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For 15 years from the moment of the signing of the Treaty of Good-neighborliness, Friendship, and Cooperation between Russia and China, noteworthy changes have occurred in this bilateral relationship. They have achieved significant success in strategic cooperation, notably in the field of security as their military-political and military-technical interactions have intensified. The two countries actively cooperate in efforts to forge alternative international political formats (the SCO, BRICS). However, at present the overall state of relations between the two is characterized by the formula “politics hot, economics cold.” Already for an extended time, this relationship has been distinguished by a significant gap between the level of political cooperation and the scale of cooperation in trade and mutual investment.

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