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Growing China-Russia cooperation paves way for multipolar world: expert

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Growing China-Russia cooperation paves way for multipolar world: expert

2024-05-17 17:14 Last Updated At:19:17

Closer cooperation between China and Russia paves way for the creation of a multipolar world, where "all countries are equal, respect each other, and prosper together", said political science expert Viktor Litovkin.

Litovkin, who heads the military news editorial office of the Russian news agency TASS, offered his insights on the state visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who arrived in Beijing on Thursday for a two-day state visit.

The expert also weighed in on Russian public opinion towards China, highlighting the reciprocal advantages that cooperation between the two nations has delivered for their peoples.

He said that the visit underscores Russia's deep commitment to fostering cooperation, friendship, and scientific collaboration with China.

"I'd like to underline that Russian President Vladimir Putin's first visit abroad after his inauguration was to China. This shows that Russia attaches great importance to cooperation with China, friendship with China, and interaction with China's advanced technologies, as well as Chinese scientists," said Litovkin.

Litovkin highlighted the potential for China-Russia cooperation in yielding positive outcomes across a broad spectrum of global issues.

"China and Russia are two great powers. Their cooperation can lead to many interesting discoveries in industry, economy, and culture. Given that they are culturally rich countries, they can enrich the whole world. Cooperation between our countries is an indicator that we can create a multipolar world where all countries are equal, respect each other, and prosper together," said Litovkin.

He concluded by urging increased efforts to promote mutual understanding between China and Russia.

"I have contact with Chinese people, and I have friends who work in China. They awakened me to the uniqueness of China, to the culture of this country. I have been invited to China many times and have traveled to many Chinese cities. Now there are a lot of Chinese people in our country. Russian and Chinese people can deepen exchanges with each other. And this is like the flourishing lotus flower that China loves. The beauty of this flower represents the open soul of the two nations and the beauty of these two countries. And I wish that our people would learn more about China, and that the Chinese would learn more about Russia, and this would benefit both countries," said Litovkin.

Growing China-Russia cooperation paves way for multipolar world: expert

Growing China-Russia cooperation paves way for multipolar world: expert

Growing China-Russia cooperation paves way for multipolar world: expert

Growing China-Russia cooperation paves way for multipolar world: expert

China's railways carried a total of 337 million tons of freight in May this year, up 2.8 percent year on year, with demand for coal-driven electricity as a driving force behind the movement.

The month saw nearly 71 million tons of freight transported by containers, up 20 percent year on year, according to statistics from China Railway.

According to China Railway, demand for electricity as summer approaches is keeping the railway system at high capacity. To support coal transportation of coal within the country and the export of Xinjiang coal, the average daily loading of coal on railways nationwide remained above 80,000 wagons and 55,000 wagons, respectively.

In international freight transport, China sent a total of 1,724 freight trains to Europe in May, sending 186,000 twenty-foot equivalent units of cargo, up 14 percent and 13 percent respectively year on year, setting a record for transport volume in a single month.

The China-Laos Railway carried 473,000 tons of cargo across the border in the month, up 16.2 percent year-on-year, along with a surge in fruit and vegetables transported to and from Southeast Asia.

China continues to promote its campaign to shift road freight to rail. Ports across the country are improving ship-to-train transshipment solutions with an average of 33,600 wagons transshipped per day, up 15.4 percent year-on-year.

China's freight trains carry 337 million tons in May, with container traffic grows quickly

China's freight trains carry 337 million tons in May, with container traffic grows quickly

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