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Wednesday, October 24 at pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations for a talk by Dr. James N. A New Era for the China-Russia-U.S. Triangle Chinese president Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin, Vladivostok, Russia. The debate doesn't just have consequences for U.S. foreign Mike Pence gave a wide-ranging address on the U.S. relationship with China.
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin have met 26 times and will meet again in September. Jason Lee But Professor Nagy said real ties were developing. Before we didn't have much of a trade relationship between the two states. This is an important indicator that both states see each other as important partners. They now conduct joint military exercises from the Sea of Japan to the Mediterranean.
For decades, Russia resisted selling its most advanced military equipment to China but not anymore. Vladimir Putin says Russia has tested an array of new strategic nuclear weapons.
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ABC News "If we look back 15 years the Russians only provided second or third-grade military hardware to China but today Russia is providing top-grade military technology and equipment. This is indicative of a strategic shift on the Russian side," Professor Nagy said.
In the longer term Russia may have more to fear from a rising aggressive China, but for now, Professor Nagy said the two acting in unison was an effective way to confront the US without leading to direct conflict.
Only Asia can save Russia and the West from themselves In fact, relations between Moscow and Beijing have been improving steadily for more than a quarter of a century. The very fact that China changed leaders several times during that period and Russia transformed its entire political system indicates that the Moscow-Beijing rapprochement is based not on transient ideology or political goals, but on a convergence of national interests.
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Globally, both countries favour preserving the post-second world war system of international law based on the United Nations and its Security Council. This is understandable given Russia and China, even together, are weaker than the US and its allies, but their Security Council veto puts them on a par with the US and gives them control over UN decisions. In this sense, the US — kept in check by international law — is a revolutionary force in international relations, while Russia and China are conservatives.
Moscow and Beijing advocate multipolarity — a world based not on the dominance of a central power, but on the interaction of several major centres.
In such a world, they could play an important and independent role. The two countries share common views on most regional conflicts: Iraq, Libya, Syria, and the Iranian and Korean nuclear problems.
In Pakistan, Chinese money grapples with a Karachi-Lahore divide Russia and China have developed an extensive infrastructure for cooperation, from annual summits between senior leaders to numerous intergovernmental commissions and lower-level contacts.
Neither Russia nor China maintains a similar degree of cooperation with any other country. Many foreign observers spread myths about Russian-Chinese relations in an attempt to bring the two into conflict or else deny the reality of their rapprochement.
The two countries also have internal detractors.
Most naysayers in Russia belong to the political opposition — whether pro-Westerners who view China as a hostile communist dictatorship or arch-conservatives who consider all foreign powers inimical. In China, they are either pro-Western advocates of liberalism or nationalists who consider Russia a weak state that should now be punished for the way its tsarist regime once humiliated China.
These forces are still marginal in both countries, however, and play no significant role.
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The most common of these myths suggest China is expanding demographically into Eastern Russia, the two countries are at odds in Central Asia, and Beijing is trying to intimidate Moscow with its disproportionate economic might. None of these is true. US policy for the region has the potential to breed the same sort of chaos as it did in Libya and Iraq.