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    Re: Sino-Russian relations:

    Post  GarryB on Sun May 31, 2015 5:40 am

    China are Russia are closer now than at any point in the long history of these two countries.

    Ironically Russia has been trying to cosy up to Europe, but with the US creation of the situation in the Ukraine and their demands the EU follow their script and step back from Russia, then Russia has actually looked elsewhere... and found lots of options as alternatives.

    the EU probably didn't realise what was happening at the time, but when the West drops its sanctions and Russia drops its food sanctions but does not start buying EU food like it used to because now it has other sources I think the EU is going to realise it has been played by the US... of course by then it will be too late.

    Like I previously said when someone made the comment that the US might have shot the EU in the foot, that perhaps they shot them in the back of the head... this is what I mean.


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    Re: Sino-Russian relations:

    Post  Tyloe on Sun May 31, 2015 1:49 pm

    Although there's no formal alliance or pact between states, the relations in defence appears to be realistically mutual.  Bilateral exercises are not as restrictive as say between China with the US and are held frequently between armies and navies, (occasional there are joint air drills but not as common). Both states are founding members of the SCO and use it as a platform for talks on regional security. They share similar positions on international issues regarding ongoing wars and voice similar concerns, especially in the UNSC. As for problems, there is a concern over export such as unlicensed reverse engineering, particularly in aircraft designs (Su-27 frame), how much of a strategic concern is this to Moscow in the present, is anyone's guess but was a thorny issue in the past.

    However Russia doesn't hold an arms embargo on China like that of the West and joint ventures on defence projects such as the new Heavy-lift helicopter is being carried out and trending. It also seems both states are relaxed on dual military/civilian deals such as the agreement to allow GLONASS and Beidou satellite stations to be based in each others territory. (Compared to the US, Washington was hostile to the idea of GLONASS stations being based in their country even though there are GPS stations all over Russia).  

    There is a close growing engagement in the military sphere of relations and a robust defence trade. For the majority of time however they usually operate independently but share simllar view points on international issues. The growth of defence relations, is from mutual concerns, which'll likely grow considering the geopolitical climate, and for economical opportunity. One hidden potential which has yet to fully exploited, is the fact that China has a huge market and financing resources while Russia has first class expertise. If they can somehow find ways to interconnect them together then results can be unprecedented.) There's probably some geo-political wariness, but this can be realistically said for all international relations, and it's definitely not as bad as some American journalists doomsday theories that the Chinese will take over Siberia. But considering the history of sino-Russian ties including defence, the is the best as it has ever been and hopefully trend this way.

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    Re: Sino-Russian relations:

    Post  max steel on Sun May 31, 2015 2:21 pm

    Its good for russia to get rid of all gps stations in russia If yankees dont allow th same with glonass . Who knowswhat advantage they can take of it during tensions btwn both nations .

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    Sino-Russian nuclear physics research center to be set up in Siberia

    Post  Book. on Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:22 am

    Sino-Russian nuclear physics research center to be set up in Siberia
    June 16, 2015 Gleb Fedorov, RBTH
    The research center will be set up in the university town of Akademgorodok, near Novosibirsk. Russia is keen to expand scientific cooperation with its BRICS peers.

    A Russian-Chinese Research Center will be set up at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Akademgorodok, near Novosibirsk, the Federal Agency of Scientific Organizations (FANO) said on June 9.

    “The center will be FANO's first mega-science project in the region,” the agency said in the press note. “The purpose of the program is to expand scientific cooperation between Russia and the BRICS countries.”
    The press note cited Russian Presidential aide Andrei Fursenko, who was Russia’s Minister of Education and Science in 2004-2014, as saying that the government is ready to allocate funding for non-conventional projects, which have prospects both from the scientific and commercial point of view.

    According to Fursenko, the small university town near Novosibirsk was chosen as the site for a new large-scale project in nuclear physics due to its geographical location. Novosibirsk, one of Siberia's largest cities, is located at the heart of Russia, near the border with China and Mongolia. The presidential aide said this would help “effectively develop cooperation with China” in this field.

    FANO noted that China is actively moving towards collider physics and is preparing to launch two programs that claim to be important projects of the future. One of them calls for the creation of a Higgs Boson factory, before the one at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is ready. The second project concerns the construction of an accelerator for studying collisions between beams of electrons and positrons.
    “The Russian side has significant competency in the field of high energy physics, and the necessary infrastructure, which may become part of a joint Russian-Chinese center," FANO said.

