Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng speaks at the opening ceremony of the 4th China-Russia Energy Business Forum on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng speaks at the opening ceremony of the 4th China-Russia Energy Business Forum on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Xi eyes ‘closer energy partnership’ with Russia as Putin praises their ‘evolving’ economic cooperation

  • Both presidents send statements to 4th China-Russia Energy Business Forum, with an emphasis on areas where they can benefit each other in an increasingly hostile international environment
  • Bolstered by soaring energy prices and China stepping up purchasing, trade with Russia increased by 33 per cent in the first 10 months of the year

Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng speaks at the opening ceremony of the 4th China-Russia Energy Business Forum on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng speaks at the opening ceremony of the 4th China-Russia Energy Business Forum on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
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