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Xi Looks Away From Putin Toward West in World Stage Return

  • Chinese leader improves ties with US allies at G-20 summit
  • Macron says ‘no doubt’ China has limits to Russia partnership
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The Future US-China Relationship: Cooperative or Confrontational?
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Turns out Chinese President Xi Jinping’s partnership with Vladimir Putin has limits after all: He doesn’t want to follow the Russian leader into diplomatic isolation. 

With speeches and gestures in recent weeks, Xi has taken his most significant steps to create space between Beijing and Moscow since Putin invaded Ukraine almost nine months ago. The latest signal came at the Group of 20 summit on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, where China signed off on a communique Wednesday saying that “most members strongly condemned the war in Ukraine.”