Sino-Russian strategic partnership: The Shanghai cooperation organization
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CitationErdem, Ç. (2014). Sino-russian strategic partnership: The Shanghai cooperation organization. In E. Sorhun, Ü. Hacıoğlu & H. Dinçer (Eds.), Regional Economic Integration and the Global Financial System (pp. 257-273). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. https://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-7308-3.ch019
The colossal economic transformations and political intrusions had been affecting brutally China and the Soviet Union in the final decades of the twentieth century. Currently, Russia is a gigantic power struggling to rebuild its economic base in an era of globalization. On the other hand, the economic rise of China has attracted a great deal of attention and labeled as a success story by the Western world. China and Russia have made a number of efforts to strengthen bilateral ties and improve cooperation on a number of economic/political/diplomatic fronts. Since the mid-1990s, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has been an important feature of Eurasian politics and a vehicle to forge a new sort of cooperation between China and Russia. A number of issues related to geopolitics, security, the economy, and regional politics have been handled by the SCO member states.