» 06/18/2009, 00.00
CHINA – RUSSIA
Beijing and Moscow urge Pyongyang to go back to the negotiating table
Both countries express “serious concern” over escalating tensions in Korea. The economy, currency, trade and bilateral cooperation were discussed during President Hu’s visit. The two powers want to take on greater responsibilities to offset US dominance.
12/10/2009 RUSSIA – CHINA
Russia and China to develop Siberia’s rich mineral fields
Russian PM Putin arrives in Beijing for two days of meetings with Chinese leaders. Agreements on energy and trade are expected, but talks will also touch international politics, Iran, North Korea and the global financial crisis.
23/05/2008 RUSSIA – CHINA
Medvedev goes to Beijing on his first trip abroad
In the Chinese capital he will meet President Hu and other Chinese leaders in order to strengthen the growing economic and political cooperation between the two countries. Both powers share common interests and a similar view about democracy and rights, but are also rivals in Central Asia. Yesterday the Russian leader was in Kazakhstan.
26/03/2007 RUSSIA – CHINA
Hu in Moscow to strengthen political and economic ties
The three-day state visit coincides with the start of the Year of China in Russia. For Beijing Russian oil and gas are important, but so are trade and military cooperation. Moscow, too, has its eyes turned eastward. Both countries want to reduce US role.
15/06/2006 IRAN CHINA RUSSIA
Ahmadinejad in Shanghai to talk nuclear with Hu Jintao and Putin
Two bilateral meetings are scheduled during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. Scores of political activists have been arrested as a preventive measure against protest.
26/02/2007 RUSSIA – CHINA
Moscow-Beijing axis emerging around weapons and oil, keeping US out
In Russia 2007 will be the Year of China. Beijing buys 90 per cent of its military hardware from Russia and insists on building an oil pipeline between the two countries. The two parties are working together to carve out their spheres of influence in Central Asia.
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