September 30, 2022

China to the rescue? Putin meets Xi as Russia suffers setbacks in Ukraine


/ Shows / The Debate Issued on: 15/09/2022 – 20:14

Audio 43:18


Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping meet in Samarkand, Uzbekistan © AP By: François PICARD

Follow | Maya YATAGHENE | Alessandro XENOS

Is Beijing going all in, or hedging its bets as sanctions start to bite and Russia suffers setbacks on the battlefield in Ukraine? After their talks, the Russian president conceded that his Chinese counterpart has doubts over the invasion. What to make of this week’s summit in Uzbekistan that brings in former Soviet republics plus Iran, Turkey, India and Pakistan?


Produced by Alessandro Xenos, Maya-Anaïs Yataghène and Imen Mellaz.

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