An expert at Sina said that China made this choice because Russia has shown itself to be a reliable and profitable partner.
According to PolitRussia, the Chinese authorities have opted for Russian gas, while the country had previously purchased it in Canada. Moscow has increased supplies of blue fuel to Beijing to 130 billion cubic meters per year.
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“The Russian Federation is a reliable and profitable partner for the PRC, unlike Canada. The refusal of Canadian gas is due to many years of cooperation between China and Russia. In addition, Canada has become worse performing contract obligations, including the quality of blue fuel”, – Sina, an expert in China, believes.