China-Russia Trade Booming

A ship unloader offloads in Yantai Port, Shandong Province, China, on October 19.
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China-Russia Trade Booming

Trade between Russia and China is up 27.8 percent compared to last year, according to Chinese government statistics published Monday.

  • In September alone, China exported $7.99 billion worth of trade to Russia and received $10.65 billion in imports.
  • This is an 18 percent increase in exports and a jaw-dropping 36 percent increase in imports over last year’s numbers.

Fueling the trend: Russia’s biggest export concern this year has been energy. Western nations cut purchases of Russian energy to punish and isolate Moscow for its war on Ukraine. But China has done the opposite, dramatically boosting purchases of Russian energy and throwing the Kremlin a major economic lifeline.

  • This year alone, the Power of Siberia gas pipeline had a 60 percent increase in volume flow to China.

Prophecy says: Some onlookers have been shocked to see China fund Russia’s war that is bringing suffering to millions of men, women and children. But Revelation 16:12 foretells a multinational Asian power bloc that will emerge in the modern era, referred to as “the kings of the east.” Ezekiel 38 shows that Russia will be the head nation of this bloc, with China as its primary partner.

Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has said that Russia and China are already fulfilling the early phases of these prophecies. In 2014, after China publicly supported Russia’s unlawful annexation of Ukrainian territory, Mr. Flurry said the support represented “a stunning fulfillment of a biblical prophecy!