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On March 22, Russian President Vladimir Putin greatly valued "the symbolic gesture of the first visit abroad" of Xi Jinping as President of China. Since then, the symbol has concretized into unprecedented joint military maneuvers and training between the two countries. In July, Chinese and Russian naval forces participating in the "Joint Sea-2013" drills conducted three days of maneuvers, including air-defense, maritime replenishment, countering submarine threats, joint escort, and rescuing of hijacked ships...
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