Those who scoffed at deepening Sino-Russian ties will pay the price

The “no limits” partnership has been beneficial to Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in China on May 16. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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Until at least 2023, if you talked to top brass at USIndoPacom about the Russians and Chinese getting together you’d hear a sniff; behind all that bonhomie, the narrative went, is deep distrust between Moscow and Beijing. There is little for the US, or anyone else for that matter, to worry about.

What about the massive military exercises Russia conducts in the East, some involving the Chinese military as well that have implications for Taiwan? 

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