Contents tagged with China

  • Zelensky invites Xi Jinping to visit Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has sent an official invitation to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who last week made a three-day visit to the Russian Federation and met with Vladimir Putin.

    "We are ready to see Xi Jinping. I want to talk to him," Zelensky said in an interview with Associated Press.

    The Ukrainian President said that before the beginning of the full-scale war, he was in contact with the President of the People's Republic of China, but there have been no contacts since the …

  • After Xi's visit to Moscow Chinese logistics giant stops shipping goods to Russia

    After the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Moscow, during which the Russian and Chinese sides declared a strategic partnership and economic cooperation, the largest logistics company in China stopped the shipment of goods to Russia from its warehouses in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

    The news outlet Baza reports, citing a source working in a purchasing department of one of the Russian companies, that the Chinese OOCL Logistics refuses to ship to Russia dresses, skirts, pants, shoes, and other …

  • Lukashenko to visit China

    The self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, will make a "state visit" to China on February 28-March 2, reported his press service.

    "The focus will be on the development of trade, economic, investment and humanitarian cooperation, the implementation of joint large-scale projects, interaction in the political sphere, responding to the most acute challenges in the modern international situation," the statement reads.

    Minsk authorities claim that Lukashenko and Chinese …

  • German media: China preparing to supply Russia with kamikaze drones for war in Ukraine

    China is going to supply Russia with kamikaze drones, which will be used against Ukraine, reports Der Spiegel. According to the newspaper, Moscow and Beijing are already in talks about the first shipment of one hundred drones.

    According to Der Spiegel, the supplier is the Chinese manufacturer of drones Xi'an Bingo Intelligent Aviation Technology. The company has agreed to provide Russia with prototypes of his ZT-180 UAVs by April 2023. Military experts believe that the drones will be similar …

  • Beijing bans exports of Chinese military grade processors to Russia

    The Chinese government has banned exports of Loongson processors, which use proprietary LoongArch architecture, to Russia, reports the Russian newspaper Kommersant.

    The reason for the ban was that this technology was deemed strategically important by the Chinese authorities since it is used in the defense industry. Russian electronics manufacturers have already tested these Chinese processors in case the shipments of American Intel and AMD processors are blocked.

    Kommersant notes that now it …

  • China suspected of providing military assistance to Russia

    China is reportedly providing military assistance to Russia. Russian An-124 Ruslan planes are flying almost daily to China and returning to Moscow the same day, reports the Ukrainian military news website Defence Express.

    Flights to China of the cargo planes belonging to the Russian company Volga-Dnepr have been regularly reported by the freight tracking online services. According to Defence Express, some flights have been carried out secretly with Russian cargo planes flying with their …

  • Kazakhstan blocks supplies of Russian grain to Central Asia and China

    The Russian national railway company Russian Railways has asked Kazakhstan to reduce transit tariffs. Russia exports grain and other goods to the countries of Central Asia and China through Kazakhstan.

    According to the Russian newspaper Vedomosti, in September the Russian Railways sent a letter to Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakhstani Railways) asking to reduce the tariffs but there have been no changes since then. On November 8, as the publication indicates, tariffs were discussed at a closed …

  • Chinese Huawei preparing to leave Russia

    The Chinese manufacture company Huawei intends to leave the Russian market and is suspending it works with local counterparties. The manufacturer of smartphones and electronics intends to close its head office. The company has also stopped supplying new products to the Russian market, focusing on selling off the remaining inventory, reports the Russian newspaper Izvestia, citing its sources

    "Huawei really does not supply its devices to Russia directly now," one of the sources close to one of …

  • China to send troops to Russia for joint military exercises

    China will send a contingent of its troops to Russia to participate in joint military exercises involving several other countries, including India, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan, reports Radio Liberty, citing the Chinese Ministry of Defense.

    According to the statement of the Chinese Defense Ministry, China's participation in the joint exercises "is not related to the current international and regional situation," probably implying a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, …

  • Zelensky: China can convince Russia to stop the war in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is looking for an opportunity to talk directly with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    "I would like to talk to the Chinese president directly. I had one conversation with Xi Jinping, that was a year ago. Since the beginning of the Russian large-scale aggression on February 24, we have officially asked for a conversation, but we have not had a single conversation with China, although I believe that this would be useful," the Ukrainian President said in an …