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China says Russia ties not affected by Putin cabinet change; China says Russia ties not affected by Putin cabinet change

Jan 16, 2020 - The Canadian Press
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BEIJING - Russian President Vladimir Putin's sudden announcement of constitutional changes that prompted the prime minister's departure won't affect increasingly close ties between Beijing and Moscow, China said Thursday.

Under Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, the China-Russian "strategic co-operative partnership has entered a new era, becoming increasingly mature, stable and resilient," Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily briefing.

Bilateral relations "will no...