China confident about Russia ties amid power shift in Moscow squib

Pressure from the West will draw China and Russia closer irrespective of changes at the top in Moscow, according to diplomatic observers.The assessment came after Russian President Vladimir Putin called for sweeping constitutional changes, fuelling speculation that Putin could hold on to power after leaving the presidency in 2024.In his state-of-the-union address on Wednesday, Putin outlined proposed changes to the constitution that would strengthen the roles of the parliament and other…
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