China’s President Pursues Energy Deals in Russia, Central Asia
From Voice of America
By James Brooke
China’s president came to St. Petersburg for the G-20 meeting, and while most leaders were distracted by Syria, he was pushing business deals.
China’s foreign policy looked like its energy policy as President Xi Jinping presided over a major gas deal in Russia Thursday.
Russian gas giant Gazprom and the China National Petroleum Corporation signed the basic conditions for a long-term deal to supply at least 38 billion cubic meters of Russian gas a year to China.
The project envisions the construction of a new Russian pipeline to China by 2018.
Xi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and cited the gas deal as one of 50 joint projects that have advanced since the two leaders met in March six months ago.
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