Documentary | Will Xi’s Support for Putin Cost Him a Third Term as Party Leader? | Zooming In

There seemed to be real chemistry between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian leader Putin which resulted in the close relationship between the two countries. But the Ukraine war has put a strain on this relationship. Some say Xi’s support for Putin will even impede his bid for a third term as the supreme leader of China. Will Xi Jinping abandon Putin? What lies ahead for the Sino-Russian relationship? In this in-depth report, we will explore how Xi Jinping and Putin perceived each other as a person and as a statesman; what Xi Jinping’s idea man Wang Huning has in common with Putin when it comes to views on the West, and if that would serve as a solid foundation for an anti-West alliance.

Zooming In is a weekly in-depth/investigative report program hosted by the award-winning journalist Simone Gao. Zooming In focuses on US-China relations, American tradition and values, and critical questions that America faces today. It is known for never shunning tough, controversial issues or complex stories. Exclusive interviews and reports from China, insight from top experts on US and China, good storytelling, and engaging visual presentations make Zooming In one of a kind.

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