Moscow and Beijing have been working on strengthening economic ties in recent years, and even the pandemic could not offset these plans. With China rebounding from its Covid-19 lockdown and recording a world-beating growth rate, bilateral exchange could increase faster than predicted.In December, Russia and China concluded their eleventh consecutive year of growth in trade. The turnover totalled US$110.75 billion and increased by 3.4 per cent in annual terms. Although the rise is much lower…