Deepening of ties between China and Russia is unprecedented and comes at a time of escalating tensions with the West.
Zaheena is a senior producer at Al Jazeera English. She covers the Asia Pacific. She was the recipient of Index on Censorship's Freedom of Express... ion Award in 2017 and a nominee for Reporters Without Borders' Press Freedom Award in 2016.
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