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Is the Russia of today the China of tomorrow? 13 December 2022

On 13 December 2022, the China Office organised a panel event exploring the question of whether the China of tomorrow will be similar to the the Russia of today. Special guest Mr Vladimir Milov – former minister of energy in the Russian Federation, economist, and Russian politician – joined Senior Advisor Ms Linda Jakobson and Senior Analyst Dr Eric Hundman on the panel to discuss this question. Chairman of the Board Mr  Esko Aho moderated the discussion. The panellists highlighted a number of crucial differences between China and Russia, but also discussed some important ways in which the two countries are similar.

Data point of the week


year-on-year increase in number of students taking the Gaokao, high school matriculation exam, to 13.42 million.

(Ministry of Education)