The Center for Russian Multinationals and Global Business GSOM SPbU organized an online round table "Economy, politics, and culture: Three pillars of the Sino-Russian business relationships". The event was held within the framework of the eighth international scientific event “Emerging Markets Conference 2021”.
The round table was moderated by Andrei Panibratov, Professor of the Department of Strategic and International Management, Director of the Center for Russian MNCs and Global Business at GSOM SPbU, and Tony Fang, Professor of Business Administration at Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University.
In 2021 such a memorable date as the 20th anniversary of the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation Between the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation is celebrated.As noted in the Joint Statement of the two countries on the occasion of the event "this basic policy document created the legal framework for the long-term and stable development of the Russian-Chinese comprehensive partnership and strategic interaction in the 21st century".
In his welcoming speech, Andrei Panibratov emphasized the need to maintain an efficiently functioning multilateral system of interaction and the further development of Russian-Chinese relations, both in terms of scope and content.
During the discussion, topics covering various areas of partnership between Russia and China were raised: interaction within the framework of the global initiative "One Belt One Road", cooperation of Russian and Chinese companies in international markets, the role of the Chinese diaspora in Russia and the mutual enrichment of the cultures of both countries, joining efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event was attended by Mr. Lyu Tao, Economic & Commecial Consul, The Consulate General of The People's Republic of China in St.Petersburg; Mr. Chen Zhigang, Vice President of the Association for the Promotion of Business Relations of the China Business Center, President of the Chinese Society of St. Petersburg; Sergey Inyushin, a former trade representative of the Russian Federation in the PRC, a graduate of the Executive MBA program of GSOM SPbU and the École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris).
Such events form an effective platform for the Center for subsequent dialogue when analyzing the dynamics of Russian-Chinese relations in a wide range of issues.