US-Russia relations

US-Russia relations

Is Russia cooling on its ‘special’ friend China?
China and Russia have often described their relationship as “special” and “unprecedented” and have recently promised to maintain what they call a “comprehensive strategic partnership.” In fighting the coronavirus, the “specialness” of this relationship has been clear for all to see. In February, Moscow sent medical supplies to Wuhan, then the epicenter of the outbreak. And when the virus peaked in Russia, China repaid the favor by delivering to its neighbor millions of masks and other protective equipment. What’s more, the leaders of the two countries seem close, having met more than 30 times since 2013. Last month, in what appeared to be a veiled dig at the United States, Chinese President