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|Other Titles:||The Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership and Its Implications for the Taiwan Strait Embroilment|
|Issue Date:||2016-08-30 14:26:40 (UTC+8)|
The central argument of this paper is that the Sino-Russian strategic ”partnership”, as sealed in a new Friendship Treaty on July 16, 2001, represents the best relationship between these two gigantic neighbors in nearly 50 years. It is an elite-initiated and elite-managed relationship, and the commercial dimension has been relatively modest and tightly controlled, but the strategic dimension has considerable potential, as indicated by extensive Russian arms and technology sales to the PRC. This partnership does not immediately impinge on the strategic interests of the United States, but its implications for Taiwan Strait relations are of considerable consequence. The friendship frees China to redeploy military forces from the north to the southeast, and arms sales enhance China's threat to Taiwan. On the other hand, the resulting international realignment tends to strengthen US patronage of Taipei. Finally, the diplomatic techniques used to turn bitter bilateral enmity into a thriving partnership are considered with regard to their conceivable applicability to Taiwan-China relations.
|Relation:||俄羅斯學報, 2, 15-48|
Journal of Russian studies
Vestnik instituta rossii
|Appears in Collections:||[俄羅斯學報] 期刊論文|
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