Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 9, 2011 15:13:32 GMT -5
Russia rejects Japan's Kuril claims but ready to discuss peace treaty.
21:25 09/09/2011 MOSCOW, September 9 (RIA Novosti)
Russia is ready to discuss a peace treaty with Japan but rules out any claims to the southern Kuril Islands, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his Japanese counterpart Koichiro Gemba by phone on Friday.
The row over the islands, which are known as the Northern Territories in Japan, has prevented the two countries from signing a formal peace treaty since the end of World War II.
The Russian Foreign Ministry quoted Lavrov as telling Gemba that bilateral talks on the issue should be held "in a quiet atmosphere, without preliminary conditions and one-sided historical links."
Last year, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sparked a diplomatic row with Tokyo by making the first ever visit by a Russian leader to the islands. He later said Russia would increase its military presence there. Japan's then prime minister Naoto Kan called Medvedev's visit an "inexcusable rudeness."
Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 9, 2011 15:14:33 GMT -5
Medvedev says Russia interested in economic ties with North Korea.
20:02 09/09/2011 MOSCOW, September 9 (RIA Novosti)
Russia is interested in developing mutually beneficial economic ties with Pyongyang, President Dmitry Medvedev said in a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
In a letter to congratulate the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the 63rd anniversary of statehood, Medvedev said Russia and Korea share not only a common border, but also traditions of friendship and cooperation.
"I confirm that Russia is interested in developing mutually beneficial ties with North Korea and in joint efforts to promote peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia in general," Medvedev said in a letter of congratulations to Kim.
During Kim Jong-il's recent visit to Russia, the two leaders agreed to set up a commission to study a project to build an export gas pipeline from Russia through North Korea to South Korea.
Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 9, 2011 15:19:08 GMT -5
Serbia, China sign cooperation protocol.
Tanjug Politics | Friday 9.09.2011 | 13:57
BELGRADE -- Serbian Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac and Chinese Central Military Commission Deputy President Xu Caihou signed a cooperation protocol on Friday.
They also signed an agreement on donation of medical equipment to military medical institutions worth USD 2mn.
Šutanovac and Xu agreed that their meeting helped further develop the strategic cooperation and dialogue between the two countries.
The Serbian minister stressed that the meeting was marked not just by the signing of the two agreements, but that a high-ranking and large Chinese delegation had visited the Defense Ministry.
"It is clear today that we foster a very high level of cooperation between the two ministries, which makes us very proud. Serbia and China are important partners concerning foreign policy and we are grateful for their strong stand on Kosovo," Šutanovac noted.
According to him, the two countries military cooperation improves constantly, particularly over the last seven years, which saw 24 experts from the Serbian military undergo training in China.
"I am also proud of the fact that two Chinese officers are close to completing their training at our Military Academy. The desire to make the best out of our cooperation in military medicine was made official today, and I believe the cooperation regarding military education will also be continued," the Serbian defense minister remarked.
“The talks involved the possibilities of military and technical cooperation and exchange of officers for exercises,” he stated, adding he had invited Caihou and his associates to attend the 100th anniversary of aviation in Serbia next year.
Xu said the motives for his visit were, among other things, to get mutually acquainted and strengthen and improve the friendship between the two countries so they could continue developing their strategic partnership.
Xu underlined the need to further improve the cooperation and dialogue related to military medical science, technology and personnel.
Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 17, 2011 15:06:04 GMT -5
Economic forum on Siberian development opens in Russia.
IRKUTSK, Russia, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- The 7th Baikal Economic Forum, an annual international event devoted to economic development of the Far East, Siberia and Russia as a whole, opened in Irkutsk on Monday.
At the three-day event, participants from more than 20 countries will discuss issues related to energy cooperation, large investment projects, development of basic resources in the Siberian region, as well as construction of infrastructure and communication networks.
At the opening of the forum, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stressed the forum's role in helping promote Russian innovation and regional cooperation.
Shi Xiushi, chairman of the Financial and Economic Committee of China's National People's Congress, hailed the forum as an influential platform for promoting cooperation at both governmental and business levels.
