Sheng Shiliang


Research Fellow, Xinhua Center for World Affairs Studies; Senior Fellow, Chief of Russia Division, Eurasia Social Development Research Institute, State Council Development Research Center.

Executive member, Russian Central Asia Economics Association (since 2001); Executive member, Center of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies (since 2006); Previous positions: translator, proof reader (International department), editor (Reference news department), Xinhua News Agency; reporter and deputy chief, Moscow branch, Xinhua News Agency (three terms between 1978 and 2000); presenter, roughout the Globe program, Xinhua TV studio (1991–1996).

Research interests: political, economic and social development as well as foreign affairs of Russia and CIS; international relations.

Selected publications: Russian Sovereign Democracy; 5 Mega Projects of Social Engineering in Russia; Translating the News; Witnessing Unexpected Events; Journeys Around the World and Countries that Border China; Prophecy on Disintegration of the Soviet Union; Russia Discovers Its Self-Identity; Inside the Intelligence and Security Agencies of the Superpowers; China, Russia and USA: Modern-Day Romance of the ree Kingdoms; Rise of Russia; Russia: Forever Catching Up, Forever Overtaking; National Projects of Russia; Russia’s Ideologies; Medvedev: Happy and Not So Happy; Did Obama Reset Relations with Russia?; System of Collective Security for Russia; Will Belorussia Find Happiness Outside Russia?; Russia’s antiterrorist war in Chechnya, etc.


BRICS+ and Changes in Global Governance
The BRICS summit in Xiamen is expected to promote business cooperation among member states in a wide range of areas. In essence, BRICS is a forum that consists of five countries which agreed on

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The Cat Has Only Shown Its Fangs: How China Will React to Trump’s Challenge
China does not recognize Trump’s exceptionalism or power to decide the status of China and Taiwan. Until the US position on Taiwan is clarified for Beijing, the Chinese leadership will not be prepared
If the USSR Had Not Collapsed ... Views from Russia and China
Previously between the two "poles", the USSR and the USA, there was an entire structure of agreements and arrangements governing their relationship. And the world would be more stable,
Trans-Pacific Partnership: Prospects and China's Position
Many TPP rules resemble the key tendencies of the world economic development. It would be nice to intensify the negotiations on formation of free trade zones with China, as well as a deal on a

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Valdai Club Experts About Situation in Syria
China may increase military supplies to the Syrian government, but direct military involvement is uncertain.
Xi Jinping's Visit to Washington: The Results Exceed Expectations
Besides cyber security problems, the greatest uproar in the US was elicited by China's actions in the East China Sea and the South China Sea. Washington also keeps on the agenda the traditional

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Some Thoughts on Two Summits
Over the past three decades non-Western states have been demonstrating high rates of economic growth and social development, their political influence and military power have shot up. The Western and

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Deng Xiaoping’s Role in Reforming China
August 22 marks 110th anniversary of the birth of Deng Xiaoping, the architect of reforms in the People’s Republic of China. His role in shaping the history of modern China is difficult to overstate.

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Vladimir Putin Tops Person of the Year 2013 List According to the Valdai Club…
Valdai Club experts were polled on the results of 2013 and the most important events and people who influenced or changed international affairs The majority of the experts agreed that Vladimir Putin
Syria Comes Up As the Best and Worst of 2013 in the Valdai Club Poll
Valdai Club experts were polled on the results of 2013 and the most important events that influenced or changed international affairs. The majority of the experts polled believe that the most positive
Valdai Index: Most of Experts’ Estimation Parameters Are Negative
The majority of the Valdai Club members are western experts, who are critical about Russia’s political institutions, the role of the ruling party, and the role Vladimir Putin plays in Russia. One may

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First Step in the Fight Against Corruption: a Chinese Perspective
People hate corrupt officials both in Russia and in China. Both countries are engaged in a merciless struggle against corruption, but it has not yet produced the desired outcome.

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