China and Russia

China supports Russia’s integrational initiatives — Foreign Ministry

May 23, 2016

  • China supports Russia’s integrational initiatives on linking the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) announced by President Vladimir Putin at the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi on May 20, the Foreign Ministry said in a commentary obtained by TASS on Monday. “China respects and supports the efforts of corresponding sides on boosting regional cooperation with the aim of common development and prosperity, and wants to continue active cooperation in the framework of linking SREB and EAEU, as well as jointly consider the initiative on deepening practical cooperation in the region in the framework of SCO on the basis of unity principle for all member states of the organization,” the commentary said.

Russian oil exports to China hit record high in April

23 May, 2016

  • Beijing has ramped up imports of Russian oil by 52.4 percent last month compared to a year earlier. China’s General Administration of Customs calculated a record 4.81 million tons.

Threat from Russian and Chinese warplanes mounts

May 22, 2016

  • Chinese and Russian warplanes have been increasingly aggressive intercepting U.S. military aircraft and patrolling near America’s West Coast, prompting the Air Force’s top combat officer to label their provocations one of his top worries. Air Force Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, who leads Air Combat Command, said in an interview with USA TODAY that meeting the challenge from the Russian and Chinese to flights in international airspace is essential but dangerous.

China Welcomes Russia’s Statements Opposing Taiwan Independence


  • China highly appreciates comments made by Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in favor of Taiwan remaining part of China, a spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Friday. On Thursday, Zakharova told reporters that the Russian position on the Taiwan question was based on the consideration that there is only one China and the government in Beijing is the only legitimate Chinese government. She added that Russia opposes Taipei being independent from Beijing in any form.

Russia’s New National Guard to Drill Alongside Chinese Counterparts


  • The Russian National Guard and Chinese People’s Armed Police signed an agreement on Wednesday to hold joint tactical exercises in July, a source in the National Guard information center told RIA Novosti.

US Refused Russia, China Offers to Ban Anti-Satellite Activities


  • Successive US presidents over the past twenty years have rejected offers by Russia and China to negotiate a treaty that would prohibit all antisatellite activities, ex-US Chief of Naval Operations science advisor Theodore Postol told Sputnik.

Over 280 Chinese Businesses to Participate in Russian-Chinese Expo


  • More than 280 Chinese companies will take part in a Russian-Chinese industrial exhibition in July in the Russian town of Yekaterinburg, Chinese media reported. According to The People’s Daily, enterprises registered in 10 Chinese provinces have sent applications to the third China-Russia Expo, including 150 from the province of Heilongjiang alone.

China Set to Deepen Ties With Russia Regardless of International Situation


  • Despite the constantly changing situation on the international arena, China is set to deepen its strategic partnership with Russia, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong stressed at a meeting with Sergei Naryshkin, the speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament. “In the context of a complex and changing international situation, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian officials have achieved invariability in Russian-Chinese relations,” Yandong said on Friday.

How Russia and China Are Cooperating to Dismantle America’s Dominance of the Internet

May 05, 2016

  • Moscow and Beijing, deeply resentful of American power, are again finding ideological common cause, jointly aiming at two pillars of the post-Cold War dispensation: a borderless Internet and international civil society. They are doing so on the declared basis of national sovereignty. Last Wednesday, the first China-Russia forum on Internet sovereignty took place in Moscow under the auspices of Russia’s government-endorsed Safe Internet League. The next day, China’s legislature passed a law mandating tight management by security organs of international non-governmental organizations. The timing of the events was coincidental but the ideological ties between them were not.

China to Lend Over $6Bln for Russia’s Moscow-Kazan High Speed Rail


  • On Tuesday and Wednesday, a Russian-Chinese working group on high-speed railway cooperation met in Beijing. Russian and Chinese delegations were led by Russian Railways First Vice-President Alexander Misharin and China Railway Vice General Manager Huang Min respectively, according to Russian Railways. “The Chinese side will provide a financial loan equivalent to 250 billion rubles for the Moscow-Nizhny Novgorod section and an amount equivalent to 150 billion rubles for the Nizhny Novgorod-Kazan section. The sides discussed possibilities of financing the project in US dollars and in yuan,” the company said in a statement.

Joint Russia-China Computerized Missile Defense Drills to Be Held in May


  • Russia and China are set to hold their first ever joint computer-aided command-staff missile defense exercises in May 2016, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday. “The main objective of the exercise is to develop cooperation between the missile defense groups being set up by Russia and China to their territories from accidental and provocative ballistic and cruise missile strikes,” the press service said in a statement.

Russia and China united in opposition to THAAD on the Korean peninsula


  • China and Russia’s Foreign Ministers called for deliberations aimed at resuming the Six-Party Talks about North Korea’s nuclear program while expressing their opposition to efforts by the US to deploy the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) anti-ballistic missile system on the Korean Peninsula to counter North Korea’s nuclear weapons. “Relevant countries shouldn’t use Pyongyang’s acts as a pretext to increase their military presence on the Korean Peninsula. We believe the possible deployment of the THAAD anti-missile system won’t resolve this problem,” said Sergey Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, during a joint press conference that was held after a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart at China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.

Russia, China set to increase joint exercises in 2016 — Russia’s defense minister

April 27 2016

  • Russia and China have plans to increase joint exercises in 2016, Defense Minister Gen Sergey Shoigu said on Wednesday at a meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Gen Chang Wanquan. “We highly appreciate a high level of Russian-Chinese contacts both at the state and defense levels. This year we are going to hold more exercises and events than in the past years,” Shoigu said.

Huge room for China-Russia cooperation in space


  • China and Russia have good mechanism for cooperation in space and aerospace, and the room for cooperation is “huge”, according to the head of China’s space administration. China and Russia have an outline for cooperation in this sector and cooperative projects have been conducted smoothly, Xu Dazhe, director of China National Space Administration, said at a press conference on Friday in response to a question on this topic.

Moscow & Shanghai seek to dominate gold trade

19 Apr, 2016

  • The Bank of Russia and the People’s Bank of China want to create a joint platform that would unite gold trading by the world’s two biggest gold buying countries. “BRICS countries are large economies with large reserves of gold and an impressive volume of production and consumption of this precious metal. In China, the gold trade is conducted in Shanghai, in Russia it is in Moscow. Our idea is to create a link between the two cities in order to increase trade between the two markets,” First Deputy Governor of the Russian Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov told TASS.

Russia-China Military Cooperation Considerably Grows in Recent Years


  • Military cooperation between Russia and China has considerably increased over the last three years, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said on Monday. “Military cooperation between the two countries is highly diverse and has improved significantly over the last three years. The sides are conducting many events between their general staffs and exercises that are broadly stirring up interest and even anxiety among certain countries,” Antonov told the Chinese CCTV public broadcaster and the Xinhua news agency.

Russian Business Has 100 Projects to Offer Chinese Investors in Far East


  • Businessmen in Russia’s Far Eastern Primorye region have invited their Chinese colleagues to invest in more than a hundred local infrastructure development projects worth over 5 trillion rubles, RIA Novosti reported with reference to sources in the regional government. “China accounts for over half of Primorye region’s foreign trade turnover. There are over 200 Chinese-financed organizations and enterprises now working in our mining, transport, construction and tourism sectors,” Deputy Governor Sergei Nekhaev said after meeting with a group of potential investors from China’s Jiling province.

Work on bridge linking Russia to China to launch in summer

April 9, 2016

  • The construction of a bridge across the Amur River, which will connect the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk with China’s Heihe, will begin in the summer. It will be built from both banks simultaneously, RT reports. The project will be based on the principle of territoriality: Russia will build the bridge from Blagoveshchensk, while the Chinese will do it from Heihe. The connection will be made by Russian companies.

Russia to Work With China to Minimize Risk of N Korea’s ‘Reckless’ Actions


  • Moscow will consider possible ways of minimizing risks that arise from Pyongyang’s provocative behavior, Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov told Sputnik.

Russia And China Continue To Forge Energy Ties

Mar. 14, 2016

  • The Russian pivot to Asia continues with a $2.2. billion deal between energy giant Gazprom (OTCPK:OGZPY) and the Chinese National Bank. The loan will help the Russian natural gas monopolist to finance its large infrastructural projects including the Power of Siberia, Northern and Turkish Stream pipelines.

US Leads Campaign Against China, Russia Economic Presence in Latin America


  • According to him, Russian and Chinese presence in the region undermines Washington’s geopolitical domination, as well as interferes with US “traditional” attempts to subjugate each and every Latin American country. “The United States would not welcome China’s economic presence in Latin America, it is also clear that the United States is not pleased with Russia’s economic presence on the continent [as well],” Garcia Linera was quoted by the Bolivian Information Agency (ABI) as saying on Monday.

An Alliance Against US Hegemony: Russia, China Begin ‘Coordinating’ Foreign Policy

Mar 14, 2016

  • If the S-400 deal isn’t persuasive enough though, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s comments during his recent visit to Moscow should remove all doubt regarding the China-Russia alliance: “China-Russia cooperation is not confined to bilateral levels, instead, the two countries have been coordinating and playing active roles in a number of international issues,” Wang said on Friday. The two countries, as permanent members of the UN Security Council and major emerging economies, have held similar positions on the Syrian crisis, as well as negotiations at the WTO and IMF. “As each other’s most important and prioritized partners, China and Russia are developing the comprehensive strategic coordination as a strategic principle, rather than any expediency,” the Chinese Foreign Minister added.

Russia & China closing in: US fears losing air dominance to ‘more capable adversaries’

12 Mar, 2016

  • Top US Air Force personnel have told the Senate they need more funds to modernize the existing military air fleet to ensure the country’s “dominance in the air” and counter Russia, China, North Korea and Iran, which are developing their own aircraft faster than anticipated. According to a written testimony submitted on March 8 by the USAF to the Senate Armed Services subcommittee, American airmen are “engaged defending US interests around the globe, supporting Combatant Commander requirements in response to growing challenges from Russia, China, North Korea and Iran.”

China Overtakes Germany as Top Russian Oil Consumer


  • China has overtaken Germany as Russia’s biggest oil customer, the International Energy Agency (IEA) revealed on Friday. China, which is the world’s second oil consumer after the United States, with demand rising to 10.68 million barrels per day in 2015, according to the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). The country is the world’s top oil importer, its imports reached an all-time high in 2015, standing at 334 million tonnes by the end of the year (6.7 million barrels per day), CNPC figures showed.

China invests $2bn in Russian Far East

11 Mar, 2016

  • Chinese firms have invested more than $1.9 billion in Russia’s Far East development projects, according to Russian news agency Sputnik. An unnamed source at the Russian Far East Development Ministry said more than 31 agreements with a range of companies worth $2.6 billion have been signed by the Russian Far East Development Corporation. Investment from Beijing accounts for 75 percent of all the funding, the source added.

China, Russia coordinating foreign policy: Chinese FM

March 12, 2016

  • China is fully confident of the outlook of its relations with ally Russia, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said after meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. “China-Russia cooperation is not confined to bilateral levels, instead, the two countries have been coordinating and playing active roles in a number of international issues,” Wang said on Friday.

Russia, China oppose US missile-defense in South Korea

Mar. 11, 2016

  • The foreign ministers of China and Russia are opposing the possible deployment of an advanced American missile-defense system in South Korea. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told a news conference Friday after meeting with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov that putting the system in South Korea would “inflict direct harm to the strategic security interests of China and Russia.”

Western Media Negatively Affects Russia-China Relations – China’s Official


  • Russia and China will be unable to build positive relations if Western media will be a dominant source of information about the two countries, Wang Guoqing, spokesman for the Fourth Session of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), told Sputnik.

China, Russia Reach Consensus on Heavy Chopper Technologies


  • China and Russia held the seventh round of negotiations recently to cooperate in developing heavy lift helicopters and reached consensus on some core technologies, said Yu Feng, chairman of the AVIC Helicopter Co. Ltd. The Aviation Industry Corporation of China signed a framework agreement with Russian Helicopters on May 8, 2015 to work together on developing advanced heavy lift helicopters.

Russia eyes new Arctic shipping route for trade with China

March 1, 2016

  • The Arctic’s fast disappearing ice due to global warming may soon make it possible for cargo ships sailing from Far East to Europe to take the shortest route through the Northern Sea Route (NSR) during summer. Russia’s deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin indicated plans to invite China to take part in joint development of NSR which is running along the Arctic coast within Russia’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

Golden Thread: What is the Reason for Russia, China, Iran Partnership


  • The common “golden thread” connecting China, Iran and Russia is their principled insistence that borders, national sovereignty and independence are inviolable principles, F. William Engdahl notes, adding their commitment to these fundamental values of the UN Charter may save the world from self-destruction. Washington is obviously not happy about the emerging triple alliance of Iran, China and Russia; the US’ cunning policy-makers have repeatedly tried to drive a wedge between the powers, but these attempts have failed.

All Aboard! Russia, China Launch New Railway Route for Container Shipments


  • A new rail freight route opened on Saturday, according to China’s state-run news agency Xinhua, which links Harbin, the northernmost major city in China, with Yekaterinburg, Russia’s fourth-largest city. Saturday saw the opening of a new freight route between Harbin, capital of northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, and Yekaterinburg, a Russian city in the Ural Mountains, the Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

Russian Deputy PM Invites China to Explore Northern Sea Shipping Route


  • Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday that he hoped to prove to China the benefits of using the Northern Sea Route for shipping. “The most important thing is to work with those who could provide cargo traffic along the Northern Sea Route. That is above all with giants such as China,” Rogozin said in an address to lawmakers in the upper house of the Russian parliament.

Russia will supply first four Su-35 fighters to China by end of 2016 — source

February 19 2016

  • Russia will supply first four Su-35 jets to China by the end of this year in accordance with the contract signed last year, a source in military-technical cooperation sphere told TASS on Friday. “First four Su-35 jets will be supplied to China this year,” the source said noting that more jets will be supplied to China in the next two years.

China, Russia simplify direct road transport formalities


  • A permit for international road transportation between China and Russia via Kazakhstan without customs declaration in there took effect Tuesday. Yleham Abulet, director of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous regional road transportation administrative bureau, said that before the permit, Xinjiang’s road transport could only reach neighboring countries such as Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Goods transported from Xinjiang to Russia had to pass through Kazakhstan as there is no crossing on the China-Russia border in Xinjiang. All the goods transported between China and Russia via Xinjiang were unloaded in Kazakhstan for customs checks, Yleham Abulet said.

Russia to Supply China With Nine Multirole Helicopters


  • According to Russian Helicopters, the multirole Ka-32A11BC is perfectly suited for China’s densely-populated cities and its varying climate. It can operate in both urban areas and hard-to-reach mountainous and forested regions, as well as having the capability to land on small vessels and unprepared terrain. “China is one of the biggest operators of Russian helicopters, and Chinese companies are traditional and important strategic partners of our holding company in the Asia-Pacific region,” Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev was cited by the company as saying.

China-Russia Expo to take place in Urals in July

February 15, 2016

  • The third Russian-Chinese Expo will be held in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg on July 11-15, the exhibition’s organizers said on Monday. “The sectors that will be presented on Expo are agriculture, finance, education, and tourism,” organizers said adding that special attention will be paid to regional development and technological cooperation.

Will Russia and China set up a rare earth metals cartel?

Feb 10, 2016

  • Russia and China are two very different countries, yet they might be united in their commitment to depose the U.S. from the post of world superpower. The Russian military is flexing its muscles from the North Atlantic to the Middle East, while China seems to oppose U.S. foreign policy to a greater extent. As confrontation in the Pacific becomes a more realistic scenario, the question emerges: How can the Russians and Chinese hurt the U.S. by means of economic warfare? Seemingly, the answer appears to be unsatisfactory for both Moscow and Beijing: the U.S. is not dependent on trade with Russia, while China could suffer much more from the disruption of its exports. The oil and gas market is favorable to the U.S. and there is enough domestic production in case some 1973-style embargo takes place. So is there any way for the Russians and Chinese to hurt the U.S. economy hard? Surprisingly, there is a way.

‘Homegrown Sunnis’, Russia & China top intel chiefs’ list of 2016 threats

9 Feb, 2016

  • Global climate change, homegrown terrorists, encrypted messaging and the increasingly assertive Russia and China topped the list of threats to US interests, as defined by the country’s intelligence community chiefs who testified before the Senate. Appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the US Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper and director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Lt. General Vincent Stewart, painted a picture of the world fraught with peril for US interests.

Dragon + Bear: China seeks Russia’s help in mastering Arctic, sets sights on Antarctic

9 Feb, 2016

  • China wants to arrange a joint Arctic expedition with Russia, while deep-sea mining and a deep-sea space station in Antarctica are also on the Beijing agenda, according to the Chinese State Oceanic Administration. The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) wants to establish an air service team, which will allow for greater exploration of Antarctica, according to Xinhua. Given the harsh environment they will be working in, the Chinese scientists understand they will need to adapt their technology and equipment to be compatible with their surroundings.

Russia-China Joint University to Accept Up to 250 Students for 2016


  • In 2014, Russia and China pledged to open a joint university, with MSU to open a branch in China’s rapidly developing Shenzhen free economic zone. “The first intake is expected to range from 100 to 250 students for all course programs. The university does not have any state-commissioned study places, the training will be carried out on a fee-paying basis. It will cost Chinese nationals 20,000 — 30,000 yuan [$2,000 — $4,600] per year, for foreign nationals — up to 70,000 yuan a year,” Shahrai said.

Dynamics of Emerging Cooperation between Russia- China- Iran

Feb 8th, 2016

  • In its bid to strengthen its strategic position in the Middle East, China has embarked on gaining the support of Iran. It has been just more than a week when the international economic sanctions on Iran are lifter, but China has already visited Iran and signed a myriad of economic agreements with the country in Tehran. At a joint press conference, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping had signed a “comprehensive 25-year document” on strategic relations.

Russia steals Saudi’s crown as China’s top oil supplier

3 Feb, 2016

  • Moscow is gaining momentum as the biggest seller of crude oil to China, with Russian crude supplies overtaking those from Saudi Arabia. According to data from RBC Capital Markets, the Saudi share of Chinese crude imports at the beginning of the decade was about 20 percent, while Russia’s was below 7 percent. The situation has changed.

Chinese tourists spent $1 billion on holidays in Russia last year

4 Feb, 2016

  • Over one million tourists from China visited Russia in 2015, spending nearly $1 billion, according to data from the Moscow tourism department. Chinese travelers are now ranked number one for spending abroad, according to the managing director of the travel association World Without Borders Svetlana Pyatikhatka. “This crucial factor forces world tourism markets to fight for visitors from China,” she said.

Russia-China strategic partnership actively developing — Chinese foreign ministry

January 27,2016

  • Comprehensive strategic cooperation between China and Russia is successfully developing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Wednesday. “China fully agrees with what [Russian Foreign Minister Sergey] Lavrov said about Russian-Chinese relations ate yesterday’s press conference,” Hua said.

U.S., Russia, China “most powerful countries” – survey

January 21, 2016

  • At the same time the United States, Russia and China are the leading nations in the Global Firepower (GFP) database, which measures potential conventional military strength, Sputnik reported. The survey was presented at Davos.

Russia to Continue Strengthening Strategic Partnership With China, India


  • Russia will continue to develop its strategic partnerships with China and India, as well as the Asian-Pacific region, Latin America and Africa, the Russian Security Council said Monday. “Russia will fulfill the tasks outlined in the [Russian National Security] Strategy within the framework of bilateral relations, among which special attention will be given to the strategic partnership with China and India. Great meaning will also be given to developing strong relations with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, Africa, and other appropriate regional unions,” Russian Deputy Security Council Secretary Evgeny Lukyanov was quoted as saying in a press release.

China, Russia lead central banks gold buying spree

Jan. 13, 2016

  • China and Russia added more gold to its reserves in November, leading the latest global central banks buying spree that saw them adding 55 tonnes of the yellow metal to their coffers, up almost 90% from the prior month. According to the latest World Gold Council’s gold reserve data, released Wednesday, China and Russia were once again the biggest buyers, with 21 tonnes and 22 tonnes added to their respective reserves.

China, Russia helping Zimbabwe ride out West’s bullying

January 8, 2016

  • The year 2016 promises to see the deepening of Zimbabwe’s relations with Russia and China, old friends who supported our quest to overthrow colonialism as long ago as the 1950s. Both Russia and China are stepping up economic investment in Zimbabwe. They are also continuing to oppose the illegal sanctions the West has imposed on us — a blatant attempt to change an elected government by crippling our economy in the hope that the masses would rise up against it.

US Navy: China and Russia ‘Focused on Taking the Lead’

January 06, 2016

  • China and Russia, along with a number of other competitors, are “focused on taking the lead” in the maritime domain and will continue to challenge U.S. naval superiority, the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, writes in a recently released U.S. Navy strategy document. The U.S. Navy “must pick up the pace and deny” foreign competitors their objectives, even though the admiral cautions that the “margins of victory are razor thin – but decisive.” The January 2016 document entitled “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority” lays out a design based on four lines of effort—“warfighting, learning faster, strengthening our Navy team, and building partnerships”—for the U.S. Navy to be a more effective fighting force in the 21st century.

Russia and China are drastically scaling up their presence in Antarctica

Jan. 5, 2016

  • Russia and China are both drastically scaling up their presence in Antarctica in a bid to increase their influence in the last unclaimed part of the globe, The New York Times reports. For Russia, operations in Antarctica are continuing along the lines first put in place by the Soviet Union. It is in terms of fishing and future access to resources that Russia and China’s ambitions in the Antarctic converge. Although Beijing did not establish its first Antarctic research base until 1985, Chinese efforts to expand its influence across the continent have intensified and are now outpacing other nations’ plans. As this map from 2013 shows, at the time China only had three bases in Antarctica.

Russia, China to Devise New Model of International Relations – Beijing


  • Speaking at a regular briefing, Hua Chunying said that Moscow and Beijing “will work together with the international community on a new model of international relations and mutually beneficial cooperation.” The spokeswoman stressed that China and Russia – two permanent member states of the UN Security Council – will continue to strengthen strategic cooperation, multilateral and bilateral ties with other large countries with developing markets.

Russia to help China get better results in ice hockey

January 4, 2016

  • It’s not just the Kremlin that is hoping to set Russia on a ‘pivot to the East.’ The country’s leading ice hockey competition, the KHL, is also closing in on a link-up with China in the run-up to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Adding a new team, most likely in the Chinese capital, would be a new departure for the KHL. In the past it has looked to attract teams from Europe to compete in a cross-border tournament. Currently Jokerit Helsinki, Medvescak Zagreb and Slovan Bratislava are all involved, along with clubs from former Soviet countries such as Dinamo Minsk and Dinamo Riga.

Over 300 Firms With Chinese Investment Operate in Russia’s Khabarovsk


  • More than 300 enterprises with Chinese investment are operating in the Russian Far Eastern Khabarovsk Territory, totalling 45 percent of foreign investment, the local government said.

Russia, China to Create Center of Innovative Cooperation – Ministry


  • Russia and China have agreed to establish a center of innovative cooperation, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development said in a statement Monday. “With the support of the Russian Trade Mission in China, a quadripartite agreement was signed between Corporation of Development of the Tomsk Region, Innovative Pharmacological Research (IPHAR), China International Technology Transfer Center and Huafu Medical Technology Group during Tomsk-Jiangsu congress on establishment of Russian-Chinese Center of Innovative Cooperation,” the statement said.

In Central Asia, Chinese inroads in Russia’s back yard

December 27, 2015

  • This small stretch of blacktop, running past potato fields, bare dun-colored rolling hills and fields of grazing cattle, is a symbol of China’s march westward, an advance into Central Asia that is steadily wresting the region from Russia’s embrace. Here the oil and gas pipelines, as well as the main roads and the railway lines, always pointed north to the heart of the old Soviet Union. Today, those links are beginning to point toward China.

Russian-Chinese center for superconducting proton research set up in China

December 21, 2015

  • A Russian-Chinese center for the research of superconducting protons has been set up in the Chinese city of Hefei with the participation of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (headquartered in Dubna, outside Moscow), the Xinhua news agency reported on Monday.

China and Russia sign aerospace components deal

21 December 2015

  • China and Russia have signed an aerospace collaboration agreement with a view to strengthening joint programmes on satellite navigation systems. China’s State Administration for Science, Technology, and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) – the primary agency in China for defence industrial development – said on 18 December that the new Sino-Russian accord is focused on bilateral co-operation on the development and production of aerospace components.

Russia surpasses Saudi Arabia for third time in China crude supply

Dec 21, 2015

  • Russia overtook Saudi Arabia for the third time this year in November as China’s largest crude oil supplier, customs data showed on Monday, as Russia captures fresh demand from China’s new crude buyers.

Russia’s Gazprom Neft, China’s CNPC agree to cooperate in oil sector

Dec 17, 2015

  • Gazprom Neft, the oil wing of Russian state gas firm Gazprom, and China’s CNPC have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding in the oil sector, Gazprom said on Thursday. Russia is turning eastwards, after facing Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis which saw some of its largest firms, including Gazprom Neft, blocked from Western financing and some of technology.

Russian Defense Manufacturing Hits New High As China, India Take Advantage Of Moscow’s Affordable And Advanced Technology


  • In the war-torn streets and fields of Syria and eastern Ukraine, used Russian bullets and heavy artillery shells litter the landscape, showcasing the strength of an increasingly advanced Russian military. Both wars have in effect become advertisements for a Russian arms industry that has seen a dramatic sales increase over the last few years, according to new report from a European military think tank. The annual report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, released Monday, shows that sales of Russian weapons increased significantly in 2014 while Western sales dropped. Despite difficult economic conditions in Russia, its defense industry has taken advantage of major developing economies like India and China to offer competitive, technologically advanced weaponry at affordable prices. And for smaller countries that can’t do business with the West for economic or political reasons, Russia has stepped up to offer transactions with a minimum of red tape, according to military analysts and experts.

China, Russia sign over 30 deals during Medvedev visit


  • China and Russia signed more than 30 cooperation documents in energy, investment, finance, high technology and other areas during the 20th China-Russia Prime Ministers’ Regular Meeting on Thursday. Energy giants Sinopec and Rosneft signed an MOU on oil and gas projects in eastern Siberia while CNPC and Gazprom inked an agreement on the design and construction of the cross-border section of China-Russia east-route natural gas pipeline.

Can China and Russia co-operate in Central Asia?

14 Dec 2015

  • As the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit kicks off in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou on Tuesday, all eyes will be on the group’s leading powers—China and Russia—as they seek to consolidate control over Central Asia. Moscow has traditionally been skeptical of Beijing’s expanding influence in an area that it considers its own backyard. Home to some of the world’s largest natural gas and coal reserves, Central Asia has experienced geopolitical strife ever since the ‘Great Game,’ a reference to Britain and Russia’s political rivalry during the 19th century. But while Moscow and Beijing no longer seem to be competing in the resource-rich region, Sino-Russo ties remain shaky and that could affect the SCO’s objectives.

