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RUSSIA CHINA FUTURE

Dan Damon Dan Damon | 20:07 UK time, Monday, 12 October 2009

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TOP LINE
Russia and China signing a new energy deal allowing Gazprom to export gas to China for the first time.

WHY ARE WE DOING THE STORY
* Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, is meeting his Chinese counterpart today (Tuesday) and will sign various agreements.

* This is a sign of steady improvement of relations between the two countries.
* An energy hungry China means Russia do not have to look only towards Europe for it's gas market.

WHO IS THE GUEST
Elliot Wilson is the associate editor of the Spectator Business magazine, (he's been to both countries and talk about both perspective)..... And joins us LIVE

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