China - Russia

Chronology from Sep 2017 to Dec 2017

: President Putin announces that he will join the March 2018 presidential elections as an independent candidate.

: 21st session of the Joint Russia-China Border Commission is held in Beijing.

: China and Russia conduct Aerospace Security-2017, a joint anti-missile computer- simulation exercise, in Beijing.

:   Foreign Ministers Lavrov and Wang meet on the sidelines of the 15th regular Russia-India-China (RIC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in New Delhi.

: Putin inaugurates $27-billion Yamal liquefied natural gas plant in northern Siberia.

:   President Putin meets Gen. Zhang Youxia (张又侠), vice chairman of the CCP’s Military Commission and co-chairman of the Russian-Chinese Intergovernmental Commission for Military-Technical Cooperation.

:   SCO conducts an anti-terror cyber exercise in Xiamen.

: Russian National Guard (Rosgvardiya) and China’s People’s Armed Police of China conduct special tactical training drills in the Chinese city of Yinchuan (银川).

:   Russia delivers the third batch of Su-35 multirole fighter/bombers to China.

:   SCO held its 16th session of the heads of government in Sochi.

: President Putin meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Moscow.

:   Presidents Xi and Putin meet on sidelines of the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in Vietnam.

:   Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visits China to co-chair the 22nd Prime Ministerial Meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. He also meets President Xi.

: Putin initiates a telephone conversation with Xi to congratulate Xi on his reelection as Chinese Communist Party general secretary at the CCPs 19th National Congress.

: Joint briefing on missile defense is given at UN General Assembly’s First Committee (disarmament and International Security) by Russian and Chinese defense officials.

: Moscow hosts SCO-Afghan Liaison Group meeting at deputy foreign minister level.

:   Russia and China hold eighth consultation on North East Asian security in Moscow, chaired by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov and Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou.

:   Ceremony held in Moscow for the 60th anniversary of founding of the Russian-China Friendship Association. Both Presidents Putin and Xi send congratulations to the event.

:   Russia and China officially name their joint project of a long-haul wide-body commercial model CR929, to be developed by the China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Co., Ltd. (CRAIC).

:   Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov meets Ambassador Li Hui in Moscow and discuss “topical international issues of mutual interest.”

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

: China and Russian conduct the second stage of their annual Joint Sea 2017 military exercise in the Sea of Japan, and for the first time, the Okhotsk Sea.

:   Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

: Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s “Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure” (RATS) holds its 31st meeting in Beijing.

: First meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on the Development of Relations between the Russian Far East and Northeast China is held in Khabarovsk. Vice Premier Wang and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev co-chair the meeting.

: Putin meets Vice Premier Wang in Vladivostok during the Third Eastern Economic Forum.

:   Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin co-chair in Volgograd the Joint Commission for Regular Meetings between the Chinese and Russian Heads of Government.

: Ninth BRICS annual summit is held in Xiamen. Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Russian President Putin on Sept. 3 on the sidelines of the summit.

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