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CHINA - RUSSIA
Vladimir Putin in Beijing with Eurasian trade in mind
In his first state visit since his re-election as president, Putin will sign 17 major business and trade deals to boost bilateral trade to US$ 100 billion by 2015. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation can also enhance trade and security and build an influential Eurasian region that could shape reforms of the international monetary and financial system.
29/03/2007 CHINA – RUSSIA
Russia and China to explore Mars together
The two countries seal agreement to send a spacecraft to Mars and its moon, Phobos. Contracts worth US$ 4 billion are signed, but there is no progress on the Siberian oil pipeline. Despite sometimes diverging interests both Moscow and Beijing pursue closer ties, partly to counter US influence.
16/06/2006 IRAN CHINA RUSSIA
Ahmadinejad in Shanghai open to dialogue but still rails at US
Iranian President seems willing to accept international proposal on Iran's nuclear programme, but is pushing for anti-Us, anti-Western block. China and Russia remain cautious.
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.
18/06/2009 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.
06/06/2012 CHINA - RUSSIA
Moscow-Beijing axis to reduce US influence in Asia
Russia and China sign 12 deals, set up a US$ 4 billion joint investment fund. Putin is set to meet with Ahmadinejad. Russia and China back Annan plan in Syria. Beijing boosts ties with Tajikistan in gas and oil exploration, road construction and mining (gold and copper).
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