Propelled by the close personal relationship between Presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin and their shared multi-polar worldview, China and Russia have deepened their strategic partnership through energy agreements, joint military exercises, development projects in Central Asia through the Belt
In a new series from YCW, we surveyed three of our global chapters for their views on the evolving Sino-Russian relationship—and what may have been left out of recent amicable statements from Beijing and Moscow.
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.
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