China-Russia – Strategic alignment or alliance in the making?

This panel is part of the annual Japan-Europe Core Group Warsaw 2022 on “The Future of Russia-China Relations – Implications for European and Japanese Foreign Policy

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Chaired by

Andrew Small, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

After having resolved their historic animosity, both China and Russia have made strong public statements about the ‘friendship’ between Beijing and Moscow and the close personal ties between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Their mutual diplomatic and political support plays out especially within the framework of the United Nations and particularly the UN Security Council. What are the driving forces behind this development? What does it mean for its regional neighbours? What role does the US play and how will strategic cooperation between authoritarian countries affect the international rules-based order and global norms and standards in the realm of economy, security and technology?

This panel is part of the annual Japan-Europe Core Group Warsaw 2022 on “The Future of Russia-China Relations – Implications for European and Japanese Foreign Policy.

For further reading please refer to Kadri Liik’s policy brief: It’s complicated: Russia’s tricky relationship with China.

Agenda

9:00 – 9:10am (CET) – Opening Remarks

  • Piotr Buras, Head of Warsaw Office, European Council on Foreign Relations
  • Akio Miyajima, Ambassador to the Republic of Poland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

9:10 – 10:40 am (CET) – Discussion

  • Alexander Gabuev, Senior Fellow and Chair, Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program, Carnegie Moscow Center
  • Bogdan Góralczyk, Professor, Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw
  • Yuichi Hosoya, Professor, International Politics, Keio University, Japan
  • Kadri Liik, Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations