Power Play

As Russia dances with China, anxieties in US grow

Experts say it makes strategic sense for Moscow to forge a closer partnership with Beijing.

US President Joe Biden has taken an increasingly tough line with both China and Russia. PHOTO: REUTERS

Power Play is a weekly column that looks at various facets of US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia.

Their bilateral ties have been likened to "true gold (that) can stand the test of fire", and said to be as "solid as a rock" and "close and fruitful".

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.