Wednesday, August 23, 2006

China May 'Lease' part of Russia

Russia may lease 1 million hectares of land to China for 49 years according to this story from Radio Free Europe. (If following the link, it's the fifth story down).

It's not hard to understand why some Russians would be concerned about the national security implications of ceding control of such a large swath of land and rightly questioning, "What will happen if the Chinese don't want to leave the otherwise unpopulated area of Russia 49 years from now?"

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