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    Russia and China - a new step

    Signing the historic 400-billion gas delivery contract between Russia and China - is a new step towards a strategic partnership between two countries.
    So a well-known in Japan magazine ‘The Diplomat’ notes that the gas contract shows that the bilateral relations between Russia and China has huge potential. Both sides are willing to negotiate, and contradictions can be removed. Especially a lot of work in this direction has already been done -- joint military exercises in the East China Sea, the admission of Chinese companies to major infrastructure projects in Russia and a consolidated position on Syria. However, more recently, in the early 21st century, China had serious territorial issues with Russia, which in 2005, by means of constructive dialogue, have been fully resolved. Obviously, such a successful policy of two states laid down the beginning of the development of a long-term strategic cooperation. According to the Japanese politicians, if today Japanese leaders have paid more attention to opportunities for improvement in Russian-Japanese relations, the long-standing territorial dispute over the so-called "Northern Territories" is no longer in the category of a "deadlock". Japan must acknowledge that the policy dispute solvation by means of constructive dialogue, expanding economic cooperation and confidence between the two countries will become the basis of success in the development of Russian-Japanese relations.
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