China and Russia ‘have no choice but to strengthen ties’

Moscow and Beijing, both facing confrontation from the West, are likely to strengthen their alliance regardless of the outcome of a US-Russia summit, observers say.US President Joe Biden is expected to raise contentious issues with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin when they meet in Geneva on Wednesday to discuss the deteriorating relationship between the Kremlin and the West.China and Russia, meanwhile, have “no choice” but to move closer, especially after the G7 and Nato leaders took a…