“Friendship has turned into enmity”: Newsweek talks about relations between Russia and China

Western media are still trying to find cracks in Russian-Chinese relations. This time, the American magazine Newsweek was noted in this field.

The publication emphasizes that "the West was outraged by what it considers China's tacit support for the Russian Federation because of its refusal to condemn Moscow."

He [the West] accused Beijing of repeating the Kremlin's statements about NATO, opposing military aid to Kyiv and sanctions against Russia, despite the fact that Chinese officials insist on supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine

- the text says.

The magazine notes that Western sanctions leave Moscow no choice but to move closer to Beijing. The PRC is also interested in contacts, since Russia is the only power capable of providing tangible support in case of unforeseen circumstances. They did not forget to mention in the article the allegedly common efforts to undermine the world “liberal order”.

Without Russia, China could find itself isolated in its systemic rivalry with the United States, which spans everything from trade and of technologies to diplomacy and military power

- says the publication Newsweek.

As for the opinion of the Western expert community, here the assessments radically differed. Some believe that in the foreseeable future, both powers will maintain strong partnerships based on strategic necessity and, in part, on common worldviews.

Other experts point to contradictions that sooner or later will be on the agenda of bilateral relations.
For example, Wang Jisi, president of Peking University's School of International Studies, strongly disagrees that long-term cooperation between the two powers will continue.

An alliance or friendship is only lasting when the parties not only demonstrate solidarity, but also can afford to discuss their differences frankly and openly. The Sino-Soviet alliance was considered "indestructible" and "indivisible" in the 1950s. But when all disagreements surfaced, friendship turned into enmity

- He reminded.

Experts also noted the imbalance in the economic development of the two countries. Besides, economic relations with the West are now much more important for China than a political alliance with Russia.

The article also expressed the opinion that Russia will one day "return" to its European roots, and China, being a traditional Asian power, is doomed to expansion.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the People's Republic of China
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 28 June 2022 16: 19
    Russia will one day “return” to its European roots anyway.

    Has the West changed its principles? Did they suddenly recognize that Russia is a European power? More precisely, it is necessary to write - a superpower!
    1. Akuzenka Offline Akuzenka
      Akuzenka (Alexander) 28 June 2022 16: 56
      No, it's just a "lure". "Divide and conquer" was not invented yesterday.
    2. Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 28 June 2022 17: 28
      More precisely, it is necessary to write - a superpower!

      What superpower? What do you!. It was they who called us so, before, when they were still afraid to break their spell with the truth. Now they are no longer afraid - the masks have been removed.
      We need a sober view of ourselves. In order not to miss the edge of the abyss, beyond which it will be too late to slow down and turn around.
      What kind of superpower are we? This is what our heads tell us, who still live in the USSR with a socialist system in half the world, the Warsaw Pact and a planned economy.
      In these heads and all our potential - to become a superpower again. Well, you still have to DO it! To us! In the meantime, we limply roll into the abyss, and its edge is already - here it is
  2. Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 28 June 2022 17: 57
    For Russia, the only way to get into the future is a return to the state economy and the construction of socially oriented state capitalism, with the long-term goal of building a socialist society.
    Only in this case, Russia will have an adequate and worthy geopolitical goal, which will fully use all its potential, ideologically and politically firmly connect it with China and other social. countries, will create a basis for the revival of the world socialist system, the creation of a just society on the planet and the salvation of human civilization from destruction. I think that China, which we once inspired ourselves, is also counting on this, secretly.
    The cultural and information matrix of mankind still contains the "place" of the Soviet Union that no one has filled, and will help us to occupy it again
    1. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
      Pat Rick 28 June 2022 18: 12
      return to the state economy and the construction of socially oriented state capitalism, with the long-term goal of building a socialist society

      Yes, yes, what has already been and has proved its inefficiency and non-viability, it is necessary, like, to create it again, but at the same time take into account the mistakes of the past. And the CPSU at the head, with the sixth article of the constitution, "The Party is our helmsman!"
      It is impossible to imagine a darker insanity, but some succeed lol
      1. Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 28 June 2022 22: 26
        what has already been and has proved its inefficiency and non-viability, it is necessary to create the type again,

        You tell the Chinese this - they will laugh.
        At the same time, they will talk about their research into the experience and mistakes of the USSR, and about their experience - how not to fall into these "pits".

