China - Russia

Chronology from Sep 2018 to Dec 2018

: First Forum of the SCO Heads of Regions is held in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

: Presidents Putin and Xi meet in Buenos Aires on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. They also join an informal trilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and an informal meeting with other BRICS leaders and issue a communique.

: President Putin and Premier Li Keqiang meet in Singapore on sidelines of annual (13th) East Asian Summit. Putin describes ties between the two countries as “privileged strategic partnership.”

: Beijing hosts the 23rd China-Russia Prime Ministers Meeting. Twelve documents are signed covering regional cooperation, agriculture, health, aerospace and trade facilitation.

:   China hosts 39th session of military confidence building (MCB) and arms reduction (AR) in the border areas. Representatives from Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan join the conference.  They approve the joint monitoring plan for 2019.

:   SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) holds its sixth conference titled “Combating terrorism: Cooperation without borders” in Tashkent.

:   President Putin meets Chinese Politburo Member Yang Jiechi in Sochi where Yang attends the 15th annual Valdai Discussion Club meeting.

:   Seventh SCO Education Ministers Meeting is held in Astana. Participants discuss how to expand education exchanges of students and faculties, joint research projects, language studies, professional education and youth exchanges.

:   President Xi meets Chief of Staff of the Kremlin Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino (Анто́н Ва́йно) in Beijing. Vaino also meets Director of the General Office of the Communist Party of China Ding Xuexiang.

:   The 17th SCO Prime Ministers Meeting in Dushanbe.  Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meet on the sidelines.

:   Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov meets Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou in Moscow to discuss the Korean Peninsula.

:   Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly session in New York.

:   China and Russia join a foreign ministerial meeting in New York with their French, British, German, Iranian, and EU counterparts.

:   The 16th Meeting of the SCO Prosecutors General is held in Dushanbe. Participants sign protocol of intent to consolidate efforts against extremism and terrorism as well as transnational crimes that serve as a source of funding for terrorism, including illegal drug trafficking and human trafficking.

:   The 17th SCO Meeting of Senior Officials in Charge of Trade and Economic Cooperation is held in Dushanbe.

:   First meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) railway administration heads is held in Tashkent. The new mechanism was created at the SCO Qingdao Summit in June 2018.

: President Putin meets Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng in Moscow. Han co-chairs with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak (Дмитрий Козак) the 15th Joint Energy Committee meeting.

: Russia conducts Vostok-2018 military exercises, involving nearly 300,000 soldiers, 1,000 aircraft and 900 tanks and 3,200 troops from the PLA.

: Russia hosts fourth Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok. President Xi Jinping joins the forum and meets President Vladimir Putin separately.  Both join a Russian-Chinese regional leaders’ dialogue on Sept. 12.

:   Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov meets Chinese Ambassador Li Hui in Moscow.

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