A China-funded project to bottle water from Lake Baikal in Siberia has caused a backlash in Russia. Photo: AFP
Official relations are good but Russians grow wary of Chinese investments
  • Halting the building of a bottling plant on Lake Baikal was an environmental victory, but experts note the anti-Chinese animus that helped fuel it
  • As Chinese projects have increased, they have stoked resentment and tension, especially in Siberia and the Russian Far East
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Official relations are good but Russians grow wary of Chinese investments
  • Halting the building of a bottling plant on Lake Baikal was an environmental victory, but experts note the anti-Chinese animus that helped fuel it
  • As Chinese projects have increased, they have stoked resentment and tension, especially in Siberia and the Russian Far East
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A China-funded project to bottle water from Lake Baikal in Siberia has caused a backlash in Russia. Photo: AFPA China-funded project to bottle water from Lake Baikal in Siberia has caused a backlash in Russia. Photo: AFP
Diplomacy
Official relations are good but Russians grow wary of Chinese investments
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  • Halting the building of a bottling plant on Lake Baikal was an environmental victory, but experts note the anti-Chinese animus that helped fuel it
  • As Chinese projects have increased, they have stoked resentment and tension, especially in Siberia and the Russian Far East
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