IRS |Institute of Regional Studies


Contemporary Regional Developments in China

1st June - 08th June
  • The SCO summit on June 9 and 10 will inject new impetus into bilateral relations between China and Russia, and substantially push forward projects of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Chinese observers said.
  • Putin is scheduled to pay a state visit to China from June 8 to June 10 and to attend the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a press conference. (People's Daily, June 07, 2018)
  • Russian President Viladimir Putin called Xi a very reliable partner. Just ahead of his trip to China, Russian President Vladimir Putin had an exclusive interview with Shen Haixiong, president of China Media Group. He has attributed the bilateral relationship to the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation signed between the two sides back in 2001. (CRI Online, June 06, 2018)
  • China's deep-sea exploration equipment is expected to systematically explore the South China Sea in 2020, a scientist said on Thursday. The one-year global expedition of Jiaolong is scheduled to begin in June 2020 and includes more than 10 countries, mostly along the route of the Belt and Road initiative. (Global Times, June 08, 2018)
  • US sending warship through Taiwan Straits may provoke Chinese mainland response.The US sending a warship through the Taiwan Straits will do nothing to improve Taiwan's declining situation and may provoke more actions from Beijing, said Chinese mainland observers.The last time a US aircraft carrier transited the Taiwan Straits was in 2007. (Global Times, June 06, 2018)
  • China and India vow to strengthen cooperation for common development. China and India working together will accelerate the common development of the two countries, benefit the entire world, and contribute to the progress of human civilization, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday. Wang made the remarks during a meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the Formal Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Petoria.
  • China and India have extensive common interests, and they have far more consensus than differences, Wang said. (Xinhua, June 06, 2018)
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