Russia to help China develop ice hockey

December 14, 2015

  • The development of ice hockey in China with Russia’s assistance is supported at the top state level, First Vice-President of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation Roman Rotenberg said at a TASS press conference on Russia-China strategic partnership on Monday. Soviet ice hockey legend and member of the board of directors of Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) Vyacheslav Fetisov said earlier the issue of including one or two Chinese ice hockey clubs into KHL had been a decided matter after talks between the leaders of Russia and China.

Russia, China to Finalize Satellite Navigation Chip Set Deal by Year-End


  • Russia and China will finalize an agreement this month to establish two joint ventures to develop, manufacture and sell new satellite navigation devices that receive signals from three major navigation systems, the head of Russia’s GLONASS Union said Monday. “We are in the final stages of creating joint ventures with Norinco, China’s analogue of Russia’s Rostec [state technologies corporation]… Russian and Chinese prime ministers are expected at the final agreement signing in December,” Alexander Gurko told RIA Novosti.

A Strange New World Of War: China’s ‘Pivot’ To The Greater Caspian – Analysis

December 13, 2015

  • Due to changes in recent geopolitical events, Russia and China cooperate and coordinate politically, militarily, and economically to an extraordinary degree. This new teamwork almost always carries a tinge of anti-Western and anti-American implications. The new coordination between China and Russia is not only visible in massive economic agreements that exclude the U.S. dollar but in other areas as well. China has been emulating the Russian strategy of micro-territorial expansion, by claiming various disputed islands in the East and South China Seas. Both nations tend to use their energy resources and other raw materials as strategic leverage in the global economic market. Both Moscow and Beijing have been blamed for large-scale anti-American cyberwarfare, leading to massive intelligence theft and industrial espionage. It is also important to note that China is converting its oil imports into Yuan as opposed to the U.S. dollar and Russia is wholeheartedly behind this maneuver. This is concerning to America as it is anticipated that China will soon assume the role of the world’s biggest oil importer along with its recent achievement of making the Yuan a world reserve currency. Both Russia and Iran are now using Yuan instead of the U.S. dollar for all oil sales with China.

Russia, China to have trade turnover $200 billion by 2020 – Medvedev

December 13, 2015

  • Russia and China plan to have the trade turnover grow to $200 billion within five years, given the big projects, which will be launched within several years, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with Renmin Ribao on the eve of his visit to China. “We plan to launch major projects within several years, which will add to our trade turnover dozens of billion dollars and we shall have a stable positive trend,” he said. “Our countries are facing a major objective – by 2020 to have the bilateral trade turnover reach $200 billion, and our firm intention is to fulfil the task.”

Russia & China know the world’s problems ‘much better’ than US – Cuba’s Fidel

12 Dec, 2015

  • Russia and China are the countries that will preserve global peace and stability as they have experienced the hardships of war against fascism, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro wrote in a letter to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Both Russia and China “know the world’s problems much better than the United States,” the leader of the Cuban revolution wrote on Friday. This is “because they were obliged to endure the terrible wars imposed on them by fascism’s blind egoism,” Cuba’s Granma newspaper reports. Therefore it’s up to Russia and China, “given their historical traditions and revolutionary experience to make the greatest effort to avoid war and contribute to the peaceful development of Venezuela, Latin America, Asia and Africa,” Fidel’s letter continued.

China launches new e-commerce platform with Russia

11 Dec, 2015

  • The first China-Russia e-commerce platform incubator has been opened in the China’s Heilongjiang Province, Interfax reported. The purpose of the platform is to provide new enterprises with a public space with low cost distribution of resources, and simplified procedures for doing business.

Russia, China align strategic interests at multilateral forums

December 8, 2015

  • Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping met four times over the course of 2015, a year in which both countries marked the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War with grand parades. Although the year was marked by a fall in bilateral trade between Russia and China, the countries managed to align their geo-political and strategic interests in multilateral forums, such as BRICS, G20, APEC and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). A major success for the countries in 2015 was the launching of two multilateral banks that will eventually compete with the Bretton Woods institutions: The New Development Bank (NDB) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

China to sign nuclear, aviation deals with Russia next week

Dec 8, 2015

  • China and Russia will sign nuclear energy, aviation and space deals next week during a visit to China by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday.

Russia to issue renminbi-denominated debt

December 7, 2015

  • Russia is preparing to raise $1bn in renminbi-denominated sovereign bonds in Moscow next year in a move that would potentially open a new source of foreign funding for Russian banks and businesses shut out of capital markets in the US and Europe by sanctions. Denis Shulakov, head of capital markets at Gazprombank, which is providing informal assistance in preparing the issue, said the bond would set a benchmark interest rate in renminbi for the Russian Federation and, subsequently, for corporate issuers.

China inks $87.3 million deal to sell planes to Russia

December 7, 2015

  • China has signed a $87.3 million deal to sell domestically-made 15 Y-12E series utility aircraft to Russia for transportation and geological exploration. The Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG), a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), on Monday said it signed the contract with Fly AVIA FZE, which provides aviation equipment, repairs and after-sales services for the Russian market.

China supports Russia’s actions in Syria — foreign ministry

December 04, 2015

  • Russia’s anti-terrorist operation in Syria is in line with international law, and China has always supported it, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a press briefing on Friday. “We have always supported the efforts of various countries, including Russia, to ensure international security. As for Russia’s strikes against terrorist organizations in Syria, we have also expressed our support previously and noted that Russia carried out the fight against terrorist organizations in Syria at the invitation of the government of this country,” the diplomat said.

China, Russia to launch joint news agency to boost Eurasian integration

1 Dec, 2015

  • Russian and Chinese authorities have agreed to set up a joint information agency that would work in both countries, as well as a major discussion club with the provisional name of the Amur Dialogue. “The proposal to create a joint news agency has been made at the Russian-Chinese forum that is currently taking place in Beijing. Also, there is an initiative to set up an expert panel that would host a permanent dialogue for Pacific Region countries,” the head of the State Duma Committee for Mass Media, Yuri Shuvalov, said in comments to Izvestia daily.

Xi, Putin to enhance anti-terrorism cooperation

December 1, 2015

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed to enhance cooperation on fight against terrorism. Tremendous changes have taken place in global anti-terrorism situation, China stands ready to work with the international community, including Russia, to combat terrorism, Xinhua quoted Xi as saying on Monday during a meeting with Putin on the sidelines of a UN climate change conference in Paris.

Under the Sea: Russian, Chinese Submarines Challenge for US


  • The industry for building and acquiring modern submarines is growing exponentially. The United States, Russia, China and even India are designing and building multiple new classes of subs, equipped with a growing variety of weapons and sensors.

Most Russians Find Military Conflict Between China, Russia Improbable


  • A survey conducted by the Moscow-based Levada Center revealed that 69 percent denied any possibility of a Chinese-Russian military conflict outside the territory of Russia, while 72 percent answered that no fight would arise on or near Russian borders.

Russia, China to sign agreement on transport corridors

November 23, 2015

  • Russia and China are planning to sign an agreement next month on the development of transport corridors linking China’s northeast with the ports of the Russian Far East, primarily Primorye (Maritime Territory), Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East Alexander Galushka told reporters on Monday.

Russia to Begin New Su-35 Communication Equipment Supplies to China in 2016


  • Russia’s United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) will begin supplying China with state-of-the-art communication systems for its newly purchased jet fighters next year, the UIMC press service said Monday.

China, Russia slam U.S.-led trade pacts at APEC summit

November 19, 2015

  • China and Russia took aim during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting, which ended here Thursday, at U.S.-led trade pacts such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership to which they are not a party. Those two countries said recent regional accords – referring to the TPP, which comprises 12 APEC members and is considered the most ambitious trade pact in history – are not conducive to trade growth and could create a climate of competitiveness and rivalry among different blocs.

China buys 24 advanced Russian Su-35 warplanes in estimated $2bn landmark deal

19 Nov, 2015

  • China has signed a contract to buy 24 Sukhoi Su-35 multipurpose fighter jets from Russia, becoming the first foreign buyer of the advanced warplane, according to manufacturer Rostec. The deal, estimated to be worth $2 billion, is a significant boost to Russia’s arms exports.

China Fully Supports Russia’s Anti-Terrorism Efforts


  • China is ready to work with Russia and the entire international community to jointly fight against the terror threat, Hong said. “Being an all-around strategic partner of Russia, China fully supports the anti-terrorist efforts of Russia in protecting its national security and stability, and [China supports] its counterterrorist measures.”

Rosneft, Beijing in Talks on China Arctic Energy Participation


  • Russian energy company Rosneft is discussing with China the country’s participation in Arctic shelf energy and extraction projects, Russian Deputy Energy Minister Anatoly Yanovsky said Monday. “The topic is in discussion at the company level. As far as I know, Rosneft is negotiating, discussing,” Yanovsky told RIA Novosti, answering a question on which companies are currently in talks with China on participating with Russian energy-related natural-resource-extraction projects on the Arctic shelf.

China to receive advanced Russian weapons

November 12, 2015

  • China is getting in on the Russian air defense systems act and will accept delivery of multiple S-400 anti-aircraft missile units in the coming years, with the first unit to be delivered within 18 months. TASS, the Russian state news agency reports, the signing of a contract for the supply of S-400 to Beijing was officially announced in the spring of 2015. “I would not disclose the contract details, but yes, China has indeed become the first buyer of the Russian newest air defence system, which only emphasizes the strategic level of our relations,” Director General of arms exporter Rosoboronexport Anatoly Isaykin said in April.

Arctic riches attracting Russian, Chinese military interests – Kerry

Nov 10, 2015

  • John Kerry hints that the global race for the Arctic is already on. He confirmed the US is watching China and Russia’s moves in the region, where economic riches are attracting military interest.

China Seeks Visa-Free Travel With Russia


  • China will seek a visa-free regime with Russia in order to ensure a greater balance in tourism between the two countries, a senior Foreign Ministry official said in Beijing on Tuesday.

Russia, China Discuss Possibility of Creating Earth Orbit Satellite System


  • Russian and Chinese experts are discussing the possibility of creating a global low earth orbit (LEO) satellite system called the Star of Happiness, director general of the Information Satellite Systems Nikolay Testoedov told RIA Novosti Sunday.

Carter says Russia, China potentially threaten global order

November 7, 2015

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Saturday accused Russia of endangering world order, citing its incursions in Ukraine and loose talk about nuclear weapons, and said the U.S. defense establishment is searching for creative ways to deter Russian aggression and protect U.S. allies. Carter also expressed concern about China’s expanding influence and growing military might, but he reserved his stronger words for Russia in his remarks to the Reagan National Defense Forum. National security experts and defense officials attended the gathering at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.–politics.html?ref=gs

The China-Russia-Mongolia Trilateral Gains Steam

November 06, 2015

  • As Diplomat authors have reported, trilateralism is all the rage these days. Ministerial-level dialogues sprinkle the sidelines of multilateral gatherings, and often set the tone for the more comprehensive leaders’ summits. For the past two weeks all eyes focused on the highly anticipated China-Japan-South Korea leaders’ summit, which concluded this past weekend. But here’s another big trilateral that you probably haven’t heard much about: China-Mongolia-Russia.

US Invites Russia and China to Join TPP Deal – Kerry


  • Countries all over the world, including Russia and China, are welcome to join various US-proposed initiatives, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, Kerry stated in an interview with Mir TV channel.

Brazil and China interested in Russia’s heavy ion collider project — minister

November 02, 2015

  • Brazil and China are showing “substantial interest” toward the heavy ion collider project NICA in Dubna in the Moscow Region, Russian Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov told Rossiya 24 TV channel on Monday

AliExpress to sell Chinese cars in Russia

2 Nov, 2015

  • China’s biggest online trading platform AliExpress plans to sell cars in Russia, according to Mark Zavadsky, AliExpress Business Development Director in Russia and the CIS. “We will start with selling coupons, and plan to establish the direct sale of cars in future,” Zavadsky told journalists on Monday. He didn’t specify when the company plans to start car sales, saying that the details were being discussed. AliExpress will sell coupons worth about $16 (1,000 rubles) that give discounts for Lifan Motors automobiles that can total $160 (10,000 rubles).

Russia and China agree on expanding cooperation in fighting against terrorism

October 30, 2015

  • Russia and China have agreed to expand cooperation on fighting against terrorism and extremism, Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday after the visit of Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov to Beijing.

Russia expects threefold rise in Chinese tourists by 2020

October 29, 2015

  • Russia expects a threefold rise in Chinese tourist arrivals by 2020, Roman Skory, deputy head of the Federal Agency for Tourism told TASS on October 28. Around 2.5 million tourists from China visited Russia in 2015, Skory told the news agency. The Federal Agency for Tourism earlier plans to open offices abroad to attract potential tourists, according to the report.

Russia to Honor S-400 Missile Defense Systems Contract With China on Time


  • Russia’s largest arms exporter, Rosoboronexport, will honor its contract with China on the delivery of S-400 missile defense systems, Rosoboronexport General Director Anatoly Isaikin said Tuesday.

Blades of glory: China and Russia team up to build world’s heaviest-lifting chopper amid raft of billion-dollar deals on defence, energy

27 October, 2015

  • Russian state-owned conglomerate Rostec said this week it is building a “strategic partnership” with China and that numerous deals have already been signed with Chinese state-owned and private companies. These include a US$10-billion deal to develop Russia’s coal-storage facilities, a new partnership with Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, and plans to build a heavy-lifting helicopter with unprecedented carrying capability.

Chinese company purchases Russian smartphone maker Yota Devices


  • On Thursday, Hong Kong-based investment company REX Global Entertainment Holdings Ltd purchased 64.9 percent shares of Russian smartphone maker Yota Devices. Under the terms of the agreement, REX Global will invest $50 million in Yota. The money will be used to provide capital for the product line and develop the next generation of YotaPhone.

Russian tourists get a slow boat to China

23 Oct, 2015

  • A private Russian shipping company has plans to start a ferry route from the free port of Vladivostok to Shanghai in China. The new route could be opened next year, and is expected to cost $250 million.

Russia becomes China’s top crude supplier

21 Oct, 2015

  • Russia exported a record amount of oil to China in September, Chinese customs data showed. For the second time this year Russia has overtaken Saudi Arabia to become China’s biggest supplier. Beijing bought 4.042 million tons of crude oil from Russia last month, which is almost 1 million barrels per day. The volume is up 42 percent compared with the previous year.

$2 billion trade contracts signed at China-Russia Expo


  • The second China-Russia Expo, which concluded Friday in Harbin, capital of northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, saw more than $2 billion worth of foreign trade contracts signed with Chinese companies as of Thursday. The expo attracted nearly 10,000 businessmen from 103 countries and regions, with more than 6,000 officials and businessmen from Russia, which shares a 3,000-km border with Heilongjiang.

China in talks to buy A-050 ekranoplan from Russia


  • China is discussing with the Alekseyev Central Hydrofoil Design Bureau based in Nizhny Novgorod in Russia about purchasing an unknown number of A-050 ekranoplan or ground effect vehicle, the most advanced version of the Lun-class ekranoplan, for the People’s Liberation Army according to the state-run China News Service on Oct. 15. A spokesperson for Alekseyev said the A-050 has a maximum takeoff weight of 54 tons and a loading capacity of nine tons. It can carry up to 100 passengers. With an effective range of 5,000 kilometers, the cruising speed of the A-050 ekranoplan is estimated at between 350 and 450 kilometers an hour. The ekranoplan may be fitted with a R-195 starting engines similar to those used by Su-25 bombers and TV7-117SM boosters on the Il-114.

China-Russia financial alliance established


  • An alliance of 35 Russian and Chinese financial institutions was established on Thursday in Harbin, northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, to better serve cross-border financial activities. The China-Russia Financial Council, initiated by Harbin Bank, a private commercial bank, and Sberbank of Russia, the largest bank in the country, will promote cross-border trade, said Sun Yao, vice governor of Heilongjiang Province, at the inaugural ceremony for the organisation.

China, Russia launch joint media cooperation program

October 14, 2015

  • TIANJIN (China), October 14. /TASS/. China and Russia are opening a joint working exchange program between new audiovisual media titled “Chinese-Russian Friendship and Joint Implementation of the Silk Road Dream.” The ceremony of launching the program took place on Wednesday in Tianjin (northern China) on the sidelines of the Binhai Conference on Peace and Development in Northeast Asia.

Russia, China Plan to Develop Nuclear Markets Globally


  • Russian and Chinese nuclear experts will work together to develop the markets of third countries, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

$70 mln Russian-Chinese satellite project will monitor life in major cities

October 13, 2015

  • Dauria Aerospace, a Russian space technology company, plans to develop and launch 10 satellites to monitor life in some of the largest cities in the world, primarily those located on a new Silk Road. The Chinese investment fund, Cybernaut, will spend $70 million on the project. The Chinese investment fund, Cybernaut, signed an agreement with the Russian space technology company, Dauria Aerospace, to invest $70 million to develop 10 satellites as part of the Urban Observer project to conduct daily imaging of the world’s 100 largest cities with an accuracy of 0.7 meters per pixel. A joint venture will be created in Hong Kong.

Russian, Chinese Tech Firms Agree to Launch New Generation of Yotaphone


  • HARBIN (Sputnik) — “The Chinese company OED will provide us with the second e-ink screen for the new generation of smartphones,” Yota Devices’ CEO Vladislav Martynov said.

Dream team: Russia’s GLONASS & China’s BeiDou to make satnav system parts together

12 Oct, 2015

  • China’s BeiDou navigation satellite system, which reportedly boasts accuracy to the centimeter, and Russia’s GLONASS, hailed as the only global rival to GPS, plan to join forces and build a production facility.

Russia to ship rocket engines to China


  • Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin stated that Russia was preparing documents for the delivery of rocket engines to China. Rogozin said at the Second Russian-Chinese Expo in Harbin on October 12 that there were two space projects, on which Russia and China were working. The agreements on the projects were said to be prepared for December, when Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev pays a visit to China.

Second China-Russia Expo opens


  • HARBIN, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) — Nearly 10,000 businessmen from 103 countries and regions attended the second China-Russia Exposition, which opened on Sunday in Harbin, capital of northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. More than 4,000 of the businessmen came from Russia, which borders Heilongjiang.

China, Russia vow further culture, humanities cooperation


  • XI’AN, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) — Senior Chinese and Russian officials on Friday agreed to push forward people-to-people exchange and cooperation between the two countries.

Russia’s Central Partnership Signs Distribution Deal With China Film Group


  • The deal is the first practical result of Russia and China’s discussions on closer film cooperation.
  • “This agreement is a major milestone in the development of Russian-Chinese cooperation in the film area, and it comes as a result of negotiations that have been in progress since the beginning of 2015,” said Pavel Stepanov, Central Partnership’s general director, in a statement.

Gazprom expects to sign second China gas deal in 2016

6 Oct, 2015

  • The Russian gas monopoly intends to sign the Power of Siberia-2 deal with China next year, according Gazprom CEO Aleksey Miller. The pipeline will add to one already being built and deliver an additional 30 billion cubic meters of gas to China annually.

Mandarin gains popularity among Russian students

Russian authorities have added Mandarin as an optional foreign language in the college entrance exam.

04 Oct 2015

  • MOSCOW: In Russia, studying Mandarin is becoming increasingly popular among Russian students. According to the government data, at least 5,000 students in Russia currently take Mandarin as part of their high school programme.

China, Russia Try To Manipulate The US Dollar

October 3, 2015

  • Geo-economics experts have suggested that China and Russia, the United States’ two largest competitors in the modern international order, may pose a threat to the dollar’s position in the global economy. Whether this threat is the result of a deliberate attempt or the international fallout of domestic economic changes within the countries is yet to be determined.

China, Russia Vow to Further Coordination on Int’l Affairs


  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, on Wednesday at UN headquarters in New York and vowed to further coordination on international affairs. China attaches great importance to the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with Russia and is willing to work with Russia to ensure the success of a series of high-level visits during the year and the various conferences and exhibitions, said Wang.

China, Russia vow to jointly safeguard post-war world order


  • KHABAROVSK, Russia, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) — An international seminar titled “70-Year Common Victory” was co-organized by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Communist Party of Russia here Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory in the World Anti-Fascist War.

Russia trying hard to export Il-76MD-90A airlifter to China


  • Russia is pushing very hard for the sale of the Il-76MD-90A, the latest version of the Il-76 strategic airlifter to China because it is very likely to be the last chance for the nation to export such a large transport aircraft to the Chinese market, according to a Sept. 21 article posted on Beijing-based Sina Military Network.

Russia, China Pursue Greater Naval Ties

September 25, 2015

  • Asia’s security landscape is changing rapidly as a resulting of the increasing closeness between China and Russia. The two countries have recently embarked on advanced maritime military alliances and geopolitical analysts are debating the potential strategic impacts of the same. Russia has recently bestowed the title of “core partner” upon China in a policy document that reflects the two countries’ growing partnership. By acknowledging China in its latest maritime doctrine, Russia has clearly expressed its desire to play a greater role in the Asia-Pacific region and pursue stronger ties with China.

Chinese investments shore up Russia’s Arctic LNG project – Total CEO

25 Sep, 2015

  • Chinese state-backed fund investments are boosting Russia’s natural gas exploration project in the Arctic after Western anti-Russia sanctions have crimped Moscow’s financial options, according to Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne.

Chinese firm to build solar power plant in Russia

24 Sep, 2015

  • Chinese power company Amur Sirius is to start construction of a solar power station in Russia’s Samara region soon says the region’s head Nikolay Merkushkin.
  • “Our Chinese partners are ready to invest in the Samara region. Thus, the company Amur Sirius plans to build one of Russia’s first solar power stations in Novokuybyshevsk… Solar Systems is going to start working on the preparation of land for the construction,” Merkushkin said.

China-Russia Plane Deal: Airliner Co-Development Agreement By End Of 2015 Planned

September 21 2015

  • Russia and China are set to sign an agreement to co-develop a wide-bodied airliner by the end of 2015, China Daily reported Monday. The deal, apparently long in the works, would bring together two state-run aircraft companies in an attempt to take on Europe’s Airbus and the United States’ Boeing.

Russia, China May Create Joint Satellite Navigation System Receiver

Russia and China are negotiating the development of a joint four-system satellite navigation receiver which would include access to China’s BeiDou satellite navigation, a source in the Glonass satellite navigation company told Sputnik Thursday.


  • MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Currently, navigation receivers are either dual-system, including access to Russia’s Glonass satellite navigation and US Global Positioning System (GPS), or three-system, which also include EU Galileo satellite navigation. The creation of a four-system navigation receiver would be a new market niche for Russia and China to fill.

Carter: Russia, China Closing Tech Gap

September 16, 2015

  • NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Russia and China continue to close the military technology gap with the United States, Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned Wednesday.
  • “It’s evident that nations like Russia and China have been pursuing military modernization programs to close the technology gap with the United States,” he continued. “They’re developing platforms designed to thwart our traditional advantages of power projection and freedom of movement. They’re developing and fielding new and advanced aircraft and ballistic, cruise, anti-ship and anti-air missiles that are longer-range and more accurate.”

Russian Helicopters Proposes Major Upgrade of Chinese Military Choppers

September 16, 2015

  • Russian Helicopters has proposed a service and upgrade option for Mi-17, Mi-171, Ka-27, Ka-28, and Ka-31 helicopters currently in used by China’s military. The option includes upgrades to engines and avionics, installation of the latest navigation system, and the establishment of infrastructure for equipment repair and maintenance contracts for Russian-made components.

Russia-China long-range aircraft deal can be signed before yearend — manufacturer

September 16 2015

  • BEIJING, September 16. /TASS/. Russian-Chinese intergovernmental agreement on the project of wide-body long-range aircraft can be signed before the end of this year, the head of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yuri Slusar told TASS Wednesday at the China 2015 Aviation Expo exhibition.

China, Russia Boost Pacific Airpower: PACAF Commander Robinson

September 14, 2015

  • AFA CONFERENCE: China’s increasing assertiveness and modernizing military are “concerning,” even “disconcerting,” the head of the US Air Force in the Pacific said today. But there are still strong prospects for military-to-military ties, Gen. Lori Robinson told the Air Force Association conference here this morning.
  • That said, China is obviously the once and future giant of the Pacific. Robinson is “watching how’s China closing that capability gap between us and them,” she told me. She’d told the AFA audience that “I get incredibly concerned about the capability gap decreasing [between the US and other nations]. That technology gap continues to get smaller and smaller, and for us that should be very disconcerting.”

Russia draws in hordes of Chinese with ‘red tourism’

Sep 13, 2015

  • Drawn by its Communist past and a visa-free regime, Chinese tourists are flocking to Russia in droves as it develops new routes touting “red tourism”. Nearly 410,000 Chinese came to Russia last year putting them on top of the list of foreign tourists, according to the federal tourism agency.

Over 50 Russian companies to join China-Russia expo in NE China


  • HARBIN, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — Representatives of over 50 Russian companies will arrive in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province next month for the second China-Russia Exposition, the organizing committee of the event said Saturday.

Russian ‘Google-killer’ Yandex expands to China

11 Sep, 2015

  • Russia’s most popular search engine Yandex has opened a sales office in Shanghai due to a significant increase in turnover with Chinese advertisers. Yandex plans to help Chinese companies expand into Russia. “Shanghai is now headquarters for a team that will help Chinese companies, operating in the Russian market to more effectively promote their services and products in the Russian segment of the internet using Yandex technology”, the company told RIA Novosti.

Sino-Russia co-engineered heavy helicopter debuts in China


  • A heavy-lift helicopter jointly developed by China and Russia made its debut in China on Wednesday. On display at the Tianjin International Helicopter Exhibition, the chopper is specially designed to suit China’s geographical conditions, and can operate smoothly at high altitudes and temperatures, said Huang Chuanyue, deputy chief engineer with the helicopter division of the Aviation Industry Corp. of China.

Pentagon chief: Russia, China trying to close the technology gap


  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday warned that other nations were closing in on the U.S.’s technological edge, and urged attendees of a technology forum in Missouri to help the Pentagon stay ahead. “Nations like Russia and China are modernizing their militaries to try to close the technology gap and erode our superiority in every domain – air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace,” Carter said in St. Louis.
  • Carter said he’s been concerned about other countries closing the technological gap with the U.S. for “some years now.” “I think anybody who is technologically aware in defense has to be concerned,” he said.

No Concerns in Russia Over China’s Military Industrial Complex


  • NIZHNY TAGIL (Sputnik) – Relations between Russia and China have reached their highest peak ever, the Russian diplomat added. “Relations with China right now are so deep, tight, and productive as they have ever been,” Ryabkov said.

Russia and China in the Arctic: Is the US Facing an Icebreaker Gap?

Among other things, Russia will introduce the design for a new super-nuclear icebreaker by the end of 2015.

September 07, 2015

  • Last week, the White House announced its intention to accelerate the acquisition of new Coast Guard icebreakers amidst criticism that the United States is falling behind Russia and possibly even China in jockeying for advantageous positions in the strategically important and resource rich Arctic region.

