In 2018, Chinese leader Xi Jinping accepted Vladimir Putins invitation to attend the Eastern Economic Forum and, in 2019, SPIEF. To boost ties between Russia and China is particularly important given the size of their economies and their geopolitical weight. Over the past three decades, Chinas economic growth has been a priority. Experts tend to react dramatically to any slowdowns. But the Chinese realities are quite unique and require a unique approach. It is impossible to standardize estimates for a country with a population of 1.4 billion, living in another historical dimension, that has, in the past 30 years, broken through to become an industrial and technological leader.