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Russia transferred 4.7 square km of the land to China, or just renewed the border markers?

Controversial information came from China today. Chinese edition wrote, that China regained control of 4.7 square km of land from Russia as five new boundary markers along the countries
Russia transferred 4.7 square km of the land to China. Or just renewed the border markers?

Today ChinaDaily has reported, that China regained control of 4.7 square km of land from Russia as five new boundary markers along the countries’ border were unveiled in Northeast China’s Jilin province on Wednesday. According to edition, the land was part of the territory ceded to Russia by the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) after its defeat in the Second Opium War. According to Hunchun municipal government, China and Russia redefined the border in 1993, and the land was acquired by China at that time, as ChinaDaily said, Joinfo.ua reports.

The area will be administered by Jilin’s Hunchun, a county-level city bordering Russia and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Chinese site also reports, that the countries are discussing opening a new port on the northward-flowing river, because.the regained territory covers a part of the Hubutu River, which is only 60 km from Ussuriysk, Primorsky Region, the largest Chinese cargo transportation center in Russia’s Far East.

In turn, Russian Border Guard Service has denied the information about the transfer to China of 4.7 square km near Ussuriisk.

“It is a nonsense. We definitely did not move the state borders,” – told representative of the border department of the Federal Security Service in the Primorsky Region.