The forum was first convened in 2000 under the auspices of Russia's Federation Council, the upper house of parliament.
This year's forum has drawn more than 1,000 participants. Delegations from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Colombia and Lithuania are attending the event for the first time, according to the official website of the forum.
Chinese delegates would discuss with their Russian counterparts mechanisms for supporting and financing investment projects in border areas.
Traditionally, the second day of the forum will be devoted to roundtable meetings and the signing of a series of treaties and agreements.
In a critical reshuffle of the world's archaic political stage, Russia's PM Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao are looking to lay the first BRICS of a new relationship in Beijing today.
From aerospace to nano-development and energy – there is much on the table at this much-hyped meeting.
It is significant that this state visit is Vladimir Putin’s first since he announcing his presidential ambitions in the upcoming presidential elections in 2012. This looks like a strong sign that Russia is changing the focus of its foreign policy. For decades – if not centuries – relations with the West have dominated Russia’s foreign policy, but it seems the 21st century is bringing a sea-change with trade winds now blowing from an easterly direction.
Doubtless it is China’s economic progress over the last three decades that has made Moscow look to the East with growing interest.
Just recently, Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev said that he was happy with the steadily-consolidated bilateral trade, scientific and technical ties with Russia’s biggest neighbor.
The constantly-expanding strategic partnership between the world’s biggest and fastest-developing economy – China – and the world’s largest source of energy supplies – Russia – could turn around the power balance of the modern world.
Both nations have supported each other throughout the years on issues relating to sovereignty and security, as well as economic and military development.
Russia and China’s political views coincide on many issues, as was confirmed at the recent UN Security Council vote on the situation in Syria, when both Beijing and Moscow used their veto to block a harsh, European-drafted resolution which condemned the regime of President Bashar Assad. The resolution suggested that the country could face sanctions if it continued its crackdown on the well-armed, foreign-inspired opposition which has been terrorizing public authorities and the police.
Both Russia and China are the backbone of the BRICS alliance, also uniting India, Brazil and South Africa. The continuing uncertainty of the European and American economies has seriously undermined the dominance of the EU and the US on the world’s political stage. The global economic crisis has cleared the way for emerging powers like Russia and China.
With Europe struggling for economic survival, Moscow is turning its gaze towards Beijing. Trade between the two countries is expected to top a record-breaking $70 billion this year, making China Russia’s greatest trading partner.
Vladimir Putin has stated that by 2020, the Russia-China trade turnover could well reach $200 billion.
Today, the Russian Prime Minister is expected to sign various deals on technical and economic co-operation aimed at the modernization of the Russian economy.
China is expected to benefit from Russia’s leading role in the space industry, nuclear energy and aviation.
Russia, on the other hand, is expected to profit from China’s advanced technological and industrial development.
This year, Russia and China mark ten years since signing a treaty of good and friendly neighborhood co-operation.
Officials from both countries say that relations between the two countries are the best in many years and Vladimir Putin will undoubtedly use his visit to strengthen that.
Towards a Russia-China union
Observers of Russia-China relations usually focus on economic co-operation, but there is great potential for an even closer union in international affairs, believes Dr Baozhi Qu of the Skolkovo Institute for Emerging Market Studies in Beijing.
“When economic co-operation intensifies, there is a lot of potential and further space to explore,” the senior research fellow says, as “geographically speaking, China and Russia have every reason to actually form a closer pact in dealing with mutually interesting international affairs.”
The growing ties between the two sides will definitely raise concerns in the US and Europe because “the emerging markets represented by China, Russia, India and Brazil have the potential to change the world’s landscape in a fundamental way,” believes Dr Baozhi Qu, noting that neither the US nor Europe have the means to reverse that trend.
“The emerging markets will rise,” he said, “but there is a long way to go.”
Francis Lun, managing director of investment company Lyncean Holdings told RT the friendship between Russia and China will not make the West happy.
“Europe and the US will not be happy. They are joined together in the form of NATO which is approaching Russia’s borders. And of course Russia would not like this to happen. In the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, the USA is a dictator. China and Russia as permanent Security Council members have a veto right. In this area they can do a lot and be a counterweight to the US,” he said.
