China – Soviet Union Relations

Russia will allow Chinese fishermen to return home

Beijing will post bail for dozens of mainland fishermen arrested in Russian waters a fortnight ago and work with Moscow on ways to prevent similar incidents in future.

Tuesday, 31 July, 2012, 12:00am

China incensed by Russia's move to charge fishermen

A rare diplomatic dispute between China and Russia, in which dozens of Chinese fishermen were arrested in Russian waters, has deteriorated after Moscow decided to press criminal charges against the captains of two Chinese trawlers seized a week ago.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

China, Russia stuck on gas deal pricing

China and Russia failed to finalise a gas supply deal in time for their leaders' summit in Moscow yesterday, but President Hu Jintao stressed the importance of energy co-operation between the countries after meeting with Dmitry Medvedev, his Russian counterpart.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing quiet on venture in disputed Kurils

Chinese and Russian firms have formed a joint venture to farm sea cucumbers, a prized delicacy, off an island at the centre of a decades-old territorial dispute between Russia and Japan, but Beijing is unlikely to interfere.

17 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Islanders dream of a taiga economy taking off

A novel 'one island, two countries' solution to a territorial dispute in Heilongjiang on China's northern border could be about to pay dividends.

The deal with Russia, consummated two years ago, sees the two nations sharing Heixiazi Island, long deemed undisputed Chinese territory. Such pragmatism is rare.

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Russians withdraw from disputed border

Russia's military has withdrawn from a once-disputed border zone with China and Moscow will hand the area back to its Asian neighbour in August under an agreement signed nearly four years ago.

6 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Crash jet 'was early warning aircraft'

Plane lost in disaster that killed 40 was Chinese version of Russian craft: report

The military transport plane that crashed in Anhui province on Saturday was one of China's few early warning aircraft, mainland-backed newspapers said yesterday.

6 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Border pact under wraps to keep the nationalists quiet

Final demarcation agreement appears to have given China three islands

China and Russia are keeping the details of their newly signed border demarcation agreement deliberately vague because of fears it might rekindle nationalistic fervour and lead to animosity.

16 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Foreign investors sought for north-east ferry-train services

China is looking for foreign investors interested in building and managing a 3.1-billion-yuan (about US$380.36 million) ferry-train link between the northeastern port city of Dalian and Shandong province's Yantai, just to the south across the Bohai Gulf.

28 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Dalian construction freeze gives New World the edge

THE Dalian government's decision not to grant permission for new office developments is seen as a boon by New World Development, which is building a twin tower office-commercial development in the northeastern city.

6 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Customs first

TALKS began for the first time between Customs officials on both sides of the border concerning intellectual property, made possible by the US-Sino agreement signed two months ago.

9 May 1995 - 12:00am

High hopes for port of Dalian

BILLED as a rising economic star and the 'Hong Kong of the north', the port city of Dalian has high hopes of becoming one of the major business centres of China.

Located at the southern tip of the Liaodong peninsula, Dalian, with a population of just over five million, is a major industrial city and the second largest port after Shanghai.

26 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Pulling trigger on China

WHEN it comes to beating China, one would think that human rights, trade deficits, proliferation, piracy and rhino horn sales would be enough sticks to be going on with.

18 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Sino-Indian links improve

THE historic pact between China and India on the demilitarisation of their 4,000-kilometre border should go a long way towards improving relations between the world's most populous nations.

9 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Dalian fast-food venture leaves a bad taste

A BITTER property dispute has come to a head in the northeastern city of Dalian, where municipal workers have razed the premises of a Sino-US fast-food joint venture.

12 Jul 1993 - 12:00am