The pandemic did not have a major impact on the strong Russian-Chinese trade and economic ties
The volume of trade between China and Russia’s Far Eastern Federal District increased by 3.3% [in 2020] to USD 10.8 billion, which suggests that even during the pandemic, the foundation of the long-term partnership between the Far East and China maintained positive dynamics of cooperation — Vadim Moshkovich, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rusagro.
Last year, trade turnover between our countries increased, and over the next ten years, China will be Russia’s largest foreign trade partner — Zhou Liqun, President, Elus Union of Chinese Entrepreneurs.
China attaches great importance to this Forum’s role as a bridge throughout the region, and is ready to work with the Russian Federation to develop cooperation throughout the Russian-Chinese Far East in order to promote the restoration of the regional economy, the sustainable development of the region, and the recovery from the pandemic — Zhang Hanhui, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China in the Russian Federation.
During the epidemic, our [trade] volume decreased for a little while, but we see that our position is gradually recovering — Lu Hao, General Director, KitayStroy LLC.