China's dependence on imports of in the tools and energy declined, Moscow's position in negotiations with Beijing weakened, wrote in his own report of the Stockholm Institute international research problems of the world (SIPRI — Stockholm International Peace Research Institute).
"Reducing dependence on imports of Russian weapons and the emergence of a growing number of other suppliers energoelementov means that China is beginning to take the upper hand in relations with Russia," says the report, available now.
The main reasons for such developments is that "China priemuschestvenno interested in acquiring technology to develop its own weapons systems, and therefore the need for the purchase of Russian weapons production has decreased," the report said.
It turns out that Moscow would not sell their lust more modern weapons systems to China, because he fears that Beijing could copy the technology and then make konkurentnst on the world arms market.
Next Institute reports that over the past 5 years, China's need for Russian crude oil has declined. "The largest oil supplier is Saudi Arabia, then go to Angola, Iran and Oman," reports SIPRI. "In the gas sector, the bargaining power of the Russian Federation is also seriously weakened successes of China in search of other suppliers, especially in the middle of Central Asia," says further in the study.
Although our homeland and China — the former enemies in times of war cool — threatened to veto at least some UN Security Council resolution on the Syrian issue, these countries have a limited level of mutual trust. Despite the similar positions in certain international issues in these countries is quite politicians who view the other side as a "strategic danger in the long term." "Partnership for Russia-China suffers from problems. When interests converge, Beijing and Moscow collaborate, but when interests sprawl, their strategic partnership has not enough sense. There is a lack of genuine political trust between the two-name those countries, "said report co-author Linda Jakobson (Linda Jakobson).
SIPRI was created in 1966 as an independent policy research center, its activity is 50% funded by the Government of Sweden.