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Russian pivot from West to China stunted as Beijing economy cools

Russian pivot from West to China stunted as Beijing economy cools

When China's president graced Moscow's celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in World War II in May, Russian President Vladimir Putin cast his nation's expanding economic collaboration with Beijing as a welcome substitute for the Western trade lost to sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union. But when Putin paid a return visit to Beijing on Wednesday and Thursday to take in China's lavish military parade marking victory over Japan during that war, he found that many of the projects and investments have been put on the back burner by Beijing as growth slows and markets are in turmoil. Russia's economy continues to...

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