War Waged Against Russia Now Being Waged Against China – Russian ex-Spy


  • Bezurkov predicts that the next orange revolution will take place on the periphery of China, most likely in Myanmar.
  • With regards to the Sino-Russian relationship, Bezrukov stresses that the Chinese, first of all, are our partners and one shouldn’t talk about any affection between the two. “Separately from each other, Russia and China are vulnerable. Russia and China together are invulnerable.” “Russia and China are residing in one and the same home – Eurasia. [Former US security advisor] Brzezinski used to call it the major continent. We found ourselves in a situation where peace in Eurasia and its growth not only guarantee growth in Russia and in China, it is the guarantee of security across the continent, it is the guarantee of the security of our borders.”

Russia, China to set up economic development alliance

4 September 2015

  • Moscow and Beijing have signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a Russian-Chinese economic alliance aimed at fostering cooperation on Beijing’s Silk Road East-West trading route.
  • The memorandum envisages creating a program aimed at strengthening cooperation and increasing competitive advantages of Russia and China as part of Beijing’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative to create a modern trade route known as the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

How Russia Is Helping China Develop its Naval Power

A new report highlights Sino-Russian cooperation in building up the PLAN’s surface warfare capabilities.

September 04, 2015

  • Russian military technology has significantly contributed to the development of the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) surface warfare capabilities – including long-range precision strike – and has made Chinese naval vessels increasingly capable of defending themselves against U.S. air strikes and long-range missile attacks, according to a new report published by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
  • For example, Russian-made and Russian-derived air defense technologies now enable PLAN surface warfare ships to slip out from underneath the PLA’s land-based air-defense umbrella and to increasingly operate further away from Chinese shores. In addition, new Chinese/Russian-derived ASCM systems along with long-range sensors can now threaten medium-sized naval U.S. surface ships and even strike U.S. military installations as far as Guam and Okinawa (See: “Here’s What You Need to Know About China’s Grand Military Parade”).

Report: Russian Arms Sales Give China a Better Chance in Competing with U.S. Ships

September 2, 2015

  • “Improved maritime strike capability has given Chinese warships a much greater chance of competing against their U.S. counterparts” and improved naval air defenses allow its warships “the ability to operate at increasingly great distances from shore”—major advances in large part speeded by arms, vessels and technology sales from Russia since the end of the Cold War.
  • He expects sales of technology and arms from Russia to China to continue into the future, especially in radar systems. Already the improved Chinese naval air defenses capabilities “complicate the task of U.S. pilots,” reminiscent of the difficulties the Americans faced in the Vietnam War.

Russia, China Will Create Heavy-Lift Helicopter From Scratch


  • MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Russian Helicopters deputy CEO, Russia and China will sign a contract on the joint development of a heavy-lift helicopter before the end of the year.

Russia to Design Wide-Body Jet With China to Take On Boeing

September 1, 2015

  • Russia plans to work with China on a wide-body aircraft that would compete with jetliners from Boeing Co. and Airbus Group SE and aims to sign an accord by the end of this year.

Russia, China moving towards strategic energy alliance, Putin says

September 01, 2015

  • MOSCOW, September 1. /TASS/. Moscow and Beijing are moving towards the formation of a strategic energy alliance, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. “Our countries are consistently moving towards the creation of a strategic energy alliance that, I am sure, will play a significant role in international economic relations,” Putin said in an interview with TASS and Xinhua news agencies.

Russia, China Discuss Joint Development of Mobile Satellite Communications


  • MOSCOW (Sputnik) — RTI Systems Concern is a world leader in radar and radar systems development for military and civil applications. CASIC is a state-owned hi-tech company which is the largest missile weapon designer and manufacturer in China.

Russian, Chinese Leaders to Discuss Cooperation Within UN, G20, APEC


  • MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will discuss the cooperation within the United Nations as well as in the framework of other international organizations during the bilateral meeting in Beijing, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said Monday.

‘Unprecedented show of military cooperation’: RT witnesses Russian-Chinese naval drills

Published time: 30 Aug, 2015

  • As Russia and China were staging their biggest joint maritime exercises in the history, RT correspondent Daniel Bushell was aboard the Russian flagship to take the action in first hand. Chinese and Russian commanders coordinating the drills, which have been dubbed ‘Joint Sea 2015 II,’ described it as an “unprecedented show of military cooperation,” according to Bushell. A total of 22 ships, 20 aircraft, 40 armored vehicles, and 500 marines from the two countries, including the Varyag missile cruiser, flagship of the Russian Pacific fleet; and the Shenyang destroyer, the Chinese flagship, participated in the active phase of the exercises.

PLA to get new heavy helicopter through design deal with Russia

Staff Reporter 2015-08-30

  • A contract was signed in May between Russian Helicopters under the Moscow-based Rostec Corporation and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China to jointly develop a new heavy transport helicopter for military use. Rostec spokesperson Viktor Kladov told news service RIA Novosti that the new helicopter will have an empty weight of 38 tonnes and a payload capacity of 15 tonnes.

China has the money and Russia has some needed experience and know how so they may jointly develop aircraft carriers

August 29, 2015

  • Russia is struggling to develop advanced military hardware thanks to economic challenges. Russia has touted what it calls a strategic alliance with China, which may develop into plans to build a joint aircraft carrier.

China-Russia Naval Ties And Balance Of Maritime Power In Asia – Analysis

August 28th, 2015

  • The nautical synergy was on ample display when the Russian and Chinese navies embarked on their latest maritime interaction. “Joint Sea 2015 II”, which began in the Sea of Japan on August 20, is a naval exercise of unprecedented operational integration and a workout menu that features live-firing drills, anti-submarine operations, close-support combat drills and even joint-beach landings. The sheer magnitude of the exercise – in terms of the size of the fleets involved, the duration of engagement, and the nature of joint drills – makes it a remarkable undertaking. With 16 surface ships, two submarines, 12 naval aircraft, nine amphibious vehicles fielded by the Russian navy, and six warships, six helicopters, five fixed-wing aircraft and ambitious assets from the Chinese side, this is arguably the largest maritime exercise the two navies have ever been involved in.
  • It is the presence of 500 Chinese marines, however, that is the event’s most striking feature. After the Chinese defence white paper announced an expeditionary template of operations in May 2015, recent PLA-N exercises have had an amphibious component, including ground assault drills by marine forces. The PLA-N has also conducted a series of island defence exercises, involving the deployment of dedicated amphibious assets in the Western and Far-Eastern Pacific. In keeping with the new focus on expeditionary operations, the participating contingents are scheduled to stage a joint amphibious and airborne landing.

Russia and China are developing drones that could make stealth aircraft obsolete

Aug. 27, 2015

  • China’s stealth detection drone, called the Divine Eagle, is believed to be specially built to counter stealth aircraft while they are still far from the Chinese mainland. Popular Science notes that the drone’s “long range anti-stealth capabilities can be used against both aircraft, like the B-2 bomber, and warships such as the DDG-1000 destroyer … the Chinese air force could quickly intercept stealthy enemy aircraft, missiles and ships well before they come in range of the Mainland.”
  • Russia has been working on its own stealth-detection drone. Flight Global writes that the Russian military subcontractor KRET debuted a stealth drone prototype at the MAKS air show in Moscow in August. The unnamed drone, Flight Global notes, will also come outfitted with UHF and X-band radar systems that could be used to detect stealth aircraft. Additionally, the drone is outfitted with an electronic warfare system that would both cloak the drone and make it difficult to target with air-to-air missiles.

Putin to sign more than 20 ‘large-scale’ documents during China visit

August 27 2015

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to sign more than 20 bilateral documents during his upcoming visit to China. The declaration comes from Russia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to China Andrey Denisov on Thursday.
  • “These documents include all aspects of bilateral cooperation, including in finance and investment, transport and logistics,” TASS quoted Denisov. “In general, it is obvious that the visit of our leader will give an additional impetus to our strategic cooperation in all spheres.”

Russia: Naval parade marks end of Russian-Chinese ‘Joint Sea’ drills

Published on Aug 28, 2015

Chinese, Russian Naval Soldiers Hold Joint Landing Exercise in Peter the Great Gulf

Published on Aug 25, 2015

China, Russia continue drills in the Sea of Japan

Published on Aug 25, 2015

Russia China Alliance: War Practice In Japan Sea Next Week As Tensions Rise Between NATO And The US, And Russian Gov

August 17 2015

  • “A source close to the operation said navies of the two countries will join forces to simulate anti-submarine combat and air defense and other relevant missions. A joint beach landing of troops is also planned,” a report in a Chinese state-controlled Xinhua news service read. “The source said the drills ‘are not targeted at any third party and are not relevant to regional status-quo.’”

China, Russia Planning 20-Ship Naval Exercise in the Sea of Japan in August

July 17, 2015

  • China and Russia will conduct their largest joint Pacific exercise in August near Japan, Russian Navy planners announced on Friday. Announced last year, Joint Sea Exercise 2015 will occur in both the Sea of Japan and off the cost of Russian region of Primorsky — about 250 miles away from Japan. “These maneuvers will for the first time involve a joint amphibious assault drill in Russia’s Primorsky territory with the participation of carrier-based aircraft,” Russian Pacific Fleet spokesman Roman Martov said, reported the Russian TASS wire service.

China’s Y-12 Plane Receives Russian Airworthiness Certificate


  • MOSCOW (Sputnik) – China’s Harbin Y-12 aircraft received a certificate of airworthiness from Russia’s aviation watchdog, Wu Xiandong, vice head of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), told Sputnik Wednesday.

China is Russia’s priority partner in Arctic cooperation — Lavrov

August 24, 2015

  • MOSCOW, August 24. /TASS/. China is a priority partner for Russia in cooperation in the Arctic region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a youth forum in the Vladimir region, central Russia, on Monday. “China is an observer in the Arctic Council. China seems to have favorable prospects, because it has appropriate resources, technologies and scientific potential. But our Arctic cooperation with China should not boil down to the Arctic Council. Russia’s Arctic zone is the area where we can work on a bilateral basis with many partners. Of course, China is one of the priority partners,” Lavrov said.

U.S. Adversaries Are Becoming Better Trained

August 24, 2015

  • Major powers and potential U.S. adversaries such as Russia and China will steadily enhance their military training to maintain a competitive edge.
  • China, for its part, primarily depended on the largely defensive strategy of the “People’s War” — from the birth of the People’s Republic until the end of the Cold War. This strategy called for leveraging the population’s support to defeat better-trained and -equipped forces. Under the People’s War model, ideology and commitment were favored traits, and the average Chinese soldier was at a distinct training disadvantage in modern technological warfare compared with the average NATO or Soviet soldier. But Chinese leaders keenly observed the U.S. military campaigns in the Gulf War and the Balkans, and quickly realized that their military would need to undergo significant changes to even begin to face the powerful modern forces of the United States or its allies. Since the late 1990s, Chinese training, doctrine and incorporation of modern technology has steadily increased, particularly within the past five or six years as China has dramatically expanded its military education programs, training deployments and exercises.

Russia-China Relation Important For International Stability: Russian Foreign Minister

August 24 2015

  • The relation between Russia and China is important for maintaining regional and international stability, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. He said both the countries were working on forming a “cooperation model in the 21st century.” The Russian foreign minister wrote an article called “Lessons of History and New Milestones,” which was published Sunday on Chinese daily Renmin Ribao and Russian daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta. Lavrov’s appreciation of the relation between both the countries comes as Russia and China have started the active phase of the “Joint ‘Joint Sea 2015 II” exercises in the Sea of Japan. The exercises involve 22 vessels, 40 armored vehicles, 20 aircraft and 500 marines from both the countries.

America’s Worst Nightmare: Russia and China Are Getting Closer

August 24, 2015

  • U.S.-led sanctions against Putin’s Russia has led it to look East, particularly to China, even if it means a weakened Moscow being the very Junior Partner. Its long-term energy future lies in Asia, and nearly half a trillion dollars in gas and oil deals with China will bolster a sagging Russian economy. China gains a valuable partner—instead of a rival—for stabilizing and modernizing Eurasia, which China increasingly sees not as a backwater, but its economic future. China’s new “One Road, One Belt” pivot west to Eurasia seeks to turn its vulnerability—a border with fourteen nations—into a strategic asset. Together they seek to realize MacKinder’s vision of a Eurasian heartland unopposed—with the possible exception of India.
  • To a degree, it already exists. China usually follows Russia’s lead in the UN; together they have blocked sanctions against Assad in Syria, making sure the Western-led operation to depose Qaddafi in Libya is the last R2P operation of its kind. The backtracking on democracy which Freedom House already decries—nine years in which there has been declines—would accelerate. Both make no bones about preferring to deal with authoritarians.

China’s Silk Road initiative a partnership project, not competitor: Russian PM


  • MOSCOW, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) — The China-proposed Silk Road Economic Belt initiative is not a competitor, but a partnership project for Russia, the country’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday. “The project of the Silk Road belt is in no way a competitor for us, to some extent, it is a partnership project, which we have agreed with our Chinese counterparts,” Medvedev was quoted as saying by the RIA Novosti.

China, Russia Target U.S.-Funded Civil Society Groups

Authoritarian governments crack down on freedom of assembly in challenge to West

August 19, 2015

  • China and Russia are cracking down on civil society groups that receive funding from the United States and other countries, an escalation of campaigns by both authoritarian governments to maintain popular support through patriotic mobilization.

Growing Intimacy Between Russia, China May ‘Seriously Aggravate’ US Military Plans In Asia-Pacific: Experts

August 19 2015

  • Analysts believe the relation between Russia and China is getting more intimate, which might disturb the United States, Russian media reported. The Russian and the Chinese navies will have their largest-ever joint exercises called “Joint Sea 2015 II” on Aug. 28. The exercises are going to be conducted off the coast of Vladivostok and through the Sea of Japan. The military exercises will be carefully watched by Japan, a major U.S. ally in Asia. The joint exercises will involve more than 20 ships, Washington Times reported adding that the operations had increased in “size and sophistications” in recent years. There have been five joint exercises held by China and Russia together over the last decade.

Russia and China are fueling an intercontinental ballistic missile arms race

Aug. 17, 2015

  • The Chinese military, the People’s Liberation Army, is reportedly developing a new liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile designed to strike targets anywhere on Earth.
  • “Compared to the DF-5A, the DF-5B will have an improved engine and superior precision and warheads. Reports indicate that the range will also be boosted to 13,000 km and 15,000 km, enabling the missile to cover the entire planet, while the load capacity will be upgraded to carry from four to six warheads.”
  • With Russia also reportedly working on a new liquid-fueled ICBM based on the SS-18 — itself a doomsday weapon that can carry 10 nuclear warheads with a combined explosive yield of about 7,500 kilo tons (roughly 500 times that of the Hiroshima bomb) — it’s no surprise the U.S. wants an interceptor that can hit multiple targets.

China, Russia creating own gold market

August 16, 2015

  • According to Engdahl, China’s new “Silk Road” economic development plan and the $16 billion gold investment fund launched in May, are all part of the plan to increase China’s gold holdings at the expense of the US dollar: “As China has expressed it, the aim is to enable the Eurasian countries along the Silk Road to increase the gold backing of their currencies. That sounds very much like some clear-thinking and far-sighted governments are thinking of creating a stable group of gold backed currencies that would facilitate orderly trade free from Washington currency wars,” the economic researcher elaborated. Engdahl names Russia, the world’s third largest gold producer, and South Africa, a major bullion miner and fellow BRICS member to China and Russia, as the two other countries most likely to benefit from the arrangement.

Russia, China Challenge Western-Style Internet


  • Russia and China maintain a unified front to challenge the West’s conception of the Internet. From the perspective of Internet users, the abstract world of online activity is not necessarily tied to geographic and political boundaries, but it does rest on physical infrastructure inseparable from geography.

Russia, China Mastering the Art of Countering ‘Washington-Led Fifth Column’


  • It has taken Russia and China some time, but in two decades they have learned how to counter “Washington’s fifth column,” an array of NGOs the US supports to destabilize Moscow and Beijing and force them to accept America’s hegemony, a French media outlet reported.

Construction of Russian Section of Railway Bridge to China to Start in 2015


  • KHABAROVSK (Russia) (Sputnik) – Construction will begin in late 2015 for the Russian section of the first railway bridge to cross the Amur river and connect the country with China, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev said Thursday.

China approves usage of ruble instead of US dollar for border city

9 Aug, 2015

  • China’s central bank has put the Russian ruble into circulation in Suifenhe City, Heilongjiang Province, launching a pilot two-currency (ruble and yuan) program. The ruble is being introduced in place of the US dollar.

Russian state firm Rostec pushing for tech cooperation with China


  • Russian state conglomerate Rostec will continue to play an important role in industrial and technological cooperation between Russia and China in order to diversify the currently resource-based trade ties, a company executive has said. China and Russia have seen rapid development in industrial, economic and technological cooperation, said Viktor Kladov, head of the Russian company’s international cooperation department, in an interview with Beijing’s Economic Observer.

‘Snow Queen 3’ to Be First Chinese-Russian Co-Production


  • ‘Snow Queen 3: Fire and Ice’ is set to be a collaboration with Beijing’s Flame Node Entertainment, marking the first time Chinese producers will have a say in a Russian movie. Top Chinese animation producer and distributor Flame Node Entertainment is partnering with Russia’s Wizart to produce the third film in the Snow Queen franchise.

Chinese Delegation Largest at East Russia Economic Forum


  • MOSCOW (Sputnik) – China will have the largest delegation at the East Russia Economic Forum (EREF) in the city of Vladivostok on Russia’s Pacific coast, Deputy Minister of the Far East Development Maksim Shereikin told Sputnik Thursday.
  • He added that over 40 entities, including China Construction Bank, China State Shipbuilding Corp., ICBC have registered to participate in the forum.

China, Russia pledge to boost bilateral ties

5 Aug, 2015

  • Kuala Lumpur, Aug 5 (IANS) China and Russia pledged to boost bilateral cooperation as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday met his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the ongoing 48th ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting.

This Is How Russia and China Could Make Big Trouble for America

August 5, 2015

  • Although it is questionable just how close the Sino-Russian relationship is destined to become, any degree of military cooperation between these two powers is unappealing from Washington’s perspective. Despite the hopes of some that U.S.-Russian relations might improve in the wake of a successful deal over Iran’s nuclear capabilities, Russia’s actions in Ukraine, Georgia and elsewhere mean that Moscow will remain a serious potential adversary for the foreseeable future. And while U.S.-China relations are on a much stronger footing—at the very least, they have not descended into proxy warfare—American angst about a rising China’s potential to assert itself in East Asia is well documented.
  • Today, however, this favorable landscape is shifting. And although its replacement remains to be seen, the future geopolitical terrain of East Asia looks sure to be decidedly less skewed toward America’s advantage. Rising and resurgent powers like China and Russia are not (yet) true peer competitors of the United States, but they increasingly threaten to challenge U.S. primacy in discrete theaters—especially when acting in concert. And while this might be a worst-case scenario of the incipient Sino-Russian rapprochement from the U.S. perspective, it is still a scenario that cannot be easily ignored.

Russian Navy Commander Hopes for Greater Military Cooperation With China


  • MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia’s Navy chief, Adm. Viktor Chirkov expressed his confidence Saturday that China and Russia would enhance bilateral military cooperation, the press service of the Defense Ministry on the Navy said. China, with its Marine Corps, is one of the participants of Russia’s 2015 International Army Games held on August 1-15. The competition unites more than 2,000 foreign troops from 17 countries. The contests will be held in 11 different locations across Russia.

Russia, China set to counter US-led ‘Asia Pivot’ in the Pacific

July 31, 2015

  • Russia has released a new naval doctrine that singles out China as its core partner in the Pacific, signaling Moscow and Beijing’s push towards countering the Japan backed “Asia Pivot” of the United States.
  • Regarding the Pacific, the amended naval doctrine, which will be valid till 2020, underscored that friendly ties with China in the Pacific were one of the cornerstones of Moscow’s new policy. “Cooperating with China and other countries in the region is a crucial part of carrying out the nation’s maritime policy,” Russia’s maritime strategy stressed.

China, Russia to hold military drills in Sea of Japan

Jul 30, 2015

  • China and Russia will hold joint naval and air defense drills in the Sea of Japan, China said on Thursday, the latest exercises between the two countries which could concern Japan, involved in a marine dispute with China to the south.

China Says Naval Cooperation Important for Relations With Russia


  • MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia’s newly amended Maritime Doctrine took effect Sunday upon approval from President Vladimir Putin. The Doctrine underscored friendly relations with China in the Pacific Ocean as a key element of Russia’s naval policy.
  • On July 17, Russia and China signed a protocol to conduct additional joint naval exercises in the Sea of Japan at the end of August.

Cooperation with China, other countries in region important part of Russia’s naval doctrine

July 26, 2015

  • Further friendship with China is among priorities of the national maritime policy in the Pacific area, according to the Russian naval doctrine, a new version of which was approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 26. “An important component of the national maritime policy in the Pacific regional area is the developing of friendly ties with China, as well as the growing of the positive cooperation with other nations in the region,” according to the naval doctrine posted on the president’s official site.

A Sino-Russian alliance to rival Europe

Jul 26, 2015

  • The alliance heralds a political makeover of Eurasia and challenges the post-Cold War, US-dominated world order, some analysts predict. “Moscow is now closer to Beijing than to Berlin,” claims Dmitri Trenin of the Carnegie Moscow Center. “For China, peacefully gaining pre-eminence in Eurasia will bring it closer to assuming its rightful place in the world,” Trenin wrote in April.
  • The alliance has already resulted in one of the largest energy deals in history, joint naval drills in the East China Sea and the Mediterranean, and pledges to fight terrorism in Central Asia and China’s Xinjiang. Moscow sells advanced weapons to Beijing, and China’s Shenzhou “divine vessel” is based on the Soviet-designed Soyuz spaceship.–finance.html

China Plans to Increase Trade With Russia to $100 Billion


  • The Chinese Ambassador to Russia eyes an increase in the volume of bilateral trade up to $100 billion in 2015.

Russia turns to the East, away from stagnant Europe


  • “The Chinese are masters in defending their interests, especially economic ones.”
  • “No doubt about that – negotiating with the Chinese can be more difficult than with the Europeans. China is a great power that strictly pursues its own economic policy. Yet, China has opted for Russia in the choice of its strategic partner, and Russia must take advantage of this chance. “
  • “As for China, Russia’s relations with China can be described as perfect in political terms. We have no territorial, political or economic claims to each other. The Chinese are ready to march along with Russia, but the question remains about the creation of the investment climate. Unfortunately, we do not have it in the Far East yet. This is the reason why there is no serious investment coming from China, Japan or the USA. There are large projects in Sakhalin, but they have nothing to do with the investment climate condition.”

Sukhoi enters lucrative Chinese civil aircraft market

July 20, 2015

  • Russia will supply 100 civilian aircraft Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ) to China over the next three years, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said last week.

China and Russia align strategies against US: Global Times


  • China and Russia are aligning their strategies to team up against the United States, according to a commentary by the Global Times, a tabloid under the auspices of the Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily. Following more than two decades of development, bilateral relations between China and Russia have reached a new phase, the July 18 commentary said, adding that China now considers Russia an irreplaceable partner for all its key strategies.

Chinese Tourists’ Spending in Russia Surpasses $1 Billion in 2014


  • It’s been reported that Chinese tourists’ spending in Russia reached 1 billion U.S dollars last year. According to statistics, the average travel expense for a single Chinese tourist during a trip is around 15 thousand yuan, about 2400 U.S dollars.

Russian War Movie Sells to China as Strategic Relations Build


  • Patriotic film ‘The Dawns Here Are Quiet’ sells to China Film Group. Russian war movie The Dawns Here Are Quiet has sold to China in a deal signed with local titan China Film Group.

‘China would be the bank and Russia would be the big gun’ in Central Asia

Jul. 15, 2015

  • We are seeing the emergence of a dual power structure in Central Asia, with China as the dominant economic power and Russia as the big security player. Or, as Alexander Gabuev, senior associate and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, told Foreign Policy: “China would be the bank and Russia would be the big gun.”

Russia, China Counterbalance US Hegemony Through SCO, BRICS


  • The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are allowing China and Russia to take advantage of shifting global economic interests and successfully counterbalance the US hegemony. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the BRICS have transformed into two influential political organizations with the prospect of becoming an alternative to the US-led global system, according to Stratfor.

Russia’s VTB gains access to China’s interbank bond market

Mon Jul 13, 2015

  • (Reuters) – Russia’s second-largest bank VTB said on Monday it had received a licence granting it access to the Chinese interbank bond market.

Chinese, Russian Economic Initiatives to Be Connected


  • One of the highlights of this year’s BRICS and SCO Summit is the connectivity between the Silk Road Economic Belt initiative by China and the Eurasian Economic Union. President Xi Jinping suggests that the SCO should serve as an important platform to dovetail China’s Silk Road Economic Belt initiative with Russia’s aspiration under the Eurasian Economic Union framework.

Joint Chiefs Nominee: Russia, China Biggest Threats to US

July 09, 2015

  • A U.S. general ranked Russia and China as the number one and two threats to the United States national security.
  • “Russia presents the greatest threat to our national security,” Marine General Joseph Dunford said Thursday during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • “China is not necessarily our enemy,” but said it is his responsibility to evaluate the military capability of that country vis-à-vis the U.S. national security.

Bolstering Bilateral Ties: Russia, China Designing New Heavy Copter


  • Russia and China are planning to develop a new transport helicopter with a payload capacity of fifteen tons, Russia’s news agency RIA Novosti reported.

Russia, China to Play Major Role in Brazil-Chile Transport Corridor


  • UFA (Sputnik) – Russia and China will play a major role in the construction of a Brazil-Chile transport corridor, one of the most significant BRICS projects, the head of the Brazilian delegation at the BRICS Business Council told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Russia to supply 100 Sukhoi Superjets to China

July 9, 2015

  • Russia will supply 100 Sukhoi Superjets to China in the next three years, Russian Trade and Industry Minister Denis Manturov said at the Innprom-2015 Defense Exhibition in Yekaterinburg.

Putin: Russia and China can overcome any difficulty together

Jul. 8, 2015

  • UFA, Russia (AP) — Welcoming China’s leader to two summits in a Russian city, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia and China can overcome their countries’ difficulties by working together.

China, Russia vow to boost cooperation in sci-tech innovation


  • China attaches great importance to cooperation in innovation with Russia and stands ready to work with it to improve both countries’ ability and competitiveness in the field of scientific and technological innovation. The remarks were made by Chinese vice premier Wang Yang at the opening ceremony of the sixth International Industrial Trade Fair, or INNOPROM, held in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, Tuesday.

Russia, China to cooperate through Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, BRICS Bank

6 July 2015

  • Russia and China can use the possibilities of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Development Bank of the BRICS grouping of the world’s five major emerging economies for developing bilateral and multilateral cooperation, Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said on Monday. “Russia and China are the founding countries of the AIIB and are also investors of the BRICS Development Bank,” he said at the 6th dialog of the finance ministers from both countries.

Russia Seen Extending Oil-Sales Lead With Second China Pipeline

July 1, 2015

  • Russia is set to strengthen its position as the biggest oil supplier to China in the coming decade with a planned second pipeline link to Chinese refineries, according to a unit of Fitch Group Inc. A construction contract was signed between two units of state-run China National Petroleum Corp. for a domestic pipeline carrying Russian crude, the country’s official Xinhua News Agency reported June 26. The 955 kilometer (594 mile) facility from Mohe to Daqing in northeast China will have an annual capacity of 15 million metric tons, it said.

