China's new leader Xi Jinping is visiting Moscow for his first foreign trip.
Our bankers are visiting the neighbors first. Sorry, Barry, about that Asia pivot!
Mr. Xi’s predecessor, Hu Jintao, also chose Moscow as his first overseas stop after assuming office, but this time, Mr. Xi’s journey to Russia has a special significance, analysts say, coming as China tries to answer the Obama administration’s pivot to Asia. That American policy is viewed with suspicion in Beijing and is broadly interpreted unfavorably by the Chinese government as containment of China.