ANU Associate Professor Matthew Sussex says China continues its so-called “Beijing stride”.
Mr Sussex told Sky News Australia that he was “a vocal and rhetorical supporter of Russia, even though he said he was effectively neutral”.
“The fact that Putin was a fairly docile Putin at that meeting was not something we were used to seeing.
“The fact that he had to publicly admit that China has concerns and concerns about this shows that Russia is not only a very important partner in relations with China. I think.
“But … China itself does not want this dispute to continue because it will hurt the Chinese brand.”
Russia is a ‘very junior partner’ in relations with China
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