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Next China: Xi's Russia Concerns

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Sept. 15. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Sept. 15. 

Photographer: ALEXANDR DEMYANCHUK/AFP

President Vladimir Putin just made a rare admission: China has “concerns” about his war in Ukraine.

The Russian leader’s comments came after his first in-person meeting with President Xi Jinping since Moscow invaded Ukraine in February, and on the heels of a series of humiliating battlefield defeats.