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Putin's visit heralds closer ties

10-11-2011 19:43 BJT Special Report: Russian PM Putin Visits China |


Putin visit a herald of closer relations

BEIJING - China and Russia signed a package of trade and investment agreements worth $7.1 billion on Monday, while high-level officials from both sides pledged to strengthen economic cooperation amid the global debt crisis.

One day before the start of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's official visit to China, businessmen from China and Russia signed 16 economic and trade cooperation deals, mainly in the new energy, mining, machinery, vehicle, electronics and agricultural sectors.

"China and Russia are both committed to conducting a transformation of their economic development, and there is a strong willingness on both sides to enhance bilateral economic cooperation," said Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Qishan, speaking at the opening ceremony of the sixth China-Russia Economic and Business Summit in Beijing on Monday.  Full Story >>

Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Qishan and his Russian counterpart Alexander
Zhukovlooking at a photo during the sixth China-Russia Economic and
Business Summit inBeijing on Monday. In 2010, bilateral trade grew 43.1
percent year-on-year to $55.45 billion. [China Daily]


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