China offers Russia Alliance against NATO. What will be Moscow’s Response?

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China offers Russia Alliance against NATO. What will be Moscow's Response?

Originally appeared at A-specto, translated by Borislav exclusively for SouthFront

China marked an important date on July the 1st, the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. The President of China Xi Jinping, made a statement at the ceremony dedicated to this event. Along with the congratulations, Xi Jinping noted some important things in his speech.

“The world is on the verge of radical change. We see that the European Union is gradually falling apart, how the US economy is crashing, and that all this will end with a new rearrangement of the world. In 10 years we can expect a new world order in which the key factor will be the alliance between China and Russia.”

In a sense President Xi Jinping is offering that Russia make the next step and move on from a political and economic partnership, to a military-political alliance, capable not only of confronting growing challenges, but also providing leadership after the currently existing order. It is remarkable how delicately the Chinese state makes such a serious proposal to Russia, and this is happening shortly after the Russian President’s visit to China. During the visit there were negotiations taking place, framework agreements concluded and real contracts signed. But most importantly, President Xi Jinping’s offering was made ​​in a ceremonial sitting of the ruling party of China. This emphasizes that Russia is not at all pressured and no one expects an immediate response to this very important issue.

“We are currently observing the USA’s aggressive actions, both in regards of Russia and China. I believe that Russia and China can create an alliance before which NATO would be weak, and this would put an end to the imperialist ambitions of the West” stated Xi Jinping.

This is already an invitation using a direct text without any Asian loop-backs, which can sometimes be difficult to understand. I do not dare to predict what will be Putin’s reaction, but the specific way in which President Xi Jinping made the proposal, leaves no opportunity to respond with an indeterminate style. Interestingly, very recently the leadership of China and the Russian president stated that they have no intention of entering into any military blocs, and they have no intention of teaming up against third parties. But as we see the situation in the world is rapidly changing, and the timely question of an alliance stands sharply, after the otherwise cautious Chinese management is taking the initiative.

China has been a complicated partner in the past. Russia has had many disagreements with it. But now it is obvious that China is ready to help Russia in case of a possible military and political complications in its relations with the West. A similar proposal was missing at the time of the USSR. During the Cold War, China was gaining strength behind the Soviet Union and had taken the position of “when the bear and the tiger fight, the cunning monkey observes from the tree and waits for them to tire out.” But that did not happen.

What happened is that in the early 70’s Henry Kissinger arrived in China on a secret mission, and using the contradictions between the Chinese and Soviet Communists, came to an agreement with Mao and Zhou Enlai for closer relations. At that time relations between the USSR and China were marred by border conflicts on Damansky island, and around Lake Zhalanashkol, and there was no visible reason to quickly overcome this crisis. A benefit from this of course, were quick to seize the Americans. As a result, China became a good addition to the pressure on the Soviet Union, which was forced to create a powerful military group in Zabaykalsk and in the Far East, and defense spending reached 24 percent of GDP. The results of this long-opposition are well known. The warming of relations between the USSR and China, beginning in 1985, had no effect on the USSR as the power headed by Gorbachev, surrendered the country.

Russia currently has a real opportunity to redistribute the heavy responsibility that lies on its shoulders. The second cold war with Russia is already on, and it is unclear whether it will be as the first was. Lets recall that the West broke the promises made before the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, that NATO would not spread farther than the borders of Germany, ie in Eastern Europe. NATO acquired former USSR allies in Eastern Europe, and later it acquired former republics of the USSR. Then there is the withdrawal from the treaty on missile defense. An “arc of instability” from the Middle East to Afghanistan was unleashed in the underbelly of Russia and China, and secular regimes in the Middle East were forcibly removed and replaced by a terrorist caliphate. A Euromaidan was lit in Ukraine, a war in Donbass. And this is just the beginning of another flare-up.

The Chinese leadership is not at all shy to say that China doesn’t have enough forces to counter the rising threats alone, especially those of a military nature. Despite the considerable economic success, many state structures in China are not modernized.

“The creation of an army that corresponds to the international status of our country is a strategic task. We have to synchronize our economic development with the development of our defense. We need to modernize the army, so that it becomes a strong and modern army. We must reform the military, as to create a disciplined army, capable of victory.”

I dare assume that Xi Jinping spoke about the modernization of the Chinese army after his impressions of the joint Russian-Chinese military exercises, and especially after watching the success of the Russian Aerospace forces in Syria. We can assume that the price for an alliance with China will be a modernization of the Chinese armed forces to Russian standards. There may be other “underwater stones”, but we will not talk about this just now. What matters is that Russia is not pressured to give a quick response and create the alliance that China desires. The contract for a military-political cooperation will necessarily be preceded by talks in which both sides will do everything so there are no ambiguities left. No less important is that Russia and China have a lot to offer each other, and this is a good opportunity for Russia to relieve some of the opposition burden onto its ally, but also to stimulate the process of re-industrialization. We now await Russia’s response and the reaction of the “world community.”

