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The book launch for Perfect Imbalance: China and Russia was held online on 15 June. The book is written by Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Cerenkova, Associate Professor at the Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) Faculty of European Studies and Head of the China Studies Centre, and seeks to answer one of the most important unanswered questions in 21st century politics: ‘how close is the relationship between Vladimir Putin's Russia and Xi Jinping's China?’


This book examines the current China–Russia partnership from several perspectives: what Putin's and Xi's public statements and their respective foreign policy establishments say about the relationship between the two countries; how the two establishments frame their tangible cooperation on matters such as security, the Arctic, space, and international relations with other Eurasian countries; the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Sino–Russian relations.

The book Perfect Imbalance: China and Russia explains that despite the fact that Russia has not reoriented towards China and that the alliance between the two countries is currently not in an official status, the relations between the two countries will continue to develop and expand in search of the perfect imbalance.