The publication believes that the timing of the Russian prime minister’s trip was not chosen by chance: the visit took place after the G7 summit in Hiroshima, writes RIA Novosti. The article notes that during Mishustin’s visit, they discussed an unprecedented partnership between the two countries and a new level of development of bilateral relations, and Chinese President Xi Jinping offered support to the premier “on matters related to the fundamental interests of both parties. “
“If earlier the fact that Beijing did not condemn the conflict in Ukraine and did not agree with the sanctions imposed against Russia simply caused concern among Europeans and Americans, now such strong support for Russia’s “core interests” by the PRC is already alarming,” he said. he stated in the post.
The publication writes that Mishustin’s reception in Beijing refuted views in Europe and the United States that the PRC could economically “swallow” Russia, in the face of large-scale Western sanctions. China, increasing purchases of Russian raw materials and hydrocarbons, is trying to reduce restrictive measures against Russia to a minimum, “to the complete disappointment” of the West, the publication says.
In addition, China invited representatives of various sectors of the Russian economy that were under sanctions to a conference in Shanghai, which was a “clear signal” that Beijing “is playing outside the international rules imposed by Europe and the United States.” ends the newspaper.
On May 22, Mikhail Mishustin began a two-day official visit to China. The last time a large Russian government delegation was received in this status on Chinese soil was in 2018. The prime minister visited Shanghai, where representatives of the two countries’ leading companies met, and spoke with them at the Russian business forum -Chinese. The Prime Minister then went to Beijing, where he held official talks with the leaders of the People’s Republic of China. The visit resulted in the signing of new bilateral agreements.
During a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Mishustin stressed that the Russian Federation and China will “resolutely reject the dangerous aspirations of Western countries and create favorable conditions for safe progress towards common strategic goals.”