A NEW STAGE IN RUSSIAN-CHINESE RELATIONS: ALLIANCE OR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP?
Vladimir Fyodorovich Pecheritsa – Doctor of History, Professor of Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok).
The article describes the nature of contemporary Russian-Chinese relations; the author analyzes the factors contributing to the convergence of the two countries. The possible options for closer cooperation between Russia and China – implying the transition from strategic partnership to allied relations – are considered.
international relations, Russia, China, strategic partnership, alliance.