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VII International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Relations Opens

On July 6, the VII International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Relations “Economic Instruments of Foreign Policy in the Modern World” opened at the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs (Moscow) in cooperation with the East China Normal University (Shanghai) and with the support of the Gorchakov Fund.

This year the School is a continuation of previous similar formats of Russian-Chinese cooperation. The school will bring together students, graduate students, young scientists, and professors from Russia, China, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Iran, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and other countries to discuss issues that are becoming increasingly important in the modern world: the international experience of applying and circumventing sanctions, trade, economic and financial cooperation within multilateral platforms on economic issues with an emphasis on integration formats, official development assistance and interaction.

The opening ceremony on July 7 was moderated by Anastasia Pyatachkova, the assistant manager of the Asia-Pacific sector of the CCEIS. The ceremony was attended by HSE Vice Rector Ivan Prostakov, Professor at the School the of Advanced International and Area Studies Feng Shaolei, Chief Representative of the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) in Russia Wang Shengzi, Head of HSE International Cooperation Office Marina Batalina, Associate Professor at the School of Advanced International and Area Studies Zhang Xin, Professor at Wittenberg University Yu Bing, Director of the Center for International Cooperation of HSE Faculty of the World Economy and International Affairs Denis Scherbakov, Deputy Director of the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies Anastasia Likhacheva, Researcher of the CCEIS Vasily Kashin.

In addition to intensive work over group projects, participants will meet with Chinese and Russian experts, including Natalia Stapran, Director of the Department of Project Promotion in Asia-Pacific (Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation), Fyodor Lukyanov, Editor-in-Chief of “Russia in Global Affairs”, Raisa Epikhina, junior research fellow of MSU and representative of the Gorchakov Fund, Konstantin Kosachev, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee (Federation Council of the Russian Federation).