China-Russia relations

China-Russia relations

Coronavirus travel ordeal: quarantine, detention, more quarantine
What started as a potentially lucrative business trip for one Hongkonger and a dream honeymoon for another ended in a Russian detention nightmare for both after they were accused of breaking the country’s quarantine laws. In an ordeal lasting three weeks, a businessman trying to buy surgical masks and bring them back to Hong Kong, who gives his name as Sky, describes being held in a dirty, crowded cell in Moscow before his deportation to mainland China. He was briefly detained in the mainland before he returned to Hong Kong, where he had to undergo a compulsory quarantine. A similar trauma befell another Hong Kong resident – a newlywed who is also now back in the city after visiting Russia
China slams US after Washington imposes sanctions for buying Russian jets
China has hit back at the US for its “unreasonable” decision to slap punitive sanctions on a unit of the Chinese military, after it purchased Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles. “The US has seriously violated the basic norms of international relations and disturbed the relationship between China and the US,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in response to the sanctions. “We strongly call on the US to remedy the mistake and cancel the sanctions. Otherwise, the US has to bear the consequences.” The punitive sanctions announced on Thursday will block the Chinese ministry’s Equipment Development Department (EDD), and its director Li Shangfu, from doing any kind o