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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

964bn USD

Exports from the PRC to BRI countries in the first half of 2023, exceeding PRC exports to the US, Europe or Japan for the first time. (Bloomberg, Silk Road Briefing)