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Balancing out the economic and political dominance of the West: Russia’s Prime Minister meets with Chinese political heavyweights on the second day of his visit to the country.
Vladimir Putin had a high-level meeting with the Chinese president in Beijing on Wednesday. The encounter has added a political flavor to the visit, which has thus far been dominated by a business and financial agenda.
Russia’s Prime Minister has raised a whole range of issues pertaining to Russia-Chinese relations with Hu Jintao, underlining that the links between the two countries “are developing very successfully” and the visit of the Chinese president to Russia last June "strengthened these trends."
“Beijing will not only be our main partner in high-tech co-operation, but also the main market in which to sell our achievements in nanotechnology, biology and medicine,” the head of Russian government said in an interview with Chinese state broadcaster CCTV, hailing the strengthening of ties between the two countries.
Both Russia and China are members of the BRICS group, along with Brazil, India and South Africa.
The growing economic uncertainly in Europe and the US has seriously undermined their dominance on the global stage, paving the way for emerging economies. Prime Minister Putin said the US is making full use of the dollar’s monopoly as the sole global reserve currency and this is having negative effect on financial policy.
“I never said the US was a parasite on the global economy, but I do think it's feeding off the monopoly of the US dollar as a single global currency. The problem is, it's bad not only for the world economy, but for America's economy as well, because it leads to a violation of financial discipline,” he said.
The head of Russia’s government also said Russia and China should lead the reform of international financial systems and the BRICS group should play a bigger role in the global arena.
“I think it's time to talk about reforming existing institutions, and first of all I mean global financial institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. And here we agree that the role of the BRICS countries in those organizations must be enhanced, given the growing importance of our countries' economies,” stated Putin.
Putin also passed warm greetings from President Dmitry Medvedev to his Chinese counterpart.
Vladimir Putin also met with Congress Chairman Wu Bangguo on Wednesday in Beijing, with the aim of boosting diplomatic ties.
It is the first international visit of Russia’s Prime Minister since announcing his presidential ambitions in the upcoming presidential elections in 2012. It is viewed by many as a strong sign that Russia is changing the focus of its foreign policy and wants to shift the balance of the power in the world.
The first day of the visit ended with important energy agreements. On Tuesday Vladimir Putin, with a delegation of ministers and top corporate representatives, concluded a range of deals with Chinese counterparts worth US $7 billion.
“Russia's economy still heavily depends on its natural resources and this is one of the main reasons we need to diversify,” said Putin. “This way we will not be as fragile when facing a crisis and its consequences as we are right now. And as we implement these changes, relations with China will only improve.”
Michael Raska from the National University of Singapore believes that Sino-Russian relations have recently progressed from peaceful co-existence to comprehensive strategic partnership and co-operation, as both countries realize the importance of their relationship-both economically and politically..
“China and Russia are capitalizing on the fact that the West is basically stalling and is facing a lot of problems,” he told RT. “So they see it as an opportunity to increase their geo-political influence, but much will depend on how it plays out in the future. What is really important is that both countries have lot of domestic issues and lots of domestic problems they need to sort out."
Rask however believes the West will be watching the Chinese-Russian relationship closely, especially as Prime Minister Putin will most likely assume the presidency next year.
“And all depends on how the policies will be shaped towards the different aspects of the global agenda, particularly North-East Asian security issues.Prime Minister Putin is there not only to solidify his presidency next year but to get China onboard and try to strengthen the relationship with the Chinese for his big idea of a Eurasian Union that will define his presidency,” he concluded.
John Lee from the Center for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney is convinced the US will be wary as relations between the two countries continue to strengthen. But at the same time, Washington is skeptical about the prospects of true co-operation between Russia and China.
“Russia is focusing more and more on Asia and less and less on Europe,” he told RT. “It still sees a very dominant America in the region. And Russia has no choice but to bandwagon with the Chinese at the moment. In the longer term, there are questions over whether those two countries are really allies. But in the short-term the US is driving them closer together.”
