Contemporary Relations of Serbia and China in a Changing World

Dimitrijević, Duško (2020) Contemporary Relations of Serbia and China in a Changing World. In: Security challenges and the place of the Balkans and Serbia in a changing world. Institute of International Politics and Economics; Faculty of Security Studies, Belgrade, pp. 246-272. ISBN 978-86-7067-275-8

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The contemporary relations of the Republic of Serbia with the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter: Serbia and China) are conditioned by many political, legal, economic and social factors. Although these factors determine the mutualrelations between the two countries, in the end, these factors do not limit the great opportunities for developing good and friendly relations imbued with mutual respect and trust. Even more so, in the historical and international legal sense, the relations of the two countries are characterized by the continuity of diplomatic relations established on 2 January 1955 between the then Federal People’s Republic Yugoslavia and the People’s Republic of China. Serbia as the successor state of SFR Yugoslavia continues to treat China as one of its most important partners in international relations, which is manifested through the foreign policy course, according to which China is one of the main ‘pillars’ of Serbia’s foreign policy alongside the European Union, Russia and the United States. Hence, the mere mention of ‘pillars’ in Serbia’s foreign policy orientation indicates that China is a key player in international politics for Serbia and a great power with which it should build its relations and deepen its friendship in accordance with the already established policy framework on the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. This approach should come as no surprise since the development of Serbian-Chinese relations at the bilateral and multilateral levels (especially at the UN,regional international organizations and political forums, such as the ‘17 + 1’ cooperation mechanism between China and Central and Eastern European countries) contributes to a better strategic positioning of Serbia and China in the world of global change.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Serbia, China, contemporary international relations, foreign policy determinants, strategic partnership
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2021 10:29
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