Robet Bedeski and Niklas Swanström Sino-Russian relations: More rhetoric than substance? ARTICLE, The World Financial Review, July 2012.
Abstract: Despite some re-engagement between China and Russia since Putin’s initial embrace of the West, the positive rhetoric of today often does not reflect reality. There has been significant internal competition and tension that continues to negatively affect Sino-Russian relations that is looked at more closely in the article. The vivid statements on the flourishing partnership are often clearly more declaratory than substantive.
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