Russia and China

Beijing increases imports from Russia sharply

Beijing increases imports from Russia sharply

China has spent more than $6 billion on Russian energy products, increasing purchases by 75% compared to last year's level, Bloomberg reports. It is noted that the total volume of liquefied natural gas supplies in China has …

Gazprom cuts gas exports to non-CIS countries by 27%

Gazprom cuts gas exports to non-CIS countries by 27%

From January to April 2022, Gazprom's exports to non-CIS countries decreased by 26.9% (by 18.4 bln cubic meters), a message posted on the company's Telegram channel reads. "Gazprom continues to supply gas in accordance with …

Xi Jinping: China opposes double standards

Xi Jinping: China opposes double standards

China’s leadership does not accept unilateral sanctions and does not intend to follow double standards in settlement of international issues, the Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Thursday. "We are against unilateral …

Russia-China trade surges in 2022

Russia-China trade surges in 2022

In 2022, January-March trade turnover between Russia and China reached $38.17 billion, a 28.7% increase compared with the same time last year. Russian imports from China rose 25.9% to $16.44 billion, while its exports to China jumped …

Kremlin: convergence of Russia and China a years-long work

Kremlin: convergence of Russia and China a years-long work

The convergence of Russia and China is not a matter of recent weeks or months, but a years-long work on development of relations between the two countries, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, commenting on an opinion that the …

China ready to facilitate progress of Russian-Ukrainian talks

China ready to facilitate progress of Russian-Ukrainian talks

China is ready to play a constructive role in the facilitation of Russian-Ukrainian talks, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Wednesday. "We will continue to play a constructive part and provide assistance for …

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov arrives in China

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov arrives in China

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in the Chinese city of Tunxi on Wednesday to attend the third Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Afghanistan's Neighboring Countries on March 31, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in its Telegram …

Lavrov to arrive in China in a week

Lavrov to arrive in China in a week

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a visit to China on March 31, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said at a briefing. "On March 31, China will host the third ministerial meeting of …

China opposes US sanctions against Russia, says ministry

China opposes US sanctions against Russia, says ministry

Beijing opposes the US sanctions against Russia, which destabilize the global market, and intends to protect the interests of its national enterprises, Gao Feng, an official representative of the Ministry of Commerce of China, told a press …

China expresses readiness to mediate Russia-Ukraine talks

China expresses readiness to mediate Russia-Ukraine talks

China hopes that Russia and Ukraine will make more progress during the third round of negotiations expected later on Monday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. "Russia and Ukraine have held two rounds of negotiations, and we …

China opposes sanctions after SWIFT ban on Russian banks

China opposes sanctions after SWIFT ban on Russian banks

China's foreign ministry on Monday reiterated its opposition to the use of what it calls illegal and unilateral sanctions, after Western countries moved to block some Russian banks from the SWIFT international payments system. …

Biden upset with Putin’s friendship with Jinping

Biden upset with Putin’s friendship with Jinping

 The meeting between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping in Beijing highlighted the friendship between Russia and China and did not leave Joe Biden indifferent, Ismail Kapan, Turkiye Gazetesi columnist said. "Joe Biden was not happy …

The Kremlin explains why Putin and Xi Jinping not shake hands

The Kremlin explains why Putin and Xi Jinping not shake hands

Vladislav Kitaev, head of protocol for the President of the Russian Federation, on the air of the "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin" program on the Russia-1 TV channel, explained why Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping did not shake …

Russian Foreign Minister: Year of Tiger is my year

Russian Foreign Minister: Year of Tiger is my year

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov thanked his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi for the invitation to visit Beijing "precisely at this moment" when "a festive atmosphere is felt" everywhere "on the occasion of the …

Russia and China united against "colour revolutions"

Russia and China united against "colour revolutions"

Moscow and Beijing intend to counter interference by outside forces in the internal affairs of sovereign countries and oppose colour revolutions, the two states said in a joint statement on international relations …

Talks between Putin and Xi kick off in Beijing

Talks between Putin and Xi kick off in Beijing

The talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart  Xi Jinping kicked off in Beijing. This is Putin’s first visit to China since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Russian …