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The past few weeks have exposed tensions in the Czech Republic’s contacts with China and Russia, revealing a crisis of bilateral relations that has been worsening for…
On 4 December, the NATO Foreign Affairs Ministers issued a statement confirming that Russia had violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (…
The 4th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok was principally the setting for a meeting between Vladimir Putin and the leaders of China, Japan, Mongolia and South Korea.
On 8th September Glencore and Qatar Investment Fund announced that China’s CEFC would shortly finalise a transaction to buy 14.16% of shares in Rosneft.
On July 24-27 Russia and China for the first time ever conducted their annual naval exercises in the Baltic Sea.
The agreements highlight Russia’s increasing determination to open itself up to Chinese investments in strategic sectors.
Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow displayed a commonality of interests between Russia and China in the context of both countries’ historical policies.
On 9 November, during President Putin’s visit to Beijing, another package of Russian-Chinese agreements regarding the energy sector was signed.
In the name of reducing Russia’s dependence on economic ties with the West, Kremlin is willing to pay a high economic price.
The course and results of the Putin's visit seem to suggest that Russia will have to come to terms with being the ‘junior partner’ of China.