Tuesday, November 15, 2022
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
This talk examines the benefits Chinese officials believe their country derives from the partnership as well as its limitations in the broader context of a globalized world from which China greatly benefits economically. This is not the Cold War alliance of the 1950s—today China seeks partnership with Russia to change the rules of global governance from within as well as to buttress its own global economic and security positions. Although censorship in China has prohibited criticism of Sino-Russian relations, since the Russian invasion of Ukraine some prominent retired PRC officials have stated publicly that Russia is a liability and a few leading Chinese scholars have criticized Russian policies. However, despite evidence of misgivings in some advisory circles, Xi is unlikely to change course as he sees the partnership with Russia as integral to his own concerns over regime security.
This talk is part of a series moderated by Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs Lyle Goldstein, “China-Russia Relations and the Future of World Order.”