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Post time 2008-5-23 21:19:46 |Display all floors
Russia's new president embarks on first China tour
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-05/23/content_6708579.htm
Updated: 2008-05-23 19:03


Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (R) shakes hands with Chinese President Hu Jintao before the start of an official welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing's Tiananmen Square May 23, 2008. Medvedev arrived in Beijing on Friday, offering energy deals and military cooperation by seeking pledges of solidarity with China. [Agencies]
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Russia's new president, Dmitry Medvedev, arrived in Beijing on Friday, starting a two-day state visit to China as a guest of Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Medvedev will hold talks with Chinese President Hu. He will also meet top legislator Wu Bangguo, top political advisor Jia Qinglin and vice president Xi Jinping.

Medvedev is scheduled to deliver a speech at Peking University on Saturday afternoon.

Medvedev told major Chinese media in Moscow before his China tour that any topic of interest to both sides could be discussed.

"I hope that consultations between me and Chinese President Hu Jintao, as well as other Chinese leaders, will cover a wide range of issues," he said. "I am full of expectations for the visit, which will be substantial and constructive."

Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Li Hui said Medvedev's visit to China had four goals: establishing good working relations and personal friendship between the leaders of the two countries; ensuring the goals of Sino-Russian ties in the next few years; increasing political trust and giving each other firm support on issues concerning sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, and deepening pragmatic cooperation.

Medvedev is the first head of state to pay a state visit to China after the devastating earthquake in the southwestern Sichuan Province.

This is Medvedev's first state visit to China and his first visit outside the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) since he was sworn in on May 7.


Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (R) walks with Chinese President Hu Jintao as they inspect troops during an official welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing's Tiananmen Square May 23, 2008. Medvedev is on a two-day trip to China and will hold talks with Hu and China's Premier Wen Jiabao. [Agencies]
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Post time 2008-5-24 05:36:05 |Display all floors
Originally posted by buddy35 at 2008-5-23 16:39
The Russia-China partnership is a natural one and will bring peace and prosperity to both nations.
It is good to see these two nations coming together to work on a number of issues.

The West, of course will not like this one bit, as it challenges their expansion.


China doesn't need Russia to challenge our expansion, they're quite capable of doing it themselves. This love affair with Russia will probably be about as lasting as the last one.

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Post time 2008-5-24 14:15:49 |Display all floors
Originally posted by kodama at 2008-5-24 05:36


China doesn't need Russia to challenge our expansion, they're quite capable of doing it themselves. This love affair with Russia will probably be about as lasting as the last one.



From: yapchongyee 2008-05-24 09:10

The strategic partnership between China & Russia must be supported by all Asian people. The world today is begining to see the disruptive force of the only superpower of the world self proclaimed of course; they illegally invaded Iraq and caused over 1 million civiliam deaths and the millions of Iraqis put to extreme poverty and unimaginable hardship. The next target is going to be Iran and then Venezuela. This is sheer Madness and they must be stopped, and only the strategic partnership between China and Russia can provide the central core of possible resistence to their aggression.


From:  ASEAN CITIZEN 2008-05-24 12:53

Both Russia and China are facing a common threat of 'orange revolution' from the Western countries which have been pushing farther closer to the Russian borders; and, in the meantime, the West also attempting to encircle China through alliances with japan, Australia and India in the Asia Pacific.

It is in the interests of both Russia and China to co-operate on a common stance to fight off the Western hostile moves and they have to 'stick' together even closer and stronger now than ever before!

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Post time 2008-5-24 14:19:27 |Display all floors
Sino-Russian stance on int'l affairs outlined
By Qin Jize (China Daily)
Updated: 2008-05-24 08:49


President Hu Jintao and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev on Friday signed a joint statement outlining their coordinated stance on major international issues.

According to the paper, the two countries have taken a similar position on the Teheran and Pyongyang nuclear issues, as well as on Kosovo independence and the conflicts in Darfur, Sudan.

They called on all parties to refrain from military and extreme action against Iran.

"China and Russia propose the Iranian nuclear issue be resolved through dialogue and equal consultation," it said.

The seven-page statement was signed after the two leaders held two-hour talks in the Great Hall of the People.

"All parties should consider global and regional security, make diplomatic efforts, refrain from military and extreme means, cautiously resort to sanctions and take into account the interests of the country involved," the statement said.

Both opposed the missile defense plan by the US, without mentioning the name.

Some countries' security cannot be guaranteed at the cost of some others', including expanding military and political allies, the statement said.

