MOSCOW, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said here Saturday that China poses no danger to Russia, and bilateral cooperation between the two countries will bring mutual benefit.
China, the world's second largest economy, is Russia's strategic partner, Medvedev said in an interview with the Russia-1 TV channel, adding that Moscow should cooperate with Beijing on high technology.
"Why should we fear them. They are our neighbors," the prime minister said after ending a two-day visit to China on Wednesday.
During Medvedev's visit, Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft signed an agreement with China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) to supply 10 million tons of crude oil each year for a decade starting from 2014.
Rosneft also signed a deal with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to line out principles for a joint-venture oil refinery set up in China's northern port city of Tianjin.
"It means that they will work on it and we will also do this," Russia state news agency RIA Novosti quoted Medvedev as saying.
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BEIJING. Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- "We should let the Chinese youth know that China-Russia friendship is not ancient history," Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday as he and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev met reporters in Beijing.
Li suggested Medvedev tell some Chinese university students a story about how China and Russia joined hands to battle devastating flooding on the Heilongjiang River, known in Russia as the Amur, which hit eastern Russia and northeastern China this summer. Full story
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BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang hosts his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, here Tuesday in a gathering of enormous significance to the further deepening of bilateral cooperation.
Li and Medvedev will hold the 18th regular meeting of the Chinese and Russian heads of government, the first since China's new leadership took office in March, and the latter is also scheduled to meet President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders. Full story