China - Russia

Chronology from Sep 2015 to Dec 2015

: The 20th Sino-Russian prime ministerial meeting is held in Beijing.

: SCO’s 14th Prime Ministers Meeting is held in Zhengzhou, China.

:   SCO military officers meeting on security cooperation is held in Sanya, Hainan Island. They discuss defense cooperation and forthcoming joint military drills for 2016.

:   President Putin and President Xi meet after attending the plenary meeting of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. The talks focused on anti-terrorism and global issues.

:   Both Russian and Chinese media report that a $2 billion contract for 24 multi-role Su-35 fighter jets was signed following a closed-door meeting attended by representatives in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. China’s Defense Department confirms the report a week later.

: Director General of the Department of Arms Control of the Foreign Ministry Wang Qun and Director of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control of the Foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov co-chair a new round of consultations on arms control and nonproliferation in Moscow.

:   The 20th meeting of the Russian-Chinese Mixed Intergovernmental Commission on Military-Technological Cooperation is held in Moscow, chaired by Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu and Central Military Commission Vice Chairman Xu Qiliang.

:   BRICS leaders meet in Turkey on the sidelines of a Group of 20 (G20) summit.

: Eighth session of the heads of the SCO member countries’ emergency situations services is held in Chengdu, China.

: Top administrative officials of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meet in Moscow to discuss the response to new threats and challenges.

: SCO holds its first anti-online terror drill in Xiamen, China.

: Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets co-chair the 16th session of the China-Russia Committee on Humanities Cooperation in Xi’an, China’s Shaanxi Province.

: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of the UNGA session to discuss Syria, terrorism, Korea, and information security.

: President Putin sends congratulatory message to President Xi on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

: BRICS foreign ministers meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

: Russian and Chinese military doctors conduct a large-scale drill in Khabarovsk Kray. The scenario is earthquake relief for 5,000 earthquake victims.

: SCO’s Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) meets in Tashkent to discuss the Islamic State threat to the SCO members and an action plan for experts from SCO member states’ border guard services for 2016.

: The SCO held its CentrAsia – Antiterror-2015 antiterrorism exercise in Bishkek.

:   China’s Deputy Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs Xiao Qian travels to Moscow for a “working visit,” and is received by Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov.

:   Premier Li talks by phone to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to discuss the upcoming regular prime ministerial meeting and the SCO prime ministers meeting.

:   Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev on the sidelines of the Summer Davos forum in Dalian, China.

:   President Putin meets Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang on the sidelines of the East Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok.

:   Tenth meeting of heads of supreme courts of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states is held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

:   Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu meets Vice-Chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission Fan Changlong in Beijing. Shoygu is quoted as saying that Russian-Chinese military cooperation had a stabilizing effect on the international situation.

:   Russian President Vladimir Putin conducts a state visit to China, where he also joins China’s celebration to mark the end of World War II on Sept. 3.

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