Sino-Russian relations in the context of the war in Ukraine

A year into the unpredictable war launched by Russia against Ukraine, China has appeared to re-articulate its position. The experts in this round table will join to discuss China’s interests in the conflict, evaluate whether China’s support for Russia has changed and whether China may may play a role in the conflict’s resolution.

23 May 2023 11:00 (Kyiv time)

Key Questions

Does China's peace plan mark the end of its diplomatic ghosting of Ukraine?

Does the "no-limits friendship" reach its limits in Ukraine?

What economic leverage do the US and Europe have over Sino-Russian convergence?

What are the potential implications of Sino-Russian cooperation for the global security?


Isabel Hilton


Founder of

Jakub Jakóbowski

Deputy Director, Centre for Eastern Studies, Warsaw

Graeme Robertson

Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dmytro Yefremov

Board Member, Ukrainian Association of Sinologists, Ukraine

Olena Bordilovska

National Institute for Strategic Studies, Ukraine

Chelsea Ngoc Minh Nguyen

UN in Indonesia (2019-2022) and Thailand (2016-2017), Indonesia

Jiong Gong

Professor of Economics, University of International Business and Economics, China