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  1. Beijing hopes Putin visit will sort out gas deal

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wang Qishan is set to meet with his Russian counterpart in Beijing. China and Russia signed a memorandum of understanding in 2006, when they agreed to construct two pipelines that would transport 68 billion cubic metres of gas annually from Russia to China over 30 years. Under the supply plan, nearly half of the gas would be delivered from western Siberia to northwestern China, ...

  2. Top leaders step up focus on Europe

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... political decisions. The visit to Russia by premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang suggests an increasingly close diplomatic alliance between Beijing and Moscow in an effort to check US dominance ... will span the continent and come at time when the country is still feeling the aftershocks of a political crisis following the ousting of Politburo colleague and Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai. ...

  3. Careful handling of energy ties urged

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... problem in Sino-Russian ties was a lack of political trust. 'Quite a number of people in Russia still have misunderstandings of China's rising economic power and expanding influence, ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing and Moscow should try to reduce the impact of political factors on economic and energy co-operation, which has been further boosted with Russian President ...

  4. Land border law may be drafted

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Russia. The mainland's border extends over 22,000km and touches 14 countries. Beijing was criticised for surrendering more than it should have when it resolved a border dispute with Russia in the late 1990s. During the NPC and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference meetings in March 2002, 96 delegates submitted a joint proposal for a land border law. Without it, ...

  5. Little Russia

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer, Beijing Ever since the Year of Russia in China began, on March 21, hardly a week has gone by in Beijing without some sort of event celebrating China's links to its ... demonstrations of Russian folk dancing and ballet, as well as a succession of high-level economic and political summits. In certain parts of Beijing, though, it feels as if you're in Moscow ...

  6. Experts say drills stir up disputes

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and others from the armed forces of Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam and India. Nine states, including Russia, New Zealand and the Netherlands, have been invited to send observers. 'We know the Asian countries are trying to win political and military support from the US to balance the powerful rising China, so Beijing should tell them ...

  7. Tarred with the same brush by the west

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo China celebrates its resurgence and new-found prosperity with the Olympics; Russia makes a similar statement by invading Georgia. Interestingly, both events have generated howls of protest and condemnation from the west. Boy, if only westerners had mustered the same zeal and energy in confronting Russia as they did for the Beijing Olympics, they might have given Moscow ...

  8. Ukraine boycott is simple hypocrisy

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... years ago at the Beijing 2008 Olympics?'. What makes Tymoshenko so different from and more deserving of diplomatic intervention than the Tibetans, Uygurs and scores of Chinese political ... are hypocritical by nature, but the UK's Euros stance takes the half-time orange slice. Crucially, does boycotting a sport event achieve anything other than to make a lame political statement? When ...

  9. Will veto put Beijing on wrong side of history?

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... al-Assad. But not far behind on the international hate-and-blame list are Russia and China. They blocked UN Security Council action against Damascus by refusing to vote for resolutions that called for major changes. But about the use of the so-called veto, two things must be said. The first is that Russia and China come at the issue from different perspectives. Moscow works from strictly ...

  10. Beijing lists unity and security as core interests

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... security expert from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, disagreed. He said China already had disputes with India and Russia over its land borders, and China should not include the islands in its definition of 'sovereignty' to avoid further disputes. Fu said 'national security' covered several areas, including the political system, defence, domestic security and even ...




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