According to Professor Sun Changdong, deputy director of the Institute for Social Development of the countries of Europe and Asia, the Research Center for Development of the State Council of the PRC, political relations between China and Russia do not raise any questions. More problems are in economic relations, although we can not say that they develop poorly. China ranks first in Russia's foreign trade turnover.
Chinese businessmen are concerned about such problems as Russian bureaucracy, obstacles from the security forces, but the situation is improving from year to year. Cooperation is developing in the humanitarian sphere, in the field of science and tourism. The governments of the two countries should promote the development of economic ties, but not too much, the businessmen themselves will determine the most effective prospects and what is needed for this.