    The Institute of Nuclear Physics at Akademgorodok of is one of the world's leading centers for a variety of high-energy and accelerator physics as well as plasma and controlled thermonuclear fusion physics.

    The institute carries out large-scale experiments in elementary particle physics, as well as designs modern accelerators.

    - http://rbth.com/science_and_tech/2015/06/16/sino-russian_nuclear_physics_research_center_to_be_set_up_in_46909.html)

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    Re: Sino-Russian relations:

    Post  George1 on Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:23 pm

    China Willing to Accelerate Launch of Currency Swap With Russia


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    Re: Sino-Russian relations:

    Post  Book. on Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:41 pm

    Russia, China Designing New Heavy Copter
    18:15 09.07.2015

    Russia and China have reportedly agreed on a concept for a new transport helicopter which will have a payload capacity of fifteen metric tons.
    Russia and China are planning to develop a new transport helicopter with a payload capacity of fifteen tons, Russia's news agency RIA Novosti reported.

    It quoted Viktor Kladov, spokesman for the Russian state corporation Rostec, as saying that both sides are already in the process of negotiating the helicopter's characteristics.

    "It will be a heavy lift helicopter with an empty weight of 38 [metric] tons and payload standing at about fifteen [metric] tons. Thus, the concept is already there. And now, the design and manufacturing company Russian Helicopters is beginning talks with its Chinese counterparts, related to the technical characteristics of the new helicopter," Kladov said.

    He also noted that the Russian company plan to sign a general contract with its Chinese partners before the end of this year. Kladov said that Russia is more interested in industrial cooperation, while the Chinese side is seeking to take part in the project within the framework of a joint venture.

    According to preliminary plans, Russia's Mil Design Bureau will handle the designing process, while Russian Helicopters is due to focus on the production of the new vehicles.

    In May 2015, Russian Helicopters and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China inked a framework cooperation agreement on the project to introduce an advanced heavy helicopter.

    The document stipulates that the sides cooperate in all fields pertaining to the development and preparation for serial production of the Advanced Heavy Lift (AHL) helicopter.

    The demand for this vehicle in China is expected to stand at more than 200 helicopters in the period until 2040.

    The all-weather AHL helicopter will specifically be adapted for round-the-clock service in countries with hot climates and in the highlands.

    In May 2014, Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev said that Russia and China may develop a new modified version of the Mi-26 Halo heavy-lift helicopter.

    The Mi-26 Halo, a heavy transport helicopter with civilian and military applications, is the largest and most powerful helicopter ever to have gone into production.

    Read more: http://in.sputniknews.com/russia/20150709/1015065586.html#ixzz3fc6MfbFq

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    Re: Sino-Russian relations:

    Post  max steel on Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:32 pm


    China wishes to buy Russian RD-180 rocket engines

    China is interested in buying Russia’s RD-180 dual-combustion chamber 400 tonne thrust engines for its prospective super-heavy-lift launch vehicle, a source familiar with the situation told Interfax-AVN on July 7.

    “The question is at least about buying ready rocket engines, first and foremost, RD-180, or even acquiring a production license,” the source said in comment on a statement by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin who said on Monday that China might buy Russian rocket engines.


    In his words, “the second option is undesirable to us.”

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    Re: Sino-Russian relations:

    Post  JohninMK on Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:38 am

    Now for some light relief and what on earth are they going to do with the 'non milk' output from that number of cows? This will have some EU farmers crying.

    China is building the biggest dairy farm in the world with 100,000 cows to supply Russia. The enormous farm in Mudanjiang City will have 60,000 more cows than the current biggest farm, also in China.

    Russia wants the milk as it is boycotting EU countries' milk and dairy exports after Brussels imposed economic sanctions after the Ukraine crisis.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3157040/China-s-mega-farm-100-000-cows-World-s-biggest-dairy-built-supply-Russian-demand-Moscow-boycotted-EU-exports.html

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    Re: Sino-Russian relations:

    Post  Book. on Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:56 am

    Ru wheat trade the milk ?

