Heilongjiang aims to bridge the trade gap with Russia

Construction, to start next year, will boost cross-border deals

Heilongjiang is planning to build two bridges on its border with Russia as China looks increasingly to its northern neighbour for new markets and raw materials to feed its booming economy.

Thursday, 4 November, 2004, 12:00am

Investors offered slice of rail line

Heihe, a border city in northern Heilongjiang province, is offering foreign investors a slice of its newly planned railway line, aimed at facilitating Sino-Russian trade.

The 100 kilometres rail link will run from Sunwu to Xunke, situated by the Heilongjiang River. Total investment will be US$21 million.

12 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Joint action on cross-border crime wave

MOSCOW and Beijing will act jointly to prevent crimes and illegal business activities perpetrated by the increasing number of Chinese and Russians travelling to and staying in the neighbouring countries.

In an interview, the Russian ambassador to China, Igor Rogachev, also denied speculation that Moscow recently had sold new weapons to its erstwhile communist ally.

30 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Short staffing no problem as bar becomes toast of the town

CONVENTIONAL wisdom has it that China consists of two, contrasting halves; the freewheeling, capitalist south, and the state-run, socialist north.

In this light, you would expect to find ''the dwarf bar'' in one of the booming and increasingly decadent southern coastal cities, such as Shenzhen or Zhuhai.

13 Apr 1993 - 12:00am