China - Russia

Chronology from Jul 2009 to Oct 2009

:   President Medvedev meets President Hu Jintao in New York at the annual UN General Assembly.

:  The Chinese and Russian naval escort taskforces carry out a joint exercise named Peace Blue Shield 2009 in the west sea area of the Gulf of Aden.

:  China Central Television (CCTV) opens a broadcast in the Russian language. The channel is expected to serve a potential 300-million person audience in the 12 nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Eastern Europe, and the Baltic states.

: Chinese Supreme People’s Court President Wang Shengjun and Russian Supreme Court President Vyacheslav Lebedev participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s 4th Conference of Presidents of the Supreme Courts in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan.

:  While patrolling the Gulf of Aden, eight Russian naval officers board the Chinese missile frigate Zhoushan at the invitation of the third Chinese naval escort taskforce.

: The finance ministers and central bank governors of Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) gather in London to discuss the current situation of the world economy and their fiscal and monetary policy responses. They call for enhancing and consolidating the role of the Group of 20 major developed and developing countries (G20) in managing world economy.

:  Russian and Chinese border guards hold a first-ever joint emergency-incident-handling exercise named Guomen Lijian (Country-Gate Sharp Sword), in the Heilongjiang River. Some 14 vessels and more than 240 personnel join the one-hour joint exercise.

:  The newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Russia Li Hui arrives in Moscow.

:  Foreign Minister Yang telephones his Russian counterpart Lavrov.

:  Peace Mission 2009 is held in China’s Jilin Province.

:  Foreign Minister Lavrov meets Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi to discuss the Korean nuclear issue on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum held in Phuket, Thailand.

:  Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi calls Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov about the situation in China’s Xinjiang-Uighur Autonomous District. The two also discuss key bilateral and international issues.

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