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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin have joined the opening ceremony of the two countries’ nuclear energy cooperation project via video link. What’s the nature of the project, and what will it mean for each country? And in Russia-U.S. relations, the Russian State Duma on Wednesday approved the denunciation of the Treaty on Open Skies. This follows the U.S. departure last November. Why is Russia withdrawing, and what are the implications?CGTN YouTube Channel
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