China - Russia

Chronology from Sep 2016 to Dec 2016

: Russia, China, and Pakistan meet in Moscow to discuss Afghanistan.

:   President Xi sends condolences to President Putin on behalf of the Chinese government and people for the airplane crash near Sochi that killed all 84 passengers on board, including 64 artists and singers of Russia’s world-renowned Red Army Choir.

: Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov visits Beijing and meets Assistant Foreign Minister Li Huilai. They exchange views on bilateral relations, the SCO and other topics.

:   Group of Chechen law enforcement officials visits China and share their skills in fighting international terrorism and extremism with Chinese partners.

:  The 14th SCO Attorney Generals Meeting and the 2016 BRICS Attorney Generals Meeting are held in Sanya, Hainan Province.

:  SCO Infantry forces conduct joint training exercise in Korla, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

:   Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visits China and co-chairs the 21st session of the intergovernmental military-technical cooperation commission together with Vice Chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission Air Force Gen. Xu Qiliang.

:  China’s first international forum on urban anti-terror strategy, code-named Great Wall-2016, organized by China’s Armed Police is held in Beijing.

:   APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting is held in Lima, Peru. Presidents Putin and Xi meet on the sideline and agree on reciprocal visits in 2017.

:   Premier Li Keqiang visits Moscow and co-chairs with Prime Minister Medvedev the 21st China-Russia Prime Ministers Meeting.  Li is received by President Putin.

:   Adm. Vladimir Korolyov, commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, visits China and PLA Navy Commander Adm. Wu Shengli. Korolov also visits PLA Navy’s North China Sea Fleet, the Submarine Academy and vessels including the aircraft carrier Liaoning.

:   Fifteenth annual SCO Prime Ministerial Meeting is held in Bishkek. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meet on the sidelines.

:   Fifth round of the Russia-China Dialogue on Security in Northeast Asia is held in Beijing, co-chaired by Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou and Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov. They urge coordination to ensure strategic stability in Northeast Asia.

:   Eighth BRICS Summit held in Goa, India. President Xi and President Putin meet on sidelines for “an in-depth exchange of views” on Korean, Syrian, and Central Asian affairs.

:   China and Russia announce at the seventh Xiangshan Forum­­­­ that the two militaries will hold a joint anti-missile drill in 2017.

:   Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov meets China’s Assistant Foreign Minister (rank of Deputy Foreign Minister) Liu Haixing in Moscow. Talks focus on European situation including Brexit and Russian relations with NATO.

:   SCO’s border guard and special services conduct joint operation code-named Unity-2016.

: SCO member states (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, China, Russia and Tajikistan) hold Peace Mission-2016 joint anti-terror command and staff military exercises in Kyrgyzstan.

: Top security officials from the BRICS states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) meet in New Delhi, India for the sixth session of BRICS senior representatives on security issues. Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi join the meeting.

: Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev visits Beijing and jointly chairs 12th Round of China-Russia Strategic Security Consultation with China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi. He also participates in the third Russian-Chinese law-enforcement and security cooperation mechanism and meets President Xi.

:   Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov exchange views by phone on North Korea’s nuclear test and ceasefire deal in Syria.

: Russia and China hold the 20th meeting of the subcommittee on nuclear issues in Moscow in preparation for the Prime Ministers Meeting.

:   Chinese and Russian navies conduct Joint Sea–2016 naval drill in the South China Sea. The last joint drills (2015) were held in the Sea of Japan and the Mediterranean.

:   Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov and Chinese Special Representative for the Korean Peninsula Affairs Wu Dawei have a telephone conversation to discuss events in the Korean Peninsula. The sides expressed concerns about the DPRK’s new nuclear test, and call on countries to refrain from steps that could further escalate tensions.

: Russian Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko visits China. She is received by President Xi in Beijing.

: President Xi Jinping meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the 11th G20 meeting in Hangzhou, China. Xi tells Putin that the two countries must reinforce their mutual political support, including in “the protection of their sovereignty.”

:  BRICS leaders met informally on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou. They agree to boost their strategic partnership to address common economic challenges.

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