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Interview: Russia sees expansion of ties with China undoubted diplomatic priority: Putin
Xinhua News ^ | May 19, 2014 | Editor: Mu Xuequan

Posted on 05/18/2014 4:41:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country's cooperation with China has reached its all-time best and that the two sides were ready to expand ties in numerous spheres.

"China is our reliable friend. To expand cooperation with China is undoubtedly Russia's diplomatic priority," Putin told Chinese reporters before attending the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) slated for Tuesday and Wednesday in Shanghai.

Putin, who will also pay a state visit to China on the sidelines of the summit, said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will review the implementation of already-signed agreements, and hammer out future objectives.

"I believe the upcoming talks will inject strong impetus to various bilateral cooperation projects, as well as to the deepening of coordination between the two countries in the international arena," he said.

Putin pointed out that at the present stage the two countries should give priority to enhancing cooperation in economy, science and high technology.

Against the backdrop of global economic turbulence, it was of crucial significance for the two countries to strengthen mutually beneficial economic and trade relations and boost mutual investment, he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.xinhuanet.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: china; coldwar2; communism; failure; obama; russia; sovietunion

1 posted on 05/18/2014 4:41:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Imagine, two COMMUNIST countries expanding ties,
why, it’s unprecidented, how unexpected...


2 posted on 05/18/2014 4:44:54 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Reset”


3 posted on 05/18/2014 4:48:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They seem to have us on the run.

I don’t think Paul will be looking very good in foreign policy, by 2016.


4 posted on 05/18/2014 4:56:45 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: tet68
Imagine, two COMMUNIST countries expanding ties, why, it’s unprecidented, how unexpected...

Yes, amazing isn't it? Like no one could have figured this out, without Chinese news telling us about it.

5 posted on 05/18/2014 5:09:26 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: ansel12

“I don’t think Paul will be looking very good in foreign policy, by 2016”

What’s left of our republic can only hope.


6 posted on 05/18/2014 5:13:29 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

America needs to bring back production to America.

Just saying.

We import (far) too much from China.


7 posted on 05/18/2014 5:15:54 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Mark17

I’m sure it came as a big surprise to Obama.


8 posted on 05/18/2014 5:17:45 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68
I’m sure it came as a big surprise to Obama.

You are probably right. Like other things, he will probably say he heard about it on the news, or read it in the paper. He is not living in reality.

9 posted on 05/18/2014 5:40:29 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If Putin thinks this will keep China, with its huge population and expansionist tendencies, from being a threat to eastern Russia, with its small population and long border, more power to him. I have my doubts.


10 posted on 05/18/2014 5:47:18 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

chicom bump for later....


11 posted on 05/18/2014 5:49:07 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: MUDDOG

Putin is stark raving mad. The only nation on the planet that has serious designs on his, and he seeks to play pati-cake with it.

The guy can’t be unaware that the Chinese are occupying his Eastern territory, while he plays the fool in the West.


12 posted on 05/18/2014 5:50:35 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Going from the “Scissors” strategy to the strategy of “One Clenched Fist”...


13 posted on 05/18/2014 5:50:45 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I don’t get it either.


14 posted on 05/18/2014 5:52:43 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: DoughtyOne

"Realpolitik"


15 posted on 05/18/2014 6:05:42 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Not sure what you’re point is there...


16 posted on 05/18/2014 6:10:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

Consider the source: old Mr. Kissinger.


17 posted on 05/18/2014 6:12:26 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

I know who he is. I know that he helped open up China.

At the time he did, it was an ace in the hole for us, as it played off the most populace nation on the planet, against a clear nuclear threat.

China was a closed society before that. It would take months for intel to get out. We didn’t know what was going on inside. Opening up the Bamboo Curtain was good.

It’s what took place around 1992, that took us down the road to where we are today. That was terrible policy, but it took place twenty years after Kissinger and Nixon made their move.

Twenty-two years later, and the subsequent leaders of the day, have gifted us with a serious well-financed global threat.

Kissinger opened the door. It’s those who walked through it that really jeopardized planetary safety.


18 posted on 05/18/2014 6:18:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

And, a few years ago, they got a special, high tech gift from the Clintons...


19 posted on 05/18/2014 6:46:00 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

MIRV technology, Gyro Technology, and Vibration reduction Technology...

China couldn’t accurately target our major cities. Bill through Loral Corporation made it possible for them to hit within 50 feet.


20 posted on 05/18/2014 6:50:11 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

I strongly agree with you.

The GOP has a segment which is even now, pushing ever more manufacturing and technology over to China.

That segment, is killing the party, and damaging our own nation.

We run a MASSIVE trade deficit each and every year with China.

China is on the verge, of passing America globally.

Yet there is still a segment of the GOP, which wants to send ever more manufacturing there.

Bring back American manufacturing.


21 posted on 05/18/2014 6:54:00 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The warning bells should have been going off, the moment this trade was first initiated.

We gifted the Chinesse with over fifty years of technology and U. S. Patent information, schematics et al...

We financed their infrastructure.  We financed the improvements to their military.  We financed their military related outreach in other hemispheres.

Our grandkids and thier kids will pay for this with their blood.

Those who profiteered by doing business with a rogue communist nation, should be held to account for it in the final judgement.

I don'e even know how to spell it, but within three years of the mass killings at the Tiananmen Square protests, we were in bed with the Chinese on gifting them the tech to become a global threat.



Do you think we betrayed this man and 1.5 billion other Chinese wishing to be free of their Communist overlords?  
I do.  And we betrayed past, current, and future U. S. Citizens as well.

When all is said and done, I believe this will be seen as treason.


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22 posted on 05/18/2014 7:03:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

Yep. We gave China most favored nation trading status. Essentially carte blanche. We did it to modernize their society and give their citizens a taste of money. I gotta wonder if that was such a fine idea. We made them a wealthy superpower who is now a major threat. We are indebted to them and have very little leverage anymore.

As for Putin, he obviously is wanting to open up trade. US & EU sanctions just make him look to another partner. He is probably negotiating about tech imports & exports. Other imports & exports too. Both countries would likely benefit from that. They are probably talking about establishing a common currency. Dumping the dollar and turning to the yuan would be a diabolical move that would hurt us and Europe greatly. So would cutting a gas deal with energy hungry China. He could easily sell all of his gas there.

A military alliance between the two would cost us greatly. Just the uncertainty that it would create would be very bad!

Sorry! Am I being pessimistic today?


23 posted on 05/18/2014 7:25:07 PM PDT by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: FreeInWV

In truth, he’s been playing the China card for year. He shares certain technology with them too. It’s an alliance that sees Chine benefit from both Russia and us, and benefits to both our detriments.

In time, we’ll pay.


24 posted on 05/18/2014 8:18:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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