On the heels of the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin to Beijing Saturday.
The two leaders signed more than 30 deals including bilateral investments in energy, agriculture, transportation, aerospace and the military.
Xi Jinping said China and Russia are major economies and emerging markets and called for the integration of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Eurasian Economic Union.
For more, CCTV America’s Nathan King spoke with CCTV’s Wang Tongxuan in Beijing.
For more on the meeting between President Xi and Putin:
- Wang Tao, assistant director of the China Business News Research Institute
- Victoria Panova, director of the Oriental Studies Institute at Far Eastern Federal University in Russia
- Yun Sun, senior associate with the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center
- Pepe Escobar, a geopolitical analyst and author