Strengthening China-Russia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership：The Necessity of Solidarity for a New Era
From June 5 to 7, 2019, President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Russia and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He also participated in the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), marking the first visit of a Chinese head of state to the international event. For Xi Jinping and Putin, this meeting was only one of many, but it had a special significance. Both sides confirmed and signed a comprehensive strategic partnership for another year; they once again issued a common declaration on maintaining global security, opposing hegemony and unilateralism, and upholding multilateralism and the international order, in accordance with the principles of the United Nations.