Niedźwiedź w cieniu smoka: Rosja-Chiny 1991-2014

Authors

Michał Lubina
Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Summary

THE BEAR OVERSHADOWED BY THE DRAGON: RUSSIA-CHINA RELATIONS 1991-2014

The Russian-Sino relations went a long way since the clashes on Damanskyi/Zhenbao in 1969. The two states were able to normalize their relations in 1989 and fulfill an unprecedented rapprochement, called ‘the strategic partnership, within the 1990’s. The relations were successfully re-established despite cultural and ideological differences, a painful history and political misunderstandings. It must be considered a great achievement.
The modernizing paths chosen by Russia and China after the demise of communism determined the first period of relations: Moscow and Beijing looked at each other with reservations, if not dislike. This has changed due to geopolitical realities – Russia’s failed hopes to deliver equal relations with the West and thanks to Chinese pragmatism. Both countries understood benefits of mutually friendly relations: strengthening their positions vis-à-vis the West being the most important one. It was “ideological-axiological” opposition against the West that became the engine of their relations in 1990s. Moscow and Beijing shared a similar perception of global affairs: both opposed the American unilateralism and disliked Western values. NATO’s intervention in Kosovo, in particular, had farfetched consequences. It strengthened their belief of the US’ hegemonistic attitude. Their opposition against the West united them and made their rapprochement in the 90s possible. It was not, however, an alliance or bloc – Russia and China simply strengthened their own positions against the West.

Chapters

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Wstęp .......... 7
  • Wprowadzenie .......... 11
  • ROZDZIAŁ I. STOSUNKI ROSYJSKO-CHIŃSKIE 1991-1999
  • 1. Stosunki rosyjsko-chińskie do 1991 roku .......... 51
  • 2. Rosyjsko-chińskie stosunki polityczne 1991-1999 .......... 56
  • 3. Stosunki gospodarcze w latach 1991-1999 .......... 99
  • 4. Stosunki militarne 1991-1999 .......... 115
  • 5. Stosunki regionalne 1991-1999 .......... 129
  • 6. Rosyjski Daleki Wschód a Chiny .......... 156
  • 7. Podsumowanie stosunków rosyjsko-chińskich 1991-1999 .......... 182
  • ROZDZIAŁ II. STOSUNKI ROSYJSKO-CHIŃSKIE 2000-2014
  • 1. Stosunki polityczne 2000-2014 .......... 187
  • 2. Stosunki gospodarcze 2000-2014 .......... 381
  • 3. Stosunki militarne 2000-2014 .......... 408
  • 4. Stosunki regionalne 2000-2014 .......... 430
  • 5. Rosyjski Daleki Wschód a Chiny w XXI wieku .......... 509
  • 6. Podsumowanie stosunków rosyjsko-chińskich w latach 2000-2014 .......... 536
  • Niedźwiedź w cieniu smoka. Podsumowanie okresu 1991-2014 .......... 541
  • Bibliografia .......... 553
  • Indeks osobowy .......... 605
  • Indeks geograficzny .......... 617
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Published
November 30, 2014