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Russia and China: Entanglements and Points of Tension

Chatham House, London

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1st Session
Caroline Humphrey, University of Cambridge
Marcin Kaczmarski, Centre for Eastern Studies, Warsaw
Alexei Maslov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
Chair: Bobo Lo, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House


2nd Session
Yang Cheng, East China Normal University
John Heathershaw, University of Exeter
Chair: David Lewis, University of Exeter


This event will examine Russia’s complex relations with China. Last year’s Gazprom-CNPC gas deal and recent high profile meetings between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping have created the impression that the ties between Russia and China are strengthening.

However, the uneven nature of the bilateral relationship is likely to create tension in the future. This event will focus on their economic and political links, as well as their shared and diverging interests in Central Asia.

In each session, the speakers will offer brief initial remarks, followed by an hour for questions and discussion.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.