China is the first foreign country to receive the advanced S-400 missile systems from Russia. The two countries are to jointly develop a military helicopter and start planning a joint moon basis. The two countries are also holding joint military maneuvers in the Mediterranean and elsewhere. The Chinese president was the guest of honor in Moscow at this year’s 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany and Chinese soldiers participated in the parade on Red Square. The Chinese government also decided to supply 25 bln worth of loans to Russia. The money is to go to Russian banks, which are cut off from the international financial markets due to Western sanctions, and to railway and agricultural projects. China is to build a high-speed rail link in Russia. Putin is now openly calling China a strategic partner and politicians on both sides are warming to the idea of a strategic alliance.
We will see numerous other signs of an intensification of relations between these two countries. And lest there be any doubt about the reasons for the new alliance: the Ukraine crisis and US belligerence are inexorably pushing the two sides towards closer relations.
Just in case some here still believe in the time-worn myths about why Russia and China cannot form an alliance, here is an analysis thoroughly debunking any and all of such myths:
http://www.theasanforum.org/the-strateg ... d-reality/
There can be no doubt that Russia and China are driven towards a strategic alliance as long as US belligerence makes good relations between Russia and the West impossible.
http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/sozial ... 32957.html
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/r ... 33151.html
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/china-an ... you-think/