    US + China the Rd 180

    I like idea russia

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    Re: Sino-Russian relations:

    Post  flamming_python on Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:03 am

    Chinese milk & dairy is welcomed; they should make sure they build those high-speed railways in Russia soon though too; wouldn't want the milk to get spoiled on the way Smile

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    Re: Sino-Russian relations:

    Post  George1 on Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:56 pm

    China, Russia companies sign 10 framework deals at Innoprom industrial trade fair

    This includes cooperation in building underground railways, developing rail transportation services, exchanging construction materials as well as legal proceedings, automated systems and robotics

    YEKATERINBURG, July 13. /TASS/. Chinese companies have signed 10 framework agreements with Russian partners on cooperation in various branches of industry during an international industrial trade fair held in Russia's Urals city of Yekaterinburg from July 8 to 11.

    Tian Yongxiang, China’s consul general in Yekaterinburg, told journalists on Monday: "This year, China has acted as a partner country of the Innoprom fair. A big delegation from our country has arrived in Yekaterinburg."

    "Some 130 companies have taken part in the exhibition. Ten of them have already signed framework agreements with Russian partners," Tian told a news conference at the TASS-Urals regional information centre.

    He said the accords referred to cooperation in building underground railways, developing rail transportation services and exchanging construction materials as well as working together in the worlds of legal proceedings, automated systems and robotics.

    "Russian and Chinese companies continue bilateral meetings at the moment to formalize the agreements achieved and start implementing joint projects," Tian added.

    The Innoprom fair, organized under the patronage of the Russian Ministry for Industry and Trade, is dedicated to intelligent technologies, materials and solutions resulting in higher production efficiency.

    It assembles enterprises and companies offering solutions for production modernization and creating technologies that increase efficiency, speed and quality, and improving the ecological performance of manufacturing processes.

    This year’s forum has attracted representatives from 46 Russian regions and more than 70 countries worldwide. The biggest delegation came from China.

    Last year, Russia invited China to become its partner country at Innoprom-2015. This was announced at a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Shanghai.


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    Re: Sino-Russian relations:

    Post  George1 on Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:21 pm

    Russia ready to assist China in preparations for 2022 Winter Olympics — Putin

    In his congratulatory telegram to Chinese President Xi Jinping Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia is prepared to offer an all-round assistance to China in preparations for the future Games

    MOSCOW, July 31. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping on the occasion of Beijing’s victory in bidding contest as the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, the Kremlin press service said.

    Putin said in his congratulatory telegram Russia was prepared to offer an all-round assistance to China in preparations for the future Games, the report indicated.

    "The Russian President pointed out the highest possible level of organization of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing and voiced the hope the Winter Games’2022 would have as much success and would become an unforgettable festival of sports for the athletes and fans from around the world and would work towards China’s further development," the press service said.


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    Re: Sino-Russian relations:

    Post  George1 on Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:56 am

    Eurasian Counter Gambit: Sino-Russian Alliance 'Acting as Magnet for World'

    While US interventionists continue to promote a collection of policies that have repeatedly failed, China and Russia are acting as a magnet for forces of "the rest" aiming to build an entirely new economic infrastructure, US experts Dimitri K. Simes and Richard Burt note.

    The US' ability to "think and talk seriously" about international affairs has deteriorated tremendously, US president of The Center for the National Interest Dmitri K. Simes and former US Ambassador Richard Burt note, adding that while the world is becoming more complex, American high-ranking interventionists continue to promote a bundle of policies – "regime change, top-down democratization, militarized nation building and counterinsurgency warfare" – which have proved ineffective.

    "The shared assumption among neoconservatives and liberal interventionists about American unipolarity – that all it takes for US power to reshape the world is the exercise of the necessary will – is ever more in conflict with the main forces at work in the international system today," the experts pointed out in their article published by the National Interest.

    "The result (in the Middle East in particular) is a generation of American intervention that has done more harm than good," the experts added.

    However, ignoring Einstein's ingenious concept that insanity is "trying the same thing over and over again with the expectation of getting a different result," some Washington policy makers are suggesting to launch an offensive against Bashar al-Assad in Syria and aggravating further tensions with Moscow over Ukraine.

    To complicate matters further the triumphalists continue to dominate the US' foreign-policy discourse, while the clouds begin to gather on America's horizon and the country faces new emerging challenges.

