Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang as US action movie actor Steven Seagal looks on at Russia's first Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on Friday. Photo: AFP

China backs Putin’s idea of developing Russia’s run-down Far East, says it dovetails with 'north-east rebirth' strategy

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Saturday that Russia’s push to revamp its run-down Far East region coincided with Beijing’s strategy, backing President Vladimir Putin’s drive for new sources of growth.

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