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The Future of China-Russia Relations$
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James A. Bellacqua

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125633

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125633.001.0001

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Why a “Strategic Partnership”?

Why a “Strategic Partnership”?

The View from China

(p.56) 3 Why a “Strategic Partnership”?
The Future of China-Russia Relations

Elizabeth Wishnick

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter examines how the partnership fits into key tenets of Chinese foreign policy: peaceful development, win–win diplomacy aiming toward multipolarization, and the creation of a harmonious world based on the democratization of international relations. While Chinese leaders note that the Sino-Russian strategic relationship has never been better, the study takes a critical look at the partnership, relying on the increasingly open discussion of its weaknesses among Chinese journalists and scholars, and on a comparison of Russian and Chinese positions on key political and economic issues. Finally, it concludes that while the Sino-Russian partnership has certain distinctive features, it is losing its privileged position, for China in particular. Ironically, now that Sino-Russian ties are perhaps their best ever, the relationship is losing its privileged position. Greater mutual knowledge will help, but many of the future challenges awaiting Sino-Russian relations will involve coping with unpredictable external developments, such as political change in Central Asia, the impact of U.S. policies, developments in the Middle East, and future transnational problems such as epidemics, environmental disasters, and migratory flows.

Keywords:   Sino-Russian partnership, foreign policy, China, win–win diplomacy, peaceful development, democratization, international relations

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