February 25th 2020 7pm
The Sino-Russian “Alliance”: Nature, Impact, and Cooperation
(Limited Seats Available)
Sino-Russian relations have a long history of conflict and cooperation. On the one hand, Imperial Russia was arguably the most antagonistic of the Western Powers that forcefully intruded into China. The Tsar caused China’s permanent loss of Outer Manchuria and Outer Mongolia, many times greater than Hong Kong or Taiwan in territorial size. On the other hand, the Russian Revolution and the subsequently established USSR had a profound influence on the Communist Party of China (CCP). After the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, China’s relationship with the Soviet Union has experienced ups and downs, from close alliance and cooperation in the 1950s to full-scale ideological rivalry and military confrontation in the ‘60s and ‘70s. After the Soviet Union’s disintegration in 1993, the relationship between China and the newly-formed Russian Federation has been developing steadily.
Since President Xi Jinping came to office in 2012, the cooperation between China and Russia has improved dramatically. In 2019, President Xi and President Putin decided to strengthen the relationship between China and Russia further, declaring a “comprehensive strategic partnership.” Such moves between the world’s second-largest economy and critical power in Eurasia have drawn the world’s attention. Although China and Russia have traditionally followed a “non-alignment” principle, current relations point to a de facto Sino-Russian “alliance.” Crucially, the new era of deepened partnership between China and Russia will have far-reaching consequences for Asia, the United States, and the rest of the world. For this panel, the China Development Student Think Tank (CDSTT) will explore the Sino-Russian “alliance,” inviting regional experts to discuss the global impacts of the growing multidimensional cooperation between China and Russia.
Past Event Highlights
On November 2, 2018,
CDSTT held its second discussion panel at the George Washington university.
Featuring Speakers: Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, and Dr. Won Kidane.
The first discussion panel held by CDSTT on April 10, 2018, at the George Washington University.
Featuring Speakers: Dr. David Shambaugh, Dr. Robert Sutter, and Dr. Qiang Xin.
On October 19, 2018,
CDSTT held its second career service workshop at the George Washington University.
Elizabeth Boesen (Career Coach at the GWU Career Center)
Gaofan Zhang: Alumni of the Geroge Washington University, Currently seeking a MA degree of International Affairs at the John Hopkins University.