China begins construction of Power of Siberia pipeline for gas delivered from Russia

29 Jun, 2015

  • China has officially started construction of its section of the eastern gas pipeline route known as the Power of Siberia that’ll deliver up to 38 billion cubic meters of Russian gas annually.

China, Russia to Boost Media Cooperation


  • China and Russia have vowed to boost media cooperation between the two countries, with a focus on the integration and development of new media and traditional media. The pledge has been made at the China-Russia Media Forum, underway in St. Petersburg.

Russian Films Burst Onto Chinese Stage

Jun. 23 2015

  • Russian movies, which have struggled to gain a footing abroad since the fall of the Soviet Union, are now breaking into the world’s second-largest box office just across the border in China. In 2013, the big-budget war film “Stalingrad” became the first Russian movie to get a wide release in China, earning $8.3 million in its first four days in theaters, according to the BBC news agency’s Russian-language service. “Stalingrad” also became Russia’s highest-grossing movie of all time, earning $51 million in Russia, according to film website Kinopoisk.

Russia Pips Saudi Arabia in Race to Grab China Oil Market Share

June 23, 2015

  • Russia surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China’s top crude supplier as the fight for market share in the world’s second-largest oil consumer intensifies. China imported a record 3.92 million metric tons from its northern neighbor in May, according to data emailed by the Beijing-based General Administration of Customs on Tuesday. That’s equivalent to 927,000 barrels a day, a 20 percent increase from the previous month. Saudi sales slumped 42 percent from April to 3.05 million tons.

Large Russia-China Investment Projects Inked at St. Petersburg Forum


  • Zhang was in Russia to attend, among other things, the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which brought together President Vladimir Putin and leading politicians and business executives from around the world, Xinhua news agency reported.

Pew Survey: Irredentism Alive and Well in Russia

Clearly the policies of President Vladimir Putin don’t exist in a vacuum.

June 19, 2015

  • Hence, why so many Russians are willing to praise Putin’s handling of China. With 90 percent approval, the Kremlin’s relations with China present the brightest ray of hope for Russia’s economy. Recent rhetoric has begun pointing to the potential marriage of the fractured Eurasian Economic Union and China’s Silk Road Economic Belt – though this seems far less a move of choice, and far more a Russian attempt to hitch its faltered plans to one with more teeth. Of course, if Russia continues dispatching troops and materiel to its neighbors, economic links will be tested. Considering Russians’ apparent desires for further territorial aggrandizement – and to support the neo-imperial policies that have already landed Russia in its current straits – latching onto China’s Silk Road Economic Belt may be one of the few beneficial policy choices the Kremlin will likely take.

Putin addresses SPIEF 2015: ‘Russia is open for the world’ (China part)

Published on Jun 19, 2015

China, Russia to increase bilateral investment, financial cooperation


  • ST. PETERSBURG, June 17 (Xinhua) — Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli arrived here Wednesday evening to advance bilateral investment and financial cooperation as Chinese and Russian companies are to seal the contract on a high-speed railway in Russia.

Russia’s Gazprom and China’s CNPC to exclude dollar from gas settlements

16 Jun, 2015

  • Russia and China expect to use the ruble and yuan in payments for gas supplied using the western Altay pipeline. When it and the eastern Power of Siberia pipeline is open Beijing will become the biggest consumer of Russian gas. “As a sales contract is not signed, then, of course, the currency of payment has not yet been determined. However, the Chinese side and the Russian side are discussing [currency-Ed.] today and are in intricate negotiations on the possibility of paying in yuan and rubles,”Gazprom Export CEO Elena Burmistrova said Tuesday.

China’s second-largest e-commerce company expands to Russia

16 Jun, 2015

  • Chinese online retailer (Jingdong Mall) has chosen Russia as the first overseas market for its expansion, said company’s official Victor Xu. The firm aims to become an e-commerce leader in the Russian market within five years.
  • “At the beginning we plan to provide Russian consumers with the best Chinese goods. And later we want to present Russian goods to the Chinese and other markets, which we will gradually conquer,” Victor Xu, CEO of International Business Group for told reporters in Moscow on Tuesday.

Russia Embraces Yuan in Move Against U.S. Dollar Hegemony

Jun. 15 2015

  • Russian financial authorities, energy companies and state-controlled banks are stepping up their use of China’s yuan currency as Western sanctions spur diversification away from the U.S. dollar. In recent weeks, major Russian institutions have lined up to announce moves to use the yuan, which will likely emerge as the key challenger to global dollar supremacy this century.

Russia-China Alliance Could Launch New World Order

Jun. 15 2015

  • Amid the fanfare and fireworks of Russia’s Victory Day celebrations in May, President Vladimir Putin held a prolific round of talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, signing 32 deals aimed at further shoring up ties between two superpowers unimpressed with Western dominance in the international community. Key among these agreements was the decision by Putin and Xi to link their countries’ key integration projects: the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union and China’s Silk Road Economic Belt. “Essentially, we seek ultimately to reach a new level of partnership that will create a common economic space across the entire Eurasian continent,” Putin said of the agreement after the talks.

AIRSHOW-Russia’s United Aircraft Corp eyes new wide-body jet with Chinese by 2025

June 15 2014

  • Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation wants a new wide-body aircraft it is developing with a Chinese company to be flying by 2025, as part of an ambitious project to take on Western planemakers Airbus and Boeing Co.

Chinese Media Hails Russia-China Deal on Far East Land’s Lease for 50 Years


  • The agreement between Russia’s Zabaikalsky Territory and Chinese company Huae Sinban to lease 115,000 hectares of Russian farmland to China is not only a major step in agricultural cooperation, but also a perfect example of trust between the two countries, according to an article from the Chinese newspaper Huanqiu Shibao.

China Expresses Interest to Purchase New Russian Battle Tanks

Jun 10, 2015

  • Powerful and destructive, the T-14 Armata battle tank packs a very mean punch, and it looks like China is going to purchase some of these war machines. According to Vladimir Kozhin, Presidential Aide for Russian military technical cooperate, the Chinese government is highly interested to purchase the battle tank to boost the fighting capability of its ground forces.

Yuan to be used for Sino-Russia oil trade


  • Agreement could spur the internationalization of the Chinese currency, according to experts The decision by Gazprom Neft, Russia’s third-largest oil producer, to use renminbi for trade settlement may prompt more Russian firms to follow suit, experts said on Wednesday.

Russia and China deepen ‘red tourism’ cooperation


  • China will strengthen cooperation and exchanges with Russia in making more tourism products, the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) said Monday. Tourism authorities of the two countries have agreed to hold promotional activities between June 28 to July 1 in Xiangtan in central China’s Hunan province, the birthplace of PRC founder Mao Zedong, to boost “red tourism,” themed tours to historical sites which educate tourists on the history of the Communist Party of China.

Russia to Develop Strategic Ties With China, India – Foreign Ministry


  • MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia will develop strategic partnerships with China and India as part of its medium term objectives, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday. “The unfolding international context requires sustained efforts to consolidate and develop a new stage in comprehensive strategic partnership and cooperation between Russia and China,” the ministry said in its report on the the outcome of diplomatic work in 2014 and mid-term goals.

China and Russia find synergy in energy


  • The two nations – China, the world’s largest importer of oil & gas and Russia, a major net exporter of energy – have good reasons to maintain vibrant diplomatic relations. As neighbors, they play to each other’s strengths. Russia holds abundant natural resources but struggles to diversify its economy, while China enjoys strong productivity in a wide variety of sectors, but relies on energy imports.

Parliamentary cooperation between Russia, China at new peak: lawmaker


  • Parliamentary cooperation between Russia and China is at an all-time high and the two countries’ parliaments will strengthen bilateral ties via talks, a committee chief of the lower house of the Russian parliament has said. Russian president Vladimir Putin has repeatedly said that Russia-China relations have never been better, as well as collaboration between Russia’s State Duma, or lower house of parliament, and China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), Vyacheslav Nikonov, chair of the State Duma Committee on Education, told Xinhua in an interview.

Russia’s largest bank issues first credit guarantees in yuan

5 Jun, 2015

  • Sberbank has issued its first yuan-denominated letters of credit that involve funding from the Export-Import Bank of China to Russia’s largest pharmaceutical company.

Russia, China plan to develop joint transport navigation platform

5 Jun, 2015

  • Russia and China plan to develop a joint transport navigation platform that bundles the advantages of Russia’s GLONASS and China’s BeiDou navigation satellite systems. The platform will be developed for commercial trucks this year. “We’re planning to realize a project to provide navigation services to commercial transport operators moving from China to Russia and vice-versa,” the head of GLONASS’ international projects, Aleksandr Bondarenko, said Friday.

China ranks second in 10 team competitions at International Military Games 2015


  • The Russian team swept championships in all 12 team subjects, and the Chinese team won second place in 10 team subjects and first place in 3 individual subjects.
  • The Chinese team participated in all 12 events and won second place in the following 10 subjects: Tank Biathlon, Suvorov onslaught, Masters of artillery fire, Open waters, Airborne platoon, Caspian derby, Masters of reconnaissance, Safe environment, Safe route and Masters of automobile and tank hardware.

Russia’s military games biased against China, say netizens


  • Chinese netizens accused the Russian military of treating the People’s Liberation Army unfairly during Russia’s first International Military Games, held between Aug. 1-15, according to the nationalistic tabloid Global Times.
  • However, due to Moscow’s currently weak economic situation, it didn’t want to use any of its modern or advanced weaponry and relied primarily on its equipment and technology designed in the 1980s for the games. This led to its decision to change the regulations for several competitions where China had a clear advantage.

Chinese Troops Show Prowess at Military Competition in Russia

Published on Aug 11, 2015

China’s PLA Team Excelles in Field Skills at Int’l Army Games in Russia

Published on Aug 8, 2015

Chinese Air Force soldiers win 1st place at international military games in Russia

Published on Aug 5, 2015

Eurasian Silk Road Union: Towards a Russia-China Consensus?

The recent summit has gone a long way to confirming the Russia-China rapprochement.

June 05, 2015

  • More than a year after the annexation of Crimea triggered a major rupture in the relationship between the West and Russia, Moscow’s attempts to build new partnerships in Asia are no longer surprising. Since the announcement of a $400 billion gas deal with China in May 2014, the Kremlin has tried to portray an emerging partnership with the world’s number two global economic powerhouse as an antidote to Western sanctions. Grand summits between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with dozens of agreements and triumphant declarations, have been met with skepticism in Western capitals. Russia-China rapprochement is frequently brushed off as spin doctoring, which both an isolated Russian regime and an assertive Chinese party-state try to sell for domestic consumption. It is widely believed that the two countries remain deeply suspicious of each other, and internal rifts will prevent them from forming a meaningful partnership.

Russia may soon sell its debt in yuan – Finance Ministry

3 Jun, 2015

  • Russia is considering issuing debt in Chinese yuan in the coming years, which will facilitate Russian corporate borrowers’ access to the Chinese market, Russia’s Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said.

Russia, China Get Energy Deals Under Way


  • China is moving quickly on its $400 billion deal to get Gazprom natural gas out of Russia and into northern China. The Chinese state run oil firms are reportedly working on the Power of Siberia pipeline, which was part of the multi-billion dollar deal signed last year.

Russia: Lavrov and Wang Yi talk Chinese V-Day and BRICS summit preparations

Published on Jun 3, 2015

World’s biggest e-commerce group Alibaba opens Russia office

2 Jun, 2015

  • Chinese online retailer Alibaba has opened an office in Russia to get closer to one of its strategic global markets. Its online store, AliExpress, is the most popular online shop in Russia – with a monthly customer base estimated at 15.6 million people. “Alibaba Group has established a new company in Russia in order to further expand our business and support partners, and to facilitate interaction with the state authorities of Russia,” Mark Zavadsky, AliExpress Business Development Director in Russia and the CIStoldKommersant Tuesday.

Russia-China Alliance ‘Main Failure’ of Obama Administration – Lawmaker


  • MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian and Chinese warships successfully completed the active phase of the Maritime Cooperation-2015 drills in the Mediterranean Sea at the end of last month. The two countries are planning to hold more joint drills in the Sea of Japan. “In terms of the ABC of American foreign policy, putting Beijing and Moscow simultaneously in opposition to itself [the United States] is a forbidden action. It is dangerous and unbeneficial for the US,” Pushkov said, adding that China’s strength is growing.

Russian-Chinese partnership is not a threat to other countries – former FM

29 May, 2015

  • The economic cooperation of China and Russia is not aimed at infringing upon the interests of any other country in the Asia-Pacific region, said Igor Ivanov, ex-foreign minister and President of the Russian Council on International Affairs.
  • “We see a new type of relations evolving between Russia and China which have no precedent in the history of the cooperation between the great powers,” he said.

Chinese naval vessel opens to Russian public

May 11, 2015

Chinese missile frigate attracts 3,000 visitors in Russia


Russian Troops to Take Part in Chinese Victory Day Parade


  • MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian troops will participate in the Beijing victory parade devoted to the 70th anniversary of the World War II ending, Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday after a meeting with Chinese top military official Fan Changlong.

China Is Becoming Russia’s Economic ‘Loan Shark’

May 8, 2015

  • Xi, who will attend the WWII festivities as part of his three-day trip to Moscow, has already inked a number of deals this week cementing China’s investment in Russia’s floundering economy. While the two countries have played up Xi’s budding friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, experts say China is playing coy and stands to gain from Russia’s desperation. One went so far as to say Beijing has become Moscow’s “loan shark.”

China, Russia to cooperate in hydropower development


  • BEIJING, May 9 (Xinhua) — China Three Gorges Corporation and Russia’s hydropower company RusHydro have signed an agreement to jointly develop a hydropower project in Russia.

Russia, China move towards forming ‘continental Eurasian partnership’ — deputy FM

May 29, 2015

  • MOSCOW, May 29. /TASS/. Russia and China are moving towards forming a continental partnership that will include co-operation on Beijing’s Silk Road East-West trading route alongside the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said on Friday. “Starting from 2010, China has asserted itself as Russia’s leading trade partner,” Morgulov told an international conference in Moscow, adding that he hoped this trend would continue.

China starts building domestic section of Sino-Russian gas pipeline


  • Chinese section of the eastern route of the Sino-Russia natural gas pipeline has entered the period of construction, said a release by the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) on Wednesday.

Fan Changlong to promote military cooperation with Russia


  • Fan Changlong, the deputy head of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China remained in Russia after attending a military parade held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II on May 9 with President Xi Jinping to discuss future military cooperation between Russia and China, Duowei News, a news outlet operated by overseas Chinese, reported on May 15.

China Railway Group wins $390 mln Russian high-speed rail contract

May 13 2015

  • May 13 (Reuters) – Construction firm China Railway Group Ltd said it won a 2.4 billion yuan ($390 million) contract to build a high-speed railway in Russia connecting Moscow with the city of Kazan.

Ex-US Intelligence Officer Worries About Russia-China Cyber Security Pact


  • WASHINGTON (Sputnik), Leandra Bernstein — Former Chairman of the US House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers said that the pact was “clearly designed to suppress dissidents” in both countries, to facilitate theft and to conduct aggressive actions in neighboring countries. “The implications of this are really quite concerning,” Rogers said of the agreement signed by Russia and China on Friday agreeing to cooperate further in the cyber domain.

Russian, Chinese military cooperation aimed against new threats — Defense Ministry

May 11 2015

  • MOSCOW, May 11. /TASS/. The military cooperation between Russia and China is aimed at improvement of the joint potential of counteracting new threats and challenges, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told reporters on Monday following negotiations between Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and China’s Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission Fan Changlong. “The Chinese counterparts confirmed common positions on the problem of challenges and threats,” he said. “They said it’s necessary to change the current world order, to refrain from double standards and to improve equal and mutually advantageous relations in the world.”

China, Russia Join Hands in Upholding Outcome of WWII


  • Leading Chinese and Russian officials are lauding this week’s confirmation that Chinese President Xi Jinping will be attending the forthcoming celebrations in Moscow marking the end of World War II in Europe.

Putin blasts ‘cynical attempts to rewrite history’ at Russia-China WWII conference

May 05, 2015

  • The Russian president has denounced any attempts to rehabilitate Nazism as immoral and dangerous in his message to the Russian-Chinese conference dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. “We consider the cynical attempts to rewrite history so that it matches someone’s urgent political interests, to rehabilitate Nazis and their collaborators, as absolutely inadmissible,” Vladimir Putin said in his address to members of the Russian-Chinese conference on the role of USSR and China in the victory over Nazi Germany and militarist Japan in the Second World War. “Such actions are not only immoral, they are extremely dangerous as they push the world towards new conflicts, cruelty and violence,” the Russian leader added.

More Russians see China as friendly nation: poll


  • Of the 1,500 respondents in Russia’s 43 regions, 77 percent said China is a friendly country to Russia.

Deepening Russia-China Alliance Challenges US, Western Order In Europe And Asia

May 04 2015

  • Russia and China have increasingly found common ground in challenging the policies of the United States and the Obama administration. The two countries have recently announced a series of plans to strengthen their military and political ties. Analysts believe the deeper alliance may be a cause of concern for the U.S.
  • “Russia and China are now becoming, as we wanted, not only neighbours but deeply integrated countries,” said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin to reporters on a recent trip to China’s eastern city of Hangzhou. Russia and China discussed making Beijing its “main partner” in a Russian space program to build a scientific station on the moon by 2024.

China, Russia to hold first joint Mediterranean naval drills in May

Apr 30, 2015

  • China will hold joint naval drills with Russia in mid-May in the Mediterranean Sea, the first time the two countries will hold military exercises together in that part of the world, the Chinese Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

Russian govt approves gas supplies to China via the world’s biggest pipeline

Published time: April 29, 2015

  • Russia’s upper house of Parliament, the Federation Council, has ratified the plan to deliver 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China. The deliveries are slated to begin as early as 2018.

Space duo: Russia invites China to create joint lunar station

Published time: April 29, 2015

  • Moscow may team up with Beijing to create a scientific station on the Moon. The challenge for Russia is to build its own space station by 2024 to achieve its lunar exploration goals. According to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who supervises defense-related policies, the question on “bringing China in as the main partner in creating a lunar scientific station,” is currently being discussed with Roscosmos.

4 Signs That Russia’s Defense Industry is Pivoting Toward China

Apr. 28 2015

  • The Moscow Times looked at four of Russia’s top technology projects with China:
  • Modernized Mi-26 Helicopter. Russia-China Moon Base. S-400 Missile System. Passenger Plane ‘2020’.

China, Russia agree on joint helicopter project details — deputy PM

April 28 2015

  • HANGZHOU (China), April 28. /TASS/. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow in May this year may result in the final agreement on all issues and the signing of documents on the creation of a joint Russian-Chinese helicopter, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday. He attended a meeting of the bilateral Commission for the preparation of regular meetings of the government heads. The Chinese delegation is headed by Vice Premier of the State Council Wang Yang.

Russia may start rocket engine supplies to China — Deputy Prime Minister

April 28 2015

  • HANGZHOU (China), April 28. /TASS/. Russia’s Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is in talks on the delivery of domestic space rocket engines to China and is also discussing the project of a lunar station, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday.

Russia and China to help small and medium-sized businesses find partners

April 27, 2015

  • Russia and China have taken steps toward the establishment of a system to support small and medium-sized businesses in their search for new partners.

Number of Chinese Tourists in Russia More Than Doubles

Apr. 26 2015

  • The number of Chinese tourists who visited Russia in the first quarter of this year was 2 1/2 times more than in the same period last year, mainly because of tourism promotion and the ruble’s devaluation, the Interfax news agency reported Sunday.

Russia and China to increase finance cooperation – minister

April 24, 2015

  • Russia is interested in developing Chinese investment and cooperation, according to Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. Cooperation has been recently growing, as Western markets are now closed for Russia. “Now we are in a situation when Western markets are closed for us and we are getting closer and closer to joint actions and cooperation with China. We’re talking about mutual financial actions, not just the possibility of interaction of financial markets, but also attracting Chinese investments into our economy,” Siluanov said on Friday during a lecture in St. Petersburg.

Russia Not Threatened by China, US Missile System Is Sole Threat – Lavrov


  • “I don’t see any threats from China. Actually I don’t see any threats from the East except for one: the missile defense system that is the US global defense system that is being created in the United States, in the European theater, and the Northeastern Asian theater, which is wonderfully surrounding the borders of Russia,” Lavrov said during an interview to Russian radio stations Sputnik, Ekho Moskvy, and Govorit Moskva.

America’s Greatest Foreign Policy Challenge Today: China

April 20, 2015

  • China and Russia are mighty, independent sovereigns with un-Western worldviews, and they always have been. As Andrew Browne recently wrote, it is “bogus” to imagine that China (or Russia) were ever “America’s to lose.”
  • His melancholy new book, echoing John Mearsheimer and Aaron Friedberg, concludes that “Asia is in for another tragedy of great power politics, but it is not China’s tragedy alone.” With that last clause he emphasizes that China is not specifically to blame; it is simply pursuing rational ends, to which others naturally will react. Even if China were democratic rather than authoritarian, it might make little difference. The realist tragedy is that “we know how the story ends, we do not like it, but we are seldom able to change it.”
  • Barring truly unexpected events, great powers typically act consistently to maximize their security, and therefore their power. In fact, the central argument of Holslag’s book is this: “for all the policy changes, China’s interests have changed remarkably little.” He marvels at the adeptness of Chinese diplomacy, by turns threatening and pleading, magnifying small concessions while patiently hardening its own valued claims, “gaining power without too much resistance.” He documents more than six decades of Chinese action conducted, sometimes brutally but usually delicately, around its consistent central aim to make the world safe for the newly restored Sinosphere.

Russia and China set up $200mn hi-tech fund

Published time: April 22, 2015

  • Russia and China have signed a deal to set up a joint $200 million venture fund – a startup incubator for Russian businesses and a new Chinese robotics center. The agreement was inked by Russia’s Skolkovo Foundation and Chinese Cybernaut Investment Group on Tuesday in Beijing during a Russia-Chinese business forum. The venture fund will focus on companies from the IT field and robotics, as well as space technologies and telecommunications, according to a statement from the Skolkovo Foundation.

Russian PM Medvedev Green-Lights Construction of Bridge to China


  • The construction of the railway bridge will create a new transport corridor between Russia and China and lift infrastructural limits on shipment transportation from the new deposits developed in Eastern Siberia and Russia’s Far East.

Work Discusses Russia with Military, Intelligence Leaders

  • Also, Work said, in the 13 years of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Russian and Chinese capabilities expanded “faster than we anticipated.”
  • “We are trying to make Russia and China partners in the international order,” the deputy secretary said. “We do not want to fight them. The key question now is asking what are their aims, what would deter them, and how do we keep from getting into a crisis?”

China, Russia to upgrade joint military exercises

Staff Reporter 2015-04-18

  • China and Russia are to hold large-scale joint naval exercises before Japan has its fleet review in October, with the two countries also agreeing to elevate the scale and standard of joint maneuvers, reports our Chinese language sister paper Want Daily. Seventy officers of the Chinese Guard of Honor will participate in the May 9 Russia Victory Day Red Square Parade that commemorates the capitulation of Nazi Germany, Hong Kong’s Phoenix Television cited an unnamed Russian expert as saying.

China, Russia vow to bring co-op on law enforcement, security to new height


  • China is ready to work with Russia to bring cooperation on law enforcement and security to a new height, visiting Chinese State Councilor Guo Shengkun said Tuesday. The China-Russia comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership has been working on a high level and has entered a new phase as significant progress has been made in bilateral cooperation on law enforcement and security, which is consistently injecting fresh impetus into bilateral relations, Guo said during his meeting with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev.

Russia-China military cooperation boosts global, regional security


  • MOSCOW, April 15 (Xinhua) — The mutually beneficial military cooperation between Russia and China is not targeted at any third party but is aimed at consolidating global and regional security, says Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov.
  • “The military cooperation between Russia and China, which is open and transparent, is of substantial content and boasts broad prospects. And the defense ministries of both countries are devoted to furthering their coordination in the future,” Antonov said.

“Russia-China military cooperation has shown a very pragmatic nature, for instance, improving the combat capabilities of both countries’ military forces through joint drills, and sharing experience of military building through mutual visits,” Antonov said.

China, Russia Coming Closer To Create A New World Order

April 15, 2015

  • The emergence of China has prompted the U.S. to shift its focus to Asia Pacific under its “Asia Pivot” strategy. But unfazed China continues to expand its geopolitical influence and military power, challenging the United States’ position as the world’s superpower. Meanwhile, economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its allies have prompted Russia to move closer to Asian countries to alleviate the impact of sanctions.

US: Growing China, Russia military activity in Asia-Pacific

April 16, 2015

  • WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said Wednesday that major land reclamation by China at outposts in the South China Sea could allow it to exert more influence over the contested area and deploy military assets such as long-range radar and advanced missile systems.–politics.html

Gazprom plans US$4 billion extra spending in 2015 to target China

Apr 15 2015

  • [MOSCOW] Russia’s natural gas exporter is planning US$4 billion of additional investments this year to prepare for the start of supplies to China as the European Union snubs a proposed pipeline across the Black Sea.

Russia-China sea drills showed high-level coordination: minister


  • Russia’s defense minister, Sergei Shoigu, on Monday praised the recently concluded the country’s “Joint Sea-2015” drills with China for their high level of coordination. “The training generally demonstrated a high level of interaction between Russian and Chinese sailors. All combat training tasks were fulfilled with good and excellent results,” Shoigu said at a defense meeting.

In pics: Chinese, Russian naval forces end joint military exercises | 2015-05-22

RAW: Russia, China neutralize terrorists in Mediterranean drills

Published on May 22, 2015

Chinese, Russian Navies Conduct Joint Supply, Escort Drill in Mediterranean

Published on May 20, 2015

China and Russia begin 10-day Mediterranean drills

Published on May 11, 2015

China-Russia drills in Med show shifting strategies

11 May 2015

  • The Russian and Chinese navies have begun their first joint exercises in the Mediterranean that will last for about a week.

China, Russia and Saudi Arabia increase arms spending the most in 2014 – study

Published time: April 13, 2015

  • Conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East and Asia saw China, Russia and Saudi Arabia increase their defense spending the most in 2014, while top buyer the US cut it by 6.5 percent, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has reported.
  • China’s military spending has generally kept pace with its economic growth rate, rising by 9.7 percent from a year earlier to $216 billion. Russia’s military expenditure increased 8.1 percent to $84.5 billion.

Russia Confirms Arms Deal to Supply China With S-400 Air Defense Systems


  • The chief executive of the Russian state-run arms trader Rosoboronexport has confirmed that China clinched a contract with his company for the purchase of the S-400 air defense systems.
  • “I will not disclose the details of the contract, but yes, China has indeed become the first buyer of this sophisticated Russian air defense system. It underlines once again the strategic level of our relations,” Isaikin said, when asked whether it was true that Beijing signed a contract for the purchase of four S-400 divisions in September 2014.

