Shanghai Co-Operation Organisation

Wen to push for trade agreements at SCO meeting in Kyrgyzstan

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (left) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (right) in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

Premier Wen Jiabao is expected to make a push for economic and energy co-operation with a bloc of central Asian countries and Russia when he attends the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) summit this week.

Monday, 3 December, 2012, 2:33pm

Strategic interests on the ground strain Sino-Russian co-operation

On the surface, this week's Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) summit will be another marker in the organisation's steady development as a serious player in regional and, increasingly, international affairs. Below, however, a growing tension between China and Russia is starting to show.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Expansion on cards for central asia bloc

The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) is set to approve its first comprehensive strategic plan at its summit in Beijing next month, which could pave the way to upgrade the regional security group to an economic and geopolitical alliance as well.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sino-Russian bloc out to boost economic ties

Premier Wen Jiabao proposed expanding currency swaps with Russia and four Central Asian nations, as regional leaders ended a meeting with calls to increase financial co-operation to provide a buffer fluctuations in the global economy.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Wen says prices falling but warns of pressures

Domestic prices had been falling significantly since October but seasonal demand over the winter could still cause inflationary pressure, Premier Wen Jiabao said in Russia.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Security alliance serves to justify authoritarian rule

Tomorrow, the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) will celebrate its 10th anniversary at a summit in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

West's eyes on Hu and Putin in Kyrgyzstan

The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) was little-known when it was formed in 2001, but as President Hu Jintao prepares for its summit in Kyrgyzstan next Thursday, global attention is growing.

11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Safety in numbers

As China and Russia seek to cement their strategic partnership and create a multipolar world in which the United States will find it much more difficult to dominate international affairs, it is tempting to see the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) as an expanding bulwark against western influence in Eurasia.

27 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

All sides must tread carefully in Central Asia

As it marks its fifth anniversary this week, the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) is causing nothing short of a stir. Non-members are flirting with joining the six-nation grouping, while the west is clamouring to know what it is up to.

14 Jun 2006 - 12:00am