Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi and her Russian
counterpart Alexander Zhukov hailed economic and trade ties in
Moscow on Monday, saying bilateral trade can exceed the set goal of 60
billion U.S. dollars in 2010.
"Chinese government attaches importance on such relations with Russia and has
strived to create a sound platform for cooperation between companies from the
two countries," Wu told a laying- foundation ceremony of a Chinese Trade Center
She said she hopes the project, with a 300 million-U.S.-dollar first phase
investment, will provide good business service and become an example of
China-Russia economic cooperation.
Zhukov spoke highly of Russian-Chinese relations, noting the strategic
partnership of cooperation has witnessed new progress as well as frequent
exchange of people and soaring trade volume.
The real estate project, funded by Chinese leading companies, consists of
office buildings, hotels, exhibition centers, malls and traditional Chinese
gardens. It was expected to be put into use in 2010.