Sat, 5 March 2022
When Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping met before the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, it was the Chinese head of state’s first in person meeting with another world leader in two years. Declaring that China and Russia’s friendship had “no limits,” the two authoritarian leaders signaled they were more aligned than ever and determined to present a united front against the US. Then, Russia invaded Ukraine. Wall Street Journal chief China correspondent Lingling Wei joins Ray Suarez to discuss the diplomatic tightrope Beijing is walking as Moscow’s global isolation grows.
Guest: Lingling Wei, chief China correspondent at the Wall Street Journal
Host: Ray Suarez, WorldAffairs co-host
“Superpower Showdown,” by Bob Davis and Lingling Wei
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