China’s Way 瞭華


Why Did It Take Russia So Long to Join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

The story with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which ended to the benefit of Russian national interests, nevertheless exposes the weakness of the Russian decisionmaking process in relation to the Asia-Pacific.

Is Russia a New China?

  • Maria Snegovaya
China pioneered a selective repression method decades ago. Since then it has actively shared its experience. The Russian regime seems to be actively borrowing from the Chinese.

Pax Sinica: China and the New Russia

Pax Sinica has come. Countries in China’s orbit will be given security guarantees and trade preferences as long as they remain allegiant. Thus, the pivot to Asia will only drive Russia to unnecessary dependence on China.

Russia’s Performance in Multilateral Organizations: Pivot to Asia or Just to China?

  • Alexander Gabuev
For Russia, the upcoming APEC Summit is seen primarily as an opportunity to attend important, bilateral meetings, not to talk about common issues in the Asia-Pacific.

Is Russia Afraid of Chinese and Indian Missiles?

China and India would definitely want to know if Russia is really so afraid of the missiles they are developing that is ready to abandon the INF Treaty.

Hong Kong Turmoil: Unintended Consequences for Russian Companies

  • Alexander Gabuev
For Russian business interests who use Hong Kong as a base for operations in mainland China or the Asia-Pacific region, or are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx), prodemocracy demonstrations were bad news.

Russia and China: “Together Like Teeth and Lips”

  • Yury Tavrovsky
Western sanctions against Russia are driving the Kremlin toward closer economic, political, and potentially military alignment with China.

Switching Aims

The only possible source of money for the Power of Siberia pipeline is no one else but China, and the terms of this assistance will be dictated from Beijing. The Kremlin’s inability to come to terms with the Western world does not come cheap.

Sanctioned Russia: A New Testing Ground for Chinese Yuan

  • Alexander Gabuev
As new rounds of Western sanctions seem more likely, some large Russian companies are moving their cash reserves away from Western banks and currencies. In the long run dependence on China’s money and its financial institutions may be a new reality for Russian leaders for decades.

Color Revolutions in Asia? Beijing and Moscow Are on the Same Side

The Chinese do not have to listen to the Russians to see threats to their national sovereignty and domestic stability on the horizon. Both see Western support for democracy as a tool to contain them internationally and to weaken them from within.
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