Contents tagged with China

  • The US accuses two Russian ports of violating sanctions against North Korea

    The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury stated that they suspect two Russian ports in Vladivostok and Nakhodka of violating the sanctions regime established by the UN Security Council against North Korea.

    According to the U.S. Treasury, vessels that participated in the transshipment of oil and coal to North Korean tankers visited Vladivostok and Nakhodka ports.

    In addition to the two Russian ports, this scheme also involved four ports in China, four in …

  • Saudi Minister of Energy: Sanctions against Russia will affect the global energy market

    During a press conference, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia Khalid Al-Falih said that the new sanctions against Russia can have an impact on the global energy market, RIA Novosti reported.

    “Russia is a big supplier of gas to Europe and oil to China. If this happens, it will affect Europe, China and the world,” the minister said, during a press conference in Baku, where the meeting of OPEC+ Monitoring Committee․

      The committee will evaluate the measures to …

  • European Parliament calls Russia the primary source of disinformation in Europe

    European Parliament adopted a resolution containing recommendations on counteracting propaganda. Russia is named the primary source of disinformation in Europe , according to the European Parliament website. According to the resolution, China, Iran, and North Korea are also sources of disinformation.

    Four hundred eighty-nine votes support the proposal, 148 European deputies voted against, and 30 abstained.

    The summary of the resolution contains three points: “to provide mechanisms for a …

  • China to invest in construction of tunnel under the Baltic Sea

    Helsingin Snomat newspaper reported that Chinese fund Touchstone Capital Partners decided to invest in a large-scale Finnish project, the construction of a railway tunnel under the Baltic Sea.

    According to the report, China is ready to allocate 15 billion euros in stages as necessary but not in a single payment. Touchstone will invest in construction through the Chinese logistics project “One Belt, One Road” that involves the development of transport infrastructure in Eurasia.

    The undersea …

  • German Defense Minister: Chinese missiles threaten Russia

    The German Minister of Defense, Ursula von der Leyen stated that Chinese missiles represent a threat to Russia, so Moscow should be interested in involving China in a new disarmament treaty, Focus reports.

    The head of the German Defense Ministry said that Chinese medium-range missiles could easily reach Russian territory.

    “Just as Russian missiles pose a threat to Europe, Chinese missiles pose a threat to Russia,” she emphasized.

    According to von der Leyen, the only way to maintain security …

  • Russia accuses the US of creating pretext to invade Venezuela

    Russia seriously fears that the United States will use the failure of the American version of the resolution in the UN Security Council as a pretext for military intervention in Venezuela, said Vasily Nebenzya, Russia's permanent representative to the UN, during the UN Security Council meeting.

    Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN said that the United States was aware that there were no chances for the American version of the resolution to pass and used it only to get an opportunity for …

  • Russia to spend as much on road to China as on education

    The Russian government intends to spend a similar amount on building a road to China as it will on education, according to official documents on 12 national projects and their costs over the next six years, finanz.ru reports. The country plans to spend 784.5 billion rubles (around $12 billion) on the national “Education” project, and 655 billion rubles ($10 billion) on the project “Europe – Western China”. 

    The Kremlin estimated its total expenditure on national projects at nearly 26 trillion …

  • Swedish experts: Moscow is preparing for full-scale war

    The Swedish National Defense Research Institute (FOI) stated that the Russian army is being prepared for participation in large-scale military requirements. They came to this opinion analyzing the military exercises conducted in Russia from 2009-2017.

    The experts note that the Russian Federation armed forces, which had previously been involved only in local conflicts began to prepare for continuous regional wars starting back in 2009.

    According to FOI, Russia considers NATO or the Chinese …

  • China calls on Russia to resolve its missile conflict with the USA through dialogue

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared Russia's withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty or INF. The United States has already begun its withdrawal from this treaty that was established in 1987.

    “The USA's withdrawal from the INF treaty will lead to serious negative consequences,” said spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Geng Shuang, the Ministry's press service reports. Geng expressed Beijing’s regrets that on February …

  • China refuses to finance $14 billion Gazprom megaproject

    Russian officials’ attempts to get through to Chinese investors in order to enlist their support in developing the economy in the East and overcoming western sanctions are continuing to fail for the fifth consecutive year. 

    The new negotiations to secure a Chinese loan for the construction of Russia’s largest gas processing plant in the Amur province have ended with yet another disappointment for the Russians. 

    Gazprom had hoped to pay for the Amur gas processing plant, which is scheduled to …