On November 16–17, the Valdai Discussion Club and East China Normal University held a Russian-Chinese conference in Shanghai, titled “Crisis and Global Transformation: China and Russia Facing the Challenges of a Changing World Order”.
The Valdai Club was one of the key players which helped foster an active expert dialogue between Russia and China. For the past 10 years, it has been a leader in organising the most relevant Russian-Chinese political discussions and shaping the agenda of bilateral expert cooperation.
East China Normal University is home to one of the largest research centres in China studying Russia, the former Soviet space and Sino-Russian relations. It has established itself in aggregating the efforts of Chinese intellectual centres and serves as a platform for meetings of experts from Russia and China.