Russia, China look ahead to new era of trade - UPI.com
UPI reports: "China is ready to emerge as one of the larger trading partners with
Russia in a relationship that extends from military to energy, the
Chinese government said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin wrapped up a weekend tour of China with
a new legal framework that outlines evolving ties with the Asian
Russian aircraft sales boosted by Syrian campaign - UPI.com
UPI reports: "Operations of the Russian Aerospace Defense forces in Syria from
September 2015 to March 2016 has perhaps become the most profitable
demonstration of the country's armed forces in Russia's entire
post-Soviet history. After the operation ended in March 2016, Russian
President Vladimir Putin said that exports of Russian arms were
exceeding expectations. [...] Among these contracts, the largest is a Russian-Chinese deal worth about
$2 billion. In November 2015, the Chinese signed a contract for the
purchase of 24 Su-35 multifunctional fighters and became the first
foreign customer to purchase these Russian aircraft."