China and Russia

The New Rapprochement

Author: Alexander Lukin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509521747

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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With many predicting the end of US hegemony, Russia and China's growing cooperation in a number of key strategic areas looks set to have a major impact on global power dynamics. But what lies behind this Sino-Russian rapprochement? Is it simply the result of deteriorated Russo–US and Sino–US relations or does it date back to a more fundamental alignment of interests after the Cold War? In this book Alexander Lukin answers these questions, offering a deeply informed and nuanced assessment of Russia and China’s ever-closer ties. Tracing the evolution of this partnership from the 1990s to the present day, he shows how economic and geopolitical interests drove the two countries together in spite of political and cultural differences. Key areas of cooperation and possible conflict are explored, from bilateral trade and investment to immigration and security. Ultimately, Lukin argues that China and Russia’s strategic partnership is part of a growing system of cooperation in the non-Western world, which has also seen the emergence of a new political community: Greater Eurasia. His vision of the new China–Russia rapprochement will be essential reading for anyone interested in understanding this evolving partnership and the way in which it is altering the contemporary geopolitical landscape.

The Tea Road

China and Russia Meet Across the Steppe

Author: Martha Avery

Publisher: 五洲传播出版社

ISBN: 9787508503806

Category: China

Page: 198

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Power Restructuring In China And Russia

Author: Mark Lupher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429977727

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 1489

Viewing the tumultuous events of the post-Mao era and the period of perestroika in the light of broader historical patterns, this book focuses on power restructuring - the ebb and flow of state power, the centralization and decentralization of political and economic power, and the three-way struggles between central rulers, various elites, and non-privileged groups that drive these processes. By comparing a series of pivotal episodes, the author aims to further readers' understanding of power-restructuring processes that will continue to unfold in China, Russia and the former Soviet republics.

From Adversaries to Partners? Chinese and Russian Military Cooperation after the Cold War

Chinese and Russian Military Cooperation after the Cold War

Author: Ming-Yen Tsai

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313057370

Category: History

Page: 256

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When China and Russia established a strategic partnership in 1996, both nations declared that they would further develop military cooperation in various fields. Tsai examines the course of this military cooperation to reveal the nature of the military ties with the hopes of determining whether these two traditional adversaries have put aside historical legacies and mutual mistrust to create a full-fledged military partnership. After analyzing the motives and concerns of both powers, Tsai concludes that, while progress has been made in reducing military tensions in border regions, the level of trust has not increased substantially. The nature of these ties remains extremely fragile. Among Western analysts, there has been concern that a closer partnership might adversely affect U.S. interests in the region. China and Russia have developed cooperation in certain areas, such as arms transfers and military-technical cooperation, and these achievements have successfully reduced political tension. However, reciprocal threats against each other's territories and China's increasing ambitions and capacity to act as a great military power in the region could eventually become a major source of friction. Based on research in both Chinese and Russian, this study offers a comprehensive analysis on the development of and limits to this military cooperation.

China and Russia

Competition and Partnership

Author: David J. Rogerson

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781617286827

Category: Political Science

Page: 163

View: 1462

Since the end of the Cold War, the improved political and economic relationship between Beijing and Moscow has affected a range of international security issues. China and Russia have expanded their bilateral economic and security co-operation. In addition, Beijing and Moscow have pursued distinct, yet parallel, policies regarding many global and regional issues. Yet, Chinese and Russian approaches to a range of significant subjects are still largely uncoordinated and at times conflict. Economic exchanges between China and Russia remain minimal compared to those found between most friendly countries, let alone allies. This book explores the prospects for a great power competition and co-operation between Russia, China and the United States in Central Asia.

Power Politics

how China and Russia reshape the world

Author: Rob de Wijk

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048529905

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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We tend to think of ourselves as living in a time when nations, for the most part, obey the rule of law - and where they certainly don't engage in the violent grabs for territory that have characterised so much of human history. But as Rob de Wijk shows in this book, power politics very much remains a force on the international scene. Offering analyses of such actions as Putin's annexation of the Crimea and China's attempts to claim large parts of the South China Sea, de Wijk explains why power politics never truly went away-and why, as the West's position weakens, it's likely to play a bigger and bigger role on the global stage in the coming years.

Beyond the Amur

Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850–1930

Author: Victor Zatsepine

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774834129

Category: History

Page: 212

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Beyond the Amur describes the distinctive frontier society that emerged in the Amur, a river region that shifted between Qing China and Imperial Russia as the two empires competed for resources. Official histories depict the Amur as a distant battleground caught between rival empires. Zatsepine, by contrast, views it as a unified natural economy populated by Chinese, Russian, Indigenous, Japanese, Korean, Manchu, and Mongol people who crossed the border in search of work or trade and who came together to survive a harsh physical environment. This colourful account of a region and its people highlights the often-overlooked influence of frontier developments on state politics and imperial policies and histories.