    According to the experts, one of the most serious challenges for the United States is the rise of China. Although China has its own "weaknesses," it is highly unlikely that Beijing will face the fate of the USSR. "Its economy is far stronger than the Soviet Union's was in the 1980s," and its pragmatic leader Xi Jinping is not an "inept, romantic Gorbachev-type."

    No to Thermonuclear War! US Petition Warns Against NATO vs. Russia, China Confrontation
    In this light a Sino-Russian rapprochement prompts growing concerns among US geo-strategists, including well-known American diplomat and political scientist Henry Kissinger.

    Citing prominent Chinese expert Yan Xuetong, Burt and Simes pointed out that although Moscow and Beijing "staunchly deny" that their alliance is "directed against anyone else," it is "impossible" for the Sino-Russian collaboration to "not influence the outside world."

    "China and Russia, acting as a magnet for forces of 'the rest,' are already beginning to build a new economic infrastructure as a complement and eventually an alternative to the Western-controlled international financial system," the experts stressed.

    While Sino-Russian plans to build an alternative security coalition are in the "embryonic stage," such a possibility cannot be excluded, they warned.

    "The big question facing the United States at this critical junction, then, is whether we can pursue a mix of policies with China, with Russia or in the Middle East that amount to a coherent overall strategic approach," Burt and Simes underscored.

    "Put differently, if the United States is able to find a way to induce Moscow to collaborate in finding a settlement in Ukraine and then can establish an unappealing but strategically useful modus vivendi with Russia,… then Washington may have the necessary focus and wherewithal to meet the challenges of a rising China," the experts claimed.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150822/1026076063/china-russia-alliance-challenge-us.html#ixzz3jhHMunX1


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    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:55 am

    Russia, China moving towards strategic energy alliance, Putin says

    "In May of last year, during my visit to China, we signed a contract for annual supplies to China of 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas", Putin said

    MOSCOW, September 1. /TASS/. Moscow and Beijing are moving towards the formation of a strategic energy alliance, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

    "Our countries are consistently moving towards the creation of a strategic energy alliance that, I am sure, will play a significant role in international economic relations," Putin said in an interview with TASS and Xinhua news agencies.

    "In 2014, we made a real breakthrough in gas industry," Putin said. "In May of last year, during my visit to China, we signed a contract for annual supplies to China of 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas."

    "The implementation of these large-scale projects is our absolute priority for the near future," he added.

    "We are also making significant progress in other areas of energy cooperation. We have built and began operating an oil pipeline from Russia to China, we signed agreements to increase oil shipments, created joint ventures to explore and produce oil in this country," the president said.

    "Chinese companies have joined gas projects on the Russian Arctic shelf and the Sakhalin shelf. There are good prospects for joint development of coalfields in the Far East," he said.

    Putin also praised the rapid development of bilateral nuclear energy cooperation.

    "The first and second power units of the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant, built by Rosatom, are demonstrating the best efficiency and security among all the nuclear power plants in China. We are currently involved in the construction of the third and fourth power units of the station, to be commissioned in 2018," he said.

    "As you can see, Russian-Chinese energy cooperation has great potential," Putin concluded.


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    Re: Sino-Russian relations:

    Post  George1 on Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:41 pm

    Russia, China sign a package of joint documents

    An agreement was signed between the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Vnesheconombank and Chinese Silk Road Fund on cooperation in investment in the priority sectors of Russia’s and China’s economies


    BEIJING, September 3. /TASS/. Russia and China have signed a package of documents after the negotiations between the leaders of both countries on Thursday.

    The signing ceremony was held in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

    Specifically, both sides signed an agreement on the construction and operation of a ropeway across the Amur River between Blagoveshchensk in the Russian Far East and China’s Heihe, an agreement on the guidelines for the work of the Russian-Chinese Committee of Friendship, Peace and Development, and also an agreement on the mutual allocation of land sites for the accommodation of the general consulate of Russia in Shanghai and China’s general consulate in St. Petersburg.

    Both sides also signed the Memorandum between Vnesheconombank, the Russian Export Center, the people’s government of the Guangdong province and Sinotrans Guangdong.

    Besides, an agreement was signed between the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Vnesheconombank and the Chinese Silk Road Fund on cooperation in investment in the priority sectors of Russia’s and China’s economies.

