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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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002400/beijing-hopes-putin-visit-will-sort-out-gas-deal
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/561823/little-russia
  3. Mainland's second board is too important to fail

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... to ignore it, you will be very wrong. There are all kinds of political and economic reasons why Beijing will make it work. When I say political reasons, I am not talking about a loss of face should ... their contribution is relatively limited, the SOEs muster overwhelming political clout, consume a lion's share of the country's resources and enjoy a relatively protected market at the expense ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693672/mainlands-second-board-too-important-fail
  4. Sino-Russian drill seen as tactical move

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and hospital ships, as well as two submarines, the Ministry of National Defence said. Four warships from Russia's Pacific Fleet left Vladivostok for the drill on Sunday, along with vessels, ... threatens to escalate after Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara said talks were under way for the city to buy some of the disputed islets from private owners. China and Russia signed a memorandum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998596/sino-russian-drill-seen-tactical-move
  5. China incensed by Russia's move to charge fishermen

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com A rare diplomatic dispute between China and Russia, in which dozens of Chinese fishermen were arrested in Russian waters, has deteriorated ... 'necessary bilateral mechanisms'. The two trawlers from Weihai, Shandong province, were seized last Sunday and Monday for fishing illegally in an exclusive economic zone in Russia's far ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007458/china-incensed-russias-move-charge-fishermen
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651306/tarred-same-brush-west
  7. Working out new steps in dance with Russia

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... have always come with solid security guarantees, this matters. Unless it bulks up, Brussels will have to defer to Russia, which points to the nub of China's dilemma: on sheer volume alone, ... it will not get Russian supplies on Chinese terms. If Russia manages to tighten its grip on Central Asia and starts playing off Eastern and Western markets, China's current hedging strategy might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973891/working-out-new-steps-dance-russia
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993884/will-veto-put-beijing-wrong-side-history
  9. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998795/top-leaders-step-focus-europe
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003595/ukraine-boycott-simple-hypocrisy

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