Valentina Crivăț
Valentina Crivăț
Research fellow for the Romanian Institute for the Study of Asia-Pacific; General Visiting Scholar at Peking University in Beijing; LL.M in International Law from China University of Political Science and Law- Beijing; LL.M. in European Law and BA in Law from “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iași
Romania and China – Friends with No Benefits

Romania and China – Friends with No Benefits

When it comes to the relations between Romania and China both parties refer to each other as being “old friends”, invoking a “traditional friendship” that ties the two nations separated by more than 8,000 km. Although Romania was one of the earliest countries to recognize the People’s Republic of China and the relations were close during the 1970s and the 1980s, with China being one of Romania’s strategic trading partners, the 1990s have been a period of mutual disengagement not only concerning Romania, but all the Central and Eastern European countries (hereafter referred as CEEC). Closer ties were reestablished starting with 1998 as China consolidated its position as an important player in the global economy, marking its new phase of development by entering the World Trade Organization in 2001, The CEEC were also in a process of reorientation, gaining security guarantees and new economic perspectives through their piecemeal European and Trans-Atlantic integration. More



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