The second China-Russia expo opened in the Chinese city of Harbin on October 11. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang inaugurated the expo, which is jointly being organized by the Chinese and Russian governments.
More than 4,000 Russian businessmen are taking part in the expo, according to Xinhua. Over $3 billion worth of contracts were signed at last year’s expo, according to the news agency.
"Today’s expo, in fact, is a preparation for Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s visit, who travels to China in mid-December,” Rogozin said, according to Sputnik News. Rogozin said Russia would host the expo next year.