According to Pan Dawei, Director of the Center for the Study of Russia of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China and Russia help to strengthen the independence and sovereignty of the young neighboring states of Central Asia. Also very important and urgent is the problem of their security.
Due to the fact that Russian-Chinese relations are at a very high level, agreements on important international issues have been reached, appropriate channels and mechanisms for promoting cooperation in the region have been developed. Relations between China and Russia on the one hand and the countries of Central Asia on the other are developing successfully and consistently. Strengthening relations with the young states of the region, China and Russia take into account each other's interests. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization plays an important role in this.