Can the Bear and the Dragon be Bosom Buddies? The Current and Future State of Sino-Russian Relations


David Zweig (HKUST), Jeremy Paltiel (Carleton University), Baohui Zhang (Lingnan University), Elena Sushkova (Skolkovo Moscow School of Management)
Monday 20 April 2015 at 3:00 - 6:00 pm (Hong Kong time, GMT +8)
HKUST Business School Central, Rm 1501-02, 15/F Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central

HKUST IEMS sponsors Center on China's Transnational Relations, HKUST's Forum titled "Can the Bear and the Dragon be Bosom Buddies? The Current and Future State of Sino-Russian Relations". Also co-hosting the Forum are Skolkovo Moscow School of Management (Russia) and Centre for Asian Pacific Studies (CAPS), Lingnan University (Hong Kong).

Event photos and speakers' powerpoint slides are available on the event's web page at Center on China's Transnational Relations.

Video Recordings

Session 1

Session 2


3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Reception
3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. INTRODUCTION Prof. David Zweig Director, Center on China’s Transnational Relations, HKUST
3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PRESENTATION “A Sino-Russian Entente? The Scope and Limits of Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership Under Xi Jinping” Prof. Jeremy Paltiel Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University
4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PRESENTATION “Ukraine Crisis and Current Major Countries Relations” Prof. Shaolei Feng Dean of School of Advanced International and Area Studies, East China Normal University
4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PRESENTATION “Beijing-Moscow Axis: Strategic Realignment or Same Bed, Different Dreams?” Dr. Baohui Zhang Director, Center for Asia and Pacific Studies, Lingnan University
5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. PRESENTATION Sino-Russian relations: challenges ahead Ms. Elena Sushkova Research lead (Asian studies) Asian Studies Center Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS) Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Q & A and Open Discussion

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