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  • China calls on US to withdraw sanctions imposed for purchasing S-400 missile systems from Russia

    The Chinese Ministry of Defense demanded immediate withdrawal of US sanctions against the Equipment Development Department of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, which purchased Su-35 fighters and S-400 anti-aircraft missiles from Russia. China called the sanctions against Russia “a flagrant breach of basic rules of international relations”.

    “We demand that the US immediately correct the mistake and withdraw the so-called sanctions,” said the Ministry of Defense …

  • Chinese banks join sanctions against Russia

    The Russian government’s hopes that China will help it to overcome western sanctions are gradually being dashed by the harsh reality, writes.

    Despite the fact that de jure Beijing has not placed any financial sanctions on Russia, Chinese banks have effectively adopted the restrictions imposed by the US and EU.

    China’s commercial credit organizations are delaying transfers to Russian banks’ accounts, or outright refusing to make payments, said Vladimir Danilov, head of the Central …

  • Russia: Joint exercises with China will be held regularly

    Beijing sent 3,000 troops to take part in Vostok-2018 (East-2018) military exercises.

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said that Moscow and Beijing plan to hold regular joint military exercises, similar to the exercises that are held this week.

    On Wednesday, Shoygu and his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe visited Tsugol training range in eastern Siberia, where joint military exercises with 300,000 Russian and 3,200 Chinese soldiers are held.

    The weekly military exercises Vostok-20 …

  • Kremlin: Russia, Iran, and China will develop a defense against US sanctions

    The Russian Foreign Ministry intends to develop together with Iran, China, and other governments an “echeloned defense” against US sanctions,  stated Russian deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

    “We see the readiness and determination of the Iranians to keep JCPOA functional (The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to resolve the situation around the Iran nuclear deal). There is an understanding that keeping this agreement is in the interests of all …

  • Japan accuses Russia and China of escalating military activity in the region

    At a meeting with the leadership of Japan's self-defense forces, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said that Russia and China pose a threat to the national security of the country by increasing military activity in the region.

    "We are witnessing actions that mean the escalation of military activity in the Eastern Pacific," said Onodera.

    As a confirmation of his words, the Minister referred to the most extensive Russian military exercises since the cold war Vostok-2018. He also …

  • Russia to conduct joint military exercises with China and Mongolia

    Russia and China, along with Mongolia, are planning to hold large-scale military exercises, including simulating a nuclear attack, reports Voice of America, citing high-ranking US officials.

    To participate in the exercises “Vostok-18”, China will send to Russia more than 3,200 troops and 900 units of military equipment, as well as 30 aircraft, reported the Chinese Defense Department.

    Mongolia will take part in these exercises for the first time. Mongolia has recently sought relations with the …

  • Russia to lease out far east to China

    Russia is prepared to lease out another million hectares of agricultural land in the Far East in the hope of attracting investments and increasing the region’s income.

    According to the South China Morning Post, such a suggestion was put forward by Valery Dubrovsky, investment director of the Far East Investment and Export Agency.

    Dubrovsky said that the land will be open to foreign investors, and that Russia is counting primarily on demand from Chinese farmers, who may be interested in …

  • Ukraine’s aircraft engine manufacture accuses the Washington Times of ‘ties with Russia’

    The Ukrainian company Motor Sich JSC accused the American newspaper The Washington Times of its having ties with Russia. The newspaper published an article criticizing Kyiv’s deal to deliver aircraft engines to China.

    The company is engaged in the development and production of aviation gas turbine engines for aircraft and helicopters. According to the company, it is about unfair competition from the Russian side, which tries to lobby its interests through the sensation in the US media.

    “Only …

  • China to conduct the first test of Russian-made S-400 air defense systems

    China plans to conduct its first firing tests of the newly acquired, Russian-made S-400 air defense systems in late July to early August, TASS news agency reports, citing a military-diplomatic source to TASS. 

    "In late July to early August, the unit of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army that underwent training in Russia will carry out the firing against a simulated ballistic target at a Chinese firing ground," the agency’s source said. Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical …

  • China declares Silk Road through Russia unprofitable

    The project to create a Eurasian high-speed railway line from Beijing through Moscow to Berlin, which the Russian government planned to insert into China’s “New Silk Road” to the EU, is unprofitable.

    This was the conclusion reached by China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group (CREEC) after an analysis of the financial and technical conditions of the project.

    As RBC reports, citing a source in the government and in Russian Railways, the company presented its assessment to the Russian-Chinese work …