China, Russia to Set Up Joint Space Base on the Moon


Photos of pupils of Russian military school with Chinese Guards of Honor who have come to Moscow to participate in May-9 military parade marking 70th anniversary of Russia’s victory of the Great Patriotic War

Photos of pupils of Russian military school with Chinese Guards of Honor who have come to Moscow to participate in May-9 military parade marking 70th anniversary of Russia’s victory of the Great Patriotic War

Russia’s Moscow Times listed four top projects of cooperation between China and Russia to describe the increasingly closer ties between the two de factor allies.

We do not know whether the newspaper’s description aims at countering the closer ties between the US and Japan resulting from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s current visit to the US. However, the four projects, especially the establishment of a joint base on the moon do indicate the exceptional close ties between countries in the world.

The four top projects mentioned by the newspaper are:

  • Joint space base on the moon;
  • Joint development of M-26 helicopter;
  • Transaction of S-400 missile system; and
  • Joint development of large airliner

Source: mil.huanqiu.com “Russian media lists four top projects between China and Russia: Probable establishment of space base on the moon” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)