NI: Russia may lose by relying too much on China


National Interest experts analyzed the role of Russia in the world and noted that the country is increasingly strengthening its status as a great power and deepening ties with China. They see the mistake of the authorities of the Russian Federation in overly strong rapprochement with China and in neglecting the establishment of relations with Western countries.


Coronavirus pandemic strikes the economy. Nevertheless, Russia still remains a strong state, a bridge connecting the world's largest economies - the European Union and China. Russia ranks second in the world in terms of natural gas production and produces a third of all oil. It is a superpower with nuclear weapons and an educated workforce.

The Russian Federation has created a strong financial system, having accumulated more than one and a half trillion dollars of foreign exchange reserves. After a pandemic and a fall in oil prices, this can increase the resilience of the economy by reducing overdependence on one or more countries, such as China, or on industries such as oil and gas. Russia has strengthened its ties with China and brought them to the level of "comprehensive strategic partnership in a new era."

Close ties with China benefit the Russian Federation. But, according to the National Interest, for Russia it is the United States and Europe that are richer and more promising markets, and the country's authorities must rely on the West, not China, otherwise Russia may lose.

The West is interested in cooperation with the Russian Federation in solving global problems - from nuclear disarmament to climate change. Collaboration will improve if Russia globalizes and becomes more open. At the same time, the West is practically unable to influence the final choice of Moscow, they are confident in NI.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 11 May 2020 13: 49
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    Close ties with China benefit the Russian Federation. But, according to the National Interest, for Russia it is the United States and Europe that are richer and more promising markets, and the country's authorities must rely on the West, not China, otherwise Russia may lose.

    Interesting paragraph. It can be divided into 3 parts.
    1. The statement of fact -

    Close ties with China benefit the Russian Federation.

    At a minimum, the expansion and diversification of foreign trade.
    2. Bullshit -

    for Russia, it is the United States and Europe that are richer and more promising markets

    The US share in trade is at the level of statistical error, with the USA introducing ever new restrictions. The same applies to the EU, whose "administration" is under the control of the United States, cooperation is more likely to develop at the level of individual countries. It is in this direction that we must work.
    3. Wishlist -

    the country's authorities should rely specifically on the West, and not on China, otherwise Russia may lose.

    They don’t have to. In general, the usual empty, orderly boring "mantras."
    The following is an explanation.

    West is interested in cooperation with the Russian Federation in solving global problems - from nuclear disarmament to climate change. Collaboration will improve if Russia globalizes and becomes more open. At the same time, the West is practically unable to influence the final choice of Moscowsure in ni.

    The West needs Russia, but it needs it in a subordinate form, but it doesn’t work out and there are no levers of pressure. From here and all such lamentations.
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  3. Sapsan136 Online Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 11 May 2020 22: 32
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    Russia can only rely on its indigenous population, and the sooner the Kremlin understands this, the better for them and Russia!
  4. Smirnoff Offline Smirnoff
    Smirnoff (Victor) 12 May 2020 09: 06
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    National Interest experts analyzed the role of Russia in the world ???

    Very bad these woes American experts know Russia, and China is not very!
    All the steps that is making Russia, accurate, ADJUSTED and timely, based on our capabilities at each historical moment in time.
    Time works for Russia.
    Russia is developing. GROWS AND CRANKS!
    The Americans give out wishful thinking and the realities are completely different.
    China our neighbor is kind, hardworking, calm.
    There are GROWTH difficulties there, but China, relying on Russia, their successfully will overcome. Of Russia nothing to fear China, based on our understanding and friendship. Yes, and China RETURNED on a historic course, based on American terrorist provocations against China.
    China is increasingly convincedthat only Russia is friendly towards China and is ready to help them in every way.
    To the americans Will not succeed drive a wedge of his democratic criminal BREAKING between our countries.
    Relations between China and Russia historically STRENGTHENED in all directions, including military.
    And together we we will be able to find a council on American bacteriological terrorism that the United States unleashed against our countries.
    Victory will be ours - Russia and China! The American enemy will be BROKEN!
    Together - we are STRENGTH and we cannot be turned astray and mutually beneficial cooperation.
    Yes HELLO Russian-Chinese FRIENDSHIP!