    An agreement was also signed between the Russian Railways company and China Yingkou Port Group on cooperation for the practical implementation of the intentions to link the initiatives of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Silk Road Economic Belt projects.

    Overall, ten documents were signed in the presence of the leaders of the two countries while 15 documents were signed on the sidelines of the Russian president’s visit and two more agreements in the form of an exchange of notes.


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    Re: Sino-Russian relations:

    Post  Book. on Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:27 am

    China to build two science parks in Moscow in 2016
    September 23, 18:49 UTC+3

    More Here: http://tass.ru/en/science/823191

    BEIJING, September 23. /TASS/. Moscow authorities and representatives of Beijing leading science parks have discussed construction of two scientific and industrial platforms in Russia’s capital, head of the Moscow science and industry department Oleg Bocharov told TASS on Wednesday.

    "We held talks with Chinese developers," Bocharov said following the negotiations with China’s counterparts. "We are currently interested in two projects, Z-Park and Yan Tang."

    "Our aim is to launch the two major Chinese science parks in Moscow in 2016," he said, adding that Moscow, which has 208 industrial areas, boasts a great potential for successful development of the projects.

    The Moscow delegation is now taking part in the 32nd Annual World Conference of the International Association of Science Parks in Beijing.

    New tech park good

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    Post  George1 on Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:48 pm

    Russia repays part of former USSR debt to China


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    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:01 am

    Russian corporation offers help to China in completing construction of NPP power units

    BEIJING, September 28. /TASS/. Russia's Rosatom state atomic energy corporation has offered China to continue construction of 5th and 6th power units at the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in the Jiangsu province with use of Russian technologies, head of the corporation’s department in China Viktor Godin told journalists on Monady.

    "The 5th and 6th power units have been frozen for more than four years already after Fukushima. We offer Chinese colleagues to finish them together, using more advanced reactors," Godin said. "The thing is that the Chinese side and Chinese corporation CNNC have invested funds into construction of 5th and 6th units. A pit has been dug there, concrete works have been carried out as well," he added.

    "[The Chinese side] probably has to make a decision on what is best - to finish construction by themselves, if they have reliable technologies of the third generation, because only technologies of the third generation are allowed to be used in China. Or, they can continue cooperation with us, with technologies that our Chinese colleagues know very well," Godin noted.

    "We will see what decision China will make, and this decision will be made by the Chinese government," he concluded.

    China froze construction of 5th and 6th power units at the Tianwan NPP after Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan in March 2011. Initially, CNP-1000 nuclear reactors were planned to be used in construction.

    Rosatom participated in construction of 1st and 2nd power units at the Tianwan NPP. The 3rd and 4th power units are currently being constructed with WWER-1000 reactors.

    http://tass.ru/en/economy/824757



    China expects Russia to supply 100 bcm gas annually — CNPC

    China's CNPC is still interested in participating in hydrocarbons production projects in Russia

    YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, September 30. /TASS/. China's CNPC expects the gas supplies from Russia to China may make 100 bcm, CNPC's Deputy Director General, Policy Research Office, Wang Zhen told reporters on Wednesday.

    "In future, the supplies may reach 100 bcm a year," he said.

    According to the company official, CNPC is still interested in participating in hydrocarbons production projects in Russia.

    "We are interested in projects in production of hydrocarbons in Russia," he said.

    TASS wrote earlier, on November 9, 2014 Rosneft and the China National Oil & Gas Exploration and Development Corporation (a part of CNPC) during the Asia-Pacific summit signed a framework agreement, under which the Chinese company buys a 10% share in Vankorneft.

    CNPC also has negotiated with Rosneft a deal to buy a share in the Taas-Yuryakh project.

    http://tass.ru/en/economy/824749


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    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:00 am

    Russia's Rosneft plans joint projects with China National Offshore Oil Corporation

    Rosneft is currently cooperating with China’s CNPC, Sinopec and Petrochina

    MOSCOW, November 18. /TASS/. Russian oil and gas major Rosneft plans joint projects with China National Offshore Oil Corporation, the Sino-Russian commission on electric energy cooperation said on Wednesday.

    "The parties support development of cooperation between Rosneft and China National Offshore Oil Corporation and their search for potential joint projects," the document says.

