Belarusian-Chinese cooperation

Lukashenka's regime hopes to find a place in the Asian alliance / collage by Ulad Rubanau, Euroradio

Lukashenka's regime is using participation in the SCO for PR with no obvious benefits

Aliaksandr Lukashenka met with Chinese Ambassador to Belarus Xie Xiaoyun /

Lukashenka doesn't want China to suffer losses over the sanctions.

Design of a new stadium in Minsk.

Construction of 'Chinese gifts' - a football arena and a swimming pool - begins in Minsk.

Chinese tourists in Belarus /

Belarus freezes tourism deals with China over coronavirus, could resume normal business in May if the outbreak is localized now.


Belarus may use the emergency loan from China to support its gold and currency reserves.

China Development Bank /

Belarus will use the Chinese loan to service external debt, maintain the gold and currency reserve and boost bilateral trade.

Finance Minister says that Minsk hopes not for a loan from Russia, but for one from China.


Belarus is between Turkmenistan and Kenia.

Belarus Ambassador Kiryl Rudy and China Development Bank Chairman Zhao Huan signed the loan agreement on 24 April.