Sino- Russian Convergence of Interest: What are the Implications for the International System?

Organisation: BIPSS

Authors: Ainun Nishat Chowdhury
Research Themes:
Conflict and community security
Political transitions
Type: Commentaries
26 January 2023


The Russia-Ukraine war has brought huge geopolitical shifts throughout the world. Sanctions have been imposed on Russia by the Western world. China has also been threatened with sanctions as they are supporting Russia. At the beginning of 2022, the first in-person meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin took place. Russia expressed its unprecedented ties with China.