United in defiance? Nelson Wong, vice chairman of the Shanghai Center for RimPac & Intl Studies
Turning your back on somebody is usually problematic but in the context of the Russian-Chinese relationship, it is a symbol of trust. Having solved their border disputes and reigned in great power ambitions, Moscow and Beijing have come to the point where they can stand back to back across the vast Eurasian subcontinent and spare each other the time and the resources to face other challenges rather than defending against one another. It’s a historically unprecedented configuration but can it last? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Nelson Wong, vice chairman of the Shanghai Center for RimPac & International Studies and is an expert at the Valdai Discussion Club.