Executive Intelligence Review


Beijing Announces Big Plans with Xi Jinping’s Participation in Eastern Economic Forum

Sept. 8, 2018 (EIRNS)—“This year is the year of regional cooperation between China and Russia,” Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Hanhui told reporters yesterday during his briefing on President Xi Jinping’s participation in the Sept. 11-13 Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, reported TASS. The EEF

“will be a very large-scale meeting from the point of view of regional cooperation.... We will hold a dialogue of regional heads, exchange useful experience of cooperation in the Far East and will therefore make full use of the two important platforms of cooperation: between northwestern China and Russia’s Far East, and under the Volga-Yangtze mechanism.”

This is the first time Xi will be attending the EEF, Xinhua cited Zhang as remarking.

Zhang also said that Xi Jinping will attend nu

merous bilateral and multilateral events during his visit to Russia. “The most important of those events will be the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the third this year. The heads of the two states will also take part in several cultural, trade and other state-level events. Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a speech at the plenary session of the forum.”

“At present, relevant agencies of the two states are about to complete discussions on cooperation documents, including cooperation in the Far East, educational exchanges and other matters,”

he said. The Chinese diplomat said leaders of nine Chinese regions and their 13 Russian counterparts will take part in the forum. The theme for this year’s Fourth Eastern Economic Forum is “The Russian Far East: Expanding the Range of Possibilities.”