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China expert: grain supplies from Russia to China will strengthen food security in Eurasia

соя в КитайAn increase in grain supplies from Russia to China will strengthen food security in the Eurasian space and once again prove the futility of Western sanctions against the Russian Federation.

This was reported to the TASS correspondent on Friday by Professor of Beijing Pedagogical University, expert of the Center for Modern World Studies at the Department of International Relations of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China Li Xing.
"I believe that a further increase in grain supplies from Russia to China is a good and normal trend. <...> This will help solve the problem of strengthening food security in the Eurasian space, as well as on a global scale," he stressed.
According to the expert, intensive cooperation between Moscow and Beijing in the field of food supplies will contribute to strengthening the interface of the Eurasian Economic Union and the "One Belt, One Road" initiative. "The expansion of trade and economic cooperation between our countries is mutually beneficial. This will strengthen China's strategic and partnership contacts with Russia," Li Xing added.
According to him, the prospect of expanding Chinese-Russian and international cooperation in the field of food supplies, despite the ever-increasing Western sanctions against Russia, indicates that unilateral economic restrictions are not able to eliminate any problems. "Moreover, they contradict the interests of the peoples of Europe and the whole world," Li Xing summed up.
Last week, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, during videoconference talks with his German counterpart Annalena Berbock, expressed support for the creation of a green corridor for grain exports from Russia and Ukraine. According to the Chinese diplomat, Beijing is ready to hold consultations on this issue with all interested parties.
According to the statistics of the Main Customs Administration of the People's Republic of China, in January - April, the Russian Federation supplied China with 14.7 thousand tons of wheat worth 4.34 million dollars. In physical volume, exports of this type of food decreased by 50% year-on-year, in value - by 41%