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China’s Perspective on Its Strategic Partnership with Russia
China’s Perspective on Its Strategic Partnership with Russia

Author(s): Marcin Przychodniak
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Developing nations
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: China; Russia
Summary/Abstract: China has used the deterioration of Russia’s relations with the EU and U.S. to strengthen its position within a strategic partnership with the Russian Federation. The PRC’s goals are to counterbalance the U.S., secure its own economic interests in the post-Soviet area, increase border security and obtain Russian support for Chinese international initiatives. In exchange, China supports Russia by abstaining from open criticism on its annexation of Crimea and by importing raw materials. The partnership brings more benefits to China, which is positive for the EU. The PRC, unlike Russia, is concerned about destabilisation of NATO’s Eastern Flank and favours European integration.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English