Category Archives: Trade

Hey, Putin, have you seen how much China is investing in Ukraine?

By Samuel Ramani July 24

china_putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) greets Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony in Ufa on July 10, 2015 at the start of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images

On July 6, the Financial Times reported that Ukraine has become the largest corn exporter to China, surpassing the United States. This was surprising, as America has historically possessed a near-monopoly on corn exports to China. Ukraine’s increased role in providing food for China also extends beyond corn. Since the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea, Ukraine has increased its agricultural trade with China by 56 percent. Continue reading