The joint statement on linking the Eurasian Economic Union and Silk Road Economic Belt was signed more than one year ago. Since then, cooperation hasn’t produced much except hot air. Vita Spivak weighs in on the lack of real partnership between Moscow and Beijing in this new YCW Partner Post.
Can popular nationalism towards China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea be contained? Read on for Billy Gore’s take on Beijing’s assertive stance, and how muscle-flexing may be a political tactic with low risk.
YCW’s Insa Ewert and Jan Philipp Pöter take a political approach to the vigorous debate on whether or not China will be granted Market Economy Status (MES) in December 2016. A significant question for China’s international relations and economic ties, particularly at a moment of change for the European Union.
YCW’s Insa Ewert and Jan Philipp Pöter dissect the impact of Brexit on China’s relations with the UK and EU, and find that an independent Britain would mean disadvantages for London and Brussels, but possible benefits for Beijing.
Partner post by: Raya Yampolsky Onlookers to the “Russian-Chinese alliance” point to oft-cited pretexts for common ground: economic complementarity, geographic proximity, and ideological favorability. In a recent talk co-hosted by Young China Watchers, Carnegie Moscow Center’s senior associate Alexander Gabuev