World Russia-China gas pipeline: Gazprom switches on 'Power of Siberia' link
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Russia switched on an enormous gas pipeline to China worth billions of dollars Monday, affirming increasingly close economic and political ties between the two countries.
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Named the "Power of Siberia," the pipeline runs more than 8,100 kilometers (5,000 miles) across the two countries, according to Chineseand will deliver 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually by 2024. It will be operated by Russia's state-owned company Gazprom.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian leader Vladimir Putin watched via video link as the pipeline was inaugurated, before congratulating each other on an historic moment.
"That step brings the Russian-Chinese strategic partnership in the energy sector to a whole new level," Putin said in a.
TASS said that deliveries hadas of Monday, although the amount will start small and then ramp up over the years.
As Beijing seethes, protesters celebrate Trump's signing of Hong Kong act
HONG KONG - Dozens of American flags fluttered in the wind on Thanksgiving night in Hong Kong as thousands gathered at a rally in appreciation of the U.S. passage of two bills supporting human rights in Hong Kong that were signed into law by President Donald Trump. As a man sang "The Star-Spangled Banner," a sea of cellphone torches lighted up the spaces between glittering skyscrapers in the city’s financial district. The crowd waved banners bearing the protest slogan: “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times.
Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller announced to both leaders that the pipeline had been opened via video link. "Gas is flowing to the gas transmission system of the People's Republic of China," he said.
A 30-year deal was signed by Putin and Xi in 2014, and while a final figure has not been announced, it is believed to be worth
According to analysts attotal sales through the pipeline will represent nearly 10% of China's entire gas supply by 2022, and will help to solidify Beijing's energy security.
China has been trying to move away from coal and toward alternative forms of power in the past few years, as the country tackles aand growing concerns about its carbon emissions.
In April, US oil giant ExxonMobil announcedto supply China with liquified natural gas. Meanwhile, China is expected to overtake the European Union as early as 2021 as in use of solar panels.
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SHANGHAI — China vented on Thursday after President Trump signed new human rights legislation covering the protest-wracked city of Hong Kong. It denounced the new law as illegal interference in its own affairs. It summoned the American ambassador for the second time in a week. It vowed retaliation. The threats sounded severe. They also sounded empty. Behind the harsh rhetoric, China has few options for striking back at the United States in a meaningful way. And it has bigger priorities — namely, ending the increasingly punishing trade war between the two countries.
Multiple Chinese state media publications trumpeted on Tuesday that the country now had access to a greater amount ofcompared to previous heavy use of coal. According to Xinhua, natural gas is expected to provide 15% of China's energy mix by 2030.
The agreement was struck shortly after European countries began to look aton Russian gas following Moscow's annexation of parts of Ukraine in February 2014.
Ties between Beijing and Moscow have grown increasingly close under Xi's leadership of China, with Putin saying in June that relations had reached
This year marks 70 years since diplomatic ties were established between Beijing and Moscow, following the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. But relations between the two neighboring countries have often been tense, even when both were run by communist governments.
Hong Kong Protest, Largest in Weeks, Stretches Several Miles
HONG KONG — Hundreds of thousands of protesters, basking in a recent election victory by Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp, poured onto the city’s streets on Sunday in one of the largest marches in weeks to pressure the government to meet demands for greater civil liberties. The huge turnout was a reminder to China’s leader, Xi Jinping, that the monthslong campaign against his authoritarian policies still had broad support in Hong Kong despite a weakening economy and increasingly violent clashes between protesters and the police.
Under Xi and Putin, trade turnover between the two countries has soared by nearly 30% to a record $107.06 billion in 2018,China's General Administration of Customs.
The two men have even publicly formed a very strong bond, with Putin describing Xi earlier this year as his "best and bosom friend" with whom he had a
Both countries have a clear motivation to strengthen economic and political ties in the face of an increasingly chilly diplomatic reception in Washington.
"Against the international backdrop that the US continues to contain China by even sacrificing its own interests, China supporting Russia is supporting itself," Wang Yiwei, director of China's Institute of International Affairs at Renmin University, said on Tuesday in the.
Hong Kong had a brief reprieve from protests. That could be about to end .
You couldn't ask for a better symbol of Hong Kong returning to relative normality after two weeks of chaotic unrest than traffic flowing through the Cross Harbor Tunnel. The key transport link reopened on Wednesday for the first time since November 13, when it was blocked by anti-government protesters amid a dramatic escalation of violence after almost six months of unrest.Officials said more than 42 tons of debris were removed from the area around the tunnel, which is situated next to the campus of Polytechnic University (PolyU), where the last protesters left this week after a prolonged standoff with police.
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