Vladimir Putin has faced worldwide condemnation since he launched his full-scale war in Ukraine. But China appears to have acquiesced to the Russian action and even expressed sympathy for some of Putin’s claims. Why is China taking this stance, arguably at odds with its own long-standing foreign policy principles, and how far will China go in supporting Russia in the face of widening sanctions? Experts from the School of Global Policy and Strategy discuss whether the war in Ukraine will catalyze a permanent geopolitical and military alignment between Russia and China, as well as how China’s stance on Ukraine will impact its relationship with the U.S.
• Tai Ming Cheung, Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy; Director of UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
• Weiyi Shi, Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy
• Victor Shih, Associate Professor and Ho Miu Lam Chair in China and Pacific Relations, School of Global Policy and Strategy
• Susan Shirk, Research Professor and Chair of 21st Century China Center, School of Global Policy and Strategy
• Stephan Haggard, Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies, School of Global Policy and Strategy (Moderator)
This webinar series is organized by the 21st Century China Center at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. For more information on China activities, as well as recordings of previous webinars, please visit china.ucsd.edu.