Russia and China, the ultimate frenemies

9-27-2013   As Weitz points out, while China’s economy is the second largest in the world with growth accelerating, Russia’s economy is tenth largest with growth slowing down. Yet, Russia still has a more powerful military than China, especially its nuclear forces. Such “equipoise,” the author notes, explains the betterment in bilateral ties. Tellingly, Weitz stresses that relations have not blossomed into a “formal military alliance” or into closely coordinated policies on regional security matters.   http://www.russia-direct.org/content/russia-and-china-ultimate-frenemies

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