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On December 12, 2017, Fudan University in Shanghai (PRC) hosted the “Russian-Chinese Dialogue: 2018 Model” conference organized by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University.

On December 12, 2017, Fudan University in Shanghai (PRC) hosted the “Russian-Chinese Dialogue: 2018 Model” conference organized by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University.

In the course of the event Russian and Chinese experts discussed the approaches of the two countries towards strategic stability, the issues of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, security threats in the information environment and  regulation of cyberspace, the role of Russia and China in Syrian crisis resolution and resolving the situation on the Korean peninsula, as well as the relations between Russia and PRC with the U.S., India and other key actors. The discussion also focused on Russia-China political partnership in the new conditions following the results of the XIX Congress of the Communist Party of China, the upcoming presidential elections in Russia, issues and prospects for developing trade and economic relations between the two countries. A joint report “Russian-Chinese Dialogue: 2017 Model” in Chinese and the results of the Third International Conference "Russia and China: Taking on a New Quality of Bilateral Relations», that was held in May 2017 in Moscow, were presented in the course of the conference.

 Zhao Huasheng, Director of the Center for Russia and Central Asia Studies of Fudan University, and Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Member and Director of Programs, made welcoming speeches at the conference. 

Feng Yujun, Deputy Director of Institute of International Studies, Director of the Institute of Russian and Central Asian Studies  at Sudan University; Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs;  Sun Changdong, deputy director of the Institute for Social Development of the countries of Europe and Asia, the Research Center for Development of the State Council of the PRC; Zhang Jiadong, Director of the Center for South Asian Studies, Fudan University;  Zheng Jiyong, Director of the Center for Korean Studies, Fudan University; Aleksander Lukin, Department Head, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, School of International Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Director, Center for East Asian and SCO Studies, Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Sun Zhuangzhi, Secretary General of CASS's SCO Research Centre; Zhao Huirong, associate professor at the Institute of Russian, East European and Central Asian studies at CASS; Ksenia Kuzmina, RIAC Program Coordinator; Liu Junmei, Associate Dean at School of Economics at Fudan University; Yuri Kulintsev,  Associate Researcher at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies (IFES) Russian Academy of Sciences, RIAC expert; and other leading experts in international affairs made reports in the course of the event. 

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