Russia’s Responses to NATO Expansionism:

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  • they should create a joint strike force which would be tasked with abduction of politicians in countries that were overthrown by color revolutions.

  • Ole Johansen

    With Russian rocket science and Chinese production lines, they should first aim for hypersuperdupersonic missiles. That was a made up name, but I mean many small and big missiles that is like 10 000km pr hour, but faster.

    Then its a matter of skipping the old thinking. Create a AI drone that is autonomous, fast and has airborne launch utilities such as drone modified old commercial and military air planes. No western stupidity such as its based on GPS or similar.

    Autonomous patrol submarines with drones capable of landing and take off for large area patrolling with no lifes at risk.

    Just promise the western world that our traitorous leaders will be killed and we will probable invite for lunch in whatever western nation as things are now.

    Exploit the anger of the European and Americans when they wake up to their Zionist master and can understand that they are calling the shoots and not elections, democracy, decency or any other illusion we live with…

    Us the people do not want war with neither Russia or China. Our fake leaders wants that for their bank owning handlers. So kill them and not us please :-)

  • Vladimir Veligor

    Nice. The decadent West ist colapsing, but the heroic East is rising (again).

    • 503F

      Wow.
      On twitter all you guys use American names.

      • nurmiar

        Is this not allowed by you ?

    • rwpjr84

      Lol yeah the West is collapsing. The u.s. military is in a league entirely of its own, even NATO without the U.S. could defeat the Russian military handily. Keep dreaming.

      • nurmiar

        So, why dont the cowards in US attack Russia ?

        • Dawid Mytych

          And how come the “brave” (maybe after next injection of krokodil xD) Russia failes to defeat any country bigger than poor, small Georgia ^^ Oh right! They did defeat Chechnya, in like a decade and TWO wars, where in the first one they failed like kindergardeners with there drunk slobs of generals XD.

          • nurmiar

            Well , it is hard to find any country bigger than Russia to attack, so it is kind of hard for Russia to attack bigger countries because there are not any. Russia has to do like USA, always attack smaller countries, like Vietnam which USA failed to defeat . At least USA managed to defeat Grenada, a small island with some thousand people, not bad at all. LOL

        • Jade Mann

          Ignorant retard. is that all you can think about is war and attacking. dumber than a box of rocks

          • nurmiar

            Well, you are a fuck**ing dumb scumbag and an idiot: Probably a stupid Liberal nazi

  • Hisham Saber

    I’m sure the Chinese are bankrolling the Russian effort in Syria. In fact, the Chinese could bankroll the entire loss to Russia of low oil prices in exchange for technology like the new ICBMSarmat heavy . Along with nuclear submarine technology and other new,secret military applications. It’s a marriage made in heaven. Literally.

  • PJ London

    The way to solve the crisis is shown by Iran.
    Make it very clear that no matter where, what or who starts a war, the first 1,000 missiles will strike Tel Aviv.
    Suddenly peace will break out.
    Wouldn’t that be nice.

    • Astraea Shaw

      Yes!

  • America

    One dumb mistake by China and or Russia both countries will meet there doomsday. America always thinks one step ahead you really think our scientists are waiting to see what new weapons those pathetic countries are developing. Why would we show off our new technology its a fact that other countries copy our weapons we have things most only dreamed about and will never know about until we unleash hell on them so trust me when i say we have a plan A B and C not like they would make it passed plan A. God bless America death to any one else

    • nurmiar

      Which weapons have they copied ? I can tell : not a single one and you cant say any either. Sorry !

      • rwpjr84

        Good luck collecting the debt in the event of war. Being owed the money is worse than owing it in this scenario. There isn’t a military on this planet that can defeat the U.S in full scale war.

        • nurmiar

          Well, crooks never pay their debts…you are right.

    • nurmiar

      You must be an idiot

    • nurmiar

      No one has ever won a war against Russia. I doubt very much that US dare to attack Russia….it would be the end of the US empire

  • Jordi

    Sorry but i didn’t get why the author says that “Russia has no pressure to give a quick response”? Are they waiting for the Polish and Ukranians to move their capital to Miscow? What are they waiting for? I’ve been thinking on that alliance for a couple of years without understanding why this is it showing up…

    I mean, with the sort of tensions we have witnessed in the Ukraine, Syria (against Russia) and South China Sea (with the THASS and Japanesse components showing up very recently)

  • Dawid Mytych

    “suddenly aggresive NATO” XD you mean AS ALWAYS aggresive Russia

    • nurmiar

      You are an idiot, true story ! A fucki**ng moron

      • Dawid Mytych

        A typical russian troll, who cannot even offer a proper argument, thus taking part in the discussion and instead resorts to insults, I guess too much vodka and krokodil xD

        • nurmiar

          Don`t use heroine anymore, it is not good for your health. You are a fuck**ing troll