China, Russia to sign missile deal in Beijing

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China and Russia will sign a range of agreements when Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits China this week, including one on missile launches, the Russian government said on October 11. Other agreements in the works include Russian-Chinese business deals and a memorandum of understanidng on the “organisation and development of fast and high-speed train travel on Russian territory,” it said. Putin is due to visit China from October 12-14, during which he is scheduled to hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao. On October 14 he is to attend a heads of government meeting of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO), a regional security group dominated by China and Russia that has been touted as a counterweight to Western-led institutions. The leaders at the SCO meeting will adopt an “important document” on joint efforts to combat the effects of the global financial crisis, the Russian government said, without giving details. VNS/VOVNews

Other agreements in the works include Russian-Chinese business deals and a memorandum of understanidng on the “organisation and development of fast and high-speed train travel on Russian territory,” it said.

Putin is due to visit China from October 12-14, during which he is scheduled to hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao.

On October 14 he is to attend a heads of government meeting of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO), a regional security group dominated by China and Russia that has been touted as a counterweight to Western-led institutions.

The leaders at the SCO meeting will adopt an “important document” on joint efforts to combat the effects of the global financial crisis, the Russian government said, without giving details.

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