Russia and China to establish joint university

Russia and China to establish joint university

China will open the first Russian-Chinese university jointly with Moscow State University (MSU) in Shenzhen in 2016. All the costs of construction, equipment and management fee of the university will be covered by China. MSU Rector Viktor Sadovnichii said that courses in the new university will be conducted in three languages ​​- Russian, Chinese and […]

China, Russia to hold talks on energy

China and Russia will hold talks on energy on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei announced Friday at a regular press briefing. According to Hong, the talks will be co-chaired by Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan and his Russian counterpart, deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich. To facilitate bilateral cooperation on energy, China and Russia […]

New collection of Chinese prose published in Russia

A new collection of the 20th century Chinese prose has been published in Russia. The new collection, entitled “Border Town: 20th Century Chinese Prose,” was co-published on Tuesday by the Confucius Institute of St. Petersburg State University and local publishing house Karo. The book features previously untranslated stories by Lao She, Shen Congwen, Xu Xu […]

Russia starts large-scale drills in Far East

Russian armed forces have started large-scale exercises on the Kuril Islands in the Far East, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. ‘ Artillery, air forces, navy and border troops are involved in the drills, Alexander Gordeev, spokesman for the Eastern military district, told reporters. “These are the planned exercises. One of its tasks is to conduct […]

Bank of China opens branch in Russia’s Vladivostok

The Bank of China (BOC) opened a branch in Vladivostok Friday, its second branch in the Russian Far East and the first Chinese financial institution in the Primorsky Krai district. Russia’s Primorsky Krai borders China’s northeast Heilongjiang and Jilin provinces. BOC’s new branch in the district’s capital is aimed at taking advantage of cross-border exchanges […]

China, Russia pledge closer security cooperation

China, Russia pledge closer security cooperation

China and Russia pledged to deepen security cooperation during a Wednesday meeting between State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev. Dai and Patrushev held in-depth discussions on China-Russia relations, as well as the current international and regional situation, according a press release issued for the eighth China-Russia strategic security consultation. “Both […]

Chinese, Russian presidents exchange New Year greetings

Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday exchanged New Year greetings with each other and wished ties between the two countries more progress in 2013. In his message, Hu said the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership has gained new headway in 2012. High-level exchanges have become closer and the two sides […]

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