A day after concluding summit talks with Chinese leaders in Beijing, Russian president Boris Yeltsin yesterday traveled to Harbin, a Chinese regional capital bordering Russia’s Far East. Yeltsin visited a World War II memorial in the once Russian city, where he restated Moscow’s and Beijing’s goal of increasing cross-border trade. Yeltsin’s visit came as U.S. deputy secretary of state Strobe Talbott met with top Chinese diplomats in Beijing for talks on China’s relations with Russia. (Reuter, AP, November 11)
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