Chinese version of alliance with Russia Comes of Age

Author(s): Li, W., & Sterken Jr., R. E.

This book argues that the strategic partnership between China and Russia is a real alliance in light of cold power calculations. Although some scholars are deeply suspicious of the close ties between Beijing and Moscow, the author presented the rationales behind their moving forward to each other from international reality, domestic needs and leaders’ visions. For sure, there is very possible that the two great Eurasian powers have their own core interest in terms of their different needs, yet, their strategic consensus on the world order have helped them grasp the essential trait of diplomacy by which cooperation and coordination between states are always vital.