Russia and China:
A New Partnership in a Changing World

International Conference

May 29, 2015,
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About the Conference

Relations between Russia and China have entered a new stage of comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation. Russia and China attach special significance to bilateral cooperation in search of new sources of growth.

On 1 January 2015, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) went operational. Back in 2013, the Chinese concept of a Silk Road Economic Belt was voiced. Both initiatives were called on to boost economic cooperation in Eurasia and have significant potential for growing collaboration between Russia and China. Russia's Chairmanship in the SCO and BRICS in 2015 creates an additional impetus to development of the bilateral relations. The visit of PRC President Xi Jinping to Moscow in May and his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin are a major event of the bilateral relations in 2015.

On 29 May 2015, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in co-operation with the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IFES RAS), is holding the international conference "Russia and China: A New Partnership in a Changing World". The discussion will focus on Russia-China cooperation in bilateral, regional and global affairs.

Conference Programme
Lotte Hotel Moscow,
Novinskiy Boulevard 8 Bld.2, Arbat, 121099 Moscow, Russia
Smolenskaya metro station

May 29, 2015, 9:00 – 19:00

Working languages of the Conference:
Russian, Chinese


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Conference Participants

Leading representatives of the Russian and Chinese expert communities, relevant ministries and agencies, Russian and Chinese business have been invited to take part in the Conference – a total of about 200 participants.

Igor Ivanov

President of RIAC, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia (1998–2004)

Boris Titov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia,
RIAC Member

Li Hui

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Russia

Andrey Kortunov

Director General of RIAC

Sergey Luzyanin

Acting Director of IFES RAS, Professor of MGIMO University

Li Yongquan

Director of the Institute of Russian, Eastern European & Central Asian Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Igor Morgulov

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia

Stanislav Voskresensky

Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Russia

Shi Zhiqin

Communist Party Committee Secretary at the School of
Humanities and Social Sciences, Dean of the Department of
International Relations, Tsinghua University

Anatoly Yanovsky

Deputy Minister of Energy of Russia

Alexey Tsydenov

Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia

Maxim Shereikin

Deputy Minister for the Development of the
Russian Far East

Yan Xuetong

Dean of the Institute of Modern International Relations, Tsinghua University

Sabyr Imandosov

Deputy Secretary-General of the Shanghai
Cooperation Organization (SCO)

Konstantin Kosachev

Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs,
RIAC Member

Vasily Likhachev

Chairman of the Russia-China Friendship Parliamentary Group of the Russian State Duma

Mikhail Margelov

Vice President of Transneft, JSC,
RIAC Vice-President

Andrey Klepach

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Vnesheconombank

Roman Berdnikov

Member of the Management Board of Rosseti,
First Deputy CEO for Technical Policy at Rosseti, Member of RIAC

Konstantin Kuzovkov

Member of the Executive Board, VicePresident for Investments and Development of Fesco Transportation

Feng Yujun

Director of the Institute of Russian Studies, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations

Gennady Shmal

President of the Union of Oil & Gas Producers of Russia

Gleb Ivashentsov

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of Russia, Member of RIAC

Konstantin Simonov

Director General of the National Energy
Security Fund, First Vice-Rector for External Communications of
Financial University at the Government of the Russian Federation

Zhao Huasheng

Director of the Center for Russia and Central Asia
Studies at Fudan University

Victor Larin

Director of the Institute of History, Archaeology and
Ethnography of the Far Eastern Peoples of the Russian Academy of
Sciences (Far Eastern Branch)

Viktor Koksharov

Rector of the Urals Federal University, RIAC Member

Sergei Karaganov

Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at the National Research University "Higher School of Economics", RIAC Member

Sergey Brilyov

Deputy Director of Rossiya VGTRK TV Channel, RIAC Member

Evgeny Abov

Deputy CEO of the International Projects at Rossiyskaya Gazeta Publishing House

Armen Oganesyan

Editor-in-Chief of the International Affairs journal, RIAC Member

Fyodor Lukyanov

Editor-in-Chief of the Russia in Global Affairs journal, RIAC Member

Programme (download)

8:30–9.30. Registration

9:30–10.00. Welcome address

10:00–11.30. Plenary Session 1. Russia-China: Relationship Model

— Benchmarks for strategic cooperation and a comprehensive Russian-Chinese partnership
The potential for Russian-Chinese cooperation in trade, economics and advanced technology
— Science, education, and culture as prospective areas of bilateral cooperation
— Chinese participation in Siberian and Russian Far Eastern development projects

12:00–13.30. Plenary Session 2. The Role of Multilateral Institutions in Shaping the Modern World Order
— Multilateral cooperation in solving security problems in North-East Asia
— The agenda of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and its role in international relations in Central and South Asia
— The BRICS agenda and global challenges

14:30–16:00. Plenary Session 3. Infrastructure and Economic Initiatives in Eurasia
— The prospects for Russian-Chinese Eurasian cooperation
— The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and the Silk Road Economic Belt project
— The opportunities for implementing joint infrastructure projects in North-East Asia

16:30–18:00. Plenary Session 4. Russian and Chinese Contributions to the Formation of Sustainable Regional Energy Cooperation
— Intensifying and expanding the Russian-Chinese strategic partnership in electric power
— Prospects for bilateral and multilateral energy projects with the Russian and Chinese participation
— Developing prospective hydrocarbon supply routes


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The Venue

The Conference will take place at the Lotte Hotel Moscow, located in the city centre. It is easy to reach the hotel both by car and metro.

Address: Novinskiy Boulevard 8 Bld.2, Arbat, 121099 Moscow, Russia, Smolenskaya metro station

How to participate

In order to take part in the event, you will need to register*. Please complete the form below and leave your contact details. We will contact you and advise you if participation is still possible. Otherwise, please join on webcast.

*Please note that the number of participants is limited

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Programme, presentation, partnership
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Daria Kholopova

Arrangements for Russian participants
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Larisa Smirnova

Arrangements for Chinese participants
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Alexander Eliseev

Conference venue and logistics
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Press coverage
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