Cover Osteuropa 5-6/2015

In Osteuropa 5-6/2015

Fluid Border
China-Russia: Echoes from a Territorial Dispute

Sören Urbansky

Deutsche Fassung


For more than three centuries, China and Russia have been neighbouring states. Territorial conflicts along their common border have until recently overshadowed their bilateral relationship. After 1991, the People’s Republic was able to assert some of their territorial demands vis-à-vis Russia. Meanwhile, the border is regulated by international law. But the historical territorial dispute remains to this day a burden on interstate relations.

(Osteuropa 5-6/2015, pp. 125–136)