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Univer­sity in Shang­hai, noted that the re­cent fre­quency of high-level con­tacts be­tween the two coun­tries, in­clud­ing Xi’s phone con­ver­sa­tion with Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin last week, shows Rus­sia’s last­ing fo­cus and need for China and its mar­ket and cap­i­tal.

Since the world’s ef­forts in de­vel­op­ing Arctic ship­ping routes are at an ini­tial stage, China and Rus­sia are show­ing long-term vi­sion in de­vel­op­ing the Silk Road on the ice, Feng said.

Both coun­tries share the need to di­ver­sify routes for ship­ping glob­ally, and Rus­sia, next to the Arctic Ocean, has some nat­u­ral ad­van­tages in ex­plor­ing the po­lar re­gion, Feng said.

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Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping greets vis­it­ing Rus­sian Prime Min­is­ter Dmitry Medvedev at the Diaoyu­tai State Guest­house in Bei­jing on Wed­nes­day. Medvedev is on a three-day of­fi­cial visit.

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