Yevgeny Primakov, a member of the Committee on International Affairs, believes that Russia has discovered that trade and economic ties and healthy economic relations with the East can be as lucrative as with Europe. This is not a choice of “either-or”, it is a choice of “this too.” “China is a giant market. In order to be able to invest in R & D, to invest in serious industrialization, we need a large market. China, by reducing poverty, increasing prosperity, provides itself with a billion four hundred people, a very large domestic market. And it is very beneficial for us, in fact, to cooperate with them, ”the politician says.