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Post time 2008-5-16 17:41:28 |Display all floors
Originally posted by canadianbob at 2008-5-16 02:13
The Russians have made massive cuts to their military since the end of the Soviet state. They now spend a tiny fraction of what the US does. I think they will enjoy the "peace dividend" n ...



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Post time 2008-5-16 20:44:07 |Display all floors
Originally posted by interesting at 2008-5-16 14:07
MW,

He posted it because part of China's current media strategy involves talking-up ties with Russia.


thanks interesting, but my question is still not totally answered. So why is part of CHina's current media strategy involveing talking up ties with Russia?

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Russia at least has an o-pposition ...

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Post time 2008-5-17 07:41:56 |Display all floors
Originally posted by middleway at 2008-5-16 20:44


thanks interesting, but my question is still not totally answered. So why is part of CHina's current media strategy involveing talking up ties with Russia?


I also find it curious. You'd think China would realize that the Russians are not interested in being friends with China, they want to command China. The SCO, set up by China to extend its control into Central Asia, is beginning to be exposed to a great deal of Russian influence, like with it tying into the CSTO. The recent matter with Russia, China, and India calling for a "security belt" around Afghanistan and renewed negotations over Kosovo is yet more of Russia trying to boss China around.

It appears the Chinese government is under the mistaken impression that Russia is a good ally, when Russia just wants to use China as a tool for its own ends.

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Post time 2008-5-17 08:13:36 |Display all floors
Originally posted by kodama at 2008-5-17 08:41


I also find it curious. You'd think China would realize that the Russians are not interested in being friends with China, they want to command China. The SCO, set up by China to extend its cont ...



Kodama,

Although I do agree with you that it's a bit strange to see China courting the Russians I can understand it. The main reason is obvious. Western Europe and North America try everything to destroy China in its present borders. Anti China campaigns over the last couple of weeks have clearly shown this for everybody to see. Should China do nothing when her territorial integrity is at risk? I don't think so. The logical consequence is to look for Russia as a partner. This has even the advantage of closer relations with New Delhi, a longtime Russian ally.

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Post time 2008-5-17 08:19:50 |Display all floors

Some Things in Life Are Not By Choice

Russia just HAPPENS to share a very long border with China.  It is to China's benefit to be on good terms with Russia.  The relationship with the USSR has not always been smooth.  But that with Russia since the demise of the USSR has been mostly benign.  There has been real technology transfer in the military cooperation area, and Russian oil and gas support China's growth.  As for the fact that Russia "just wants to use China as a tool for its own ends," show me a country that doesn't.

Narrow the differences, amplify the common interest - that's about the most you can hope for in modern diplomacy.   Russia and China have MANY common interests today and in the next 20 years.  We wish the big neighbor well, so they can buy more things Chinese.

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