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  • Philippine President Duterte hopes to open alliances with Russia and China

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will visit Russia and China this year to create “open alliances” with the two countries in pursuit of an independent foreign policy, Reuters reported.

    "I am ready to not really break ties [with the US] but we will open alliances with China and... Medvedev, he is awaiting there for my visit," Duterte said.

    The President of the Philippines added that he would like to open up the "other side of the ideological barrier".

    Duterte also noted that the …

  • Russian and Chinese navies carry out defensive exercises in South China Sea

    The Russian and Chinese navies, as part of the joint Cooperation-2016 exercises in the South China Sea, have so far focused on ship defense, according to the head of the department of information support of the press service of the Russian Eastern Military District for the Pacific Fleet, Captain Vladimir Matveev.

    "The crew members have practiced the elements of anti-submarine-sabotage defense, air defense and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) on unprotected raid. In addition, in the course of joint …

  • Russian and Chinese navies to hold joint naval exercises in the South China Sea

    Russia and China will hold joint naval drills in the South China Sea off the coast of China’s Guangdon province, Reuters reported, citing the Chinese Navy.

    The exercises will begin and Monday and will last eight days.

    The two navies will carry out defense and rescue operations, as well as exercises focusing on seizing islands.

    The exercises come after the arbitration court in The Hague ruled that China did not have historic rights to the South China Sea.

    Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, …

  • Chinese media is skeptical over agreement with Ukraine on Antonov aircraft

    The Chinese company Aerospace Industry Corporation of China (AICC), which has become party to the agreement with the Ukrainian state enterprise Antonov, is unable to produce planes of this level. Investigative journalists from the Chinese newspaper Toutiao reported on AICC’s viability.

    Toutiao claims that according to the documents this Chinese company looks more like a fictitious firm than a large-scale enterprise. According to them, Aerospace Industry Corporation of China was registered in …

  • Antonov announces it has not sold the rights of the An-225 to China

    The Ukrainian state-owned aircraft manufacturer Antonov has clarified the details of a recent agreement with the Aerospace Industry Corporation of China, stressing that China will not be given the rights to produce An-225 Mriyas, according to a message posted on Antonov’s Facebook page.

    Chinese television reported that the Ukrainian company had sold the rights to the aircraft.

    “Antonov does not convey the rights to China for the An-225 aircraft… including intellectual property rights,” the …

  • Ukraine's Antonov agrees to undergo joint production of An-225 with China

    Ukrainian state enterprise Antonov agreed with the Aerospace Industry Corporation of China (AICC) on joint production of An-225 Mriya. The report on the website of concern Ukroboronprom which is a parent of the aircraft company, on Wednesday, August 31, states that contracts signed the day before provide for the construction of the second, upgraded unit of the aircraft and its supply to AICC.

    "We are selling the second Mriya, which will be constructed here," the representatives of Antonov …

  • Trade turnover between Russia and China fell by 17 percent

    According to the report of China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC), the Russian-Chinese trade turnover decreased in July, 2016 by 15% in annual terms.

    The total amount of trade turnover between the two countries amounted to $5.67 billion, of which China's exports to Russia were valued at $3.3 billion while imports from Russia to China were pegged at $2.3 billion.

    These facts indicate that by the end of the first half of this year, total trade turnover declined by 0.9% relative to the …

  • Russia and China to hold joint military exercises in the South China Sea

    The Naval Forces of Russia and China will hold joint military exercises in the South China Sea even while the region is marked by unresolved territorial disputes.

    Russia and China will hold naval exercises in the South China Sea in September. On Thursday, July 28th, the representative of the Chinese Defense Ministry Yang Yujun said "The purpose of the air and naval exercises will be the deepening of the relations between the Armed Forces of the two countries and the strengthening of their …

  • Russia signs more than 30 economic agreements with China

    Vladimir Putin's Saturday visit to Beijing was very productive, Euronews reported. More than 30 agreements were signed.

    The subjects were, in particular: the establishment of a free trade zone between China and the Eurasian Economic Union, supplies of gas and grain from Russia to China and construction of a high-speed Moscow - Kazan highway.

    The parties also discussed common efforts to combat terrorism and the situation in Syria and North Korea (DPRK). Also, Russia and China have agreed on …

  • Russia and China sign joint agreement on the promotion of information and cyberspace

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement on the promotion of development in the field of information and cyberspace, Rosbalt reported. In addition, more than 30 agreements were signed on cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, foreign policy, infrastructure, technology and innovation, agriculture, finance, energy, media, Internet and sports. The signing of the agreements took place after Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin held talks in …