MD: China has put Russia under attack from the West and is taking over Eurasia


The confrontation between Russia and the West has largely benefited China, writes the website Modern Diplomacy (MD). In a new article published on the portal, Beijing is essentially accused of putting the Russians in jeopardy, forcing them to bear the costs, but appropriating the benefits to themselves.


It is argued that Russia is not strong enough to resist the West, while China is the only global player with financial and military power that can challenge the existing balance. For the PRC, all the territories of Eurasia in the west, from Xinjiang to Portugal and Scandinavia, is a space that should be used to ensure its own rise. Therefore, the Asian superpower needs favorable geopolitical conditions to advance its interests. One such opportunity is the Russia-West confrontation.

It is often forgotten that for China both Russia and the western states fall into the same category: powers that once held their colonial presence on its territory (Russia in the north of the country and western maritime empires on the coast). There is no apparent hatred, but this perception is deeply rooted in political culture

- noted in the publication.

From a strategic point of view, it is in the interests of China that it is important to maintain disunity among its Eurasian competitors.

During the Cold War, the Celestial Empire acted in a similar way, at first it was on the side of the Soviet Union, and then defected, becoming an ally of the United States.

In the modern era, Beijing supported Moscow in its confrontation with the West, through voting at the UN or through economic and military cooperation. So, China is forcing the United States to allocate resources to contain Russia in the post-Soviet space, as well as in Africa, the Middle East, the Black and Mediterranean Seas.

Beijing sees Russia as just another figure in the Eurasian geopolitical game. The recent strengthening of the influence of the Russian Federation was not as fundamental as the similar strengthening of China.

The Kremlin, the article argues, also unwittingly helps the Celestial Empire in the context of Middle Eastern politics. This region for reasons economics important for Beijing, but it is still dominated by the Western powers. The Kremlin’s actions have weakened their significance in the region, which is beneficial for China. In the long run, since Russia is unlikely to maintain its current level of influence in the Middle East, China will be able to play a more active role in this resource-rich region.
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  1. The Chinese, at least, do not throw sanctions on Russia.
    1. Observer2014 Offline
      Observer2014 16 May 2020 22: 58
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      Quote: BoBot Robot - Free Thinking Machine
      ... the Chinese, at least, do not throw sanctions on Russia

      Is it getting easier? Well there breathing without problems? Not difficult? In the Chinese on the globe map, you can immediately poke a finger? lol
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        1. isofat Offline
          isofat (Sergei) 17 May 2020 00: 31
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          Observer2014 You’ll get to work tomorrow, he said that you get up early.

          - 2 you lost. Good night. smile
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  2. Potapov Offline
    Potapov (Valery) 17 May 2020 08: 38
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    Everything is fine. The People's Republic of China conducted an industrial revolution in enmity with the USSR, gaining access to the US market. During the collapse of the dollar empire, everyone plays on himself ... / Except for our demshiza /.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 17 May 2020 12: 30
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    A bunch of authors attribute the saying to everyone:

    While the tiger and the lion are fighting, a smart monkey sits on a tree and takes off banana cream.

    Here is such a case: the capitalist West raised the economy of China with orders ....
  4. ustal51 Offline
    ustal51 (Alexander) 17 May 2020 14: 31
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    Another liberal attack. Just as Comrade Stalin had no other writers, so in this historical period Russia has no allies other than China.
  5. Alexei Ushakov Offline
    Alexei Ushakov (Alexey Ushakov) 17 May 2020 18: 54
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    I like such "writers" so much.
    Quote-MD:

    China has set Russia under the blow of the West and is taking up Eurasia.

    - unequivocal statement.
    Right here -

    In the long run, since Russia is unlikely to maintain its current level of influence in the Middle East ..

    Or maybe it can save)))
  6. aleksandrmakedo Offline
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 17 May 2020 20: 51
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    Quote: Sergey Latyshev
    A bunch of authors attribute the saying to everyone:

    While the tiger and the lion are fighting, a smart monkey sits on a tree and takes off banana cream.

    Here is such a case: the capitalist West raised the economy of China with orders ....

