May 20, 2009

Russia-EU China Border Showdown

It is Russia's turn to host the biannual Russia - European Union summit beginning Thursday and the choice of venue is unique and pointed - the capital of the Far East Federal District, Khabarovsk. The city sits along the Amur River or as it is better known in China the Heilong Jiang. On the selection of his city, a local Russian official said " We see ourselves as a bridge between Europe and Asia. The development strategy for the Far East, outlining our priorities, is currently in the works, and plenty of it is about transport."

Russian aims can be interpreted as showing the EU just how far its territory and resources expand but also strengthen claim to a border Chairman Mao challenged in 1969 with disastrous consequences....

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