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China-Russia ties after Ukraine
- Valerie Niquet (Head of the Asia Department at Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (the Foundation for Strategic Research) in Paris)
Relations between China and Russia have never been better. However, the solidity and future of their “global strategic partnership” is questionable. In spite common interests on the global scene, there is a lack of strategic trust and subjects of frustration are numerous, from trade to energy and military cooperation.
In this context, the Ukraine crisis led to a difficult debate in China between fascination for a “strong Russia”, as a possible model for China in Asia, and a growing uneasiness regarding Putin’s agenda for the future.
Head of the Asia Department at Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (the Foundation for Strategic Research) in Paris
Valerie Niquet received her PhD in political science, MA in Chinese and BA in Japanese from the University of Paris. She is Head of the Asia Department at Fondation pour la recherche stratégique and former Director of Asia Center at Ifri (French Institute of International relations) and works on strategic issues in Asia and the interaction between economic development, political transformation and security policy in China. Her last publications include “Chine-Japon: l’affrontement” (the China-Japan Confrontation). She is currently visiting research fellow at the Japan Institute for International Affairs.
She has published extensively on strategic issues, international relations and defence policies in Asia as well as on the evolutions of the Chinese political system. She is the translator of two major works of the Chinese military classics (the Art of war by Sun Zi and the Military Treaty by Sun Bin). Her latest publications include “Confu-talk: the Use of Confucian Concepts in Contemporary Chinese Foreign Policy”, in Anne-Marie Brady, China’s Thought Management, Routledge, 2011, Chine-Japon, l’affrontement, Paris, Perrin, 2006.