Part of the People’s Republic of China in Regional Trade Agreements

Nadezhda Volovik – Head of Foreign Trade Department of the Gaidar Institute; Senior Research fellow of the Macroeconomic Simulation Department, Institute for Applied Economic Studies, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Changing geo-economic structure of the world makes the Russian Federation and the people’s Republic of China to seek new ways of embedding in the emerging economic order, which led to a strengthening of relations between the two countries and to attempt to coordinate their integration projects. EAEC member countries have a great potential and broad prospects for economic and trade cooperation with China.

Meanwhile, entering into a free trade zone with such an economic giant like China, is a major step and before you go on it, it should be repeatedly calculate its strategic implications. The article provides a brief description of the free trade agreements concluded with the participation of the people’s Republic of China.

Key words: People’s Republic of China, regional trade agreements, free trade agreements, free trade zone.