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  • 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 …

  • Russia says it’s ready to help China in the event of an armed conflict with Taiwan

    Russia is ready to provide military assistance to China in the event of an armed conflict with  Taiwan, said the First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Vladimir Dzhabarov.

    "I see no reason to refuse to help the Chinese. But I would like this interaction with China to be bilateral, that is, we should get some benefit from this cooperation," he said.

    "In principle, nothing is impossible. We understand that sometimes it is a matter of chance. …

  • As part of secret agreements Russia avoids bombing Chinese-owned facilities in Ukraine

    Russia avoids bombing Chinese-owned facilities Ukraine, reports the Ukrainian news website Nashi Groshi (Our Money).

    According to media reports, this is due to non-public agreements between Russia and China in which China promised to avoid taking any side in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    At the beginning of the invasion, Beijing allegedly managed to negotiate with Moscow a permission to continue to independently manage its interests in Ukraine, regardless of the outcome of the war.

    It is …

  • China's President declines Putin's invitation to visit Russia

    Chinese leader Xi Jinping declined the invitation of Russian president Vladimir Putin to visit Russia, reported the Japanese newspaper Yeimuri Shimbun.

    Putin invited Xi Jinping to visit Russia during a private conversation that took place on June 15.

    The head of the Chinese Communist Party refused, explaining that in the near future "it will be difficult to do this" allegedly because of coronavirus restrictions.

    At the same time, Japanese journalists believe that in fact the reason was that …

  • US State Department says China on wrong side of history for backing Russia

    After Chinese President Xi Jinping declared his support for Russia’s “sovereignty and security” during a Wednesday phone call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the US State Department said countries siding with the Kremlin over the invasion of Ukraine will be “on the wrong side of history”, the Washington Post reported.

    Xi said China is “willing to work with Russia to continue supporting each other on their respective core interests concerning sovereignty and security,” according to …