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PacNet #17 – Dance with Bears: Post-Putin Sino-Russian Relations

March 10, 2008

Perhaps more than any other capital in the world, Beijing has closely observed the change of the guard in the Kremlin. There are many reasons for Beijing’s concerns: Russia’s revival as a major power, its petro-politics approach to foreign relations, managing the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), not to mention the stability of the 4300 kilometer Sino-Russian border.