    Rosneft is currently cooperating with China’s CNPC, Sinopec and Petrochina.
    Rosneft to transfer portion of oil supplies to China to 2016-2017

    The commision also said a portion of oil supplies to China stipulated in agreements of Russia’s Rosneft for 2015 will be postponed to 2016-2017 but areas and volumes have not been agreed yet.

    "Amount not supplied in 2015 [400,000 tonnes] will be delivered in 2016-2017. Authorized agencies will determine the timeline and areas of supplies of the mentioned non-delivered volume," the document says.

    The parties may implement oil supplies in 2015-2017 through various destinations, including Kozmino port, because of lack of technical readiness of the pipeline system in China.

    The Chinese side confirmed at the same time that oil supplies via Skovorodino-Mohe pipeline will be at least 1.5 mln tonnes a year in 2016 - 2017.


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    Post  George1 on Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:01 am

    Gazprom, CNPC Sign Deal on Building Cross-Border Part of Power of Siberia

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/business/20151217/1031894133/power-siberia-gas-china.html#ixzz3ueZZCkE0


    Russia, China Create Joint Agro-Industrial Development Fund

    http://sputniknews.com/business/20151217/1031931454/russia-china-development-fund.html


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    Post  George1 on Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:47 pm

    Russia to Supply China With 3Bln Kilowatt-Hours of Electricity in 2016

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/business/20160311/1036135653/russia-china-electricity.html#ixzz42bNjtJq7


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    Post  George1 on Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:30 pm

    Russian ferry company to open Vladivostok - Shanghai line in 2017 — CEO

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    Post  JohninMK on Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:19 pm

    Its a huge amount of money, but it will use up a lot of Chinese steel. Question is, Chinese (same as Europe) gauge or Russian gauge track? Does Russia still expect NATO to attack and need trains?

    Russia has considerably increased the number of the high-speed railway projects to be built on its territory with the participation of China, the world’s high-speed railway (HSR) leader, both in technology and operations.

    Amongst a number of recently signed projects is the construction of an ambitious high-speed rail link from Moscow to Beijing that would cut the journey from six days on the Trans-Siberian Railway to just two. The project would cost more than $230 billion, run over 7,000 kilometers (4,350 miles) in length and take in Kazakhstan along the route.

    Within the project is a high speed rail between the two largest cities in Russia’s Urals, Chelyabinsk and Ekaterinburg. This section will form part of the high speed network connecting Moscow and Beijing.

    China will take a role in financing the railway’s construction, as well as engaging in geological research and improvement of the economic structure.

    Another section is the Samara-Togliatti railroad in Southeastern Russia to be constructed by the China Railway Corporation. China Railways might also finance the construction of the high speed track. There is already a railway connecting Samara and Tolyatti, but it was built a long time ago. There are two variants within the framework of this project: either to modernize it and speed up its carriages up to 200 kilometers per hour, or to build an entirely new one which could travel at speeds of 300 kmh. The railroad is slated to be complete by the 2018 World Football Cup, which will take place in Russia.

    A high speed rail line will also link Russia’s Far East to China. The 250 kmh link could cut the current five-hour car journey to just an hour or so by train, and help drive new business and tourism between the two countries.

    Earlier in April reports suggested that China had agreed to provide a 400 billion-ruble ($6.2 billion) loan for Russia's Moscow–Kazan High Speed Rail Project. The project will be managed as a public-private partnership through a concession, while the key points of the concession agreement are set to be agreed on by the end of the year. As part of the agreement, China will also provide 53 billion rubles ($800 million) in equity financing, the statement added.

    The Moscow–Kazan High Speed Rail Project was first proposed in 2009, arguing that the project will spur innovation and increase population mobility. In 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the decision to go ahead with the project. China expressed initial interest in 2014, proposing that the project to become the initial stage of connecting Moscow to Beijing, with a view of extending it further into Europe, eventually reaching London.

    The upcoming visit of Russian President Putin to China in June is likely to bring more joint projects within the current framework of bilateral cooperation.


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    Beijing, Moscow to Sign 'Important Political Document' During Putin's Visit

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    Post  George1 on Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:41 pm

    China to set up fund for Russian projects financing

    More:
    http://tass.com/economy/895100


    China to open 300 stores for Russian goods sale

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