China's Xi says economy positioned to meet all challenges

China's President Xi Jinping met the Russian leader earlier this year in Beijing when President Vladimir Putin visited

China's President Xi Jinping met the Russian leader earlier this year in Beijing when President Vladimir Putin visited

Chinese President Xi Jinping has described Russia's Vladimir Putin as his "best friend" during a three-day visit to Moscow focussing on trade and relations between the two countries.

Russian Federation and China will push ahead with cooperation for easing tensions on the peninsula and enhancing security in the northeast of Asia in general.

In Xi's own words, 70 years on China-Russia ties have become a major-country relationship featuring the highest degree of mutual trust, the highest level of coordination and the highest strategic value.

In an interview with Russian media published Wednesday, Xi said strong consumer demand is helping drive growth.

Xi presented the pandas - named Ru Yi and Ding Ding - following talks with Putin, whom he called his "best friend". The trade volume between Russian Federation and China previous year was the largest ever, at about 101 billion dollars.

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In the 21st century, China and Russian Federation signed the landmark Treaty of Good-neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation and lifted their ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination, setting a paradigm for building a new type of global relations and a community with a shared future for humanity, he added.

The Chinese leader will also oversee the delivery of two pandas for the Moscow Zoo.

With mutual support and assistance, the two countries have promoted their relations to an unprecedentedly high level, he said.

Presidential advisor Ushakov said "the positions of Russian Federation and China are very close or coincide completely on most worldwide issues", including the North Korean nuclear programme, the Venezuelan crisis and the Iran nuclear deal.

The partnership is yielding increasing trade, which has increased by 25 percent in 2018 to hit a record $108 billion (96 billion euros), he added, calling China "Russia's most important economic partner".

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Still, Russia needs China much more than the other way round, according to the analyst. The congregation of foreign leaders and investors is attended by high-ranking Kremlin officials including Mr Putin.

The signing ceremony coincided with the first worldwide video call, using Russia's 5G network, connecting St. Petersburg and the Finnish capital, Helsinki.

In 2018, Chinese tourists made 1.8 million trips to Russia while Russian travelers made almost 2 million trips to China.

"Russia certainly does not want to offer its resources and territory for China-led projects that would make Moscow more dependent on Beijing", he said during a roundtable on China's Belt and Road initiative, a massive trade and infrastructure project to boost global trade networks.

The countries would also discuss their relationship with the "great Western powers, including the United States", he said.

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