Strategic cooperation of Russia with countries of Northeast Asia. An expert meeting at the Gorchakov Fund

16 March 2016

It seems that there has not been a single large expert conference, where it would not be mentioned that the international situation was escalating both in strategic and regional aspects. It is usually stressed in regards to the fact that countries of the world have to develop a foreign policy under conditions of turbulence.


To what extent is the above mentioned statement related to Moscow and Beijing, for example? According to Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang, China does not experience any external pressure in continuing cooperation with Russia.


“Russia and China are the largest neighbors. A strategic partnership has been established between us. China develops a relationship with Russia based on principles of mutual respect and benefit. Russian-Chinese relations will not be affected by changing circumstances on the international arena”, RIA Novosti delivers the statement made by the politician.


What do experts of the two countries think? On March 15, the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund and the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences brought together respected scientists, analysts, and representatives of federal governmental agencies to discuss the most burning issues of security in Northeast Asia, prospects for economic cooperation between Moscow and Beijing, and an increase in goods exchange. Professionals from China and Japan took part in the expert meeting “Strategic Cooperation of Russia with Northeast Asian Countries: International and Regional Aspects”.


The attendees of the event stated that an interest to Northeast Asia was increasing at Russian universities. Analysts are also discussing a turn by Russian towards that region. It is good to know that experts from Russia and China are ready for a productive dialogue.


The participants discussed global security challenges and their impact in Northeast Asia. It was noted that on the background of transformation of the military activity of China, Moscow and Washington, DC could not take an active part in the region.

A full text of the article in Russian can be found here