No. 73: Russia-China Relations
Author(s): Vladimir Portyakov, Zhao Huasheng, Shoichi Itoh
Editor(s): Stephen Aris, Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim Perovic, Heiko Pleines, Hans-Henning Schröder
Series: Russian Analytical Digest (RAD)
Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich; Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen; Institute of History, University of Basel
Publication Year: 2010
This issue of the Russian Analytical Digest examines Russia-China relations. Firstly, Vladimir Portyakov analyzes current trends and future prospects in relations between the two countries. Secondly, Zhao Huasheng discusses some of the major developments in 2009 which confirm the widening of Sino-Russian relations. Finally, Shoichi Itoh looks at the Russian-Chinese strategic partnership in the field of energy. It is argued that the Sino-Russian energy partnership remains unsubstantial due to mutual distrust over geopolitical ambitions.