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Beijing joins the ‘Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit is Yalta 2.0’ Debate


An AFP article published on July 1 is probably the first one comparing the Trump-Putin Helsinki summit to the 1945 Yalta Conference where President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Premier Joseph Stalin agreed on certain post-WWII arrangements among themselves personally. Since then, a series of comments went on to argue that the … Continue reading

China opposes call for nuclear weapons boost by Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin


China on Friday opposed the call for a nuclear weapons boost by Russia and the US. On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President-elect Donald Trump had called for enhancing nuclear weapons capabilities, Efe news reported.”China stands for and advocates the full prohibition and destruction of nuclear weapons,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said … Continue reading

Putin to institutionalise a China-like rotational power succession system in Russia


After Vladimir Putin hinted at his September 5 Bloomberg interview that he might not run for presidency in 2018 and suggested that the next leader should be “fairly young” but “mature” [Note 1], pundits are now guessing his successor would be either Alexey Dyumin (1972-), the present Deputy Defense Minister, or Anton Vaino (1972-), the … Continue reading

China’s anti-fascist parade indistinguishable from fascist parade


To commemorate the 70th anniversary of China’s triumph over the Imperial Japanese Army in 1945, China’s communist leaders have orchestrated a massive shutdown of Beijing on a scale not seen since the same city was occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army in August 1937. Banners have been suspended from bridges across the city, urging citizens to “Celebrate liberation from … Continue reading

China’s admiration for Russian leader’s willingness to use nuclear weapons to regain Crimea


The following is based on translations from Chinese media: China’s qianzhan.com says in its report today that recently, a documentary entitled “The Road of Crimea’s Return” was shown in Russia. It revealed that Russian President Vladimir Putin was prepared to order Russian nuclear troops to be ready to fight in order to ensure that Crimea … Continue reading

Why the US should worry about Russia, not China


Last Friday, the United States released its updated Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower (CS-21). One of the biggest critiques of the first Cooperative Strategy concentrated on the difficulty of fitting China and Russia into the “cooperative” frame. China continues to expand its navy and has obviously undertaken a set of assertive actions in the East … Continue reading

India and Russia back China’s call for ‘new world order’ to counter US


Russia and India added their voices on Monday to China’s call for a new world order and endorsed Beijing’s plans to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war. The foreign ministers of the three nations met in the capital for talks just a week after US President Barack Obama made … Continue reading

Modi to visit China for peaceful solution of border dispute


Last September, Chinese President Xi Jinping conducted his peace offensive at India by promising $30 billion in investment and raising the prospects of growth of trade between China and India. Xi has been conducting such peace offensives all over the world. One of his two major offensives is the establishment of the Free Trade Area … Continue reading

The Russian Far East: Russia’s land, China’s funds


The Russian Far East has always been a strategically important region to Russia because of its rich mineral resources and access to the Pacific Ocean, though it is largely neglected and underdeveloped compared to other regions in Russia.  More than 66 percent of Russian gold production comes from six eastern regions, including Amur, which is … Continue reading

China’s grand military parade ‘meant to deter Japan and corrupt officials’


Hong Kong’s SCMP says in its report “Xi Jinping‘s first grand military parade ‘meant to deter Japan and corrupt officials’” today that China will hold a huge military parade in Beijing later this year, probably on September 3, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. China’s last such parade in … Continue reading

Could a Russia-China alliance save Russia from collapse?


