The increasingly close commercial relationship between Russia and China is one of the most under-reported of the world’s major trends, says Liam Halligan in The Daily Telegraph.
The links between the world’s biggest energy exporter and its most populous country will have a major impact on the global economy.
Cross-border trade between the two states amounted to just $12bn in 2003. Since then it has jumped more than seven times to $88bn.
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