Dec 3, 2006

When dragons dance with bears

The Economists examines the relationship between the two neighboring powers, Russia and China. Following their own version of cold war that ended in 1989, their relations are at an all-time high. That has to do with their common stance on American foreign politics, as well as with China's growing hunger for natural resources, and Russia's need for cheap imported goods. However, as the article suggests these factors that make Russia and China ideal partners also make their alliance rather fragile. "[...] the interests now drawing them together contain the seeds of future competition, even conflict."

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