As soon as the US began to adopt its policy of a pivot to Asia to encircle China, China switched to Russia’s side by joining Russian veto over Syria issue. China followed Sun Tze’s teaching in The Art of War, that subduing the enemy by diplomacy is the second best strategy. I regard it as … Continue reading

Massive spending won’t make China’s Asia dream come true; money can’t buy respect


After two years of waxing poetic at home about a “China Dream,” Xi Jinping wants to enchant the entire Asia region—and is dangling $1.25 trillion to make sure he does. “China’s development will bring huge opportunities and benefits to the Asia-Pacific and the world, President Xi told business leaders in Beijing on Sunday. “We are … Continue reading

China gets Russia’s best submarine technology, as Russia seeks to avoid economic recession


The following is a translation from Chinese media: The Inquisitr said in an article titled “Russian 1650 Amur-class submarine will be given to China” on October 18: Putin hopes to partially avoid Russian economic recession by trading with China. It is believed that Putin sold China Russia’s top submarine in exchange for economic gains to … Continue reading

China claims diplomatic victories in easing tensions with India and Japan


According to a popular Chinese article, China is certain to fight six wars in the coming five decades with seven of its neighbours: Russia, Taiwan, Japan, India, Mongolia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Russia is China’s close ally. As for the border issue that may give rise to a war according to the article, China and … Continue reading

China’s response to the MH17 tragedy? Condemn the West


On July 18, shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed over eastern Ukraine, extinguishing 298 lives, China’s Xinhua state news agency cautioned against making snap judgments. The U.S. and other Western nations had begun to finger pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine for shooting down the Boeing 777 passenger plane, but Xinhua dismissed such accusations as “rash” … Continue reading

Why China will “reclaim” Siberia


China has made no secret that it will one day enforce its claims on much of Eastern Russia, which it sees as rightfully belonging to China.  With Russia fast becoming the weaker partner in the alliance formed after the west imposed sanctions, just how would China legitimise their claim, and how much territory would they … Continue reading

China says it does not want war with Vietnam; that really means that they will start one


Reuters says in its report “China says will never send military to oil rig spat with Vietnam” today: A Chinese official said on Friday that China will never send military forces to the scene of an increasingly ugly spat with Vietnam over an oil rig in the South China Sea, and accused Hanoi of trying … Continue reading

Are China and Russia moving toward a formal alliance?


During Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to China last week, China and Russia signed a huge natural gas deal that is worth about $400 billion. The natural gas deal is a win-win for China and Russia, as China secures a long-term (30 years) provision of natural gas from Russia and Russia can reduce its dependence on the … Continue reading

Japan aims to rearrange region’s power balance by confronting China; hopes to offer military aid to Vietnam


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid out an assertive foreign policy agenda, saying he hoped to accelerate maritime aid to Vietnam amid its territorial standoff with China and host Vladimir Putin this year despite the Russian president’s isolation from the West. Beijing‘s “unilateral drilling activities” for oil in waters claimed also by Hanoi have led … Continue reading

Russia and China’s alliance is an illusion; each wants to dominate the other


On Wednesday, Russia and China signed a $400 billion dollar natural gas deal. According to Vladimir Putin, Russia’s agreement to sell 38 billion cubic meters of gas to China is “the biggest contract in the history of the gas sector of the former USSR.” Putin’s Soviet reference can’t help but remind observers of the days … Continue reading

What exactly is happening in Taiwan? Revolution, that’s what!


Brace yourselves, as now more and more students and energetic activists are getting ready to show up at the Taiwanese Parliament to perform their own version of an Occupy movement. Only today, we know how monumental and catastrophic these sorts of things can be. From China Post’s Article come some very glaringly alarming facts written in a … Continue reading

China’s support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is insincere


It was only a month ago that the close ties between Russia and China were on prominent display, with Chinese president Xi Jinping vowing that the two countries would “continue deepening our consultations and cooperation on major international issues and together maintain world and regional peace, security and stability.” Only weeks later, following Russia’s invasion … Continue reading

Russia turns away from Europe, signs $270 billion oil deal with China


Russian oil giant Rosneft and Chinese state firm CNPC signed a $270 billion deal to supply China with oil over 25 years as Russian President Vladimir Putin pushes to diversify the country’s energy customer base away from Europe. The agreement between Russia, the world’s largest energy producer and China, the world’s largest energy consumer – … Continue reading

