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(Reuters) – The Chinese language and Russian central banks will talk about the use and promotion of their respective nationwide fee methods in each international locations, Beijing’s envoy to Moscow advised the TASS information company in an interview revealed on Thursday.
“Concerning the promotion and use of the Mir and China UnionPay nationwide fee methods in each international locations, this query can be determined by the 2 sides’ central banks at consultations,” Zhang Hanhui mentioned.
Mir and UnionPay are among the many few choices left for Russians to make funds overseas since Russian banks had been remoted from the worldwide monetary system in response to what Moscow calls its “particular army operation” in Ukraine.
Visa Inc (NYSE:) and MasterCard Inc are among the many many Western corporations to have suspended operations in Russia.
China has refused to sentence Russia’s actions in Ukraine and has criticized the unprecedented Western sanctions on Moscow. The 2 international locations have bolstered ties lately, together with asserting a “no limits” partnership in February.
The ambassador mentioned China would make use of a clearing financial institution for operations in yuan on Russian territory to make sure the sustainable improvement of nationwide commerce, which Russia expects to succeed in $200 billion by 2024.
He additionally mentioned that China and Russia weren’t advocating for the rejection of U.S. greenback and euro settlements in bilateral commerce.