“Russia would like to balance out the power of the Americans, but still doesn’t want a dominant Chinese PLA Navy [[People’s Liberation Army Navy]]. So Russia is walking a very fine line at the moment. The Americans know that. The Americans will watch what is happening,” Lee concluded.
MINSK, 3 November (BelTA) – Beijing hosted a roundtable “State and Prospects of the Chinese-Belarusian Relations” to mark the 20th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries, BelTA learnt from the Belarusian Embassy in the People’s Republic of China.
The meeting participants presented reports on different aspects of Belarus-China cooperation. The sides confirmed interest in stronger relations and shared plans on further cooperation development. The Belarusian and Chinese experts exchanged viewpoints on various issues of current importance including the situation in the international arena, Belarus-China cooperation in the political, economic and humanitarian sectors.
The participants emphasized that the forum would promote closer contacts between the expert communities of the two countries.
The meeting was held as part of the on-the-job training of the specialists of the Belarus President’s Administration in the structural subdivisions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
Partaking in the debates were members of the Belarus President’s Administration, the Security Council of Belarus, the BRSM Youth Union, the Belarusian Embassy in the People’s Republic of China, representatives of the international department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, China Institute of International Studies, the Academy of Social Studies of China and China Institute of International Relations.
Post by TsarSamuil on Nov 11, 2011 18:07:47 GMT -5
China will finance construction of commercial port in Crimea.
KYIV, November 11 /UKRINFORM/. A delegation of the Crimean authority (Ukraine's south) during a visit to Beijing reached an agreement with the company China National Technical Import & Export Corporation (CNTIC) on construction of the commercial port on the Donuzlav Lake.
As member of the Presidium of the Crimean Supreme Soviet Rustam Temirgaliyev has said, who participated in negotiations jointly with Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Parliament Kateryna Yurchenko and Director of the Crimean Regional Development Agency Oleksiy Starodubov, total volume of investments in the project is over USD 1 billion.
The Chinese party considers construction of the modern port in Crimea as the most important strategic project, allowing the Chinese economy, which is the world's second economy, to arrange logistics for supply of Chinese goods to Eastern Europe through Crimea.
"For the Crimean economy it is a great chance, thousands of working places, an impetus for the whole construction industry and multimillion revenues to the budget," Temirgaliyev noted.
To remind, in October last year, the Council of Ministers of Crimea had approved the draft state program "Development of Transport-Road Complex of Crimea" for 2011-2020. The program envisages the transfer of the cargo part of the Yevpatoriya commercial seaport to the Donuzlav Lake, where the infrastructure will be set up for freighter ferries and a container terminal will be built.
Post by TsarSamuil on Nov 15, 2011 17:09:32 GMT -5
Is Croatia ready for big investments from China?
Chinese investors from Sichuan province in the country’s southwest have expressed interest in investing in the Croatian energy sector, its infrastructure and logistics.
A delegation headed by the deputy governor of Sichuan Huang Xiaoxing recently visited the Croatian Chamber of Economy (HGK) to discuss possible investment projects in the country.
"We will encourage our firms to use the advantages of cooperation with Croatia, which is very attractive for investments," Xiaoxing said.
The HGK President Nadan Vidosevic said that Croatia was a small country but still of interest to Chinese investors primarily because of its geographical location. Since the Adriatic sea reaches deep into the European continent, the Chinese could use Croatia as a stepping stone for establishing transport networks and economic exchange with Europe.
Vidosevic said, however, that the question remained whether Croatia was ready to take big Chinese investments. Another problem the country faces is that it does not have the merchandise that it could offer to China to decrease its trade deficit with that country.
Croatia exports only 38 million dollars worth of goods to China per year, while at the same time importing to the value of 1.4 billion.
"We buy mobile phones and IT products from the Chinese, and we sell cow hides to them. That’s what we’ve come to. This is the most colourful indicator of Croatia’s bad economic policy in the last two decades."
Vidosevic says that 15 years ago Croatia exported some 700 million dollars worth of goods to China every year. With the downfall of companies like Provomajska, Jedinstvo and Jugoturbina, Croatia - a highly industrialised country - has become an exporter of hides, news website Novi List writes.
