Date: Monday, 13 June 2022, 06:00 pm
Location: Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin
Moderated by: Pradnya Bivalkar, Senior Project Manager, Robert Bosch Academy
  • Huang Jing, Professor and Director of the Institute of the US and Pacific Studies, Shanghai International Studies University; and Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy
  • Ekaterina Schulmann, Associate Professor, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences; and Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy


Before the war in Ukraine, China and Russia had solidified their relationship by signing a comprehensive treaty underscoring a new strategic partnership. But Russia's invasion into Ukraine poses serious questions for this relationship.

China has maintained a neutral position and cordial relations with both Russia and Ukraine, even providing humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. The West has imposed heavy sanctions aimed at shutting off Moscow’s economic revenues. The reluctance of many Asian countries, including China, to condemn and sever trade ties with Russia are a major concern in the West in times of a rapidly changing world order.

Under the Chatham House rule, this event will address the domestic and international perceptions about the Chinese-Russian relationship, especially in the light of the war in Ukraine, and their international implications.

  • What do people in China and Russia think of this relationship?
  • How is the war in Ukraine perceived by the Russian and Chinese publics?
  • Do Russians see China as their foremost ally in the future?
  • How could Chinese involvement in the Ukraine war evolve?
  • How would Beijing's partnership with Moscow impact its attempt to maintain a neutral stance on the global stage?

This will be an interactive exchange with the participating experts. Participation is by invitation only.

Registration for this event is closed.