Bromance Between Xi and Putin Grows as U.S. Spats Escalate

  • Leaders slated to hold 19th meeting while in India for summit
  • China, Russia find more common ground over global hot spots

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Photographer: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, will have more than vodka shots and gifts of ice cream to show for their warming relationship when they meet this weekend on the sidelines of a developing nations’ summit in India.

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