Power Shift

China and Asia’s New Dynamics

Author: David Shambaugh,David L. Shambaugh

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520245709

Category: History

Page: 383

View: 1661

Proceedings from the conference "China and Asia: Towards a New Regional Order," convened in December 2003 at The George Washington University"--Acknowledgments.

China and the Major Powers in East Asia

Author: A. Doak Barnett

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815723059

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 1455

The foreign policy of the People's Republic of China has been dominated in recent decades by the problems of dealing with the other major powers in East Asia. Although many ideological, political, and economic aims have shaped particular Chinese policies, Peking's dominant concern has been national security. Since the late 1960s, its leaders have viewed the Soviet Union as the primary threat to China and have pursued a distinctive, Maoist, balance-of-power strategy against it. China's post-Mao leaders continue to give priority to strategic considerations and the problems of relations with the other major powers. It cannot be assumed, however, that they will simply continue past policies. The recent changes both within China and in the broad pattern of international relations in East Asia have created a new situation. In this study, A. Doak Barnett analyzes in detail China's bilateral relations with the Soviet Union, Japan, and the United States. He also examines the changing nature of the four-power relationship in East Asia. On this basis, he discusses possible future trends in Chinese policy and the prospects for achieving a more stable regional equilibrium.

The Next Great Clash

China and Russia Vs. the United States

Author: Michael L. Levin

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780313345920

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

View: 8906

Argues that global trends portend a looming war between the United States and China, with Russia as the swing player.

Russian Policy Towards China and Japan

The El'tsin and Putin Periods

Author: Natasha Kuhrt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134403526

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 1088

Drawing on the most up-to-date sources, this book provides an in-depth examination of Russia’s relations with China and Japan, the two Asia-Pacific superpowers-in-waiting. For Russia there has always been more than one ‘Asia’: after the collapse of the Soviet Union, there were those in the Russian elite who saw Asia as implying the economic dynamism of the Asia-Pacific, with Japan as the main player. However there were others who saw the chance for Russia to reassert its claim to be a great power, based on Russia’s geopolitical and geoeconomic position as a Eurasian power. For these, China was the power to engage with: together China and Russia could control both Heartland and Rim, both Eurasia and Asia-Pacific, whereas accepting Japan’s conception of Asia implied regional fragmentation and shared sovereignty. This book argues that this strand of thinking, mainly confined to nationalists in the El’tsin years, has now, under Putin, become the dominant discourse among Russian policymakers. Despite opportunities for convergence presented by energy resources, even for trilateral cooperation, traditional anxiety regarding loss of control over key resource areas in the Russian Far East is now used to inform regional policy, leading to a new resource nationalism. In light of Russia’s new assertiveness in global affairs and its increasing use of the so-called ‘energy weapon’ in foreign policy, this book will appeal not only to specialists on Russian politics and foreign policy, but also to international relations scholars.

Quest for Status

Chinese and Russian Foreign Policy

Author: Deborah Welch Larson,Alexei Shevchenko

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0300236042

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 696

A look at how the desire to improve status with respect to other countries affects Russia's and China's foreign policies

Federalism in China and Russia

Story of Success and Story of Failure?

Author: Alexander Libman,Michael Rochlitz

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788972185


Page: 208

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Based on the synthesis of a large empirical and theoretical literature on centre-region relations in China and Russia, Federalism in China and Russia is one of the first attempts to integrate this literature from different disciplines into a coherent common framework. Libman and Rochlitz argue that the divergence in growth performance between Russia and China can be-at least partially-explained by a number of features of the Chinese system of centre-regional relations.The authors offer a comparative analysis of the development of centre-region relations in Russia and in China and explore several dimensions of these relations: fiscal ties and incentives; bureaucratic practices; flows of information; and local government practices, while addressing the determinants of divergence between both countries. They also examine how the Chinese system has recently started to change, by adopting several features of the Russian model, which might be one of the reasons for China's declining growth performance in recent years.Federalism in China and Russia should be read by scholars in public economics, political economy and comparative politics, as well as by students and policy analysts. For scholars, the book serves as a point of reference in studying the comparative evolution of the two countries. It will enrich the discussion on fiscal federalism, centre-region relations and sub-national political regimes, and could potentially become an important part of syllabi in political economy, public economics and comparative politics courses. For policy analysts, the book offers a comprehensive survey of the evolution of centre-periphery relations of the two countries and the differences between them, which is important to better understand the overall development of Russia and China.

China and Denmark

Relations Since 1674

Author: Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard,Mads Kirkebæk

Publisher: NIAS Press

ISBN: 9788787062718

Category: History

Page: 337

View: 7680

This comprehensive study analyzes in detail the evolving political, economic, and diplomatic relationships between China and Denmark since their first contact in 1674. It is an important contribution to the growing literature on China's relations with the West since the beginning of the modern period. Non-Danes will be interested in how the unique nonimperialistic Danish approach to China has shaped a relationship quite different from the patterns of domination and conflict that have characterized the relations between the Middle Kingdom and the traditional great powers of the West.