Russian and Chinese railways are the two largest infrastructure systems. <...> We transport 1.3 billion tons of cargo annually. Last year, the growth of container transit through the Russian railways network increased by a third, with 351,000 twenty-foot equivalent units transported. <...> Traffic volume growth reflects the interaction of our economies. This year we plan to increase the volume by over 20% — Oleg Belozerov, President, Chairman of the Board, Russian Railways.
Our investments [in Russia] have reached a total of several billion dollars — Wang Wenzhong, Vice President, China Railway Construction Corporation.
The symbol of our project is a new wide-body aircraft; I firmly believe that this is indeed a project that brings our two countries together <...> for the first time to create such a complex and technologically advanced product, [and] not just by one company established by several countries, but by two countries and two companies, which are not merged into one — Yuri Slyusar, President of PAO UAC. Improvement of payment methods.
Our largest systemically important banks in China have established their Russian representative offices. <...> [The priorities are] wire transfers in national currencies and, of course, the issue of setting the adequate exchange rate for each of the currencies, too. The People’s Bank of China and the Bank of Russia have already signed an agreement on payments in national currencies, and in this situation, after the agreement has been signed, the share of settlements made in national currencies is gradually increasing — Zhou Xiaochuan, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Boao Forum for Asia.