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Putin's visit to China, and on the threshold of judgment 'shaped line

25-06-2016 - 08:00 - 331 lượt xem

Experts said that the Russian statement in support of a section of the East Sea stance China before an international court ruling is not a "free gift."

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Sputnik
 
Russian President Vladimir Putin will try to strengthen trade relations and the economy when he visits China on 25/6.
 
Officials in Putin's government say they want to strengthen trade relations with the Asia - Pacific region to offset losses due to foreign investors in Europe and the United States imposed sanctions after Russia Crimea merger. The sanctions have led Russia without access to Western financial resources, according to the WSJ.
 
Putin's visit took place at a time when sensitive diplomacy toward China. Chinese diplomats were actively lobbying foreign governments to support Beijing's stance before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruled on the case Philippines event "U-shaped line" unilaterally China drawn on the South China Sea.
 
Agenda in Beijing is expected to include the issues of trade, investment and international issues, the two governments said. The meeting will result in "a number of important political instrument" and "substantive cooperation documents", spokesman Chinese Foreign Ministry said Spring Flower Business this week.
 
Observers say that the discussions will focus on efforts to integrate economic Belt initiative, the Silk Road of China with Asian Economic Union - European and Russian initiative launched the agreement on Russian energy exports to China as well as Chinese investment in Russian infrastructure, such as high-speed rail.
 
Last month, China agreed to provide a loan of 400 billion rubles ($ 6.2 billion) to develop a high-speed railway between Moscow and Kazan, paving the way for a formal agreement by the end of this week. Some analysts also said that the two governments will promote the construction of a natural gas plant in soil liquefaction of Russia in the Arctic, which is supported by a $ 12 billion loan from the two Chinese state-owned banks .
 
"Strengthening economic cooperation is an important issue for both countries", especially when recent events affecting the economies of China and Russia, Chen Yurong, director of research at Europe - Middle Asia's International Research Institute of China Ministry of Foreign operation, said. "The two countries have a lot of investment opportunities reinforce each other, such as in energy, transportation and infrastructure development."
 
'Reciprocity'
 
Alexander Gabuev, a researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Center, evaluated the summit between the leaders of Russia and China are carefully designed as a rendition of the partnership, bound by the protocol for see the leaders of the two parties have equal status. However, he said that Russia Gabuev are "underdogs". The sanctions with Russia remain the same, Russia's investment climate is poor and commodity price situation in the country worsened.
 
"Russia is leaning toward this asymmetric dependence, they need China more than China needs Russia," he said. "In the agreement, China could be the negotiations really solid."
 
Russia closer to China while the West imposed sanctions on Moscow in 2014 by the Ukraine crisis. Beijing abstained when the Security Council of the United Nations called on countries to condemn Russia merger Crimea. Analysts said that China may seek approach "reciprocity" with Russia, because of the diplomatic difficulties Beijing faces in recent weeks.
 
PCA expects a decision on the case of the Philippines this month or early next month, according to the Philippines. Although declared a boycott insisted the lawsuit, China recently launched a campaign to entice a large scale, to build a multinational coalition to reject the authority of the court.
 
Alexander Korolev, a researcher at the Sino - Russia in the School of Public Policy in Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, said Xi "will want something similar to what China has shown to the Russian crisis in Ukraine , namely 'seemed normal' on all sides, not explicitly criticize and not participate in any punitive measures. "
 
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in April reiterated that Moscow opposed the "internationalization" of the South China Sea dispute, support China's stance is to resolve the dispute through bilateral negotiations, although he did not say the Moscow's determined stance on the lawsuit "U-shaped line".
 
In return for the support of Moscow to Beijing, Putin can expect China to invest more in the Russian Far East and Siberia, especially in infrastructure, transportation and energy.
 
"The pro-Russian part of the Chinese stance, or criticize them on the issue of the South China Sea is not a free gift," he said Korolev. "It is reasonable to speculate that Russia wants to have results by actions speak louder than words".
 
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