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The Belt Without a Road: Difficulties With the Transport Component of Russian-Chinese Cooperation in the Far East (Andrey Gubin, Valdai Discussion Club)

The Russian Far East (RFE) invariably attracts Beijing’s attention. Chinese researchers do not exclude that the PRC will be able to redirect some transcontinental transit flows through the region, including the Northern Sea Route, as well as form a sustainable resource base which would serve China’s interests in terms of security and development.  For the Celestial Empire, this is especially important in light of the aggravation of relations with Washington and the deterioration of the situation in the East and South China Seas, which is now fraught with the risk of a disruption of sea transport capabilities. Russia’s interest is associated with the establishment of the “Greater Eurasian Partnership” as a non-Western vector of integration.

The Belt Without a Road: Difficulties With the Transport Component of Russian-Chinese Cooperation in the Far East — Valdai Club