir Putin and China's President Xi Jinping ‘on the Brink of War,' Report Claims

Russia, China Leaders Have 'Brewing Conflict,' Source Claims
Source: MEGA

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping have called each other 'dear friends.'

Mar. 6 2024, Published 1:01 p.m. ET

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China and Russia appear to have presented a united front against the United States, but is their alliance as solid as it seems? Recent developments suggest tensions may be simmering beneath the surface between the two.

Discord between Xi Jinping's administration in China and Vladimir Putin's regime in Russia could be linked to the international sanctions imposed on Russia due to its conflict with Ukraine, according to reports.

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There are concerns about China's reluctance to fully support Russia in circumventing Western sanctions, according to an anonymous source within the Kremlin.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed apprehension regarding China's level of assistance and hinted that it could diminish if Russia attempts to dictate terms.

This revelation suggests that Xi Jinping is unwilling to be overseen by Putin, although the specifics of the Russian leader's alleged attempts to exert control remain unclear.

Recent diplomatic engagements between Chinese and Russian officials have further fueled speculation, suggesting that the countries are “on the brink of war.” Discussions have centered on Russia's involvement in peace talks with Ukraine, with both parties affirming the necessity of Russian participation for any diplomatic resolution.

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Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong has emphasized the strength of bilateral relations, describing them as at their peak in history, according to Newsweek.

Despite China's efforts to maintain neutrality, recent talks between Beijing and Moscow have included discussions on developing "artificial intelligence weapons."

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Leaked Russian defense documents detailing a scenario in which China invades Russia from the south have added to the intrigue. However, Chinese officials have dismissed these documents as unverified, emphasizing their commitment to avoiding involvement in a nuclear arms race.

In the midst of these diplomatic maneuvers, China's agreement to purchase a significant quantity of Ukrainian corn for animal feed has underscored its efforts to balance its relationships with both Russia and the West.

While outwardly maintaining a facade of unity, the underlying dynamics between China and Russia suggest a complex relationship marked by strategic interests and potential discord.

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