China Focus: China plans exhibition on Russia’s “Flying Tigers”


  • NANJING, April 12 (Xinhua) — Archivists in east China’s Nanjing City are busying preparing for China’s first exhibition on a Soviet Union air squadron that volunteered to help China drive out invading Japanese troops during World War II. The show will be staged in the Russia Central Military Museum on May 9, when President Xi Jinping is scheduled to attend Moscow’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany.

Russia: Chinese troops march in Red Square Victory Day Parade

Published on May 9, 2015

Russia: See foreign troopers march through Red Square during Victory Day parade

Published on May 9, 2015

Putin Pays Tribute to China’s Sacrifice in WWII


  • Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that China was the main battlefield in Asian countries’ resistance against militarism in WWII, sacrificing millions of lives.

Russia, China unite with major cyber pact


  • Russia and China on Friday signed an extensive cybersecurity pact, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • Under the agreement, the two countries have agreed not to hack each other, reserving their formidable cyber prowess for other purposes.

Russia, China agree to integrate Eurasian Union, Silk Road, sign deals

May 08, 2015

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have signed a decree on cooperation in tying the development of the Eurasian Economic Union with the “Silk Road” economic project. “The integration of the Eurasian Economic Union and Silk Road projects means reaching a new level of partnership and actually implies a common economic space on the continent,” Putin said after the meeting with his Chinese counterpart. President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Friday for the 70th anniversary celebration of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

Russia, China sign infrastructure deals worth billions

May 8, 2015

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping successfully oversaw 32 contracts involving high-speed rail and other infrastructure loans. The two nations also signed a memorandum of understanding on and a gas pipeline that China’s CNPC will build for Gazprom, The Associated Press reported.

Putin backs Silk Road proposal

Apr 09, 2015

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has voiced support for China’s Silk Road Economic Belt initiative, which is aimed at reviving the ancient Eurasian trading route. Putin told visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the Kremlin on Tuesday that Moscow supports the initiative, proposed by President Xi Jinping, and “steadfastly supports China’s efforts in championing core interests”.

Russia’s huge oil offer to China is truly remarkable

Apr. 8, 2015

  • All of Vankor’s output of 440,000 barrels per day of crude is already shipped east, via the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline, which includes a spur feeding China’s northeast. But a proposed Chinese investment in a stake in the project would go far further than Moscow has ever gone before to luring Beijing into its hydrocarbon industry.
  • Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said last month that Russia had overcome a “psychological barrier” and was ready to offer China control over hydrocarbon reserves.—russia-invites-china-into-oil-business-2015-4

Russia and China Hold Talks on Broadening Nuclear Cooperation


  • HANOI (Sputnik) – Russia and China are discussing further broadening of bilateral cooperation in the sphere of nuclear development, an anonymous source told journalists on Monday.

China proposes economic corridor with Russia and Mongolia

Published time: April 02, 2015

  • The revival of the ‘Great Silk Road’ that once linked China, Central Asia, and Europe won’t stop at transport, but will build a “new platform” for economic development between China, Russia and Mongolia, according to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. “Setting up a trilateral economic corridor is one of the key points in the Chinese Silk Road Economic Belt initiative,” Wang Yi said at talks with his Mongolian counterpart Lundeg Purevsuren on Thursday, TASS reported.

Russia Joins the AIIB … Finally

By Alexander Gabuev Apr. 01 2015

  • Beijing had asked Moscow to join the AIIB in early 2014, and made repeated calls throughout the year as the October deadline for signing the memorandum approached. However, to their surprise, the Chinese got a negative reply. The oil price was falling and U.S. and EU sectorial sanctions had limited access to international debt markets. The idea to pay real money in order to join the AIIB was rejected up front. “We have no money to participate in Chinese geopolitical projects” was the internal explanation. The Russian Foreign Ministry forwarded a polite rejection to Chinese colleagues.
  • It wasn’t until Shuvalov, Putin’s favorite troubleshooter for economic problems, started to prepare for his trip to Boao that the issue came up again. Several factors coincided to lead to a review in policy.
  • At the end, the AIIB question finally reached the appropriate high level, and after very quick deliberations the issue was presented to President Vladimir Putin, who made the decision to join the AIIB.–finally/518424.html

Russia to use Chinese engines for Grachonok anti-terror boats

Staff Reporter 2015-04-01

  • Russia has decided to introduce diesel engines from China for its Type 21980 Grachonok anti-terror boats after the Motor and Turbine Union based in Germany declared that it will no longer provide engines, according to Military Parade, a website covering global defense news based in Moscow.

Chinese banks to get preferential access to strategic projects in Russia

March 31, 2015

  • Russia plans to attract more capital to finance promising projects by allowing China’s banks access to participation even when they have registered capital of below 5 billion rubles ($86.6 million).

China may invest $5.2bn in Russia’s first high speed railway

Published time: March 30, 2015

  • Beijing is interested in funding Russia’s first high-speed rail line between Moscow and Kazan. China would invest a total of $5.2 billion (300 billion rubles) in the project. The bulk of the investment, $4.3 billion at current exchange rates (250 billion rubles) will come in the form of 20-year loans from Chinese banks, and the other $860 million would come as an equity payment from the Chinese company in charge of the project, RIA Novosti reported Sunday, citing sources familiar with the proposal.



  • A monument to the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin has been erected in the Chinese city of Heihe, the news agency Amur-Info reports. The city is located on the border with Russia across the Amur river from Blagoveshchensk.

Russian Spying in Czech Republic ‘Worse Than Cold War’

By Damien Sharkov 3/20/15

  • “We have had this issue for some time,” says the general, who served in the intelligence services before and after the break-up of the former Czechoslovakia. “No doubt it is much worse now than during the Cold War because then, the Russians would not spy on us and the Germans and the US pulled back their spies.” “But now the major intelligence force against our country is posed by the Russians and the Chinese,” General Šándor says, adding that since the start of the Ukraine conflict last year, Russia has “definitely” increased its spies in the Czech Republic.
  • According to the general, Russia is not the only country with intelligence in central Europe as China has also shown an interest in the Czech Republic, but according to him Russia’s intelligence activities are much more precisely targeted. “The Russians specialise in trying to find out what we are going to do in terms of strategic, reserves, energy sources, strategic knowledge. I do not believe the Chinese want to change our politics though their activities are still very much not welcome. However their interests are less targeted, unlike the Russians.”

China More Popular in Russia Than Elsewhere – Poll


  • Russians gave China’s image 7.6 points out of ten, higher than those polled in India, Brazil and even China itself, according to the research.

Chinese Companies Stay in Russia Despite Economic Turmoil


  • MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Chinese companies are not leaving the Russian market despite economic difficulties in the country, Cai Guiru, the president of the Association of Chinese Entrepreneurs in Russia, told Sputnik.

Russia, China, others snub U.N. meeting on Crimea human rights

Thu Mar 19, 2015

  • (Reuters) – Russia, China, Venezuela and Angola snubbed an informal United Nations Security Council meeting on Thursday on human rights in Crimea a year after Russia seized the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine, diplomats said.

Russia and China to open joint e-commerce platform in summer

Published time: March 19, 2015

  • Russian online payment system Yandex.Money is to start processing payments for China’s online platform TradeEase, which is aimed at increasing cross-border trade between the two countries.

Russia, China may coordinate on nuclear-powered destroyer

Staff Reporter 2015-03-19

  • Russia is very likely to start construction on the world’s third nuclear-powered destroyer with the assistance of China, according to the Sputnik News based in Moscow. Admiral Igor Kasatonov, retired deputy commander of the Russian Navy, said the construction of the 10,000-ton Leader-class guided-missile destroyer would begin in 2017. Vasily Kashin, a military expert from the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies based in Moscow, said the project provides a new opportunity for China and Russia to deepen defense cooperation.

China’s biggest rating agency gives Russia’s #3 lender high investment grade

Published time: March 18, 2015

  • The largest ratings agency in China, Dagong has given a high A- investment rating to Russia’s Gazprombank which is intending to extend its ties to China and other countries in Asia.

Russia and China Discuss Increased Film Cooperation

by Vladimir Kozlov 3/17/2015

  • Russia and China are in discussions about stepping up cooperation between the two countries in the film area, a Russian official stated. “Currently, we are in talks about joint production of movies with our Chinese partners, about sales of Russian TV series to China, as well as adaptation rights and film exhibition issues,” Alexei Volin, Russia’s deputy communication minister, was quoted as saying by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

Russia seeing ‘surge’ of investment from China

15 Mar 2015

  • A slew of Chinese companies are investing in Russia, according to the CEO of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, who said it was helping to negate the void caused by international sanctions.

China showing interest in Russian floating nuclear plants

March 13, 2015

  • China is showing interest in Russian floating nuclear power plants (FNPP), Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters in St. Petersburg on Wednesday.

Chinese investment in Russian economy to match those from Europe within 2-3 years — expert

March 11 2015

  • MOSCOW, March 11. /TASS/. The Chinese investment into Russian economy will match those from Europe within 2-3 years, CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev said Wednesday.

China, Russia to uphold world peace, WWII outcome


  • China and Russia will support each other and jointly uphold international peace and the outcome of WWII, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Sunday at the sidelines of the ongoing national legislative session.
  • “China and Russia are both permanent members of the United Nations Security Council,” Wang said. “We will continue to carry out strategic coordination and cooperation to maintain international peace and security.”

China, Russia to work on Silk Road Economic Belt: FM

Updated: Mar 8,2015

  • BEIJING — China and Russia will sign an agreement to work on the Silk Road Economic Belt, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on March 8 at the sidelines of the ongoing national legislative session. The practical cooperation between China and Russia is based on mutual need and has enormous internal impetus and room for expansion, Wang said.

Russia, China help stabilize global situation: Lavrov


  • MOSCOW, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) — International cooperation between Russia and China contributes to global stability and the formation of new world order, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday. “In general, Russia’s cooperation with China on foreign issues . an important stabilizing factor in the current complicated international situation,” Lavrov said here in a speech at the Diplomatic Academy.

Russia may accept majority Chinese control of big oil and gas fields

Feb 27, 2015

  • KRASNOYARSK, Russia, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Russia may consider allowing Chinese investors more than 50 percent stakes in its strategic oil and gas fields, an official said on Friday, an about-face by Moscow that underlines its need for foreign help to develop energy reserves.
  • But now that Western sanctions over Moscow’s role in Ukraine have all but halted that cooperation, Russia has overcome a “psychological barrier” and is ready to deepen its economic ties with China, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said. “We have a strategic partnership with China and now decisions are made much faster than before. In particular, we have a gas contract, a second one will be signed soon. Now we know China better: their motives and intentions are understood,” he told a conference in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. “There used to be a psychological barrier. Now it doesn’t exist any more. We are interested in maximum investments in new industries. China is an obvious investor for us.”

Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia’s security concerns over Ukraine

Feb 27, 2015

  • (Reuters) – Western powers should take into consideration Russia’s legitimate security concerns over Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in an unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow’s position in the crisis. Qu Xing, China’s ambassador to Belgium, was quoted by state news agency Xinhua late on Thursday as blaming competition between Russia and the West for the Ukraine crisis, urging Western powers to “abandon the zero-sum mentality” with Russia.

China, Russian Youth Meet to Celebrate New Year

Yang Xin February 20, 2015

  • The Sino-Russian Youth Exchange Year that began last year is being extended through 2015 with a celebration party held on February 5 at the Russian Embassy in Beijing. More than 80 Chinese and Russian teens from universities in Beijing were invited to the party. After a brief visit to the embassy’s garden and office building, Ambassador Andrey Ivanovich Denisov welcomed them.

Russia steps up oil supplies to Asia

Published time: February 18, 2015

  • Gulf producers may find it a struggle to keep their share of the global oil market as Russia is boosting crude exports to Asia after upping supplies by 25 percent to China, Japan and South Korea in 2014.

Russia, China to boost finance, aviation & space partnerships

Published time: February 17, 2015

  • China and Russia plan to extend their strategic partnership in finance, aviation and space as well as improve trade and economic cooperation, said Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping. “It is essential to improve practical cooperation, as both sides will be increasing and expanding trade, and innovation,” Cheng said during a news conference in Beijing as quoted by Rossiya Segodnya.

China’s Xinjiang-Russia trade rose 374% in 2014

February 14, 2015

  • Trade between China’s restive far-western Xinjiang and Russia grew more than threefold last year amid a slowdown in the region’s foreign trade due to falling commodity prices, China’s official customs statistics body said on Saturday.

China And Russia Join Forces To Build New Jumbo Jet

February 13, 2015

  • China and Russia are taking their high tech relationship to the next level, as the preliminary design for their jumbo jet will be completed by July. The C929 will be China’s ever largest civilian aircraft, and Russia’s largest post-Cold War jetliner.

China plans international tourism zone with North Korea, Russia: state media

Feb 13, 2015

  • (Reuters) – China is planning an international tourism zone in its northeastern border area with Russia and North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday, in Pyongyang’s latest push for new investment.

China, Russia strengthen satellite navigation cooperation

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-02-10

  • BEIJING – China and Russia strengthened cooperation in satellite navigation by holding the first meeting of the China-Russia Cooperation Program Committee on Satellite Navigation on Tuesday.

PLA invited to take part in VE Day parade in Russia


  • China’s People’s Liberation Army has been invited to participate in the Victory Day Parade held in Russia’s Red Square on May 9 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany, according to the Hong Kong-based Ta Kung Pao.

US Concerned by Growing Expertise of China, Russia Space Capabilities


  • WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Multiple countries, especially China and Russia, pose a grave threat to US space security systems with advanced technologies they have developed that can disrupt satellite communications and operations, the head of US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), Navy Admiral Cecil D. Haney, said on Friday. “US national security space systems are facing a serious growing threat,” Haney said, adding that China and Russia warrant the most attention. “Both countries have acknowledged they are developing or have developed counter-space capabilities. Both countries have advanced directed energy capabilities that could be used to track or blind satellites, disrupting key operations.”

China and Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union may set up free trade zone

Published time: February 09, 2015

  • China may establish a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in the future, says the Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov. It would make trade with Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and soon Kyrgyzstan tariff-free.

Sino-Russia trade looks promising in 2015

Xinhua 2015-02-07

  • Despite headwinds from an uncertain global climate, trade between China and Russia is likely to continue to grow in 2015.

Pentagon Says ISIS International Footprint ‘Growing,’ But Russia, China Pose Greatest Harm To U.S.

February 06 2015

  • The United States doesn’t consider the ISIS too much of a nuisance despite its “growing” international footprint. While the group may jeopardise the American people or American assets, they are considered low-risk compared to Russia and China which pose “existential threat” to the U.S.
  • But the ISIS’ growing influence and reach, although not to be taken lightly, still fail in comparison to threats, perceived or not, that Russia and China pose to the U.S. Stewart said the ISIS and other terrorist groups such as the Al Qaeda, a competitor in terms of followers and funding, “can pose us harm … but … they don’t pose an existential threat.”
  • Moreover, Russia, together with China, are working around the clock to develop anti-satellite weapons that will render the U.S. blind in the event of conflict. Such technology, Steward said, will prevent the U.S. to use space-related weapons. The scenario, even at just the experimental stage, already has the potential to cause “severe damage and disruption to U.S. systems, leaving little or no footprint behind.”

Russia’s downgrade by Western ratings agencies ‘politicized’ – Dagong boss

Published time: February 04, 2015

  • Politics played a hand in the decision by Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch Ratings to downgrade Russia’s credit rating, and isn’t an accurate reflection of the country’s economy, says Guan Jianzhong, head of China’s Dagong rating agency. The so-called ‘Big Three’ rating agencies have all downgraded Russia’s sovereign credit rating. Most recently, S&P cut Russia to ‘BB+’ or ‘junk’ status, which is a sign for investors to stay clear. All three major ratings agencies are headquartered in the United States.

India gets greater backing from China and Russia over UN Security Council seat

2 February 2015

  • India on Monday secured greater support from China and Russia for its bid for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and anti-terrorism plans. A joint communiqué issued on Monday by the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China, which followed the 13th RIC meeting, went further than the 12th communiqué on both contentious issues.

Russian-Chinese Relations Reach ‘Unprecedented High’ Level


  • BEIJING, February 2 (Sputnik) — Relations between Russia and China have reached an unprecedented high level, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. “Our relations are now on the unprecedented high levels,” Lavrov said, adding that he hopes the bilateral cooperation between the countries will expand.

Gazprom gets highest investment grade from China’s biggest ratings agency

Published time: February 02, 2015

  • China’s Dagong rating agency has given Russia’s Gazprom the highest AAA credit rating with a long-term stable outlook. It says US and EU sanctions won’t have a substantial effect on the creditworthiness of the world’s largest gas producer.

Sanctions Pose No Threat to Russian-Chinese Wide-Body Airliner Project


  • MOSCOW, January 30 (Sputnik) — Western sanctions aimed at Russia, including those restricting the supply of high-tech equipment, will not impact the joint Russian-Chinese project to develop a wide-body, long-haul aircraft, says Network chief editor Roman Gusarev. “If we do end up encountering difficulties over the import of components, including engines, the solution to the problem will lay with China, against which no one would dare to implement sanctions. Moreover, if the aircraft were to be assembled in China, the project would formally be considered Chinese, and therefore would not fall under any sanctions,” Gusarev said in an interview for Sputnik on Friday.

China to Open Russian Theme Park in the Northern City of Harbin

Jan 31, 2015

  • The northern Chinese province of Heilongjiang would soon have a Russian theme park in one of its cities. Word is out that the Manchurian city of Harbin is the chosen location to construct the Sino-Russian Friendship Park.

US-NATO Concerned About Declining Technological Edge Over Russia, China


  • WASHINGTON, January 29 (Sputnik) — The United States and NATO are observing rapid improvements in Russia’s military technologies with increased concern, particularly as US technological advantages over potential adversaries decrease, US military and NATO officials said at a Center for a New American Security conference. “Our [the US] military’s long comfortable technological edge…is steadily eroding,” US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work stated on Wednesday. “We still believe we have a margin, but the margin is steadily eroding and it’s making us nervous.”

Record high Chinese imports of Russian oil in 2014

Published time: January 23, 2015

  • Chinese imports of oil from major OPEC countries fell last year, while the purchases of Russian oil saw a record increase, said the Chinese General Administration of Customs. It is part of Chinese plans to diversify its oil sources. Last year, the share of Saudi oil in the Chinese market fell 8 percent and the volume from Venezuela dropped 11 percent (below 20 million tons), while the share of Russian oil leapt 36 percent, the equivalent to 665,000 barrels a day, General Administration of Customs said Friday in a report.

9 Ways China And Russia Are Partnering To Undermine The US

Jan. 21, 2015

  • Russia and China now cooperate and coordinate to an unprecedented degree — politically, militarily, economically — and their cooperation, almost without deviation, carries anti-American and anti-Western ramifications. Russia, China and a constellation of satellite states seek to undermine American power, dislodge America from its leading position in the world, and establish a new, anti-Western global power structure.

Russia and China agree to jointly develop border island

Staff Reporter 2015-01-20

  • Russia and China plan to jointly develop an island — known as Bolshoi Ussuriysky in Russian or Heixiazi in Chinese — near the border between the two countries, reports the Moscow-based RIA Novosti as cited in the nationalistic tabloid Global Times.

How China’s “Balkans Silk Road” Could Resurrect Russia’s South Stream

Global Research, January 15, 2015

  • China is extending its Silk Road into the Balkans, with a planned project to construct a railroad from the Greek port of Piraeus all the way to Budapest. This would connect Beijing’s primary port of entrance for its commercial goods to one of Central Europe’s main transport conduits, thereby pushing the Silk Road into the heart of Europe and throughout the rest of the continent. As with everything else that China is doing in the world today, it must not be discounted that Russia can also reap some resultant benefits from this as part of the global Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership, which in this case, would allow for the resurrection of the South Stream project that all of its European partners have been begging for since its cancellation.

New credit rating agencies to balance ‘Big Three’, China says

Published time: January 15, 2015

  • The creation of a joint Russian-Chinese credit rating agency will balance the global outlook and give the world an alternative view on how credit ratings should be done, Chinese international relations expert Victor Gao told RT.

Russia-China trade exceeded $95 billion in 2014

January 13 2015

  • BEIJING, January 13. /TASS/. The Russian-Chinese trade turnover grew 6.8% to $95.28 billion in 2014, the Chinese customs department reported on Tuesday.

Russia Now Top Destination for Chinese Shoppers and Tourists


  • MOSCOW, January 7 (Sputnik) — Russia has become the most attractive shopping destination for Chinese tourists this season, surpassing Japan, South Korea, Thailand and the US, Xinhua news agency has reported.

Russia To Launch High Speed Railway Between Moscow And Beijing With Travel Time Of 48 Hours

January 05 2015

  • Russia will build a high speed railway line between Moscow and Beijing. This will cut down the travel time to about 48 hours. The existing travel time is seven days, and it will be a revolution when it will be cut to two days.

Russia turns to China for Arctic energy development


  • Russia has begun negotiating with China in an attempt to find an alternative funding source and as well as partner for energy development in the Arctic, reports China’s Global Times, citing Tokyo-based Asia Pacific current affairs magazine the Diplomat. Moscow was working with Exxon Mobil originally but the latter pulled out of the project due to Western sanctions against Russia. The current round of negotiations between Beijing and Moscow considers the moving of Chinese oil rigs now in the South China Sea to the Arctic Ocean, to replace the former western company facilities.

Putin Expresses Confidence for New Russia-China Projects in 2015: Kremlin


  • MOSCOW, December 31 (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed in a New Year’s greeting to Chinese leader Xi Jinping his readiness to continue implementing strategic bilateral projects, the Kremlin’s press service said Wednesday.

China president congratulates Putin, Russians on New Year

December 31 2014

  • BEIJING, December 31. /TASS/. Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and all Russians on coming New Year, noting the readiness for further enhancement of relations of comprehensive cooperation and partnership between Russia and China, the Chinese leader said in a congratulatory telegram to the Russian president on Wednesday.

Ditching US dollar: China, Russia launch financial tools in local currencies

Published time: December 29, 2014

  • China and Russia have effectively switched to domestic currencies in trading using financial tools as swaps and forwards, as they seek to reduce the influence of the US dollar and foreign exchange risks. The agreement signed in the end of October comes into force Monday, December 29, and provides a currency swap of CNY150 billion (up to US$25 billion).

Putin Q&A 2014 (FULL PRESSER) (Chinese question @ Putin’s Annual Q&A

Streamed live on Dec 18, 2014

China pledges to help Russia overcome economic hardships

Published time: December 22, 2014

  • China’s foreign minister has pledged support to Russia as it faces an economic downturn due to sanctions and a drop in oil prices. Boosting trade in yuan is a solution proposed by Beijing’s commerce minister. “Russia has the capability and the wisdom to overcome the existing hardship in the economic situation,” Foreign Minister Wang Yi told journalists, China Daily reported Monday. “If the Russian side needs it, we will provide necessary assistance within our capacity.”

China Offers Enhanced Cooperation as Russia Struggles

December 19, 2014

  • (Bloomberg) — China offered enhanced economic ties with Russia at a regional summit this week as its northern neighbor struggled to contain a currency crisis. “To help counteract an economic slowdown, China is ready to provide financial aid to develop cooperation,” Premier Li Keqiang said at a Dec. 15 gathering in Astana, Kazakhstan. While the remark applied to any of the five other nations represented at the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization group, it was directed at Russia, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be named as the plans weren’t public.

Russia becomes hot destination for Chinese

Source:Global Times Published: 2014-12-18

  • The number of Chinese tourists to Russia has jumped dramatically as the country has become a cheaper tourism destination due to the weakening of the ruble against other major currencies, a Chinese travel ticketing agency said Thursday.

Kremlin lauds ties with energy-hungry China

Praise for Beijing comes as Russia backs down on European gas ambitions.

By Daniel J. Graeber Follow Dec. 9, 2014

  • MOSCOW, Dec. 9 (UPI) — The growing relationship between Russia and China in the new century is supported in part on energy agreements, Russia’s foreign minister said Tuesday. “The course of Russian-Chinese relations takes into account core interests of the two nations and we have no plans to change it,” Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a Tuesday interview with state-backed news agency Sputnik, formerly RIA Novosti.

China condemns terrorist attack in Russia’s Grozny — Chinese Foreign Ministry

December 05 2014

  • BEIJING, December 5. /TASS/. China vehemently condemns the terrorist attack in Chechnya’s capital Grozny and expresses its readiness to step up partnership with Russia against terrorism, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a telegram sent to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday.

Obama Offers Blunt Assessment of US Ties with China, Russia

December 03, 2014

  • U.S. President Barack Obama has offered his views about the United States’ relations with China and Russia, voicing optimism about U.S. links with Beijing but pessimism about increasingly antagonistic exchanges with Moscow.

Russia-China Military Ties Deepen Amid Western Pressure Over Ukraine

By Matthew Bodner Dec. 01 2014

  • Russian-Chinese military ties have grown significantly amid the year-long Ukraine crisis, which has pitched East and West against each other in a Cold War-style conflict.
  • Shoigu announced that Russia and China would broaden their naval cooperation, particularly in the Mediterranean Sea and the Asian Pacific — a poke in the eye of the U.S. and its allies, which have traditionally patrolled these waters.

Russia-China trading settlements in yuan increases 800%

Published time: November 21, 2014

  • Settlements in yuan between China and Russia have increased ninefold in annual terms between January and September 2014, says the Chinese Ministry of Economic Development. “The settlement in national currencies between China and Russia in bilateral trade amounted to about 2 percent in 2013. There has been a significant growth in 2014. In particular, the use of the yuan in mutual settlements increased nine times in the first nine months of 2014.” TASS quotes Lin Zhi, head of the Europe and Central Asia Department of the Chinese Ministry of Economic Development.
  • “About 100 Russian commercial banks are now opening corresponding accounts for settlements in yuan. The list of commercial banks where ordinary depositors can open an account in yuan is also growing.” the official said.

Russia, China plan war games, arms sales. Could alliance be in the cards?

With Russia alienated by the West and China eager to buy high-end weaponry, a joint military pact – though still a long way off – looks increasingly seductive to both.

By Fred Weir, Correspondent November 21, 2014

  • Moscow — Russia and China are planning to hold large-scale joint naval drills in the Mediterranean and Pacific next year, as deepening economic and political cooperation appear to be driving the two giants to at least discuss the idea of forming a military bloc. Both countries are rapidly jacking up their military spending and modernizing their forces. China is set to spend an unprecedented $132 billion of defense this year. Meanwhile, Russia is in the midst of a sweeping five-year $700-billion rearmament program, and has lately begun restoring Soviet-era bomber patrols across much of the West’s airspace. Russian officials say the upcoming naval drills are designed to demonstrate that Russian and Chinese fleets can operate together in bodies of water half a world apart.

Russia and China to Hold 2015 Naval Exercises in Mediterranean, Pacific

Published: November 20, 2014

  • Russia and China have committed to a pair of 2015 naval exercises as a sign of growing military cooperation between the two countries, Russia’s minister of defense said this week. “We plan to conduct a regular joint naval exercise in the Mediterranean next spring,” said Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, according to the Russian TASS news agency.