Post by TsarSamuil on Nov 18, 2011 19:23:38 GMT -5
China Pours EUR 30 M in Agriculture in Bulgaria, EU's Poorest Region.
Novinite.com Business | November 17, 2011, Thursday| 854 views
China's Tianjin State Farms Agribusiness Group Company is investing a total of EUR 10 M in the lease of agricultural land in Northwestern Bulgaria, the poorest EU region, the Bulgarian government announced.
Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov received the Deputy Agriculture Minister of China Gao Honbin and Bai Zhislieiig, Chair of Tianjin State Farms Agribusiness Group Company in Sofia on Thursday.
The Chinese company has rented 20 000 decares of land in Bulgaria's Northwestern (Severozapaden) Region – the poorest NUTS 2 region in the EU – to produce corn, forage, and sunflower.
All of the agricultural produce will be exported to the People's Republic of China. The plots in question are located in the Boynitsa Municipality, Vidin District, which according to Eurostat data has about the lowest GDP per capita in the European Union.
"Bulgaria has made an important first step in the realization of joint projects with China. We have the potential and resources to develop eco agriculture as well," Bulgarian Prime Minister stated upon receiving the Chinese officials, stressing that Bulgaria has the lowest taxes in the EU, and a stable investment environment.
China's Tianjin State Farms Agribusiness Group Company intends to invest EUR 20 M more in Bulgarian agriculture with some of the funds going into animal breeding.
Thus, in the medium run, its investment in Bulgaria is expected to reach EUR 30 M.
"With this project that we are starting in the Boynitsa Municipality we are demonstrating the interest of the People's Republic of China in cooperating with Bulgaria," China's Deputy Agriculture Minister Gao Honbin declared.
The governments of Bulgaria and China are mulling a bilateral agreement for phytosanitary permits for agricultural exports, the government press service said.
Bulgaria, China Seek to Deepen Military Cooperation.
Novinite.com Defense | December 8, 2011, Thursday| 487 views
Bulgaria and China look forward to enhancing their military cooperation, it was made clear as Bulgarian Defense Minister Anyu Angelov held talks with his Chinese counterpart Liang Guanglie in Beijing.
"Bulgaria will work with China to enhance pragmatic cooperation in all fields and further bilateral military relations," Angelov stated on Thursday, as cited by Xinhua.
The Bulgarian Defense Minister pointed out that military ties between the two countries have made a positive contribution to their bilateral ties since the two countries launched diplomatic relations 62 years ago.
China and Bulgaria have witnessed frequent all-level exchanges and fruitful cooperation in the fields of trade, economics and the humanities, Liang said, adding that the two countries have collaborated well on international and regional issues in recent years.
China appreciates Bulgaria's adherence to the one-China policy, the Chinese Defense Minister declared. He further noted that his country understands and supports the Bulgarian side's choice of its own method of development.
"China is ready to work with Bulgaria to bring bilateral relations to a new high," according to Liang.
He said the two militaries have held close high-level visits and made progress in cooperation on personal training and logistics.
Angelov and Liang signed a Memorandum of Understanding that aims at the further enhancement of the military cooperation between the two countries.
North Korea's veteran leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69. A tearful announcer at North Korea’s state television, dressed in black, said on Monday the “Dear Leader” had died on Saturday morning of fatigue and over-work.
Kim Jong-il had been battling ailing health in recent years. It is believed he suffered a stroke in 2008.
The news has apparently shocked the people of North Korea. Kim Jong-il had ruled the country since the death of his father, Kim Il-sung, in 1994. Kim Jong-il's youngest son, Kim Jong-un, who is in his late 20s, has officially been named as his father’s successor – that is according to Reuters, who cite the country’s Central Telegraph Agency.
Meanwhile, as the news broke, Pyongyang's long-standing enemy, South Korea put its armed forces on high alert, while the government has declared the situation an emergency.