    With the collapse of the theory and practice of globalism, the West will run wild with blood, paying for the transfer of production to China.
    A small and instant example with the production of materials for medical masks.
  7. aleksandrmakedo Offline
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 17 May 2020 20: 53
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    Quote: ustal51
    Another liberal attack. Just as Comrade Stalin had no other writers, so in this historical period Russia has no allies other than China.

    Russia has no allies. China is a temporary travel companion, benefiting from everything.
  8. Bitter Offline
    Bitter (Gleb) 17 May 2020 21: 28
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    China has exposed Russia to the blow of the West ....

    It’s possible to cry, what a fool that China is and what a miserable Russia. But honestly? Russia voluntarily came under the blow of the West. And the Chinese were just lucky, their people are diligent and they did not change their horses at the crossing. Yes, and are not going to. So they will continue to be fine, and Russia would need to pull up its pants and catch up, catch up ...
    1. boriz Offline
      boriz (boriz) 18 May 2020 00: 11
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      And the Chinese were just lucky, their people are diligent and they did not change their horses at the crossing.

      Only the first part of the sentence is correct. The states needed one bottle: AntiSSSR and a lot of cheap labor. Without US investments in money and technology, diligence of the Chinese people would not have helped. And the horses were changed, and how. You did not live in the 60s, you have no idea what was going on with them. As soon as they drew their perspectives, they quickly carried out a radical purge in the leadership. As a result of the Gang of Four case, Deng Xiaoping, who led communist China to cooperate with the bourgeois United States, returned to leadership. There is really little left of communism; a fascist state is being built, which is gradually acquiring a Nazi coloring. Slowly the company spins against foreigners. So far, on posters, expelled foreigners are portrayed as blacks. But dashing trouble began.
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        Bitter (Gleb) 18 May 2020 20: 04
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        Without US investments in money and technology, diligence of the Chinese people would not have helped. And the horses were changed, and how. You did not live in the 60s, you can’t imagine what was going on ....

        First, the Soviet "anti-Stalinist" Khrushchev divorced the Chinese Communists, and only then the Chinese became ill. We can say that the first signs of “perestroika” in the East were launched by Nikita Sergeyevich at the head of his political bureau. This discord in the East, took a major ally of Russia to a foreign camp. A few decades later, the same thing happened in the West. Any relations must be maintained and strengthened, both between people and between states, otherwise they will fade away, or even worse. It was necessary to work with the allies, but for this the young Gorbachevites and Yeltsins were not adapted, they only had grasping reflexes within their patrimony, and work, it was for suckers.
        Now it remains only to write slogans about the army and navy.
        1. boriz Offline
          boriz (boriz) 18 May 2020 20: 12
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          Nobody argues about the role of Khrushchev.
          And young Gorbachevites and Yeltsinoids were not brought to power to strengthen the USSR and Russia.
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            Bitter (Gleb) 18 May 2020 20: 20
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            young Gorbachevites and Yeltsinoids not to strengthen the USSR

            It's a pity, recourse for the possibility of a reasonable restructuring and further development within the CMEA framework was very promising. The same Czechoslovakia and Hungary put forward very efficient proposals, but ... we have what we have / deserve. request
            1. boriz Offline
              boriz (boriz) 18 May 2020 20: 35
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              CMEA is a pale shadow of the currency zone that Stalin conceived and began to create. That's why they killed.
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                Bitter (Gleb) 18 May 2020 20: 59
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                ... pale shadow ...

                I won’t tell you for all Odessa " laughing , often I just remember and write what I’ve read somewhere in the newspapers or seen on TV, both here and there .. Specially looking for information in order to “show off” is simply no time and not always a hunt.
                In the 60s, I had the pleasure of living in Blagoveshchensk.
                The Internet resource, of course, is an interesting thing, but there some things / facts are corrected or wiped out over time and as a result have a completely different, politically correct, appearance. yes
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    Wanderer039 18 May 2020 19: 39
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    Another article about the dreams of the United States to pit the Russian Federation with China, and yourself to weld on their wreckage ... Only you will break off, gentlemen, the Yankees! To be friends with the USA, not to respect oneself, since the USA needs only slaves and not friends and allies !!!