Berliner Zeitung: Sanctions have opened up new prospects for cooperation with China for Russia
The expectations of Western leaders that Russia would collapse due to the sanctions imposed against it did not materialize. Instead, Moscow has opened up new prospects for cooperation with China, writes the German newspaper Berliner Zeitung.
“Forecast of the Federal Foreign Minister [Германии] Annalena Burbock from the end of February 2022 that sanctions “will destroy Russia” does not seem to come true. Greenwood Business Park is the headquarters of the winners of the sanctions.
The author of the article called Greenwood “the center of the Chinese business world in Russia.” He described the business center and emphasized that Chinese businessmen and managers, including people under 40, are moving between six-story office towers on a 20-hectare site.
The trade turnover between the two countries increased by 29 percent compared to last year, and this trend continues. The volume of Chinese investments is also growing – they have increased by a third to $ 200 million.
The journalist added that this spring in Moscow, Chinese will be heard more often than English or German. “The Chinese are increasingly occupying the places that Westerners have left,” he concluded and recalled that “a holy place is never empty.”
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Monday, March 20. On the same day, he had an informal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. After talking with him, Xi Jinping said that Beijing would continue to play a constructive role in promoting a political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis.
According to the President of Russia, the talks were successful and constructive.