PECULIARITIES OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP IN RELATIONS BETWEEN UKRAINE AND THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Annotation. The article is devoted to the analysis of relations between Ukraine and the People's Republic of China on the conformity of bilateral relations to the declared status of strategic partnership. The author notes that both states actively use the instrument of strategic partnership in foreign policy activities, while the Chinese practice is characterized by a more balanced approach. Key criteria for the analysis of interstate relations for its conformity to the strategic partnership are highlighted. The features of bilateral interaction in political, economic, military-technical and humanitarian spheres are shown. The author notes that the mutual recognition of the strategic nature of Ukrainian-Chinese interaction at the highest level, the existence of a normative-legal base and the mechanism of cooperation, the positive upward dynamics of bilateral contacts fully meet the criteria of strategic partnership. True, the political sphere, despite its impartial character and official declaration of support for territorial integrity by the parties to each other, is marked by the lack of coordination of positions among partners on international issues, which is of great importance in the context of Russian aggression against Ukraine. The economic aspect, despite the presence of mutual interest, is marked by a significant untapped potential, which is due to the structural weakness of Ukraine and its low position in the priorities of China's foreign policy in the post-Soviet space and CEE, in particular, given the great importance for China of relations with Russia, the absence of a comprehensive strategy in Ukrainian side for developing relations with the Middle Kingdom. The humanitarian direction is also characterized by a significant untapped potential. As a result, the author offers a number of recommendations on increasing the effectiveness of the implementation of the concept of strategic partnership in relations between Ukraine and China.
Актуальні проблеми міжнародних відносин. Випуск 136. 2018. .
Keywords: Ukraine, China, Ukrainian-Chinese relations, strategic partnership, foreign policy, New Silk Road.
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