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  • Putin: Joint Sino-Russian exercise is held for 'mastering the skills'

    President Vladimir Putin, commenting on the Russian-Chinese military exercise, Naval Interaction 2017, said that Russia and China have not created any military blocs or alliances. He stated this at a press conference following talks with the Finnish leader, Sauli Niinistö.

    Putin explained that the military "is simply refining their skills and interaction with each other." According to Putin, this is a good example of cooperation.

    According to the Russian President, cooperation between Russia …

  • Russian Defense Ministry: About 10 ships to take part in Russian-Chinese naval exercise in Baltic

    About 10 Russian and Chinese vessels will take part in the first phase of the Joint Sea 2017 exercise, which will be held in the Baltic Sea between the 21st and the 28th of July, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

    “Between the 21st and the 28th of July, in Baltic Sea waters, the first stage of the bilateral Russian-Chinese Joint Sea 2017 naval exercise will be held. It will involve nearly ten ships and vessels of various classes, more than ten planes and helicopters …

  • Polish Minister of Defense: Russia-China strategic alliance poses a threat to the free world

    Antoni Macierewicz, the Minister of National Defence for Poland, accused Russia and China of creating a strategic alliance that ‘threatens the free world,” in response to the Russian-Chinese military exercises in the Baltic.

    “Over the past few years, Russia and China have tried to hide the strategic alliance that unites them. They tried to create the impression that there is no such union. They gave the appearance of a conflict between them in order to mislead the public opinion of the West …

  • China: US anti-missile defense in South Korea damages the security of China and Russia

    The THAAD missile system deployed on the territory of South Korea violates the strategic balance in the region, as well as damages the security of several countries, including China and Russia, TASS quotes Chinese President Xi Jinping as saying.

    "The Chinese side has already expressed strong protest and serious concern," the Chinese leader said, adding that the US anti-missile defense system "will not help denuclearization on the Korean peninsula."

    "The Chinese side has put forward a 'two- …

  • Media: Iran and China will hold joint naval exercises

    Servicemen of the Chinese and Iranian Navies will hold joint exercises in the Strait of Hormuz, Mehr agency reports. It was reported that the destroyer Chang Chung, the supply vessel Chao Hu, the Jin Zhou rocket frigate and a helicopter will take part in the exercises that will be held on June 19.

    According to Mehr, the parties intend to demonstrate their military potential and share their experience.

    At present, the Chinese fleet is located in the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas with the …

  • Media: Russian-Chinese negotiations on new gas contracts came to a deadlock

    The two-year-long negotiations with China on increasing gas supplies and the building of two new pipelines have come to a deadlock, as stated in an article by Reuters.

    Sources of the agency who are familiar with the situation note that Beijing does not see the need for "The Power of Siberia-2" pipeline (western route) and supplies from Sakhalin (Far Eastern route), which had been discussed since 2015. The capacity of the first gas pipeline, as expected, will be 30 billion cubic meters per year, …

  • American commander calls Russia, China and Iran the biggest challenges for the US

    US General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), said that the biggest challenges for the US Armed Forces are Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and also extremism. He made this statement in his introduction which was prepared for the hearings at the US House Committee on Armed Services.

    “In today’s strategic environment five key challenges – Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and violent extremist organizations – most clearly represent the challenges facing the Joint …

  • Chinese investors are interested in the construction of a tunnel in the annexed Crimea

    Investors from China are interested in the project of building a tunnel through the Kerch Strait to the Crimea, as stated by the Minister of Economic Development of the Crimea, Andrei Melnikov, during an interview with the radio station "Sputnik in the Crimea", RIA Novosti news agency reports,

    The agency notes that the Eurasian Business Council came forward with the proposal to build a tunnel together with the bridge across the Kerch Strait. The construction is supposed to be carried out at …

  • China announced successful testing of new rockets

    China conducted testing of a new rocket in the Bohai Sea, as reported by the Xinhua Chinese News Agency, citing the Ministry of Defense of the PRC.

    "The expected result was achieved," says the statement of the Ministry. However, the Ministry of Defense did not specify when exactly the test was conducted.

    They also noted that the test was conducted as part of an annual planned exercise. It was conducted with the purpose of developing the skills of the armed forces in order to "cope with …

  • China mobilizes 100,000 troops to the North Korean border

    China has deployed an additional military force of 100,000 troops to the North Korean border. Growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula have led Chinese armed forces to raise their level of readiness, reported the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri, citing sources in China.

    According to Yomiuri, such enhanced precautions have been in effect since mid-April.

    A US Navy strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson is currently active near the Korean Peninsula. The US ship is conducting exercises together with …