A “Soft Alliance”? Russia-China Relations After the Ukraine Crisis

Author of ‘A “Soft Alliance”? Russia-China Relations After the Ukraine Crisis', Alexander Gabuev, and ECFR's China Programme co-ordinator, Thomas König, discuss how Putin sees…

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Author of ‘A “Soft Alliance”? Russia-China Relations After the Ukraine Crisis', Alexander Gabuev, and ECFR's China Programme co-ordinator, Thomas König, discuss how Putin sees in its Asian pivot a way to strengthen the most vulnerable parts of its economy: dependence on the European energy market, dependence on Western capital markets, and dependence on technologies.