"The establishment of a global missile defense system, including its deployment in some regions and relevant cooperation, is not conducive to strategic balance and stability," it said.

It added that the global missile shield hinders international arms control and non-proliferation efforts and weakens confidence building among countries.

Both China and Russia stand for the peaceful use of outer space and oppose any space arms race, the statement said.

Hu said the declaration illustrated the two countries' common position on world affairs, urging the international community to work jointly to tackle global challenges and to move toward peace and stability.

The two leaders also found common ground on human rights and fighting terrorism.

Medvedev told reporters the statement has "stated our views on many acute international problems".

The Russian leader arrived in Beijing a day after visiting neighboring Kazakhstan. The two-day China trip is his first state visit outside the Commonwealth of Independent States since he took office earlier this month.

The joint statement on major international issues was one of several deals inked between China and Russia on Friday. The others were on energy, tourism and finance.

Media reports quoted a Russian nuclear chief as saying Moscow would build and supply a $1-billion uranium enrichment plant in China.

Hu Jintao also thanked Russia for its speedy aid after the May 12 quake in Sichuan.

The Russian guest again expressed his condolences and sympathy to the victims and their relatives and families, saying his country is ready to provide all assistance necessary.

Medvedev said he will invite some Chinese students injured in the quake to Russia for treatment.

Russia has so far sent a rescue team, a medical team, a mobile hospital and several batches of relief materials to China.

Hu met three members of the Russian rescue team on Friday night and praised them for their relief efforts in China.

Medvedev is scheduled to give a speech at Peking University on Saturday afternoon.


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President Hu Jintao proposes a toast to his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev at a signing ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday. [China Daily]
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Post time 2008-5-24 14:32:39 |Display all floors

China and Russia know when the US is blowing

smoke up their collective anal orifices.

The pathetic rhetoric from the US about the MDS being deployed in Europe "against missile launches from Iran and Nth. Korea" would be funny if it were not so pathetically loaded with contempt for the truth in US International relations.

Their is only one reason the US wants to deploy the so called Missile Defence Shield - and that is to provide a complete 360 degree protection for the "International" Space Station (I wonder how many people realise the only thing "international" about the space station is the misnomer?).

Neither Iran or Nth. Korea would even remotely consider launching missiles against targets in Europe - they both know full well that it would mean the total destruction of their countries. The claim by the US is nothing more than a smokescreen.

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"14:36 GMT, Friday, 23 May 2008 15:36 - Presidents condemn US shield plan.

Russia and China have condemned a US plan for a global missile defence shield, saying it will set back international disarmament efforts.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a joint statement with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing.
The US says the shield, parts of which it plans to deploy in Europe, is key to its own security and that of allies.
Both Russia and China have opposed the plans in the past but this is the first time they have come together to do so.
The US, which wants to locate a radar base in the Czech Republic and an interceptor missile site in Poland, says the system will offer protection against missiles fired from states like Iran and North Korea.
However, the plans have soured US-Russian ties, with Moscow fearing that the system could be used against Russia.

'Harms trust'
The joint statement from Presidents Medvedev and Hu came as the Russian leader began a two-day state visit to China, part of his first foreign trip since he assumed office on 7 May.
"Both sides believe that creating a global missile defence system, including deploying such systems in certain regions of the world, or plans for such co-operation, do not help support strategic balance and stability, and harm international efforts to control arms and the non-proliferation process," it said.
"It harms the strengthening of trust between states and regional stability. In this respect [the two sides] express their concern."
Russia last month demanded it be granted permanent access to the planned US sites in central Europe, saying it would need to monitor their activities.
This is the first time President Medvedev - who took office earlier in May - has openly criticised the US missile system in the style of his mentor and predecessor Vladimir Putin, correspondents say.
The tone of official Russian pronouncements on Friday, with the notion of "Western double standards", suggests no imminent thaw in Russia's relations with the West should be expected, the BBC's Russian affairs analyst Steven Eke says.
He says that Moscow and China again stressed their shared view of the world based on rejection of alleged American dominance.
The two countries have deepened their strategic co-operation in recent years, even holding joint military exercises, our analyst adds.
In Beijing, Mr Medvedev and Mr Hu also witnessed the signing of a $1bn (£500m) deal for Russia to build a nuclear fuel plant in China and supply semi-enriched uranium.
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-=the wolf is your shepherd=-
Man created god before god created man and the world has been in turmoil ever since. Dots freak some people out - so they join them with lines that aren't really there.

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