Sino-Russian relations and Eurasian strategic changing

LIU Debin 1

(1.Jilin University )

【Abstract】The beginning of the 21st century has witnessed a series of changes: the “derail” of US war on terror, the “fast development” of extremist terrorism, the “disorder” of the Middle East, the deteriorating Europe from “debt crisis” to “political crisis,” the US from getting out of the “trouble” of the Middle East to “pivot to Asia,” as well as the “rise” of China and the “revival” of Russia. They have all accelerated the endgame of the Eurasian geopolitical “grand chessboard” envisioned by Zbigniew Brzezinski in 1997, and demonstrated the formation of Sino-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership the world-order significance. The US President Donald Trump brings about new uncertainties to international relations, and Sino-Russian partnership starts to face the “Trump shock.” Both China and Russia need to withhold a firm strategic stance to “tame” the unbridled “Trump shock,” to make the compromise of the US and the West happen, and finally to realize a new strategic partnership with China and Russia for the formation of a brand new world order.

【Keywords】 Sino-Russian relations ; geopolitics ; “Trump shock” ; Eurasian strategic changing ; world order ;


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CN: 22-1180/C

Vol 26, No. 02, Pages 3-12+127

March 2017


Article Outline


  • 1 Prediction of Robert D. Kaplan
  • 2 Leapfrog development of Sino-Russian relations
  • 3 “Trump shock” and Sino-Russian relations
  • 4 Fundamental challenges to Sino-Russian relations
  • 5 Sino-Russian relations and Eurasian strategic changing
  • References