Workers balance on a Chinese offshore oil platform in the South China Sea on July 27. The South China Sea is one of China’s red lines. Photo: Xinhua Workers balance on a Chinese offshore oil platform in the South China Sea on July 27. The South China Sea is one of China’s red lines. Photo: Xinhua
Workers balance on a Chinese offshore oil platform in the South China Sea on July 27. The South China Sea is one of China’s red lines. Photo: Xinhua
Danil Bochkov
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Danil Bochkov

Energy deals in South China Sea are off limits if Russia wants strong China ties

  • China-Russia relations have benefited from having a common rival in the US and shared positions on many global issues. However, Russia’s interest in oil exploration in the South China Sea is a potential flash point

Workers balance on a Chinese offshore oil platform in the South China Sea on July 27. The South China Sea is one of China’s red lines. Photo: Xinhua Workers balance on a Chinese offshore oil platform in the South China Sea on July 27. The South China Sea is one of China’s red lines. Photo: Xinhua
Workers balance on a Chinese offshore oil platform in the South China Sea on July 27. The South China Sea is one of China’s red lines. Photo: Xinhua
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Danil Bochkov

Danil Bochkov

Danil Bochkov is an expert at the Russian International Affairs Council. He gained his master of economics at MGIMO-University under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and a bachelor's degree in foreign regional studies at the Institute of Business Studies (IBS-Moscow). He also has a master's degree in world economy from the University of international Business and Economics (UIBE, Beijing)