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U.S. sanctions spur China and Russia to build up cross-border links

Beijing and Moscow aim to double trade by 2024

A car bridge connecting the Chinese and Russian sides of the Amir River was completed in 2019, though it remains shut to traffic due to coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by Shin Watanabe)

DALIAN, China -- A 2,200 meter rail bridge across the Amur River, between China and Russia, was completed in August this year, part of a push to deepen economic ties between the two countries facing U.S. sanctions. 

The new bridge is a boon for companies that move goods across the China-Russia border. 

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