3 ways China and Russia are forging

Hong Kong (CNN Business): This week will be the first time that Xi Jinping, the leader of China, and Vladimir Putin, the leader of Russia, will

meet in person since Russia sent troops into Ukraine earlier this year. When they saw each other last, in February at the Winter Olympics in Beijing

they said that their friendship had "no limits." Since then, Russia has tried to get closer to China while Europe and the U.S.

 have punished Russia for the invasion with wave after wave of sanctions. 
At the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao,

Shandong Province, in eastern China, on June 10, 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping, on the right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin posed for a picture

Beijing has been very careful not to break Western sanctions or give Moscow direct military support. Experts say that Xi's ability to strike a balance shows

that he won't give up China's economic interests to help Putin, who showed up this week at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Uzbekistan