The Heat: China-Russia relations

The Heat

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at a signing ceremony following their talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for talks on boosting ties between the two allies. (Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP)

Calling relations between China and Russia at their “best time in history'” Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for conversations on a host of issues.

But the meeting took on a fresh sense of urgency when the DPRK successfully test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday. Pyongyang said its ICBM can deliver a nuclear warhead.

CGTN’s Daria Bondarchuk reports from Moscow.

Tonight’s Panel has more on President’s Xi’s journey to Russia and the sate of relations between the two countries:

  • Yun Sun, senior associate with the Stimson Center’s East Asia Program
  • Victoria Panova, the director of the Oriental Studies Institute at Far Eastern Federal University
  • Song Zhang, chief correspondent for Shanghai Wen Hui Daily