BRN: China claims Vladivostok claims, but Russians are silent


The Kremlin is ready to accept the status of a junior partner in its relations with Beijing, but such an agreement between the two neighboring powers will not last long, writes John Herbst on the Belt & Road News (BRN) website. The collision between the Eurasian titans, one way or another, will happen.


The author believes that the temporary coincidence of interests between China and Russia is unlikely to be stronger than the fundamental foundations of geopolitics. The conflicting relationship between Russians and Chinese, which stretches for centuries, confirms the thesis that large and powerful neighbors are usually rivals.

No one can predict when this bilateral relationship will return to its historical norm, but we can identify problems that could lead to such a reversal.

- the expert believes.

The places that, in his opinion, are worth paying attention to are the Sino-Russian border and Central Asia; where territorial power and power projection are at stake, respectively. Tensions are likely to arise over China. And the final rupture will come when the Kremlin recognizes that the Celestial Empire poses a greater challenge to its geopolitical interests than the Americans.

According to Herbst, there are already the first signs of future Chinese claims over the border between the two states. During the period between the Nerchinsk and Beijing treaties, the border between the two countries was adjusted in favor of Russia. China calls these agreements of the past "unequal."

In theory, the Treaty of Good Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation should have ironed out this long-standing frustration over the border, as Russia ceded 340 square kilometers of its territory and China dropped additional demands. But recently, an Asian neighbor made it clear to the Kremlin that the issue is still relevant.

Earlier this summer, the Russian Embassy in Beijing issued a statement commemorating the 160th anniversary of the founding of Vladivostok. This prompted a response [from a spokesman for] China's state-owned China Global Television Network that Vladivostok was located on land ceded by the Beijing Treaty and that Haishenwei was a Chinese city renamed Vladivostok. A Chinese diplomat from the embassy in Islamabad spoke similarly on social media. All this sounded restrained, but China scrupulously promotes its claims, citing historical law, and also, at first without attracting too much noise, because the game is going on for a long time. They will try to cooperate with Moscow against Washington, and when there is no need for this, they will immediately raise the issue of territorial claims in the Russian Far East.

- the author claims.

So far, the Russians have not reacted to this attack, but they definitely will not ignore it.

Экономическая competition can also create friction. China's Belt and Road Initiative poses a threat to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the struggle is just beginning here.
  • Photos used: https://pixabay.com/
14 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.
I have an account? Sign in
  1. Indifferent Offline Indifferent
    Indifferent 24 August 2020 15: 00
    +9
    The author is lying! China has no territorial claims against Russia. Has Taiwan, but who is listening? All maps in Chinese with territories to the north are published only by Taiwan. All this is done to embroil us and knock our heads together! Will not work!
    1. Accidentally Offline Accidentally
      Accidentally 2 September 2020 07: 31
      0
      With you, the analyst is indifferent. The main thing for the owner is to lick.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 24 August 2020 15: 01
    -8
    It doesn't mean anything yet. We also say on state channels and the media that Alaska is Russia. This information is calculated on the fact that Putin and Medvedev have already "sold" part of the territory and sea space. Therefore, there is no trust in them in this matter. But I want to believe that the amendments to the Constitution were not adopted in vain ?!
    1. Kuzmich Sibiryakov (Kuzmich Sibiryakov) 24 August 2020 16: 06
      +4
      Quote: steel maker
      It doesn't mean anything yet. We also say on state channels and the media that Alaska is Russia. This information is calculated on the fact that Putin and Medvedev have already "sold" part of the territory and sea space. Therefore, there is no trust in them in this matter. But I want to believe that the amendments to the Constitution were not adopted in vain ?!

      Nowhere did the official media write that Alaska was Russian. It was reported that she (and Florida too) WERE Russian. And that the protection of overseas territories for the then Russia was not possible. The way through the off-road of Siberia on the ocean coast, the construction of ships, the supply of the villages TAM ... Given the active development of the Wild West by Europeans, the risk of losing new territories was more than real. Was the sale profitable? Selling territories under pressure is never profitable. Moreover, they wrote that it was not without crime there.

      If you are trying to pronounce a thought, have it.
    2. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
      Rum rum (Rum rum) 24 August 2020 18: 26
      +1
      "sold" part of the territory and sea space.

      Data?
  3. orange Offline orange
    orange (ororpore) 24 August 2020 17: 38
    +3
    The famous and popular Soviet military march contains the following words:

    Enduring and legendary in battles, who knew the joy of Victories!

    "The key word is" knowing. "
    This is also a historical reality and this will never change!
    And what kind of victory did the Chinese know? Defeated the Dalai Lama?
    The cross-eyed have already gotten on the nose at Damansky and will continue to get it in spite of any of their economic achievements and ambitions.
  4. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 24 August 2020 18: 30
    +2
    Albright made claims to the possession of Siberia. They say that the Russians are criminally not allowing economic Americans there. We need to resolve this matter !!!
    So the question is, what is China against the background of Albright?
    An artisan next to the master of the universe?
  5. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 24 August 2020 18: 55
    -1
    BRN: China claims Vladivostok claims, but Russians are silent

    - For me personally, there is no surprise in this ... - personally I have spoken so many times about China; its essence; his readiness to chop off from Russia everything that "lies badly" and, in fact, all China's actions towards Russia do not inspire (for me personally) any optimism that "such a friendship" between Russia and China will last for any length of time ... - The carelessness of our leadership in this regard ... - just causes bewilderment ...
    - As for the current events .. - today Russia needs a lot of money to improve the situation in Belarus ... - Our oligarchs for this ... - will not give a dime ... - they still need to justify what they have already invested into the current situation in Belarus ... - Moreover ... - they are even interested in the instability of the situation in Minsk ...
    - That is why (well, this is my personal opinion) ... today our management can "trade" some territory ... - Well, the buyers are still the same ... - Japan ... - And so ... - China has also been added ... - As for China ... - he will not give money to Russia, of course ... - will not give; but may promise to increase quotas for Russian gas supplies ...
    1. Accidentally Offline Accidentally
      Accidentally 2 September 2020 07: 30
      +1
      Irina, you are the only warrior for Russia, and the rest are going against, supporting their pants and Putinists.
  6. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 24 August 2020 20: 07
    0
    As history shows, it is fraught with territorial claims against the Russian Federation ...
  7. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 25 August 2020 08: 57
    0
    The dream of every common man is to play off the PRC and the Russian Federation. I have nothing to do with it ... They don't print such nonsense for free - order ...
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 25 August 2020 12: 54
      0
      Or wet dreams.
  8. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 26 August 2020 11: 07
    0
    Everyone has a claim to everyone. But hysteria for some reason only in the West.
  9. sad1940 Offline sad1940
    sad1940 (serge) 16 October 2020 13: 48
    +1
    With these "friends" you have to keep your ear on the alert! They are great backstabbers. And the population growing by leaps and bounds requires additional territories. And then there are some empty territories nearby!