WSJ: Xi Jinping announces new 'rapprochement program' with Russia

Chinese President Xi Jinping instructed the Chinese government to work out ways to strengthen cooperation with Russia. This is reported by The Wall Street Journal.

The Chinese leader has long admired Vladimir Putin. Now it aims to expand cooperation in trade and energy

- writes the edition.

Policy Beijing, according to the WSJ, is aimed at long-term cooperation with Moscow. Against the backdrop of Western sanctions against the Russian Federation, China has become the largest consumer of Russian resources. As part of the new Rapprochement Program, the Chinese government is exploring opportunities to increase trade between the two countries.

First of all, China is interested in buying more gas and oil from Russia. In return, the Russian Federation will be able to purchase electronic components, machine tools and other equipment.

It is obvious that the West failed to persuade the authorities of the Celestial Empire to comply with the sanctions against Moscow. The joint exercises of the Russian Aerospace Forces and the PLA Air Force with mutual visits to military airfields have already provoked criticism in Washington and Tokyo. Regular flights of An-124-100 heavy transport aircraft from China to Moscow with an unknown cargo also indirectly confirm joint work in the military sphere.
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  1. maiman61 Offline maiman61
    maiman61 (Yuri) 15 December 2022 12: 24
    Well, at least China supports us. Not openly, not attracting attention. Imagine if China were on the side of the United States.
    1. Adm Hts Offline Adm Hts
      Adm Hts (AdmHts) 15 December 2022 19: 09
      And in what way does he, in fact, support us - in buying hydrocarbons for free, with the subsequent sale at world prices?
      This is business, not support...
      for all the positions we need - he closed the deliveries ...
      Russia for him, as an economic partner, is nothing compared to the United States and the West as a whole ...
      For us, he will not risk a single gram ...

      1. maiman61 Offline maiman61
        maiman61 (Yuri) 15 December 2022 19: 58
        I expressed myself clearly. Which is better, neutral China or the ENEMY in conjunction with the US?
        1. Adm Hts Offline Adm Hts
          Adm Hts (AdmHts) 16 December 2022 22: 28
          neutral China

          wow ... it turns out that neutrality is support ... :)
          however, for the Kremlin, this is bread, in the current situation :)
          1. maiman61 Offline maiman61
            maiman61 (Yuri) 17 December 2022 19: 26
            Wow, do elementary things really reach? What is the situation? Don't say gop until you jump over! Everything is still ahead, these are ONLY flowers, and the berries will be ahead!
  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 15 December 2022 12: 45
    Expansion of cooperation in the energy sector, these are the purchases of oil, gas, coal in the Russian Federation, and in the field of trade, the sale of consumer goods in the Russian Federation - cars, household appliances, etc.
    The trade turnover this year is about 150-160 billion dollars and the increase is planned to 200 billion. with the commissioning of a bridge across the Amur and a pipeline through Mongolia against 700 billion. with the USA and 800 billion. with the Esovites.
    Electronic components, machine tools and other high-tech equipment are sanctioned goods of large Chinese corporations such as Tencen and Huawei, and they are all tied to the Western market and comply with the restrictions imposed on trade with the Russian Federation, which was recently confirmed by Aunt Yellen and Uncle Powell, who are behind this are watching very carefully.
    The military industry in the PRC is at a good world level, as can be judged by achievements in the field of artificial intelligence, space, aviation and the fleet. They bought the S-500 from the Russian Federation and will surely make theirs no worse, and the early warning system about a missile attack of the Russian Federation helps to do what V.V. Putin spoke about. In general, they buy what they want, and sell what they are allowed by Western colleagues, partners and friends
  3. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 16 December 2022 07: 47
    Help is when you help, no matter what, someone who is in trouble, what about China? He simply buys raw materials from us that he does not have, and sells us what the West does not forbid him. So is this help? This is called business and trading your goods with an eye on the Stars and Stripes Uncle Joe. Although we don’t need help, we have to do everything ourselves, but for 20 years we still don’t have a machine tool industry and used to assemble Chinese with Renault screwdrivers now. We were promised electric cars by 2030, 450 pieces (exactly pieces and not 450 thousand) a year from KAMAZ, but it hurt me how to read it and it hurts to write it now.
  4. Andrey Andreev_2 (Andrey Andreev) 18 December 2022 11: 10
    I don't trust either the Chinese (like all Asians), or the Turks, or the Arabs... Their actions are determined solely by business. However, I do not trust anyone, because how to trust people who say one thing and do another (remember the retirement age)? And in business, in general, you can’t trust anyone: there, cheating your neighbor is a feat ... It’s hard to live like that, but you have to from hopelessness))))