Moscow And Beijing: A Love Affair Aimed At Washington?

Vladimir V. Putin and Jiang Zemin are seeing a lot of each other these days. The Russian and Chinese Presidents met together with the leaders of three Central Asian nations in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on July 5. Now, Putin is heading to Beijing for a summit with Jiang on July 18-19. The goal: to solidify a strategic partnership aimed at countering American dominance on the global stage.

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