Can China and Russia be strategic partners?

China and Russia’s leaders say their countries are closer than they’ve ever been, and that’s partly due to what they see as a common threat. Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin’s meeting in St. Petersburg was a display of the strength of their relationship, and also a show of solidarity against the United States. Russia has been economically isolated for years due to Western sanctions over its invasion of Crimea in 2014. Meanwhile, China is in the grip of a trade war with the US that has seen tariffs imposed on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods. But is this strategic partnership or a marriage of convenience? And can Moscow and Beijing build a united front against Washington? Presenter: Halla Mohieddine Guests: Viktor Olevich – political analyst and commentator on international relations Einar Tangen – political and economic affairs commentator specialising in China Steven Rogers – US military, security and defence analyst and member of Donald Trump for President Advisory Board Β  Source: Β Al Jazeera More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world. Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen. No, it wasn’t because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that. People & Power investigates the UK’s scandalous neglect of its colonial-era African soldiers. Protest leaders Mohamed Esmat and Ismail Jalab arrested shortly after meeting mediator, Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed. In an interview with the NYT, David Friedman said some degree of annexation of the West Bank would be legitimate. What the death of Brazil’s famous activist reveals about the links between Rio’s militia groups and corrupt politicians. The untold story of how behind-the-scenes deals prevented Palestinians from exploiting valuable natural resources….
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