The Carnegie Endowment’s Alex Gabuev and Wang Tao join Young China Watchers to examine the current economic and geopolitical dimensions of China-Russia energy cooperation and how it affects the two countries’ broader bilateral relationship. They will assess how the two countries can manage broader economic trends such as limited energy demand in China and low oil prices to maintain constructive ties. Matt Ferchen, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center resident scholar, will moderate the off-the-record discussion.
Alexander Gabuev is a senior associate and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. His research is focused on Russia’s policy toward East and Southeast Asia, political and ideological trends in China, and China’s relations with its neighbors—especially those in Central Asia.
Wang Tao is the assistant director of the CBN Research Institute and a nonresident scholar in the Energy and Climate Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. His research focuses on China’s climate and energy policy, with particular attention to unconventional oil and natural gas, transportation, electric vehicles, and international climate change negotiations.
[Moderator] Matt Ferchen is a resident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where he runs the China and the Developing World Program, and he is an associate professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University. His research focuses on the governance of China’s urban informal economy, debates about the “China model” of development, and economic and political relations between China and Latin America.