Friday, August 26, 2005
The eight-day war games, which involved nearly 10,000 Chinese and Russian troops in east China's Shandong Peninsula, have been interpreted as a series of signals.
The unprecedented display of Russian and Chinese combined military might sends a signal to Central Asian countries that both Moscow and Beijing will no longer ignore American inroads into the strategically important region.
Russian-Chinese military cooperation could be developed within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) …China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
SCO as a counterbalance to growing US influence in the region. This policy appeared to entail the recent eviction of the US military from a base in Uzbekistan, a SCO member.
…To ensure the readiness of the two armies "to counter the challenges we face today in Asia-Pacific and globally".
As Washington is stuck in its Iraqi quagmire, Russia and China seemingly availed themselves an opportunity to demonstrate their unwillingness to live in a unipolar world
Moscow and Beijing have to join forces in a drive against the US unilateralism.
Posted by Jesus Reyes at 12:21 AM