Russia, China should jointly counter “color revolutions” — Russian Defense Ministry

November 18 2014

  • BEIJING, November 18. /TASS/. Russia and China should jointly stand against “color revolutions” which both countries are facing, a deputy Russian defence minister said after talks between Russian and Chinese defence chiefs on Tuesday.
  • “It only seems that these “color revolutions” and these experiments by Western spin doctors, including those from the United States, are being implemented somewhere far from China or the Russian Federation,” Antonov said. “All this is in fact near us, and we believe that Russia and China should work together to withstand this new security challenge to our countries.”

Russia, China seek to form Asia-Pacific collective security system — defense minister

November 18 2014

  • BEIJING, November 18. /TASS/. Defense ministries of Russia and China seek to form a regional collective security system in the Asia-Pacific region, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday after talks with his Chinese counterpart Colonel General Chang Wanquan in Beijing.

Russia And China Outmaneuvered Obama In Asia

Patrick Smith, The Fiscal Times Nov. 17, 2014

  • In truth, Obama’s days in Beijing, including a summit with President Xi Jinping, had more defeat than victory in them. Bring the cameras in close: We watch as the U.S. reaches its limits with the Chinese, even as China’s ties to other nations, notably Russia, power on with extraordinary momentum.
  • “The use the U.S. makes of the privileges she enjoys for providing the world’s reserve currency are being increasingly contested,” Ken Courtis, a former Goldman Sachs man and a longtime observer of Asian affairs, said in a long interview carried on Australian Broadcasting over the weekend. “Their misuse has, among other things, pushed China and Russia into a tight strategic partnership.”

Russia, China to set up joint venture to promote satellite navigation services

November 14 2014

  • MOSCOW, November 14. /TASS/. Russia and China will create a joint venture to promote services based on Russia’s GLONASS and China’s Beidou satellite navigation systems worldwide, a spokesman for non-commercial partnership GLONASS Union, the Russian system’s only operator, said on Friday.
  • “The joint venture will not be oriented at the two countries’ markets exclusively. There are also plans for joint exports to countries in Central and South Asia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (the association of former Soviet republics), and Eastern Europe,” the spokesman added.

‘Putin’s Revenge’: Russia And China Try To End The Dominance Of The Dollar

Mike Bird Nov. 10, 2014

  • Russia and China just agreed to a second major gas deal, worth slightly less than the $400 billion agreement reached earlier this year, according to Bloomberg.

‘China to avoid dangerous maritime route thanks to gas deal with Russia’

Published time: November 10, 2014

  • Most of China’s energy resources are imported via the Pacific, and is threatened by the US military presence. The gas deal with Russia allows China to minimize the risks, China-based journalist Brendan O’Reilly told RT. Russia and China have agreed a second gas deal, the so-called western route. President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping signed a memorandum of understanding at the Asia-Pacific summit in Beijing. The deal is expected to be signed next year and secure a yearly supply of 30 billion cubic meters of gas to China.

Putin: Trade in rubles & yuan will weaken dollar’s influence (APEC 2014 Full Speech, Q&A)

Published on Nov 10, 2014

Putin, Xi Jinping sign framework gas supply deal via ‘Western route’

Published on Nov 9, 2014

Putin: Russia, China close to reaching 2nd mega gas deal

Published time: November 07, 2014

  • Moscow and Beijing have agreed many of the aspects of a second gas pipeline to China, the so-called western route. It’s in additional to the eastern route which has already broken ground after a $400 billion deal was clinched in May.

US seeks to create economic cooperation for its own benefit – Putin on TPP

Published time: November 06, 2014 20:00

  • Question: Currently, Russian-Chinese relations are particularly dynamic. The sides have made a significant breakthrough in cooperation in the natural gas industry and have carried out successful activities in the context of the Youth Friendly Exchanges years. What is your assessment of the progress of Russian-Chinese ties at this stage? What steps is the Russian side ready to take in order to deepen its comprehensive strategic cooperation and partnership with China?
  • Vladimir Putin: Strengthening ties with the PRC is a foreign policy priority of Russia. Today, our relations have reached the highest level of comprehensive, equitable, trust-based partnerships and strategic interactions in their entire history. We are well aware that such collaboration is extremely important both for Russia and China.

China, Russia agree on military cooperation projects | 2014-11-06

  • MOSCOW, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) — Senior Chinese and Russian military officials said on Wednesday that the two countries have reached agreements on a slew of important military cooperation projects during the 17th round of strategic consultation.

China, Russia hold border defense joint drill


  • The “Border Defense Cooperation – 2014” joint drill between China and Russia was held in Hunchun area, northeast China’s Jilin province, and the Hassan area of Russia on October 31, 2014, creating a new cooperation model for China and Russia to maintain the stability in border areas.

Most Russians consider US major enemy of Russia — pollster

October 29 2014

  • MOSCOW, October 29./TASS/. A majority of Russians consider China, Belarus and Kazakhstan key partners and friends of Russia, while they believe the US is Russia’s main rival, head of All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM) Valery Fyodorov told TASS on Wednesday. According to the survey WCIOM conducted on October 25-26 2014, 51% of the respondents named China among Russia’s friends, while 32 and 20% respectively voted for Belarus and Kazakhstan.

China expected to invest $1bn in Russian solar energy

October 29, 2014

  • China’s Solar Systems may become the largest investor in the Russian solar power industry. The company plans to construct a plant for the production of solar panels in Russia’s Tatarstan Republic next year.

Putin’s message urges closer innovation cooperation between Russia, China

October 25 2014

  • SHANGHAI, October 25. /TASS/. In his message to the Pujiang International Innovation Forum in Shanghai, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Russia and China to pay priority intention in their partnership relations to knowledge-intensive production and innovation technologies. “Russia and China have unique economic potentials, a very rich experience of joint work in different spheres. And it is important nowadays to advance cooperation, encourage mutual investment, actively launch intensive innovation projects, expand possibilities of direct contacts between representatives of the business community,” Putin said in the message, read out to the forum by president’s aide Andrei Fursenko, who heads the Russian delegation.

Chinese, Russian Police Hold Joint Anti-Terror Drill


  • MOSCOW, October 20 (RIA Novosti) – Chinese and Russian police held a joint anti-terrorism drill in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.

China, Russia to develop high-tech parks


  • BEIJING, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) — China and Russia have signed a memorandum to jointly build a high-tech park in each country as the two look to further innovation in science and technology, authorities said on Tuesday.

Russia’s growing China connection

Updated: 2014-10-13

  • In response to the Western sanctions imposed on Russia as a result of the Ukraine crisis, quite a few commentators have raised the idea of Russia pivoting away from Europe and the West toward Asia, particularly China. The spectacular gas deal signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s trip to Shanghai in May 2014 was compared in its geopolitical significance with the Soviet-West Germany 1970 “gas for pipes” agreement which introduced Russian gas to Western Europe.

Russian public think USA is No.1 enemy – poll

Published time: October 09, 2014

  • The overwhelming majority of Russians think the US is their main enemy, and more than half name China as Russia’s main friend, a recent poll shows.

Russia-China trade hits record $59bn in first half of 2014

Published time: October 20, 2014

  • Russia’s recent trade figures show strengthening ties eastwards, not westwards. Trade with the 28-nation European Union declined 3.2 percent from the same period last year, whereas trade with China increased by 3.4 percent.
  • China is Russia’s second-biggest trading partner after the EU, and total trade between the two was nearly $89 billion last year, and is on track to hit the $100 billion target for 2014.

China to Build Major Logistics Base for Trade, Economic Cooperation With Russia: Reports


  • MOSCOW, October 20 (RIA Novosti) – A contract has been signed on the construction of a major logistics base in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin for trade and economic cooperation with Russia, Chinanews reported Monday. The base will be the main logistics center for outsourcing, design, trade, e-commerce and other modern services and will improve trade cooperation with Russia, both in exports and imports, Chinanews reported, citing an official statement.

Russia and China: Breaking stereotypes of major power relations


  • The current visit of Chinese premier Li Keqiang to Russia has seen more progress in the relationship. On Monday, the two governments inked about 40 cooperation agreements on various areas including trade, investment, energy, people-to-people exchanges, advanced technology, satellite navigation, currency swaps and border customs.

Russia, China in talks over supplies of sanctioned energy equipment – Medvedev

Published time: October 16, 2014

  • China was among the first partners Russia turned to for key energy equipment banned under Western sanctions, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a CNBC interview.
  • “Frankly, after certain decisions were taken (some of them were public and others were not), our largest energy companies started talks with equipment producers in other regions, including China, which produces equipment for energy companies, including pipe-layers and other complicated systems. Of course, we can achieve our goals in cooperation with them [Chinese partners],” Medvedev said in an interview to CNBC.

Russian-Chinese Projects in 2014


  • MOSCOW, October 14 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to China in May 2014 marked the beginning of several major investment projects and the launch of a number of cooperation agreements between the two countries. In October 2014, some 40 agreements on energy, banking, transport, agriculture, space technology and telecommunications were signed during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Moscow.

Russia develops hybrid fusion-fission reactor, offers China role

Published time: October 15, 2014

  • Russia is developing a hybrid nuclear reactor that uses both nuclear fusion and fission, said head of leading nuclear research facility. The project is open for international collaboration, particularly from Chinese scientists.

Russia increasingly popular with Chinese tourists

October 13 2014

  • MOSCOW, October 13. /TASS/. The vast majority of foreign tourists in Russia come from China, a Russian government source said on Monday ahead of a meeting between Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang in Moscow. “The number of Chinese visitors to Russia in 2013 for the first time exceeded one million,” he said. “Last year, China ranked second by the number of foreign tourist arrivals to Russia (370,000 trips). But already in the first half of 2014, China established itself as a leader. More than 500,000 Chinese citizens visited Russia, and more than 135,000 of those trips were made for tourism purposes.”

China to Start Construction of Pipeline for Russian Gas Delivery in 2015


  • MOSCOW, October 9 (RIA Novosti) – The Chinese government has approved China National Petroleum Corporation’s (CNPC) plan to construct part of the Power of Siberia pipeline that will deliver gas from Russia to China, Neft Rossii analytical portal reported Thursday. The construction of the Chinese part of the pipeline will start in 2015. The route will pass through six Chinese provinces – Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Hebei, Shandong and Jiangsu, as well as the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Tianjin and Shanghai. The pipeline will consist of northern, southern and central parts.

Russia to Grant Full Support to ‘Power of Siberia’ Gas Pipeline: Prime Minister


  • MOSCOW, October 9 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian government will provide full support for the construction of infrastructure and operation of the future gas pipeline to supply Russian gas to China, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday. In May, Russia’s energy giant Gazprom signed a $400-billion contract with CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation) to export 38 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to China annually for a 30-year period.

Gazprom ready to more than double Russia’s gas supplies to China — CEO

October 07 2014

  • ST. PETERSBURG, October 7. /TASS/. Russian energy giant Gazprom is ready to boost natural gas supplies to China to 100 billion cubic meters a year in the near term, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said on Tuesday. “Gazprom has entered this market quite recently by signing a very advantageous contract, which will yield $400 billion for us during 30 years,” Miller said at the St. Petersburg international gas forum.

Russia Must Expand Relationship With China

Oct. 05 2014

  • The Ukraine crisis has forced Russian companies to seriously consider working with Chinese industry. Both state-owned and private Russian industrial enterprises have begun searching for potential Chinese partners that could compensate for the negative consequences of breaking ties with Europe. The initial results are encouraging.
  • China has managed to bring its production of microelectronics hardware components much closer to Western levels and mastered the production of various types of modern industrial machines. China succeeded in modernizing its industry in large part due to the scale of the national economy, and because of the dominant role that the state has played in developing the machine-building industry.

China, Russia flex muscles in increasing number of close calls with U.S. aircraft

By Craig Whitlock October 4 2014

  • A recent spate of dangerous midair encounters between American military aircraft and Chinese and Russian planes in the Pacific is the result of increasingly assertive strategies by both U.S. adversaries to project power far beyond their borders, according to the top U.S. Air Force commander in the region.
  • Air Force Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, the head of U.S. Pacific Air Forces, said China’s naval and air forces in particular are “very much continuing to push” and becoming more active in international waters and airspace in Asia. “They still talk about the century of humiliation in the last century. They still talk about this as the rise of China,” Carlisle said in an interview. “They still talk about this as their great nation. And they want to continue to demonstrate that.”

China ready to grab business after EU-Russia showdown

BERLIN Thu Oct 2, 2014

  • (Reuters) – China is ready to seize any business opportunities in Russia resulting from Moscow’s diplomatic showdown with Europe over Ukraine, Beijing’s ambassador to Berlin said ahead of a meeting of German and Chinese leaders next week.

Europe still a key partner for Russia, but China a priority – Putin

Published time: October 02, 2014

  • Trade with Russia’s largest partner Europe will continue, but cooperation with Asian countries, especially China, are a priority for the Kremlin. “This is our conscious choice and it wasn’t just made yesterday, or the day before. We made it many years ago, on par with the trends of the global economy,” Putin said, addressing a panel at VTB Capital’s investment forum Russia Calling! on Thursday.

‘RUSSIA CALLING!’ Putin’s full speech, Q&A at key investor forum

Streamed live on Oct 2, 2014

Putin Congratulates Xi on China National Day, Urges Closer Ties


  • MOSCOW, October 1 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday congratulated his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, stressing that closer ties between the two nations would help bolster global stability and security, the Kremlin said. “I greatly appreciate the trust and mutual understanding that exists between us. I believe that by working together we will be able to forward the entire bulk of mutually beneficial bilateral relations between Russia and China,” President Putin said in an official congratulatory message published by the Kremlin.

With Chinese, Russian support Belarus is invulnerable – Lukashenko

September 27 2014

  • MINSK, September 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Relations between Belarus and China are a good example of maintaining an equitable and mutually beneficial dialogue, and their development remains a strategic priority of Belarussian foreign policy, President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting with visiting Deputy Premier of China’s State Council Zhang Gaoli on Friday. “Your country has always been our reliable partner. The development of relations with China has been and remains a strategic priority of Belarussian foreign policy, he said. Whereas before there had been certain fears about more intensive bilateral cooperation, because it might prove sensitive to the interests of various countries, now those fears have faded away.

Yuan trading soars as Russia boosts trade with China: exchange

MOSCOW Thu Sep 25, 2014

  • (Reuters) – Trading volumes in China’s yuan currency have risen almost nine times on the Moscow Exchange this year compared to 2013, its head said, as Russia expands trade with China in response to a chill in relations with the West over Ukraine.

Yuan Gaining Momentum in Russia


  • MOSCOW, September 23 (RIA Novosti) – The trading volume of the Chinese yuan on the Moscow stock exchange has been growing rapidly as a result of Russia’s strengthening ties with China – a development that comes amid increasing Western sanctions against Russia.

China will never support sanctions against Russia — Russian official

September 23, 2014

  • BEIJING, September 23. / ITAR-TASS/. China will never support or join recently imposed sanctions against Russia, Valentina Matviyenko, the speaker of the Russian parliament’s upper chamber, said on Tuesday following her talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Russia and China partners in global affairs — Federation Council speaker

September 22 2014

  • GUANGZHOU, September 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Partnership between Russia and China is a major factor of international policy, Russian Federation Council upper house Speaker Valentina Matviyenko told reporters on an official visit to China.

Medvedev: Russia to Amplify ‘Mutually Beneficial Cooperation’ With China


  • MOSCOW, September 20 (RIA Novosti) – Russia intends to develop its “mutually beneficial” strategic relationships with China, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday. “Our collaboration with China is of strategic importance. We have great, brilliant political contacts, we have excellent economic relations. [China] is our strategic partner, and we are interested in expanding the volume of cooperation. We are not afraid of collaborating because we are confident that this is equal, friendly and mutually beneficial collaboration in all areas,” Medvedev said in an interview with the Russia-24 channel.

Russia, China to sign new 30 year gas deal via 2nd route

September 18, 2014

  • Russia plans to sign a 30-year gas supply contract with China via the western route, Russian energy giant Gazprom’s CEO Alexei Miller told President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. The route to supply gas to China via western Siberia may be implemented faster than the eastern route, through which Moscow has agreed to ship the fuel to its Asian neighbor in May.

Russia, China negotiate over 30 joint projects worth over $100 bln — official

September 19 2014

  • SOCHI, September 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia and China are discussing over 30 joint projects worth over $100 billion with the frames of the mutual economic cooperation, Kirill Dmitriev, the CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, said on Friday.

China Believes Anti-Russia Sanctions Aggravate Crisis in Ukraine: Reports


  • MOSCOW, September 18 (RIA Novosti) – Sanctions against Russia cannot solve the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, they only lead to its escalation, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hong Lei was quoted as saying by China News.

CrossTalk: The Bear & The Dragon (ft. Pepe Escobar)

Published on Sep 15, 2014

Western Sanctions to Boost Russia-China Cooperation: Russian-Chinese Business Council


  • MOSCOW, September 15 (RIA Novosti) – Western sanctions imposed on Russia can facilitate Russia’s cooperation with China, Gennady Timchenko, the head of the Russian-Chinese Business Council, said in an interview with the Kommersant newspaper.
  • He also noted that Chinese companies were ready to invest in the development of Russian oil, gas and coal fields, as well as infrastructure, car and aircraft industries among other things. In its turn, Russia is interested in working in China.

Russia and China discussing 32 joint projects: Russian deputy PM

MOSCOW Sat Sep 13, 2014

  • (Reuters) – Russia and China are discussing more than 30 joint economic projects in a variety of areas from petrochemicals to banking, Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said on Saturday after visiting China last week.

Russia and China reach high-speed agreement

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

  • CHINA’s premier Mr Li Keqiang and Russian prime minister Mr Dimitry Medvedev have overseen the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries for Russia’s proposed Moscow – Kazan high-speed project, which could see Chinese companies invest up to $US 10bn in the $US 25bn undertaking.

Moscow and Beijing natural allies, Putin tells China

Published on Oct 14, 2014

  • MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (Oct 14) praised growing economic ties with “natural ally” Beijing as he hosted Chinese premier Li Keqiang for high-profile talks. Li’s three-day visit to Russia comes as the Kremlin is locked in a battle of wills with the West over Ukraine and is seeking to ramp up cooperation with Asia and Latin America. “We are natural partners, natural allies, we are neighbours,” Putin told Li during talks at the Kremlin. “We are setting large-scale, absolutely realistic goals for ourselves and no doubt this will serve our peoples well,” he added.

Contract on gas supplies to China by eastern route comes into effect — Gazprom CEO

October 13 2014

  • MOSCOW, October 13. /TASS/. A contract on gas supplies to China on the eastern route came into effect on October 13 after the intergovernmental agreement was signed, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said on Monday.

Russia signs deals with China to help weather sanctions

MOSCOW Mon Oct 13, 2014

  • (Reuters) – Russia and China signed energy, trade and finance agreements on Monday proclaimed by Moscow as proof that a policy turn to Asia is bearing fruit and will help it to weather Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
  • The 38 deals, signed on a visit to Moscow by Premier Li Keqiang, allow for deeper cooperation on energy and a currency swap worth 150 billion yuan (15.5 billion pounds) intended partly to reduce the sway of the U.S. dollar.

Premier Li honors WWII martyrs in Russia

Published on Oct 13, 2014

China, Russia to Sign 30 Agreements During Annual Meet

Global Research, October 06, 2014

  • Russia and China will ink more than 30 agreements on energy, finance and high-speed rail cooperation during the annual Russia-China Prime Ministers summit to be held on 13 October, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced on Saturday.

An uncertain future for global farming under climate change, study shows

17 Sep 2014

  • A warmer world would mean more cropland for northern latitude countries such as China, Russia and Canada, but there are trade-offs elsewhere, with much of Africa having to manage with less cropland and fewer harvests per year.

Washington’s Nightmare Comes True: The Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership Goes Global

August 23, 2014

  • It is now time to segue into the geopolitical applications of the RCSP. This section will begin with Northeast Asia and then proceed counterclockwise into exploring the dual approaches towards Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. It will then move on to Europe before looking at the Mideast/North Africa (MENA) and Latin America. It is only in Africa where the RCSP has yet to mature, although the possibilities most certainly are there for China to invite Russia’s balancing influence into the continent in the future and to influence regional leaders to expand their trade ties with Moscow. Finally, the conclusion will unify the article and demonstrate that the RCSP is truly the most important relationship of the 21st century and the definitive vehicle for multipolarity.

Russia’s Rusnano Seeks Chinese Investment in Nanotechnology

Sep. 09 2014

  • Rusnano has invited Chinese partners to create a joint fund for investment in nanotechnology, Anatoly Chubais, head of the state technology enterprise, was quoted as saying Tuesday by Prime news agency. Speaking after the first meeting of a commission for investment between Russian and China, Chubais said both countries would contribute equally to the fund, adding that the commission’s co-chairman, Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, had expressed an interest in the offer and had asked him to flesh it out.

Russia and China to increase reciprocal investment


  • China and Russia agreed on Tuesday to increase reciprocal investment and jointly develop energy, high-speed rail, telecommunications, mining, housing and infrastructure projects.

Russia, China in talks to make alternative to SWIFT — deputy PM

September 10 2014

  • BEIJING, September 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia and China are discussing setting up a system of interbank transactions which will become an analogue to International banking transaction system SWIFT, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov told PRIME on Wednesday after negotiations in Beijing. “Yes, we have discussed and we have approved this idea,” he said.

China Voice: China and Russia hitting new heights


  • BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — Cooperation between China and Russia is advancing smoothly, as can been seen by the increase in high-level contact since 2013.

China, Russia to Build Seaport in Sea of Japan: Report


  • MOSCOW, September 11 (RIA Novosti) – The People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Russian Federation will build a seaport that is supposed to become one of the largest seaports in north-eastern Asia, AFP reported Thursday.
  • The new seaport will be situated on the Russian coast of the Sea of Japan, 18 kilometers (11 miles) away from the Chinese border.

Russia, China may execute half of their trade in yuans and roubles

September 09, 2014

  • BEIJING, September 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia and China may execute up to a half of their trade in yuans and roubles in case China lifts restrictions on currency operations for Russian contractors, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday after the first session of the Russia-Chinese investment cooperation commission.

Russia and China Stage Joint Anti-Terrorist Drills on Border

Sep. 08 2014

  • Border guards from Russia and China have carried out joint anti-terrorist drills on Russia’s southern frontier, in what participants have hailed as an example of the positive working relationship between the two countries. The high-level drills were held to prepare officials for extreme-case scenarios in the Zabaikalsky region, Interfax reported Monday, citing experts.

Russia, China to sign contract for engineering design of long-haul passenger airliner

September 08, 2014

  • GORKI, September 08. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia and China will sign a contract in October for drawing up an engineering design for a long-haul wide-bodied airliner, Russia’s Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin announced on Monday.
  • Considering that almost 80% of long-haul civil airliners in Russia are imported, the implementation of a joint project with China must be started immediately, Rogozin pointed out.

China opposes proposed EU sanctions against Russia

BEIJING Mon Sep 1, 2014

  • (Reuters) – China opposed additional sanctions against Russia on Monday over accusations Moscow was sending troops into Ukrainian territory, saying the European Union’s push to draw up more measures would only complicate the crisis.

Power of Siberia: Russia, China launch construction of world’s biggest gas pipeline

Published on Sep 1, 2014

Putin breaks ground on Russia-China gas pipeline, world’s biggest

Published time: September 01, 2014

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli have launched the construction of the first part of Gazprom’s Power of Siberia pipeline – which will deliver 4 trillion cubic meters of gas to China over 30 years.

China, Russia work on building energy cooperation partnership | 2014-08-30

  • MOSCOW, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) — China will exert consistent and unswerving efforts to establish a strategic partnership of energy cooperation with Russia as agreed by the heads of state of the two countries, Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said here Saturday.

Russia and China vow to enhance military ties


  • Top Chinese and Russian military officers pledged to further enhance military ties on Wednesday. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, told Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, the development of relations between the two countries and the two armed forces have maintained good momentum in recent years.

Russia counts on China investment amid sanctions

August 25, 2014

  • MOSCOW, August 25. /ITAR-TASS/. Relations with China get move to the forefront against the backdrop of Western sanctions imposed on Russia over Ukraine, the president of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Monday.
  • More than 60 Russian entrepreneurs participated in the recent business forum of BRICS group of five major emerging national economies, Katyrin added. “The BRICS Development Bank and the pool of currency reserves may become a valuable alternative for Russia in conditions of possible new sanctions in the financial sector,” the chamber’s president said.
  • “Trade and economic relations have become more intensive with Latin America, countries of North Africa, but China remains our main trade and economic partner,” he added.

Russia Sends 38 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to China


  • MOSCOW, August 25 (RIA Novosti) – Planes from Russia’s Emergencies Ministry will deliver 38 tons of humanitarian aid to China, the ministry reported on its website Monday.
  • In August, a powerful 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit China’s province of Yunnan.

As Russia and U.S. Struggle, China Rejoices

Aug. 24 2014

  • Chinese officials have repeatedly said that the sanctions tactic is ineffective and will only lead to retaliatory measures from Moscow, a prediction that came to pass earlier this month when Russia imposed a one-year food import ban on countries that targeted it with sanctions, causing billions of dollars in estimated damages.
  • “The U.S. has no means to put pressure on China. It could be done only regarding some limited projects or companies,” Kashin said. What the U.S. could do is pressure its own companies not to provide technology to their partners in China. For instance, limit the supply of know-how and software to Chinese IT companies, said Vladislav Inozemtsev, a professor of economics and director of the Moscow-based Center for Post-Industrial Studies. But the Chinese market is very important to U.S. information technology firms, Kashin said, meaning that such a measure would do mutual damage.
  • Furthermore, China has already proven itself to be a tough fighter when put under pressure, and will not succumb to any forceful attempts to make it impose sanctions, according to experts. “Chinese companies are all too familiar with U.S. State Department sanctions as many of them have been blacklisted by the U.S. and denied access to technology,” said Sergei Sanakoyev, secretary-general of the Russia-China Chamber for Trade Cooperation on Machinery and Innovative Products.

Sanctions might complicate Ukrainian crisis settlement, China says

August 22, 2014

  • “The Ukrainian crisis requires a political solution. In a real situation, sanctions do not solve the problem; on the contrary, they might cause new problems which do not meet the interests of all sides and the initial intention to resolve the crisis,” the spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a written response to the ITAR-TASS request to comment on Fried’s remarks.

U.S. Wants China to Join in on Russia Sanctions

Aug. 22 2014

  • In an interview with Lithuanian news portal Alfa.Lt published Thursday, U.S. State Department Coordinator for Sanctions Policy Daniel Fried said Washington’s campaign to drum up support for sanctions on Russia had led them to South Korea and Singapore, adding, “we had consultations with China and will continue our consultations.”
  • Chinese officials have repeatedly said they think the sanctions regime is not effective. “We hope that the sides will solve the existing issues by the means of dialogue and negotiation, and that economic and trade cooperation will not be paralyzed,” official representative of China’s Foreign Ministry Khun Lei said in July statement cited by ITAR-Tass.