        And the CPSU at the head, with the sixth article of the constitution, "The Party is our helmsman!"

        The experience of the USSR and China shows that this is much better than the rule of the oligarchs and the corrupt government that has already brought our country to the edge.
        Russia needs a return to the participation of the people in governing it, and for this we need one all-people's party. For information - go to the Chinese, they will explain everything to you.

        Yes, yes, what has already been and proved to be ineffective and unviable

        Compare the USSR with the world socialist system, the Warsaw Pact and the planned economy, and the current terrible swamp into which capitalism has led the country in 30 years. What prevented him from showing his effectiveness?
        Do you need the FINAL result - the subjugation of the country to the West and its destruction?
        Wouldn't you believe it without it?
        1. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
          Pat Rick 29 June 2022 04: 15
          I will try to systematize the mess that has formed in your head.
          THE USSR. His experience just showed how it is impossible to live. Well, your beloved USSR collapsed a little over 30 years ago, and you can at least yell to the foam here, but you won’t be able to refute it. Collapsed under the weight of various circumstances, objective, subjective, the role of the individual in history, and so on.
          In short, it collapsed, among other things, because it was molded according to the wrong principles.
          China. To draw any conclusions, you must have reliable information. And where did you get it from? From the Internet? Have you ever seen a living Chinese? You look at China through other people's eyes and sing about China with other people's voices. China is a very closed country (covid has shown this once again), and tries to spread only the "necessary information" about itself, for simpletons like you. There is no socialism in China. There is capitalism, under red flags and with the corresponding ideology. At the end of the 20th century, the Chinese realized that with Marxism-Leninism-Maoism they had reached a dead end, and they began to slowly get out of this dead end, which they have been doing for more than 40 years.
          Last thing. Again, do not mix the experience of the USSR and China, because the Russians and the Chinese are quite different people in their character, worldview, historical experience, traditions, and so on. Chinese rationalism has never been inherent in Russian. And much more.
          Modern Russia. If a foreign tourist comes to our country now, then being a normal person, he will go to Red Square, visit the Tretyakov Gallery, look at Moscow from the Lenin Hills, go to St. Petersburg, not forgetting Novgorod the Great, and so on. And if a person of your warehouse and way of thinking arrives, he will go to some thread Kapotnya, find the dirtiest garbage heap there, climb around it, sniff it, and then in his homeland he will tell everyone about the "swamp of capitalism", "brought it to the handle" and other nonsense about the people's party, which I don't even want to comment on.
          1. Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 29 June 2022 05: 45
            Many words - little meaning.
            What do you have against state capitalism with a social orientation under the control of the People's Party?
            And I don’t need to paint the views of Moscow from the Lenin Hills here.
            Each of us, by his work, knows perfectly well the dirty underside behind the "Potemkin" facade. This rot comes from formalism and the indifference of the authorities to everything except money and this "facade".
            The power of money in Russia is UNABLE to work for the country, it only works for itself
            1. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
              Pat Rick 29 June 2022 09: 15
              There is a sense in my words, only this sense is not clear to every lower-middle mind.
              Yes, I am against "state capitalism with a social orientation under the control of the People's Party". Everything. The discussion is over.
  3. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 28 June 2022 23: 55
    Russia and Europe will find a common language. To do this, Europe must become sovereign. They understand it and will strive for it. The split between the US and Europe (old Europe) will occur when US-China relations begin to escalate.

    Ideally, a weakened US will emerge from this. Europe and Russia will find a common language, and China will be China. The world will become multipolar, there will be no Western hegemony.