On September 17, 2019, at 11:00 the Valdai Club hosted an expert discussion, titled “Cooperation between China and Russia amid new international conditions.”
Despite the sanctions and trade wars against China and Russia, there are many supporters for maintaining and strengthening relations with the United States and its allies. Opponents of Sino-Russian rapprochement and cooperation cast doubts on the prospects of bilateral relations. Keeping this in mind, observers agree that at the moment, there is no complete understanding, either by Moscow or Beijing, of what strengthening bilateral relations entails.
What hinders China and Russia in developing a unified policy and course of action regarding the sanctions and trade wars of the United States? Do Moscow and Beijing need to develop a common strategy for their relations with Europe? If so, what would it entail? How far are Russia and China ready to go in pursuing strategic military-cooperation? What are the main obstacles from the perspective of the Russia and China? The participants in the discussion answered these and many other questions.
Yu Hongjun, Vice President of the Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD), former deputy head of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China;
Feng Shaolei, Director of the Institute of Russian and Eurasian Studies at East China Normal University;
Vasily Kashin, Senior research fellow, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, HSE; senior research fellow, RAS Institute of Far Eastern Studies.
Working languages: Russian, Chinese.