The 14th Sino-Russian Forum on Social and Economic Development Comparison was convened in Beijing on November 28, 2016. This year, the Form was themed “Sino-Russian Relations in the World Landscape”.
The attendees held in-depth exchanges and discussions on a host of topics, which included Chinese President Xi Jinping’s important comments on the Sino-Russian relations, missions of the two countries in the current world landscape, possible trends of the two’s relations, progress of economic and trade collaboration made by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, coordination between “Belt and Road” initiative and Eurasian Economic Union, advancement of the Russian economy, society and politics, immigration policy of Russia, common national value shared by China and Russia, and the international role China has played in the eye of Russia.
This Forum was co-hosted by the Russian Studies Center of CCTB and the St. Petersburg State University (SPSU) in Russia. More than 40 experts took part in the Forum. They came from CCTB, the Development Research Center of the State Council, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China Foundation for International Studies, China International Institute for Strategic Society, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, Renmin University of China, Fudan University, the Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing Normal University, Liaoning University, SPSU, Local Autonomy Conference of St. Petersburg, Russian embassy in China, and the Secretariat of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, among other units.