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  • China: U.S. and UK sanctions against Russia over Navalny’s poisoning are unfair

    The Chinese authorities consider the new US sanctions against Russia due to the poisoning of the Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, unfair, said the official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Wang Wenbin.

    "The decision [on sanctions] was made before the true state of affairs was determined. This is unfair," he said at a briefing.

    The situation with Navalny is "an exclusively domestic political issue," Wang Wenbin said, adding that "there are no sufficient grounds for …

  • Taliban claim Russia and China support them

    Russia and China are supporting the Taliban, which seized Afghanistan on August 15, said official representative of the Islamist group Suhail Shaheen at a press conference in Kabul.

    "The Taliban is the political and military force of Afghanistan. This is reality, and they (Russia and China) support this," Shaheen said.

    He stressed that this is not financial support.

    It is noteworthy that Russia is officially recognizes the Taliban as a terrorist group. This decision was made by the Supreme …

  • China praises Russia’s decision to convert its U.S. dollar holdings to yuan

    The Chinese authorities welcome the increase in the yuan's share in the Russian National Welfare Fund (NWF), said at a briefing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin.

    "We welcome a significant increase in the share of renminbi (the official name of the Chinese currency) in the holdings of the Russian National Welfare Fund. This demonstrates Russia's confidence in China's economic growth and prospects for China-Russia cooperation," he said.

    "We will continue to deepen mutually …

  • Chinese banks say 'no' to Russian SWIFT alternative

    While the Russian Foreign Ministry urges countries in Asia to abandon dollar and calls on China to say "no" to Western payment systems, the Russian SWIFT alternative, which was established five years ago, still can not attract a significant number of banks from China.

    The Financial Messaging System of the Bank of Russia (FMS), which was established in 2014 after the annexation of Crimea and the collapse of relations with the West, was designed to ensure uninterrupted payments in the event of a …

  • China rejects Russia’s call to jointly respond to U.S. sanctions

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's trip to China, which took place at the moment when the United States began to prepare new packages of tough sanctions against Russia, seems to have ended without the desired result.

    Although Lavrov posed for the protocol photos in the mask FCKNG QRNTN and accompanied his visit with abundant anti-Western rhetoric, accusing the U.S. of stupidity and inability to conduct diplomacy and at the same time praising the power and political influence of China, he …

  • ‘Delegation of Chinese investors to Crimea’ reported by Russian media turns out to be a group of small vendors from Moscow market

    A delegation of Chinese investors, who visited Crimea in early March and held talks with the government of the peninsula, discussing the tourism potential and prospects for economic cooperation, turned out to be a group of small vendors from Moscow wholesale and retail markets, reports the news website Meduza citing representatives of the Chinese diaspora in Moscow.

    Chen Shanwen, Chen Yong and Zhao Kai visited Crimea on March 11. They visited wineries and resorts, and participated in a …

  • Russian Foreign Minister proposes to stop using US dollar for international payments

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has proposed to stop using the dollar and international payment systems in response to U.S. sanctions, reported the press service of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Lavrov believes that the U.S. has set itself the task of "limiting the possibilities of technological development" of Russia and China. That is why Moscow should strengthen its economic independence.

    "That's why we need to reduce sanctions risks by strengthening our technological …

  • Chinese investors of Motor Sich increase amount of lawsuit against Ukraine to $3.6 billion

    Chinese investors of the Ukrainian aircraft engine manufacturer, Motor Sich, increased the amount of arbitration lawsuit against Ukraine by $100 million dollars, to 3.6 billion dollars.

    "The increase in the amount of preliminary claims is due to the fact that the initial group of plaintiffs was expanded to include several other Chinese shareholders, who also suffered significant losses as a result of Ukraine's actions in violation of its international obligations," reads the statement on Motor …

  • Ukraine slams sanctions on Chinese Motor Sich investors

    Ukraine has imposed three-year sanctions against the Chinese company Skyrizon, which, together with Ukrainian businessman Alexander Yaroslavsky, is trying to buy the Ukrainian company Motor Sich, one of the largest engine manufacturers for airplanes and helicopters worldwide.

    According to a resolution of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council, sanctions were imposed on Skyrizon Aircraft Holdings Limited (British Virgin Islands), Hong Kong Skyrizon Holdings Limited (Hong Kong), …

  • China scooping up bankrupt Russian defense companies

    Russian media, citing informed sources, reports a sharp increase in the activity of the Chinese authorities in the Russian Federation. The sources said that Russian special services are investigating purchases through front persons of Russian defense companies and holdings, which are going through bankruptcy.

    This allowed China to gain access to some of the technologies that have been previously de facto closed to it. The seizure of the Saratov Aviation Plant and the Volgograd Shipbuilding …