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China looks to Russian coal to help ease its power shortage crisis | Source: SCMP

China’s attempts to address its power shortage have received a boost through efforts to increase imports of coal and electricity from Russia. “The shortages in power supplies in China should reinforce the energy alliance between Moscow and Beijing, if only because Russia is the nearest external source of coal, gas and oil for China. As one consequence, Beijing may give the final go-ahead to the Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline project, which would bring Russian gas from western Siberia into China via Mongolia.”

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China eager to cooperate with Russia on digitalization projects | Source: TASS

The Chinese authorities are interested in deepening the economic cooperation with Russia in new promising areas, including the implementation of projects in the sector of digital technologies. The aspects of the cooperation between two countries relate to various spheres such as 5G mobile technologies, big data and artificial intelligence, environmentally sound energy sources, energy-saving technologies, etc.

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China strongly opposes unilateral US sanctions on Russia | Source: TASS

The Chinese authorities strongly oppose the unilateral sanctions that the United States imposes on Russia. Last week, the US House of Representatives passed a defense policy bill that suggests the Biden administration consider the possibility of sanctioning 35 Russian nationals, including members of the government. Another initiative bans Americans from purchasing Russia’s newly issued government bonds.

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Russia and France to work to stabilize situation in Nagorno-Karabakh | Source: Arka News Agency

Russia will work with France for the stabilization of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh to stabilize the South Caucasus for the sake of regional development. It implies the resumption of dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan under the auspices of the Minsk Group co-chairs. On September 27, 2020, Azerbaijani armed forces, backed by Turkey and foreign mercenaries and terrorists, attacked Nagorno-Karabakh along the entire front line.

Source: Arka News Agency


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First China-Russia highway bridge ready for operation | Source: Global Times

Workers work at the construction site of the first highway bridge connecting China and Russia across the Heilongjiang River, on August 19, 2019.

The Blagoveshchensk-Heihe highway bridge, the first highway bridge connecting China and Russia across the Heilongjiang River, is ready to open to traffic, marking the completion of another key cross-border infrastructure project that could pave the way for a closer economic bond between the two countries. China and Russia are also actively exploring cooperation in the fields of oil and gas chemicals, mineral resources, as well as green, low-carbon, and hydrogen energy.

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Russia, China and Turkey to account for more than half of global working gas capacity additions by 2025 | Source: Global Data

Russia, China, and Turkey are expected to lead global working gas capacity additions, collectively contributing 54% of the total working gas capacity additions from planned and announced projects between 2021 and 2025, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. GlobalData identifies China as the second highest contributor to global working gas capacity additions, with planned capacity additions of 473 bcf by 2025.

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Russia monitoring talk of Turkish military base in Azerbaijan | Source: Reuters

Moscow is closely monitoring developments around a potential Turkish military base in Azerbaijan, a move that could require Russia to take steps to ensure its own security and interests, the Kremlin said. The South Caucasus, part of the former Soviet Union, is of special interest to Russia which has traditionally regarded it as its own sphere of influence.

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Asia has wary welcome for G7′s answer to Belt and Road | Source: The Daily Star

The Build Back Better World initiative, or (B3W), a plan by the Group of Seven nations to counter Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative has been welcomed by countries in China’s immediate orbit of influence but will need to overcome doubts about Western commitment to emerging market projects. The challenge for B3W will be matching the speed at which China has been able to engage developing economies in the region.

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Turkey, Azerbaijan sign ‘Shusha Declaration’ to boost defense cooperation | Source: Modern Diplomacy

Both sides will support each other in case of a threat or attack by a third country on their independence or territorial integrity. They will boost cooperation, especially against terrorism, organized crime, drug trafficking, and illegal immigration.

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Russia says S-400 deal with Turkey continues as planned, refutes expulsion rumors | Source: Yeni Safak

The Russian Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation has rubbished media reports claiming that Turkey plans to expel Russian military experts helping it operate the S-400 air defense missile system due to mounting U.S. pressure.

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