Similarities between the protest movements in Hong Kong and Moscow have not gone unnoticed by the authoritarian rulers of China and Russia.
Russia’s state-run Tass news service on Wednesday quoted the new Chinese ambassador calling for the two countries to “cultivate our relations at a higher level” and “open a new page” in their friendship.
The new ambassador, former vice foreign minister Zhang Hanhui, was dispatched to Moscow on August 10 to replace ten-year veteran Li Hui. Zhang described his new assignment as a “dream come true.”
“I know that Chinese-Russian…