APEC summit in Vladivostock "made relative progress"
September 10th, 2012
The APEC summit over the weekend was capped off by a joint declaration but progress was not universally lauded, as territorial spats cloud the bloc’s goal to create a regional free trade zone in the long term. The meeting in Vladivostok yielded an extended list of environmental goods which will be subjected to tariff reductions …
Russian PM unveils Far East bridge
July 3rd, 2012
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has unveiled a $1 billion bridge; part of the country’s attempt to develop eastward. The 3.1-km (1.9-mile) bridge links the island of Russky, in the Far Eastern region, to most of Russia. The region makes up one third of Russia but is home to just 4% of the population. Medvedev’s development …