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What was the strategy behind Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Russia? night

BBC, 23 Mar 2023
China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Monday for his first visit to Russia since the war in Ukraine.

President Xi labelled Putin a "dear friend”, though in an article in a Russian newspaper insisted that China was "impartial" and has “actively promoted peace talks”.

The US has urged the world not to be "fooled" by Beijing's peace proposal, suggesting it was being issued on Russian terms.

What was the actual strategy behind the visit? And what role is there for China in brokering any peace?

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