From military adversaries to economic partners, and now best friends.
China and Russia are navigating the choppy waters of global diplomacy, as tensions rise with Europe and the United States. Russia’s pivot to the East comes after relations with the European Union broke down following the conflict in Ukraine. China meanwhile is embroiled in a tit-for-tat trade war with the U.S. But the trade winds seem to be shifting.
CGTN’s Aljosa Milenkovic reports.
To discuss all of this:
- Alexander Nekrassov is a former adviser to the Kremlin.
- Chen Chenchen is deputy director at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University.
- William Courtney is the former US Ambassador to Georgia and Kazakhstan.
- Federiga Bindi is a nonresident scholar with the Europe program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) June 7, 2019
#BREAKING: Global governance system faces unprecedented inadaptation, asymmetry to changing int'l situation, Chinese President #XiJinping said when addressing 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum held in Russia #Xiplomacy pic.twitter.com/FsoaTUN0Ha
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) June 7, 2019