On March 20, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Moscow and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss Russia-China partnership and possible peace negotiations in the Russia-Ukraine War.
The visit prompted a vast spectrum of narratives surrounding Xi’s visit and future implications for China-Russia relations.
See this Kudzu Narrative Intelligence Brief to see the different narratives amplified by Russian state media and other malign influencers.
- The narrative surrounding Bakhmut has been driven by 128 sources in our Russia-China-Iran module and 349 unique narratives in the last 3 days. The majority of these narratives were amplified in the last 24 hours.
- TASS (Telegrafnoye agentstvo Sovetskogo Soyuza) is the primary amplifier of the narrative, driving 10% of the narratives amplified.
- Russian media focused on vilifying the West’s involvement in the Russia-Ukraine War and the necessity for Xi’s intervention, while Chinese media focused on portraying Xi as a global peace broker.