Despite the war in Ukraine, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin have worked to further strengthen the ties between the two countries. This has included the signing of a wide range of trade, investment, and energy deals that have increased bilateral trade to more than $100 billion.
China has also offered Russia political support on issues such as the situation in Ukraine, which has helped to further cement the relationship between the two countries. In addition, the two countries have also stepped up their military cooperation, with China becoming the first country to purchase Russia’s most advanced air defense system.
Overall, the increased economic and military cooperation between China and Russia have helped to further bind their economies and create a stronger relationship.