The Future of China-Russia Relations

The Future of China-Russia Relations

James A. Bellacqua

Print publication date: 2011

ISBN: 9780813125633

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Abstract

Relations between China and Russia have evolved dramatically since their first diplomatic contact, particularly during the twentieth century. During the past decade China and Russia have made efforts to strengthen bilateral ties and improve cooperation on a number of diplomatic fronts. The People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation maintain exceptionally close and friendly relations, strong geopolitical and regional cooperation, and significant levels of trade. This book explores the current state of the relationship between the two powers and assesses the prospects for future cooperation and possible tensions in the new century. The chapters examine Russian and Chinese perspectives on a wide range of issues, including security, political relationships, economic interactions, and defense ties. This collection explores the energy courtship between the two nations and analyzes their interests and policies regarding Central Asia, the Korean Peninsula, and Taiwan.

Table of Contents

Part One The Making of a Strategic Partnership

Part Two Economic Relations and the Energy Factor

Part Three The Bilateral Defense Relationship

Part Four China, Russia, and Regional Issues

9 Overshadowed by China

Leszek Buszynski

Part Five China, Russia, and Regional Issues

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