Mongolia Turns to China, Russia to Save Failing Economy


  • MOSCOW, August 20 (RIA Novosti) – Mongolia is focusing on reestablishing ties with China and Russia in light of the country’s weakest economic growth in four years, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. “Both China and Russia are keenly interested in Mongolia’s resources, and both know that the country is going through a rough economic patch,” Peter Morrow, partner at NovaTerra LLC, which advises on projects including energy, was quoted as saying by Bloomberg from Ulaanbaatar.

Russia’s MDM Bank joins China’s Union Pay

August 13 2014

  • MOSCOW, August 13. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s MDM Bank, one of the country’s top 30 banks, has joined Chinese payment system Union Pay, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday.

China to start direct sales of fruit and vegetables to Russia

Published time: August 11, 2014

  • China will start selling fruit and vegetables directly to Russia, and Baorong company plans to set up a special logistics center in Dongning on the border with Russia’s Far East to do it.

Russia, China create joint university in Shenzhen free economic zone

Published time: August 11, 2014

  • On Monday, representatives of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Beijing Institute of Technology and the local administration signed an agreement to create a joint university in Shenzhen. The project is aimed at training skilled professionals in China using MSU’s advanced educational programs and standards
  • The new university building will resemble the famous MSU high-riser in Moscow, with elements of Chinese architecture added to it. Moscow State University will make an intellectual contribution to the project, providing its educational programs, standards and best practices, as well as some of its leading lecturers and professors.

Rosatom invited to build 2 NPP units in China

August 07, 2014

  • In early June, Rosatom Head Sergei Kiriyenko said Russia had offered to build a nuclear power plant in mainland China. “We know that the government of China has plans to build nuclear power plants in inner regions that are badly in need of electricity. Russia has unique experience and is one of the few countries that have the extensive experience of building and operating nuclear power plants in inner regions of the country. And we are ready to share our experience with our Chinese partners,” he said.

Russia, China agree on more trade currency swaps to bypass dollar

Published time: August 08, 2014

  • The Russian and Chinese central banks have agreed on a draft currency swap agreement, which will allow them to increase trade in domestic currencies and cut the dependence on the US dollar in bilateral payments. “The draft document between the Central Bank of Russia and the People’s Bank of China on national currency swaps has been agreed by the parties,” and is at the stage of formal approval procedures, ITAR-TASS quotes the Russian regulator’s office on Thursday.

Russian, Chinese Leaders to Meet During SCO, APEC Summits – Lavrov


  • DUSHANBE, July 31 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Dushanbe and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday. “The Russian and Chinese presidents are expected to meet in September on the sidelines of the SCO summit here in Dushanbe and the APEC summit in Beijing [in November]. I hope that, together with your colleagues, we will be able to arrange these important meetings at the highest level,” Lavrov said at a meeting with China’s top diplomat Wang Yi in Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe.—Lavrov.html

The US And Europe May Have Just Sent A Ton Of Their Russian Business To China

Jul. 30, 2014

  • “We see a significant risk of a more fundamental shift in Russian economic policy, away from the market and global institutions in response to more serious sanctions connected to the situation in Ukraine and toward a greater focus on developing domestic markets and links with non-Western economies, particularly China,” said Morgan Stanley analysts Jacob Nell and Alina Slyusarchuk.

Russia Counting on China to Assist with Humanitarian Aid in Ukraine – Foreign Ministry


  • MOSCOW, July 31 (RIA Novosti) – Russia is relying on China’s assistance in organizing a humanitarian mission in eastern Ukraine, Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov said during talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Russia’s Rosatom, China may develop floating nuclear power plants

MOSCOW Tue Jul 29, 2014

  • (Reuters) – Russia and the world’s top energy user China may jointly develop six floating nuclear power plants (NPPs), Russia’s nuclear export body said on Tuesday, a further joint energy project since the signing of a $400 billion gas supply deal.

Russia, China to lead new world towards mankind’s survival — Castro

July 22 2014

  • HAVANA, July 22./ITAR-TASS/. Russia and China are called upon to lead a new world where mankind will live on if imperialism does not start a war of annihilation until then, Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro said on Tuesday.

Russian Helicopters Completes Delivery of 52 Mi-171E Helicopters to China

Jul 15, 2014

  • Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, announces that Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has delivered four Mi-171E transport helicopters to China’s Poly Technologies, the final consignment of a contract for 48 helicopters signed by Rosoboronexport in 2012. In total under the original contract and a follow-on agreement the Chinese company has received 52 helicopters. “The successful completion of this large contract to supply Mi-171E helicopters is another step towards strengthening successful cooperation between Russia and China,” said Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant Managing Director Leonid Belykh. “Our helicopters have demonstrated their unique capabilities in action in China, and are deservedly in high demand in this fast-growing and high-potential market.”

4th China-Russia Tourism Festival opens


  • The 4th China-Russia Tourism Festival has opened in the border city of Suifenhe. Situated on the frontier with Russia in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, the city has long been a gateway between the two countries. To coincide with the event, an art festival has also been launched in neighboring Jilin province. Artists from China and Russia show off the best of their cultures in front of an audience of more than ten thousand. Locals and tourists can enjoy the performance every night during the eight-day event. They can also take part in the parade.

PLA will participate in Russian tank biathlon


  • China has accepted an invitation from Russia to participate in a tank biathlon held in the town of Alabino this August with its own tank according to General Ivan Buvaltsev, the chief of the Russian armed forces’ main department of combat training, cited by Russian radio station Echo of Moscow. Buvaltsev said a total of 13 nations will participate in the tank biathlon held between July 26 and Aug. 16, including Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Angola, Venezuela, India, Mongolia, Serbia, China, Kuwait and Russia. Since most of those nations are either former Soviet Republics or allies to the former Soviet Union, only China and Kuwait are expected to bring their tanks to the compeition.

Russia and China can hit $200bn trade turnover before 2020 target – Deputy PM

Published time: June 30, 2014

  • Fast-growing trade flowing between the two countries could speed up thanks to joint infrastructure and space tech projects, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said during a first China-Russia Expo in Harbin. “The aim of $200 billion annual turnover by 2020 has been set by our leaders,” said the Russian politician, referencing a number touted by Vladimir Putin earlier this year. “But if we follow the pace we have been going at, and join forces, primarily on large infrastructure projects, it is feasible to achieve this aim even earlier.” China is Russia’s second-biggest trading partner, after the EU, and total trade between the two was nearly $89 billion last year, and could hit $100 billion by the end of 2014.

China, Russia To Stage 1st Bi-lateral Expo

Posted by: : Paul EbelingPosted on: June 24, 2014

  • Extensive exchanges will be the focus when Chinese and Russian delegates meet at the 1st China-Russia Exposition later this month, according to the event’s organization committee.

Russian space agency preparing to locate GLONASS stations in China

24 June 2014

  • A memorandum on the deployment of three GLONASS ground stations in China and of three Beidou stations in Russia could be signed shortly.
  • Savelyev earlier said that three stations of China’s Beidou system could be set up in Russia and three GLONASS stations could be put in place in China.

Ruble-yuan conversion plan as Russia-China plan bridge to Crimea

June 19 2014

  • SHANGHAI, June 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Construction of a bridge linking Russia’s mainland and Crimea may channel payments to protect partners through Chinese yuan and Russian rouble currency conversions.
  • “Our partners from China are ready to make ruble payments on the Russian territory, take on long-term liabilities and work in a consortium with Russian companies, in particular once the bridge is commissioned,” Kelbakh said.

Russia’s Gazprom to Start Pipeline Construction in August for Chinese Gas Deliveries


  • MOSCOW, June 18 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s energy giant Gazprom plans to launch the construction of the Power of Siberia pipeline in August for gas deliveries to China, the company said in a statement Wednesday.

China Condems Attack on Russian Embassy in Kiev


  • MOSCOW, June 16 (RIA Novosti) – China condemned the Saturday attack on the Russian Embassy in Kiev, the country’s Foreign Minister Hua Chunying said in a statement Monday. “The Chinese side condemns the attack on the diplomatic mission in Russia. According to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and other international laws, the security of diplomatic structures and its staff must be diligently guaranteed,” Chunying stated.

Russia Struggles to Compete with China in Central Asia

Published by Joshua Noonan July 25, 2014

  • This is mostly demonstrated notably in the 30-year, $400 billion deal to deliver natural gas from Russia to China on 21 May 2014 (though this deal may not be as big as Russia claims). The Sino-Russian deal also eliminated LNG import-tax from Russian sources.
  • In addition to showing the options extant for Russia, these actions could be seen as a play for the Chinese market share while deepening Russian competition with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. The Kazakhstan-China Oil Pipeline was one of the first pipelines laid.

Russians increasingly positive toward China: poll


  • Conducted by the Public Opinion Foundation in May, the poll showed 78% of the Russians believes that China is a friendly country, which was 4% higher than in April and 18% higher than in 2009. The number of the Russians who have negative views on China dropped dramatically, from 25% in 2009 to only 7% this year, the foundation said on its website.
  • Half of the respondents believe relations with China and the West are equally important for Russia, while 27% said friendship with China is more important.

Russia, China to closer coordinate foreign policy steps within UN, BRICS, APEC

20 May, 2014

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin said, after negotiations with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, that the two countries had agreed to coordinate foreign policy steps more closely. “We have common priorities both on the global and regional scale,” the Russian leader said, adding that Russia and China see eye-to-eye on most issues, have lots of plans and are determined to put them into practice. “We have agreed to coordinate our foreign policy steps more closely, including within the UN, BRICS [Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa] and the APEC [Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation],” he said. When responding to Xi’s invitation to attend an APEC summit in China, Putin thanked the Chinese president and said that he would be “glad to accept it”.

Russia turns to China for Moscow expansion project


  • The overcrowded Russian capital of Moscow plans to adopt Beijing’s experience in expanding a city, with Russia and China signing a deal to build a new subway line, reports Guangzhou’s 21st Century Business Review magazine. At the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), which took place in Shanghai during late May, China and Russia signed over 30 agreements covering areas, such as auto manufacturing, banking and energy. The warmer ties between the two countries were also reflected in China’s participation in Moscow’s plan to double its size, the magazine said.

“De-Dollarization” and the China-Russia Bank Deal: The Beginning of the End of the Dollar?

Global Research, June 11, 2014

  • Discussions and rumours about “de-dollarization” have been circulating for some years now, but finally, the Eurasian anti-U.S. Dollar axis is rapidly taking shape, with recent events catalysed and certainly accelerated by U.S. foreign policy in Ukraine, which has merely succeeded in pushing Russia that much closer, and faster, to China. The heads of three Russian banks said recently that Russian companies will make bypassing the U.S. dollar in international transactions a top priority, in the latest sign that Russia is turning its back on the West and moving toward Asia. The head of Deutsche Bank in Russia, Pavel Teplukhin, said: “Over the last few weeks there has been a significant interest in the market from large Russian corporations to start using various products in [Chinese] renminbi and other Asian currencies and to set up accounts in Asian locations.” These developments follow Russia’s state VTB bank deal with Bank of China to pay each other in domestic currencies. Furthermore, Alexei Miller, the head of Russian state-owned Gazprom, which supplies Europe with 30 percent of its natural gas supply, announced that the oil company would shift “nine out of 10” payment contracts from dollars to euros, with the ultimate goal of transitioning those contracts to roubles of renminbi.

Russia may join forces with China to compete with US, European satnavs

Published time: June 06, 2014

  • Russia and China are eyeing a number of joint high-tech projects, ranging from creation of a new long-range passenger plane to joining forces on a satellite navigation system to compete with American GPS and European Galileo.

As Sanctions Pile Up, Russians’ Alarm Grows Over Putin’s Tactics


  • Kremlin officials seeking to break with the West believe that whatever financing they lose there, they can regain from China or India, Mr. Milov said, without realizing that neither banking system is geared to provide the billions in long-term credit that Russian companies routinely got from Western banks. Indeed, at a recent dinner party, a Kremlin confidant said that the future would be all about “Russian might and Chinese wealth.” Did the West not worry, he mused aloud, that China would be the big winner?

Russian companies ‘de-dollarize’ and switch to yuan, other Asian currencies

Published time: June 09, 2014

  • Russia will start settling more contracts in Asian currencies, especially the yuan, in order to lessen its dependence on the dollar market, and because of Western-led sanctions that could freeze funds at any moment.
  • “Given the amount of bilateral trade volume with China, of course, we are working on the expansion of settlement in rubles and yuan,” Kostin said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, adding this is a goal the bank has been moving towards since May.

Russia, China Should Boost Potential of Regional Organizations – Russian Security Council


  • BEIJING, June 6 (RIA Novosti) – Multiple challenges force Russia and China to develop not only bilateral cooperation formats and mechanisms of cooperation with Central Asian states, but also to boost the potential of regional organizations, especially the CSTO and SCO, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said. “There is a growing need to accelerate the implementation of the initiative of Russian President [Vladimir Putin] to establish a universal center to counter modern challenges and threats to security on the basis of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Regional Counterterrorist Structure. We are grateful to China for its support of our efforts in this direction,” Patrushev said on Friday after the 10th round of Russian-Chinese consultations on strategic security.

Russia, China Share View on All Issues of International Agenda – Russian Security Council


  • BEIJING, June 6 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and China share the same view on all issues of the international agenda, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said Friday. “For us, it is especially important that our countries’ positions on all issues of the international agenda coincide or are as close as they can be,” Patrushev said after a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
  • “The Russian-Chinese summit elevated our bilateral cooperation to an unprecedented level,” the secretary of the Security Council said.–.html

Russia, China agree to create working group for space cooperation projects

17 May 2014

  • Russia and China have agreed on three new mechanisms of cooperation, including a working group for space cooperation projects. The arrangement was finalized at Friday’s meeting between Russian Economic Development Minister Aleksei Ulyukayev and China’s Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng, Ulyukayev’s press-secretary Yelena Lashkina has said. “The issue on the agenda is creation of a joint high-level working group for strategic Russian-Chinese space cooperation projects. Russia suggested including in this list some projects tapping Russia’s transit potential, cooperation in navigation systems and joint projects in the aluminium industry,” Lashkina said.

Russian Reliance on Chinese Loans May Blunt the Impact of U.S. Sanctions


  • “There is a possibility the Chinese banks will try to increase the cost of financing to take advantage of the situation, but this is just speculation,” he said. “I think it will have no impact.”
  • Rosneft has repeatedly turned to Chinese lending during periods of tension with the West including taking a $6 billion loan from the Chinese in 2005 to buy Yukos assets. At the end of the first quarter this year, Rosneft reported $41 billion in commercial debt owed to mostly Western banks and $25 billion in funds received as prepayment for future oil deliveries, of which analysts estimate about $20 billion is Chinese financing.

Russia-China security cooperation mechanism proves high level of relations

June 06 2014

  • BEIJING, June 06. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian-Chinese cooperation mechanism on law enforcement and security, created on China’s initiative, proves once again “a high level of confidence in the Russian-Chinese relations”, Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev told journalists on Friday. “We assume that our cooperation in this format will make it possible to reveal in good time and to take away all stumbling blocks the Russian-Chinese partnership faces on its development path,” Patrushev said after a meeting of the cooperation mechanism in the Chinese capital.

China and Russia to establish joint rating agency

Published time: June 03, 2014

  • No more Fitch, Moody’s, or Standard & Poor’s for Russia and China, as they have agreed to establish a rating agency on joint projects, and later, international services, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Tuesday. “The establishment of an independent rating system is being discussed. Many countries would like to have more objectivity in the assessment of rating agencies,” Siluanov said.

Russia, China Could Agree Upon Altai Gas Pipeline


  • NOVOSIBIRSK, June 4 (RIA Novosti) – Just weeks after a historic $400-billion deal, Russia and China are now inching towards a second major gas project to build a pipeline to export natural gas from Russia’s western Siberia to north-western China, Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov said Wednesday. “Considering the pace of China’s economic growth and the agreed pricing formula I’d say it is very likely that we will soon conclude a contract to build a western [pipeline] before long that will run across the Siberian Federal District,” Ivanov said.

What Russia-China relations mean for the dollar

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

  • If there was one takeaway from Russia’s annual economic shindig in St Petersburg last week, it was that the country is continually looking to its neighbor China for trade and investment. While the United States can’t claim that it might be losing a friend with Russia’s pivot east, it might be a different story for the dollar, with the alliance having the potential to undercut the domination of the U.S. currency. “Taken alone, these actions do not mean the end of the dollar as the leading global reserve currency. But, taken in the context of many other actions around the world including Saudi Arabia’s frustration with U.S. foreign policy toward Iran, and China’s voracious appetite for gold, these actions are meaningful steps away from the dollar,” Jim Rickards, portfolio manager at West Shore Group and partner at Tangent Capital Partners, told CNBC via email.

Russia and China s cooperation in Nuclear Energy sees bright prospect

21 June 2014

  • Cooperation between Russia and China in the field of Nuclear Power Generation has got momentum in recent years. In the continuation of that Russia has offered China to share its experience in building nuclear plants in inland territories. “All Chinese nuclear plants presently are located in coastal areas and we know that China’s government has plans to begin the construction of nuclear plants in inland territories which badly need electricity,” said CEO of Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom Sergei Kiriyenko, during his speech at the recently concluded ATOMEXPO-2014 in Moscow.

American eagle, Russian bear and Chinese dragon: One will have to go


  • The visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to China is seen as a landmark event in terms of changing the vector of Russia’s development towards Asia. State Duma deputy Mikhail Emelyanov explained in an interview with Pravda.Ru why the United States tried to prevent Russia’s initiative to move closer to China and how the States “accidentally” accelerated this process. “Today, Russia and China actively discuss opportunities to build the new Silk Road, Vladimir Putin is expected to pay a visit to China, during a variety of vital questions will be discussed, including the issues of gas supplies to China. What do you think are the prospects of relations between Russia and China? Is there a danger of such an association for the U.S.?”

Russia and China to Cooperate on New Airliner, Helicopter


  • MOSCOW, May 19 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and China are set to boost their joint technological ties by cooperating on the joint design of a wide-body long-range airliner and the development of a variant of the Mi-26 helicopter for the Chinese military and civil agencies, the Kommersant newspaper reported Monday.

Putin says Russia and China need to secure their gold and currency reserves

May 24, 2014

  • Russia May 24 (Reuters) – Russia and China need to ensure their gold and currency reserves are secure, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin told foreign journalists at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. “For us (Russia and China) it is important to deposit those (gold and currency reserves) in a rational and secure way,” he said. “And we together need to think of how to do that keeping in mind the uneasy situation in the global economy.”

Russian, Chinese Energy Giants Discuss Cooperation


  • MOSCOW, May 14 (RIA Novosti) – The head of Russia’s largest oil company Rosneft met with a senior Chinese energy official on Wednesday to discuss joint cooperation projects with China’s state-owned giants Sinopec and the China National Petroleum Corporation, Rosneft said in a statement. “The sides said they were satisfied with the level of cooperation, marking a common intention to develop and expand partnership,” the Moscow-based company said in a statement after talks between Igor Sechin and Wu Xinxiong, the director of the Chinese National Energy Administration.

Moscow To Tap Chinese Funds to Boost Russian Economy

May 10, 2014

  • Russia proposes to tap Chinese money as European and American sanctions over Ukraine threaten to push the world’s largest energy producer into recession, according to two senior Russian government officials. Moscow is looking to boost growth and funds from the world’s second largest economy could find their way into a host of industries such as natural resources, housing and infrastructure construction, the unnamed officials told Bloomberg.

Russia increases oil supplies to China

May 07 2014

  • MOSCOW, May 07. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s oil company Rosneft has increased oil supplies to China in January-April 2014, compared with the same period last year, by 47.3% to 7.5 million tons, according to materials of the company’s central dispatching department.

Russia, China to invest $800 million in development of tourism, social projects

Economy May 20 2014

  • SHANGHAI, May 20 /ITAR-TASS/. Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) and the Vcanland company, a leading Chinese developer in the sphere of tourism, have signed a memorandum of understanding on the establishment of a joint investment fund that will deal with projects in the sphere of tourism and care of senior citizens. The fund’s targeted size will be 800 million U.S. dollars. The RCIF that invests the initial capital in the fund later plans to start negotiations on the attraction of other international investors as well, mainly from China, RCIF Co-Director Kirill Dmitriyev said.

Russia joins China in building canal to rival Panama’s


  • WASHINGTON – As Russia continues to take strategic initiatives that put the United States on the defensive, Russian President Vladimir Putin is teaming up with China to help construct a trans-oceanic canal in Nicaragua that gives Moscow an even greater foothold in Washington’s area of influence.
  • In drawing even closer to Nicaragua and Latin America generally, Russia has teamed up with China, which has been tapped to build the trans-oceanic canal through that country as an alternative to the Panama Canal. As currently planned, China would do the construction while Russia would provide security and take on other yet undefined roles in connection with the canal.

China-Russia joint naval drill ends successfully

  • Chinese and Russian vessels gather at designated sea area during the China-Russia joint naval drill on East China Sea, May 24, 2014. The three-day drill “Joint Sea-2014” ended successfully on Saturday. The Chinese and Russian navies staged exercises, including joint escort drill, joint aircraft identification exercise and air defense and maritime assault drills. (Xinhua/Zha Chunming)

Historic Deal Signed! Russia, China seal $400bn gas contract

Published on May 21, 2014

Video: Russia, China sign ‘gas deal of the century’

Published on May 21, 2014

49 deals cement partnership


  • Sino-Russian package covers energy, infrastructure and high-tech sectors A record-breaking 49 agreements were reached between Beijing and Moscow on Tuesday, covering political, trade and military areas in a move to further strengthen the Sino-Russian partnership.

Russian-Chinese Defense Contracts Key to Global Security – Putin


  • SHANGHAI, May 20 (RIA Novosti) – The cooperation between Russia and China on defense matters is a key factor providing for regional and global security, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. “As for contracts in military and technical cooperation and defense agencies, this cooperation is an important factor of stability and security in the region and the world,” Putin said.–Putin.html

Putin Says Russia and China Have Joint Plans, No Disagreements


  • SHANGHAI, May 20 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that there were absolutely no disagreements between China and Russia and stressed the two countries shared a great number of joint plans and a determination to implement them. “We have no disagreements. In contrast there are major plans, which we are fully determined to implement,” Putin said at a meeting with former President of the People’s Republic of China Jiang Zemin.

Russia & China: ‘No to sanctions rhetoric, regime change in other countries’

Published time: May 20, 2014

  • Moscow and Beijing have rejected the imposition of sanctions as political tools and condemned attempts at “encouraging and financing” regime changes in other countries in a joint statement released during President Putin’s official visit to China.
  • “We have common priorities on a global and on a regional scale,” Putin said. “We’ve agreed upon closer coordination of our foreign policy steps, including those in the UN, BRICS and APEC,” he added.

Russia, China Agree to Support Early Commencement of Russian Gas Supplies to China


  • SHANGHAI, May 20 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and China intend to enhance cooperation in the oil sector and to facilitate the early commencement of Russian natural gas supplies to China, according to a joint statement issued after talks between President Vladimir Putin and President Xi Jinping in Shanghai. According to the document, the countries have agreed to “strengthen comprehensive Sino-Russian energy partnership, promote further comprehensive cooperation in the oil sector, the early commencement of deliveries of Russian natural gas to China, the expansion of cooperation in the coal sector, including through the development of Russian deposits and the development of transport infrastructure, to actively work out projects of new power generating capacity objects in Russia to increase electricity export to China.”

Russia, China Plan to Expand Payments in National Currencies


  • SHANGHAI, May 20 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and China are planning to increase the volume of direct payments in mutual trade in their national currencies, according to a joint statement on a new stage of comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation signed during high-level talks in Shanghai on Tuesday. “The sides intend to take new steps to increase the level and expansion of spheres of Russian-Chinese practical cooperation, in particular to establish close cooperation in the financial sphere, including an increase in direct payments in the Russian and Chinese national currencies in trade, investments and loan services,” the statement said.

Russia, China to Jointly Celebrate 70th Anniversary of WWII Victory


  • SHANGHAI, May 20 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and China will hold joint celebrations next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in World War II and will withstand attempts to revise the war’s history, the leaders of both countries said in a joint statement Tuesday. “Russia and China will hold joint events to celebrate 70 years of victory over German fascism and Japanese militarism in the European and Asian theaters of World War II,” the statement said, adding that the two countries will also resist attempts to reframe history and challenge the post-war order.

Russia-China ties at highest level in history – Putin

Published time: May 18, 2014

  • Vladimir Putin: I am always happy to visit hospitable China. It is a pleasure to see how our neighbour is transforming right before our eyes. Shanghai is a vivid illustration of this. Establishing closer ties with the People’s Republic of China – our trusted friend – is Russia’s unconditional foreign policy priority. Now Russia-China cooperation is advancing to a new stage of comprehensive partnership and strategic interaction. It would not be wrong to say that it has reached the highest level in all its centuries-long history.

China-Russia Drill Focuses on Maritime Threat


  • Directors of both Chinese and Russian naval forces taking part in the joint drill said Sunday that the exercise was aimed at improving their capacity in coping with maritime security threat. Tian Zhong, deputy commander of the Chinese Navy and the Chinese director of the “Joint Sea-2014”, told reporters that the forces have rallied and will conduct all work according to the drill plan.
  • The drill will be conducted in the northern part of the East China Sea between May 20 and 26. A total of 14 surface ships, two submarines, nine fixed-wing warplanes, six shipboard helicopters and two operational detachment-alphas (ODAs) have rallied in Shanghai on Sunday.

Russian visitors happy using Rouble in China’s Suifenhe


  • It’s been almost six months since China started allowing the Russian Rouble to be used freely in the border city of Suifenhe in Heilongjiang Province. Our reporter Guan Yang visited the city to find out how Russian visitors are taking full advantage of the policy. As China’s pilot city for Sino-Russian trade, Suifenhe is perfectly located for business. Last year alone, more than 700,000 foreigners entered China through here. As then, even now, most of them are Russian visitors who simply want to spend the weekend, and spend their money.

China opposes sanctions against Russia

28 April 2014

  • “For the United States, Russia is an enemy and China is a potential enemy. But the confrontation course with both major powers is a strategic mistake,” said Alexei Pushkov, who chairs the foreign affairs committee in Russia’s lower house.
  • During Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s recent visit to Beijing, his Chinese counterpart Chang Wanquan said that efforts to contain China would never succeed.

Sino-Russian naval drill set for May 20-26

(Xinhua) 20:52, May 13, 2014

  • BEIJING, May 13 — China and Russia will hold a joint naval drill in the northern part of the East China Sea between May 20 and 26, a spokesman for the Chinese navy announced on Tuesday.

‘Ukrainian crisis puts China in a very advantageous position’

Published time: April 21, 2014

  • Andrew Leung: Both countries are at the cusp of a possible Eurasia century. I say this because the interests of both countries are beginning to converge. China is the second-largest economy, external oriented, wants a lot of energy and resources, and Russia has them in abundance. Of course China wants to expand its market worldwide and to establish trading relationships across the globe. A deep sea port, for example, in Crimea would be a very good pivot for China towards Central Europe, Eastern Europe, as well as the Mediterranean. And also because of geopolitical concentration, supplies of energy from Russia overland to China would be much safer than transporting China’s energy through the ports in Iran where events will be beyond China’s control, or through the Malacca strait controlled by the US Seventh fleet. So transportation of energy through Russia and Central Asia would be of strategic importance to China, and then, of course, Russia’s energy supplies would be placed in a very good position. And both countries share common interests in developing relationships with Central Asia.

