Russia-China Ties Tightening

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    An Alarming Alliance: Sino-Russian Ties Tightening
    By Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation
    August 17, 2005

    This week will see an ominous precedent: The first-ever joint Chinese-Russian military exercises kick off Thursday in Northeast Asia. The exercises are small in scale — but huge in implication. They indicate a further warming of the "strategic partnership" that Moscow and Beijing struck back in 1996.

    More importantly, they signal the first real post-Cold War steps, beyond inflammatory rhetoric, by Russia and China to balance — and, ultimately, diminish — U.S. power across Asia. If America doesn't take strategic steps to counter these efforts, it will lose influence to Russia and China in an increasingly important part of the world.

    Unimaginable just a few years ago, the weeklong military exercises — dubbed "Peace Mission 2005" — will involve 10,000 troops on China and Russia's eastern coasts and in adjacent seas.

    This unmistakable example of Sino-Russian military muscle-flexing will also include Russia's advanced SU-27 fighters, strategic TU-95 and TU-22 bombers, submarines, amphibious and anti-submarine ships.

    The exercise's putative purpose is to "strengthen the capability of the two armed forces in jointly striking international terrorism, extremism and separatism," says China's Defense Ministry.

    But the Chinese defense minister was more frank in comments earlier this year. Gen. Cao Gangchuan said: "The exercise will exert both immediate and far-reaching impacts." This raised lots of eyebrows — especially in the United States, Taiwan and Japan.

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    Very intersting, thank you for the article...

    Now i want to say some further tings:


    The Navies of both countries trained the Inavsion of Taivan...

    Chinese influenced this, because on this same exercise, Russians participated with the modernest Russian Military-Equipment, which they want to sell to China.
    As i know, Chinese will buy an Bomber-type-plane with very good specifications...


    Furthermore, Russians and Indians are going to hold a mutual exercise military , too...



    Russia is awakeing again under PUTIN. As RUSSIA has plenty Ressources and prices are high with every day...

    They do not need really do commerce... the amount selling Ressources is much and is guaranteed...


    They also have "Schanghai Organization" where they are influencing most of asia...

    Iran is to be said, to join SCHANGHAI ORGANIZATION, soon...
     
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    Enter the Dragon . . . & Bear
    By Arthur Herman, The New York Post
    August 29, 2005

    WHILE most Americans were obsessing over Cindy Sheehan last week, the most important global power realignment since the fall of the Berlin Wall was under way.

    Russia and China were holding their first ever joint military exercise off China's eastern coast, a week-long sea, land and air operation involving more than 10,000 soldiers, sailors, paratroopers and marines, which ended Aug. 25 with salutes, smiles and congratulations from the Kremlin and Peking's Forbidden Palace — and with Pentagon officials reaching for the aspirin bottle.

    Although Americans don't know it yet, America's reign as the world's undisputed superpower is officially over. A new dangerous and uncertain era has begun. The fall of the Twin Towers was only its prelude, and we had better prepare ourselves.

    The Chinese-Russian war exercise, ironically dubbed "Peace Mission 2005," puts the seal on what was unthinkable just a decade ago: the growing military and economic alliance between these two former Communist rivals. What began with the forming of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in 1995, creating a Central Asian version of NATO run by Russia and China, and Vladimir Putin's visit to Peking last year, reached its climax last week with the joint maneuvers.

    Russian and Chinese military officials claim they are preparing their forces to combat terrorism and ethnic strife in the Muslim-dominated former Soviet republics bordering on Russia and China. But those republics, like Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, are landlocked. So why stage an elaborate amphibious landing and a lengthy anti-submarine exercise involving Russian missile destroyers, TU-95 long-range bombers and Chinese nuclear subs?

    Because the real target of the exercise was Taiwan, which China has been threatening to "reunite" with the Communist mainland by force and which protested loud and long against Peace Mission 2005. And now, if war comes and the United States has to go to Taiwan's help, we may have to wrestle the Russian Bear as well as the Chinese Dragon.

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    http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/51864.htm
     

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