China, Russia Ties Not Affected by Putin Cabinet Change

  TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s sudden announcement of constitutional changes that prompted the prime minister’s departure won’t affect increasingly close ties between China and Russia, China said Thursday. Under Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, the China-Russia “strategic cooperative ties has entered a new era, becoming increasingly mature, stable and resilient,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily briefing