China's Xi Arrives in Moscow to Meet With Putin
Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow Monday to kick off a 3-day summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Details: Xi and Putin were scheduled to hold "informal" talks on Monday night, followed by formal talks on Tuesday. In an article published Sunday in the state-run China People’s Daily, Putin said "The Russia-China relations have reached the highest level in their history, and are gaining even more strength."
For Context: In recent weeks, China has proposed a ceasefire plan in Ukraine, brokered a restoration of diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and accused the U.S. of furthering "unprecedentedly severe challenges to our country’s development." Last week, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Putin over the deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia.
How the Media Covered It: Left- and center-rated sources covered the meeting as a top story Monday. Sources on all sides framed the meeting as a concerning progression in the Russia-China alliance, and highlighted how Xi seemed to be showing support for Russia in light of the arrest warrant and other international scrutiny of Russia.
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