Chinese State Publication Questions Whether ‘Russia Should Only Be Ruled by Putin’

January 5, 2018, Written by

Written By FRANCES MARTEL, Breitbart

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China’s state publication, Global Times, published an analysis Thursday suggesting that Russians should reconsider granting President Vladimir Putin perpetual rule over their country, a query that may indicate some doubt regarding Putin’s rule in Chinese communist circles.

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While the article, titled “Banning Putin Rival May Have Long-Term Implication,” concludes that it is “legally reasonable” for Putin to have banned his top rival Alexei Navalny from the presidential race, author Yang Cheng concludes that the true question in this year’s presidential race is not who will win, but “whether it’s a reasonable political norm that Russia should only be ruled by Putin…”

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