FM: Russia-China relations turn in increasingly significant factor in world politics

“Good example of mutually beneficial partnership is unprecedentedly high level of Russian-Chinese relations which turn in an increasingly significant factor in world politics,” Sergei Lavrov says

April 24 2014

  • MOSCOW, April 24. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted “an unprecedentedly high level of Russian-Chinese relations which turn in an increasingly significant factor in world politics.” The minister has made a statement at an opening ceremony of the global university forum in the Russian capital on Thursday. “Joint work to step up international stability, create conditions for broad international co-operation, take joint actions to settle global regional problems is a basis of foreign political philosophy of our country,” the Russian foreign minister noted.

U.S. Plans to Align China against Russia, Lawmaker Charges

  • Moscow, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the Russian state Duma (lower house of Parliament), Alexei Pushkov, assured on Tuesday that the efforts being made by the United States to align China in its restriction policy against Russia are fruitless. It is not even a mistake, but simply stupidity, wrote Pushkov, who is also a political analyst, in his Twitter account when referring to Washington’s wish to have Beijing collaborate in its plans against Moscow.
  • A diplomatic source quoted here without being identified by the newspaper Kommersant pointed out that the United States tried to pressure the Chinese leaders and urged them to join the sanctions against Russia due to the Kremlin’s stance on the coup d’état in Ukraine and the reunification of Crimea. China described that pressure as indignant and has refused to restrict its ties with the Russian Federation, the source added.

Russian bear and Chinese dragon shake paws


  • The Russian-Chinese cooperation has been gaining momentum in light of Western sanctions against Russia. China supported Russia, when Western countries launched an anti-Russian campaign. Now, the U.S. may come across a powerful competitor in the face of a union between such large countries as China and Russia.
  • The gas contract is to be signed in May, when Russian President Vladimir Putin comes to visit Beijing. Experts do not rule out a possibility that Gazprom would agree to grant gas production access for Chinese companies, at least symbolically. Actually, the Chinese are much more interested in this aspect than in the price issue. For the time being, though, economists can only speculate on the outcome of the negotiations between Russia and China.

Confronting Both Russia and China ‘Strategic Mistake’ for US – Russian Lawmaker


  • MOSCOW, April 21 (RIA Novosti) – The United States runs the risk of making a huge foreign policy blunder by simultaneously antagonizing two major world powers, Russia and China, a senior Russian lawmaker wrote on Twitter Monday. “For the United States, Russia is an enemy and China is a potential enemy. But the confrontation course with both major powers is a strategic mistake,” Alexei Pushkov, who chairs the foreign affairs committee in Russia’s lower house, wrote.

Exclusive: Russia, China block Central African Republic blacklist at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS Wed Apr 23, 2014

  • (Reuters) – Russia and China have blocked a proposal by the United States and France to impose U.N. sanctions on Central African Republic’s former President Francois Bozize and two other people linked to the conflict there, diplomats told Reuters on Wednesday. “The Russians and Chinese have a placed a hold on the proposed designations,” a diplomat on the 15-member Security Council told Reuters on condition of anonymity. “We don’t know whether it’s dead or if their concerns can be dealt with.”

New Silk Road: China, Russia strengthen trade ties amid Western sanctions

Published on Apr 21, 2014

Relations of trust and cooperation with China at unprecedented level — Putin

Russia April 17 2014

  • The president noted that relations between Russia and China would be a major factor of international policy
  • “As for our relations with China’s People’s Republic, they develop successfully and are at an unprecedentedly high level – both at the level of trust and the level of cooperation. I mean also the political sphere, our common approaches to estimations of international situations and to security in the world,” he said during a Q&A session on Thursday.

Russia and China ignore UN Security Council’s meeting on North Korea


  • Russia and China did not attend the informal meeting of the UN Security Council on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), representatives of the UN Security Council Commission on Human Rights in North Korea said.

Russian-Chinese meeting in Vladivostok to discuss peaceful atom co-operation

April 18 2014

  • VLADIVOSTOK, April 18./ITAR-TASS/. The co-chairs of the Russian-Chinese commission for the preparation of regular meetings of the heads of state will gather in Vladivostok to discuss matters of co-operation in civil aircraft building, in the spheres of peaceful atom, agriculture, transport infrastructure and so on, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday.

Russia, China eye cooperation of GLONASS and BeiDou navigation systems

April 18 2014

  • VLADIVOSTOK, April 18. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia and China see prospects of cooperation related with satellite navigation systems GLONASS and BeiDou in regional support and development of chipsets, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters on Friday. Dmitry Rogozin was taking part in a meeting of co-chairs of Russian-Chinese committee for preparation of regular meetings between the countries’ prime ministers, which took place in Vladivostok on Friday.

Russia and China forge closer ties, as EU explores sanctions

By Andrew Rettman 17.04.14

  • BRUSSELS – Russia is rolling out two major projects – a gas pipeline and a Crimea deep water port – with China, as EU countries and the US weigh options on economic sanctions. Russia’s ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, told EUobserver on Wednesday (16 April) that work on the “Power of Siberia” pipeline and the Chinese construction of a 25-metre-deep port in Crimea are proceeding as normal despite the Ukraine crisis.

Putin Turn to China Heralds New Look at Yuan Debt: Russia Credit

By Ksenia Galouchko and Elena Mazneva Apr 14, 2014

  • President Vladimir Putin’s turn to China amid the worst standoff with the U.S. since the Cold War is prompting companies to take a fresh look at yuan bonds.
  • The crisis in Ukraine increases the chances Putin will sign a 30-year deal to supply pipeline gas to China next month after more than a decade of false starts, while investor relations staff are under orders to find more shareholders and lenders in Asia and other emerging markets, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

СrossTalk: What West loses by alienating Russia?

Published on Apr 9, 2014

Russia, China aiming for dollar’s demise: Jim Rickards

By Lauren Lyster April 10, 2014

  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s interview this week about lobbying Chinese leaders to reverse course on devaluing Chinese currency serves as a reminder that currency squabbles between countries continue. Lew, for his part, wants China to keep moving further towards the direction of a market-based exchange rate. “If they want the renminbi to be a world currency some day, if they want it to be a reserve currency some day, they need to demonstrate that,” Lew told CNBC Wednesday. “From our perspective, it is something that is very important in preserving a level playing field for trade in the world.”

China optimistic about Iran talks, praises Russian role

VIENNA Wed Apr 9, 2014

  • (Reuters) – China praised Russia’s role in nuclear talks with Iran on Wednesday and said it was optimistic that a comprehensive settlement between Tehran and six world powers in their nuclear dispute can be reached by the July 20 deadline. In rare comments to the press, a senior Chinese official at the talks held in Vienna said the powers – the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany – and Iran “demonstrated a sense of urgency” ahead of the expiration of their interim accord.

Russia says long-sought China gas supply deal is close

By Katya Golubkova and Vladimir Soldatkin Wed Apr 9, 2014

  • Gazprom said separately that there had been progress at the talks on the price China would pay for the Russian gas and that it expected the contract to come into force by the end of 2014.
  • The crisis in relations with Kiev has made bypassing Ukraine by using different pipelines, or reorienting trade to the East, priorities for Putin, and Russia has been working hard to develop relations with Asia. Russia’s desire to find new markets has also strengthened Beijing’s negotiating position on the price at talks involving China National Petroleum Corp.

Russia-China energy cooperation committee meets in Beijing

9 April 2014

  • Talks on fulfillment of agreements reached by the leaders of Russia and China after their summit in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi last February and preparations of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s forthcoming visit to China are high on agenda of a meeting between the co-chairs of the Russian-Chinese committee on energy cooperation that opened in the Chinese capital on Wednesday.

Russia, China leading efforts to bypass U.S. as IMF reforms stall on Capitol Hill

By Patrice Hill The Washington Times Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Russia, China and other major developing countries — angry about the stalemate on Capitol Hill that has blocked approval of a reform plan that would give them a bigger voting share at the International Monetary Fund — are pushing to go ahead with the reforms without waiting for the United States.

Cross-border organization to boost China-Russia tourism | 2014-04-03

  • HARBIN, April 3 (Xinhua) — An organization aimed at ramping up cross-border tourism between China and Russia has been established in the northeastern Heilongjiang Province, local authorities announced on Thursday. The international organization, set up in Heilongjiang’s capital city of Harbin on Wednesday, boasts four members — Russia’s Amur region and three tourist cities in Heilongjiang, according to the Harbin City Tourism Bureau (HCTB).

China understands Russia’s legitimate interests in Ukraine – Lavrov

29 March 2014

  • China is a very close partner or Russia and contacts with it show that it understands Russia’s legitimate interests and that both countries have identical views on the causes of the current crisis in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Sergei Brilev’s Vesti v Subbotu (News on Saturday) television programme on March 29. “The Chinese are our very close partners. This is stated in our joint documents. We have relations of strategic and multifaceted cooperation. They are stated this way. All of China’s practical steps confirm its commitment to the principles the two countries have agreed to,” the minister said.
  • “The People’s Republic of China said from the very beginning that it was considering this situation in the entirety of historical and political factors. China strongly rejected attempts to solve this problem by non-political methods or to use sanctions for pressure. Our contacts with our Chinese partners show not only that they understand the legitimate interests of the Russian Federation in this situation but also that we have the identical understanding of the initial causes of the current deep crisis in Ukraine. That’s beyond doubt,” Lavrov said.

China, Russia vow to deepen youth interaction | 2014-03-29

  • ST. PETERSBURG, March 28 (Xinhua) — Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and her Russian counterpart Olga Golodets on Friday pledged to deepen youth interaction between the two countries. Co-hosting an organizing committee of the China-Russia Youth Year with Golodets, Liu said the Youth Year is set to cement the bilateral traditional friendship and advance the comprehensive strategic partnership to a higher level. The China-Russia Youth Year comes in 2014 as the two countries will celebrate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties.

Russia-China ties to grow closer as West imposes sanctions

Staff Reporter 2014-03-26

  • The United States and European Union continue to impose sanctions on Russia following Moscow’s intervention in the Ukraine crisis, but the sanctions will only help strengthen the economic and military cooperation between Moscow and Beijing, reports China’s state-run Global Times. China’s iron and steel, aerospace and energy industries are all set to see a boost as the US and EU attempts to isolate Moscow due to the Crimea issue, the paper said.

The struggle for Central Asia: Russia vs China

As Russia’s economy stagnates, rising China is challenging its influence over Central Asia.

Last updated: 12 Mar 2014

  • The Kremlin’s economic offensive is aimed at reining in increasingly independent Central Asian leaders. Russia’s influence has been growing in Central Asia’s poorest countries, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, while diminishing among its richest (Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan). Its geopolitical project in Central Asia is facing increasing difficulties, as contenders from the East (China) and the South (Turkey) have emerged to challenge its power in the region.
  • Putin’s regional integration project will likely not prevent, but rather pave the way for Chinese comprehensive economic expansion. While Russia needs Central Asian states in the Customs Union for the purpose of maintaining its geopolitical presence, China pursues its economic benefits. Russia relies on its military might and traditional soft power in the region, whereas China applies its financial clout.

Russia, China to conduct naval exercises in May-June

24 February 2014

  • The Russian-Chinese exercises “Naval Interaction-2014” will be held at the East China Sea at the end of May and the beginning of June, spokesperson for the Eastern Military District (EMD) Alexander Gordeyev said on Monday.
  • “Surface warships, auxiliary vessels, logistic ships and ship borne helicopters are planning to be involved in the exercises,” the spokesman said, adding that the final conference would take place in April.

Russia, China snub U.N. talks on draft Syria aid access resolution

UNITED NATIONS Mon Feb 10, 2014

  • (Reuters) – Russia and China on Monday rebuffed the United States, France and Britain and other states by failing to attend negotiations on a draft U.N. Security Council resolution to boost aid access in Syria, diplomats said.

China boosting cooperation with Russia in key technology of bombers, transport trainers

(People’s Daily Online) 13:40, February 25, 2014

  • The aviation industry of Jiangxi Province developed very swiftly in 2013. AVIC Jiangxi Hongdu Aviation Industry Group is actively boosting its cooperation with Russia in the key technology of bombers and transport trainers, according to information from the website of the Commission of Science, Technology, and Industry for National Defense.

China and Russia to build world’s biggest thermal power plant

Published time: February 12, 2014

  • China and Russia are to build the world’s biggest thermal power plant with an 8 gigawatt capacity. The Erkovetskaya TPP project in Russia’s Amur region could cost up to $24 billion, and will export energy to China where domestic demand is high.
  • The plant will supply 30-50 kilowatts per year, which is about 5 percent of the Russian Federation’s total current production, General director of Eastern Energy Company, Mikhail Shashmurin told Vedomosti.

Russian-Chinese Naval Training Exercise Begins in Mediterranean


  • MOSCOW, January 25 (RIA Novosti) – A Russian-Chinese naval training exercise in the Mediterranean Sea began on Saturday involving the Russian nuclear-powered cruiser Pyotr Veliky and China’s Yancheng frigate, Russia’s Defense Ministry announced.

Chinese president gives Putin Sochi boost

BEIJING Mon Jan 20, 2014

  • (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi, China said on Monday, in a show of support for President Vladimir Putin, who has staked his political prestige on the success of the Games.
  • “Mutual support is an important feature of China and Russia’s strategic cooperation,” Hong said, adding that Putin had attended the Beijing Olympics in 2008. “This shows the close friendship between the two leaders. We hope that Russia can successfully hold this Winter Olympics,” he added.

China and Russia may hold joint naval drill in the Mediterranean

Published time: January 19, 2014

  • Russia and China have agreed to conduct a joint naval drill in the Mediterranean Sea, a Russian media report cites the Defense Ministry. The countries’ fleets are currently involved in an intl operation to escort the Syrian chemical weapons stockpile.
  • “On board the Chinese patrol ship, Russian sailors discussed with their foreign counterparts the possibility of joint tactical exercises in the Mediterranean Sea. Under the agreement, such exercises can be carried out in the near future in an effort to improve the level of operational compatibility between Russian and Chinese warships during joint operations in the eastern Mediterranean,” the statement from the Ministry of Defense said.

New floating bridge links China, Russia | 2014-01-15

  • HARBIN, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) — A floating bridge has been built to link northeast China’s Luobei Port and Russia’s Amurzet, authorities in Heilongjiang Province announced on Wednesday. The 1,080-meter bridge, the longest between the two countries, opened to traffic on Monday, taking vehicles across the Heilongjiang River along the Sino-Russian border, said Sun Lianchang, head of Luobei County.

Russian/Chinese prevention of Syrian invasion: historic event – Rick Rozoff

13 January 2014

  • On the surface it appears that US/NATO lost in Afghanistan. But did they? According to US/NATO’s own assessments and statements Afghanistan has proven to be the testing ground for developing interoperability between NATO members and over 50 nations which provided military forces for the ongoing war in Afghanistan and the consolidation of an international military strike force. Heroin production has also increased 40 fold and has devastated the peoples of many countries while providing black monies for secret operations. There are reports that there is a possible drug route from Afghanistan, through the air base in Manas in Kirgizstan and into the Balkans, probably Kosovo, which is used to get Afghan opium and heroin to market with Hashim Thaçi directly implicated. According to Voice of Russia regular contributor Rick Rozoff, the lack of oversight of US military installations, such as Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo, makes it possible, if the US wants, to place even tactical nuclear weapons closer to the Russian or Iranian border. In part 2 of a 2013 year end summary Mr. Rozoff discusses those issues and more and cites Russian and Chinese moves to prevent an invasion of Syria as a major historical turning point.

Russia, China to Ensure Security of Syrian Chemical Stockpile


  • MOSCOW, December 25 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and China are in charge of providing security for the Syrian government’s chemical arsenal as it is being taken out of the country, a senior Russian diplomat said on Wednesday.
  • The operation to destroy the Syrian government’s arsenal of more than 1,000 metric tons of weapons-grade chemicals is due to take place in two stages. The most dangerous weapons have to be removed from Syria by the end of December and destroyed at sea by April, whereas the rest is slated for destruction by mid-2014.

Can a China-Russia Axis Bankrupt the US?

Russia and China have studied the end of the Cold War and how the US ultimately defeated the USSR by bankrupting it.

By J. Michael Cole December 20, 2013

  • Now by working together, China and Russia could make sure that the U.S. rebalance to Asia, if it ever materializes, remains a diluted, and therefore ineffective, affair. They could do so by enlarging the spatial scope of U.S. security responsibilities and further stretching its military’s diminished resources. A few years ago, Bobo Lo, an associate fellow at Chatham House, proposed the term “axis of convenience” to describe the relationship between China and Russia. Five years after the publication of his book of the same title, the relationship has never been more convenient. For the time being at least, Beijing and Moscow appear to have set their own territorial disputes aside, and by cooperating at the strategic level they are hoping to force the U.S. out of Asia altogether.
  • A substantial amount of attention has been paid to China’s Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) strategy, with the DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) serving as one of its principal components, and to which we can now perhaps add the ADIZ. Less, however, has been said of Russia’s ongoing efforts to keep the U.S. out of its backyard. It is interesting to note that two weeks after China’s ADIZ announcement, Russian President Vladimir Putin, meeting top military officers, stated that Russia would bolster its presence in the potentially resource-rich Arctic. Earlier that month and a little more than a week after China sprung its ADIZ surprise, the Russian navy announced that the Arctic would be its priority in 2014. As The Diplomat reported earlier this month, Russia is currently deploying aerospace defense and electronic warfare units to the area, and is now building a comprehensive early-warning missile radar system near Vorkuta in the extreme north, among other developments.

China, Russia to celebrate together the 70th anniversary of WWII’s end in 2015

Oct 10, 2013

  • In what may be seen as a show of force against their common “enemy”, China and Russia said they will be jointly celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in 2015. Both countries are involved in territorial disputes with Japan and see that history is on their side when it comes to settling those issues.

What makes Chinese marry Russians?

May 25, 2013

  • According to an opinion which is gaining popularity in the Chinese media and social networks, there is a surplus of women in Russia and a surplus of men in China. Therefore, the reasoning goes, mixed Russo-Chinese marriages are the way to go.
  • “I have always had very high standards on men,” says Maria, a Russian woman married to a Chinese. “Most of these standards have to do with the man’s personal qualities, not his financial or social status, which are also very important factors but not at all decisive.”
  • It would appear that the secret to happy Russo-Chinese marriages lies not with the alleged low financial expectations of the Russian brides, nor with a lack of men in Russia. It is about profound mutual understanding between Chinese males and Russian females. There are not that many mixed Russo-Chinese couples in China so far but the situation may change in the future.

Sino-Russian Cooperation Stabilizes Global Affairs – Russia


  • MOSCOW, October 30 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and China reaffirmed their intention to work together in dealing with global challenges during a meeting Wednesday between Russia’s Defense Minister and a top Chinese military commissioner. “The consolidated position of our governments has a stabilizing influence on the international situation,” Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at the start of talks with Xu Qiliang, deputy chairman of China’s Central Military Commission. “The high level of mutual trust is reinforced by the concrete, practical results of [our] work in this area.” Shoigu said the officials would discuss the military and political situation in global hot spots and the rest of the world, as well as the prospects for future Sino-Russian military cooperation.–Russia-.html

China, Russia chant friendship, pledge closer cooperation | 2013-10-22

  • In the face of the floods, Li and Medvedev spoke twice on the telephone in August, and the Russian side used its two upstream reservoirs to reduce flooding.
  • The two agreed to boost bilateral trade and encourage enterprises from both sides to invest in each other. They will also expand the use of local currencies and facilitate trade and investment. There will be cooperation on aeronautics, astronautics, nuclear energy, high technology, agriculture and infrastructure construction.
  • Li and Medvedev pledged to carry out a batch of large-scale projects involving crude oil, gas, and construction of refineries.

China, Russia Clinch Terms of Multi-Billion Dollar Gas Deal


  • ST. PETERSBURG, September 5 (RIA Novosti) – Russian and Chinese state corporations signed a string of economic agreements including another document paving the way for the long-awaited multi-billion dollar gas deal, after President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping met Thursday at the G20 summit in the city of St. Petersburg. Russian gas giant Gazprom and the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) signed the basic conditions for the long-term deal to supply at least 38 billion cubic meters of Russian gas a year to China.

Russia, China Have Strong Military Ties – Putin


  • SOCHI, August 16 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and China have strong military ties, as exemplified by a recent series of joint exercises in the Ural Mountains, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday. “We have been successfully collaborating in the military and technical sphere,” Putin said at a meeting with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi. “Exercises between our armed units testify to that.”–Putin.html

Chinese soldiers leave for anti-terror drills in Russia


  • SHENYANG, July 27 (Xinhua) — China on Saturday began to send military personnel and armaments to Russia, where they will join 20-day joint anti-terrorism drills held by both parties. The transfer of Chinese troops for the exercise will be completed by Aug. 2, according to Zhang Yan, deputy commander of the 646 Chinese military personnel participating in the drills.

Russia and China Prepare for Global War

July 26, 2013

  • Stop Nato’s Rick Rozoff told Progressive Radio News Hour listeners it’s a “global missile.” It’s aimed at humanity’s heart. It threatens potential armageddon. Stopping its rogue agenda matters most. It threatens world peace. It’s expanding to Russian and Chinese borders. Encroaching US bases surround them. Moscow and Beijing are mindful. They’re allied defensively. They’re preparing for scenarios they hope to avoid. They’re readying for possible global war.

China to join Russia for largest naval drills with foreign partner

2 July 2013

  • China will join Russia later this week for its largest-ever naval drills with a foreign partner, underlining deepening ties between the former cold war rivals along with Beijing’s desire for closer links with regional militaries. China has long been a key customer for Russian military hardware, but only in the last decade have their militaries begun taking part in joint exercises.

Chinese, Russian special forces conclude joint training

June 20, 2013

  • BEIJING, June 20 (Xinhua) — Chinese and Russian special forces concluded a 10-day joint training exercise in Beijing on Thursday. During the “Cooperation 2013” exercise, special forces from both countries had training in shooting, forced entry, hostage rescue and terrorist camp raids. Forty-six personnel from a special force of the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force (PAPF), and 29 from a special task force unit of Russia’s domestic security force, took part in the exercise, according to the PAPF.

Russia, China Plan to Boost Cooperation on Missile Defense


  • BEIJING, January 9 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and China are planning to intensify their cooperation on missile defense in response to America’s growing missile defense potential around the globe, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said on Wednesday. “We are concerned about US plans to build a global missile defense system, including in the Asia-Pacific region,” Patrushev said during the 8th round of Russian-Chinese consultations on strategic security in Beijing.

New era of friendship of China, Russia


  • When he invited 300 Russian students to visit China during a speech at Moscow State University in April, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang probably expected his invitation would herald a new era for cultural exchanges between young people from the two countries. He was absolutely right. On Friday, Viktor Antonovich Sadovnichiy, rector of Moscow State University, extended an invitation to Chinese youth during his visit to China with 300 university students to reciprocate and show Russia’s kindness to China.

Clinton: Russia and China will ‘pay price’ for supporting Assad

6 Jul, 2012

  • Russia rejects in the strongest possible terms allegations that it supports President Assad in the Syrian conflict. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Moscow and Beijing must ‘pay a price’ for backing Assad. “I do not believe that Russia and China are paying any price at all – nothing at all – for standing up on behalf of the Assad regime. The only way that will change is if every nation represented here directly and urgently makes it clear that Russia and China will pay a price,” Clinton warned.­

China Beats Russia on Space Launches

Jul 09, 2012

  • For the first time in the history of space exploration, China beat Russia on the number of space launches in a given period of time, a rocket engine manufacturer said on Wednesday. China conducted 10 of the world’s total 35 launches in the first six months of 2012, Russia’s NPO Energomash said on its website. Russia was second with nine launches, followed by the United States with eight launches, the report said.

Russia warns against military intervention in Syria

Aug 26, 2013

  • Russia warned Western powers on Monday against any military intervention in Syria, saying the use of force without a U.N. mandate would violate international law.
  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said Russia and China would probably veto a Security Council vote to allow strikes against Syria. British Foreign Secretary William Hague, however, said it would still be possible to respond to a chemical weapon attack without the Security Council’s backing.

Russian ships arrive in China for joint naval exercise

  • BEIJING: A Russian naval task force today arrived at a naval base in eastern China for a joint exercise with the Chinese navy next week, state-run media said. The task force, four warships from Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet and three supply ships, left their home port in Vladivostok on April 15 to join in the war game slated for April 22-27 in the Yellow Sea, Xinhua news agency reported.

Russia and China Global military machine Rising

Published on May 29, 2012

China, Russia plan naval war games in Yellow Sea


  • China said it will join Russia in naval war games starting next month in the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea. The official Xinhua News Agency quoted Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun as saying yesterday that the exercise will begin in late April and run into May. The specific locations were not disclosed. Yang said the joint exercise is aimed at improving cooperation and ensuring stability in the Asia-Pacific region. China and Russia have conducted several joint military exercises since 2005 within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The group also includes the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and aims to promote regional cooperation and check U.S. influence.

Russia, China join UN demand for Syria peace

22 Mar 2012

  • The UN statement gives effect to a peace plan drawn up by the special envoy, Kofi Annan, who has spent weeks in negotiations with the Syrian regime and various opposition groups. It was passed with the backing of both Russia and China, key Syria allies which have previously blocked UN measures against the country. The plan calls on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to end the violence against his people.

Chinese Bridge links China with Russian students’ dreams


  • MOSCOW, May 6 (Xinhua) — Julia Shupta is standing on the stage, reciting a love poem in Chinese with soft music, “See me, Or see me not, I am here, Without joy or tear …” The Russian girl said she wants to be a Chinese language teacher after receiving graduate degree. Julia was selected as the “top three” in the 10th Chinese Bridge competition, a Chinese language speaking contest, in Moscow on Friday, and got a chance to “battle” in China with other selected Chinese-learners from various universities in dozens of countries in August. “I’m so glad I could go back to China,” Julia, who has studied in China for one and half year, told Xinhua with smiles. “I missed so much my teachers and friends in China.” The girl said she could not forget her impressive experiences in the Asian country.

Experts look to future of China, Russia ties


  • BEIJING – Ten years after China and Russia signed the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation, diplomats and scholars from both countries gathered on Monday in Beijing to seek ways to further promote bilateral cooperation in the next decade.

Russia, China to sign pact on technological modernisation

October 11, 2011

  • Russia and China are set to sign a sweeping cooperation pact on technological modernisation that would suggest a shift in the Kremlin’s foreign policy from the West to the East and have far-reaching implications for India’s relations with Russia. The Russian-Chinese Intergovernmental Memorandum on Cooperation in Modernisation of the Economy will be signed during a two-day working visit by Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who arrives in Beijing on Tuesday.