RUSSIA/CHINA - Railway Bridge Across Amur River

Arno Froese

Russia and China launched traffic on the first-ever railway bridge across the Amur River at the interborder section Nizhneleninskoye-Tongjiang, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said in a press release on Wednesday.

“The launch of traffic on the bridge opens a new transport corridor between Russia and China, which removes a number of existing infrastructure restrictions. The distance for transporting goods to the northern provinces of China will be reduced by more than 700 km compared to existing routes,” RDIF noted.

The governments of Russia and China signed the agreement on the bridge’s construction in 2008. The RDIF together with Chinese partners financed more than 70% of the construction of the Russian part of the bridge. The VEB. RF state development corporation and Russian Railways also acted as investors in the project, according to the RDIF report., 16 November 2022

Arno's Commentary

The West unitedly condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, implementing significant sanctions, embargoes, boycotts, and other measures that have contributed to Russia’s tendency to look toward the East; in this case, China. These two nations belong to the BRICS economic group: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, representing about 41.1% of the world’s population, with 3.22 billion people. That is substantial when one compares it to NATO countries, with barely 1 billion people. Thus, we see the conglomeration of great power blocs, with countries moving toward the East or the West. Africa, with 1.2 billion in population, has the potential for significant growth; not only population-wise, but also economically. 

We notice that these gigantic power blocs will swallow countries of lesser significance or minor economic players, thus drawing the world closer to a truly global government, which must come to pass in order to fulfill Revelation 17:13: “These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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