Fu Ying, Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress of China, and Fyodor Lukyanov, Research Director of the Valdai Discussion Club, discuss presumable US-China-Russia strategic triangle and its role in present world affairs. According to Fu Ying, the concept of strategic triangle is not quite appropriate in the present world order, there should be no zero-sum game anymore. Chinese president Xi Jinping proposed to the US a new model of relationship between major countries, aimed to avoid conflicts and confrontation. China and Russia have a quite solid strategic relationship based on trust and respect of each other. But as to China and the US, it will take time to build trust. Russia-China relations are not directed against the US, the idea of an axis or military alliance between them is obsolete and out of time. The future lies in openness and inclusiveness, there should be no room for a Cold war nostalgia.
Interlocutors also discussed the concept of Greater Eurasia as a new framework for international relationship and its confluence with the Chinese Silk Road Economic Belt project .