Russia , China open cross-border bridge as ties deepenAlina Hashmi
On June 10, Russia and China opened a new cross-border bridge in the far east. Both countries hope that it will further boost trade as Moscow reels from sweeping Western sanctions imposed over its actions in Ukraine. The bridge links the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk to the Chinese city of Heihe across the Amur river – known in China as Heilongjiang. It is just over one kilometre long and cost 19 billion roubles ($342 million), the Russian news agency reported.