China vexed and humiliated by Shinzo Abe’s Russia visit


Japan is using “value diplomacy” to create the geopolitical encirclement of China, according to China’s state-run media. That point was emphasized across the communist nation’s media spectrum as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began a historic seven-day visit to Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey. What makes China most wary of Mr. Abe’s trip is the first leg of his tour – Russia, a country of … Continue reading

BRICS countries find it hard to run as a herd: Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa


At a summit in South Africa on Wednesday, Vladimir Putin likened the BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – to Africa’s “Big Five” game beasts of trophy hunting lore – the lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros. The Russian president’s comparison captures the dilemma of these muscular emerging global powers, which … Continue reading

China-Russia arms deals are political for Cold War partnership


There have been reports that the Russian military worries that providing China with advanced weapons may threaten Russian security. At the same time, Russian military industry circles worry that China may steal Russian technology by reverse engineering. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin insists that there should be the arms deals. Why? For the sake of Sino-Russian … Continue reading

The emergence of a new cold war – China and Russia against USA?


Last June, Russian President Vladimir Putin chose Beijing as the first destination of his visit abroad after he was reelected Russian president. He made the choice to show the importance he attached to relations with China. Before his visit, he published an article in Chinese official mouthpiece People’s Daily that no international issue could be … Continue reading

Renewed Chinese-Russian friendship is a cause for international concern


Chinese President Xi Jingping has continued his visit to Russia, aimed at bolstering the friendship between the two nations and increasing cooperation. The visit, his first since officially taking office last week, demonstrates that China is seeking to overcome past suspicions and solidify its friendship with Russia in order to form an axis against perceived … Continue reading

‘Post-Communist’ Russia and China remain remarkably the same


For a Russian to live in Beijing is to experience time travel. Things long gone in Russia still appear in China with no sense of irony. There are endless displays of hammer-and-sickles, Red stars, and exhortations to Obey the Communist Party. There’s the rhetorical deification of the worker and the peasant. “Public-security volunteers,” elderly men … Continue reading

Russia plans $25-$30 billion oil-for-loans deal with China


Rosneft is seeking to borrow up to $30 billion from China in exchange for possibly doubling oil supplies, making Beijing the largest consumer of Russian oil and further diverting supplies away from Europe. Four industry sources familiar with the situation told Reuters that Rosneft was in talks with Chinese state firm CNPC about the borrowing, … Continue reading

China: Xi learns from Castro and Putin in graft fight


Cuban president Raul Castro and Russian president Vladimir Putin may not have much in common, but Xi Jinping seems to take inspiration from them both. This can be seen in the president-in-waiting’s effective measures to curb extravagance and over-the-top protocol customarily accorded to senior mainland officials. The moves are part of Xi’s broad efforts to … Continue reading

China and Russia quit dollar


China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday. Chinese experts said the move reflected closer relations between Beijing and Moscow and is not aimed at challenging the dollar, but to … Continue reading

The new cold war: the autocracy camp


In the new cold war, it could be seen that there are two groups: the autocracy camp, centring around China, Russia and the SCO, and the democracy camp, centring around most western democracies in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and South Korea. This article will focus on the autocracy camp. China: Well-known for … Continue reading

The beginning of a new Cold War: Putin’s Beijing visit


US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has reiterated recently that the US attaches great importance to its relations with China, and its plan to increase its navy presence in the Pacific is not directed at Beijing. Beijing says it welcomes a US return to the Asia-Pacific region, but has stepped up its military buildup as soon … Continue reading

Russia and China agree on Syria, North Korea


China and Russia agree entirely with each other’s positions on the crisis in Syria and on North Korea’s nuclear program, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping said on Saturday in Moscow. “The sides hold 100 percent coinciding positions on the issues of North Korea and Syria,” Cheng, who was accompanying Vice Premier Li Keqiang on … Continue reading

Russia, China to announce progress on fund during Li visit


Russia and China will announce progress on a joint investment fund during a visit by the man expected to be China’s next premier, while their leaders hinted on Friday at differences behind a show of amity and common ground on global issues. Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang, who is on track to succeed Premier Wen … Continue reading

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