It is now a mystery for the world as to what is now in store for North Korea with its leader Kim Jong-il gone. However, he was no less mysterious himself while in office.
A massive military parade was held in 2008 to mark North Korea’s 60th anniversary. General Kim Jong-il was not there to greet the crowd due to health issues.
In 2003, reports claimed Kim Jong-il died of diabetes and had been replaced in public by stand-ins hired previously as a security measure.
He never spoke to the media, had a profound fear of flying, and ate with special chopsticks which could detect poison. Rumors have surrounded the so-called Supreme Leader throughout his life – beginning with his birth.
According to one source, he was born in the Soviet Union in 1941 during his father's exile, while Kim Jong-il’s official biography claims Kim Jong-il was born during Japan's occupation of the Korean peninsula in a secret military camp on a sacred mountain. The birth of North Korea’s second leader and the son of its Eternal President was followed, official accounts say, by the appearance of two rainbows and a new star in the heavens.
"Our people take pride in the fact that they are blessed with great leaders from generation to generation," Yang Hyong Sop, the Vice President of North Korean Parliament has said.
The leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea since 1994, he succeeded his father Kim Il-sung and maintained the policy of keeping his country closed to the world. Kim Jong-il was also named Supreme Commander of the People’s Army, one of the largest in the world, with one million active troops and over four million reservists.
It is believed enormous funds allocated to its military might ate up North Korea's resources needed to fight famine and other social problems. But Kim Jong-il and his regime tried to put on a different show whenever they allowed the globe a glimpse inside.
After the Korean War, the demilitarized zone was drawn up in 1953, sending North and South Korea in two very different directions. Decades on, the North remains a closed communist state, while the South is a modern democracy and innovative success story.
North Korea has caused global outrage in recent years, testing patience by carrying out underground nuclear tests and short-range missile launches, leading to US and UN financial and military sanctions.
"It is now not a matter of the United States and North Korea, it is really a matter of the region saying to North Korea that it has to change its behavior," US Secretary of State (2005-2009) Condoleezza Rice once said.
Russia has tried to be a mediator for peace on the peninsula by pushing for negotiations.
"In the Asia-Pacific region there's serious potential for conflict and there's no alternative but to set up dialogue and improve understanding between the sides," said Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
In 2010, a new buzz emerged around the North with talk of the possible next leader; as Kim Jong-un became a four-star general and moved into first in line to take over from his father.
November 2010 saw tensions reach their highest point in decades after the North launched an artillery strike that left four people dead. South Korea continued to hold large-scale war games with the US and Japan, and warned conflict would break out if another attack was launched.
Now, Kim Jong-un, a young and inexperienced leader, has the keys to the country in his hands. The question is whether he will open the door or continue to keep it shut.
President Komorowski urges China to invest in Poland.
PAP 19.12.2011 09:31
President Bronislaw Komorowski has told business people in Shanghai that Poland is “a good brand” and is a “stable” place for investment amid financial instability in the eurozone.
Komorowski's visit is the first by a Polish president to China in 14 years and aims to increase Chinese investment and trade with Poland.
Trade between the two countries amounted to 18 billion dollars (51 billion zloty) in 2010, although only only 1.6 billion dollars (4.5 billion zloty) consisted of Polish exports to China.
“Just as the EU is the first partner for China, so Poland is the sixth biggest economy among the 27 [EU] countries,” Komorowski said at an investment forum in Shanghai co-organised by the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ) and the China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT).
“Poland should be seen as a gateway to the 500-million-strong European market,” he continued.
'“Secondly, Poland is a good brand when it comes to investments from abroad,” he said.
The Polish president went on to say that Poland is “a leader in economic growth in Europe, just as China is in the [Asian] region,” noting that development had continued steadily in Poland over the last 20 years.
Komorowski stressed that Poland was “stable” and “tried and tested” against the backdrop of financial crisis in Europe.
Finally, he encouraged China to invest in Polish treasury bonds, noting the substantial investment by foreigners in this field in recent months.
Komorowski has now flown to Beijing, and on Tuesday he will meet with President Hu Jintao as well as take part in an economic forum. (nh/pg)
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