China seeks release of ships detained by Russia

China seeks release of ships detained by Russia

China is currently negotiating with Russia to arrange the release of two detained Chinese fishing vessels and their crew. The Foreign Ministry says China hopes the two sides can solve the dispute, while keeping in mind the friendship between the two nations. The diplomatic wrangling follows the Russian coast guard’s seizure of two Chinese ships […]

Two Chinese fishing ships detained by Russia

Two Chinese fishing ships detained by Russia

The Chinese Consulate has confirmed that two Chinese fishing ships have been detained off Russia’s Far-East Primorsky region. The consulate says one ship is carrying 17 fishermen while the other has 19 on board, adding both ships are from Weihai City in east China’s Shandong province. The coastal service of Russia’s Far-East region says the […]

Russian PM: Vladivostok ready for APEC summit

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday that the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok was ready to host the 2012 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in September. “On the whole, the situation with the preparations for the APEC summit is absolutely normal. There are of course some nuances, which should be corrected in the next two […]

Russian Sinologists published a new book

The Russian-Chinese Friendship Association published a book named “China: in the eyes of Russian friends.” The book contains experiences and reflections of more than 20 respected Russian Sinologists, taking a practical part in deepening the understanding between the two nations. Foreword to the book was written by the chairman of the Russian-Chinese Friendship Association, Director […]

Heilongjiang reports robust trade with Russia

Heilongjiang reports robust trade with Russia

Customs authorities in Heilongjiang, China’s most northeastern province as well as one that borders Russia, said Tuesday that the province’s trade with Russia reached 8.96 billion U.S.dollars in the first five months of this year, up 30.8 percent from a year earlier. Trade with Russia accounted for more than 60 percent of the province’s total […]

Russia and China failed to reach the agreement on gas supplies

Russia and China failed to reach the agreement on gas supplies

Russia and China failed to reach the agreement on gas supplies during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to China in June and the reason was the disagreement on gas price, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov in an interview. “The remaining differences on the price are related to a rigid state regulation of China’s […]

Macao to become visa-free for Russians

Macao to become visa-free for Russians

June 19, the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic have signed Mutual Abolition of Visa Requirements Agreement, according to the Russian Embassy in China. Russian Ambassador to China Sergey Razov and Minister for Administration and Justice of Macao SAR, China Florinda da Rosa […]

Russian scientists: China robs Siberian rivers

Russian scientists: China robs Siberian rivers

As a result of a systematic overuse of water resources from rivers originating in the north of China, the Irtysh River (额尔齐斯河) may become non-navigational, and turn into the swamp of Omsk. This not only threatens to leave Omsk without drinking water, but also sharply reduce the ability of many hydroelectric power stations, while adverse […]

Russia and China signed the road map for cooperation in nuclear energy

Russia and China signed the road map for cooperation in nuclear energy

Russia and China signed an agreement on the construction of the third and fourth generator sets of Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant (田湾核电站) and the road map of cooperation in the field of nuclear energy during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to China. The head of “Rosatom” Sergey Kiriyenko said the agreements are very important as […]

Wen Jiabao meets with Vladimir Putin

Wen Jiabao meets with Vladimir Putin

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing, capital of China, June 6, 2012. Putin is here for a visit to China and he is scheduled to attend the 12th Meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization slated for June 6-7 in […]